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Job Squad: November 16, 2018

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WSIL -- There are several openings in this week's Job Squad report.  

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Stores open and closed on Thanksgiving Day

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WSIL -- Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. 

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Gobble gobble: Low turkey prices cut Thanksgiving meal cost

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Low food prices have driven the cost of a Thanksgiving feast down to their lowest level since 2010. More>>

Petco to stop selling dog and cat food with artificial ingredients

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WSIL -- Demand for healthy, natural food is extending from humans to their pets. And in response, Petco announced Tuesday it will stop selling pet food and treats with artificial ingredients.

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FDA to propose ban on menthol cigarettes: Report

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WSIL -- The Food and Drug Administration plans to crack down on menthol cigarettes. According to the New York Times, the Food and Drug Administration officials said the agency plans to propose a ban on menthol cigarettes as a part of its campaign against flavored e-cigarettes and some tobacco products.

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Juul to stop selling some flavors of e-cigarettes

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation's leading e-cigarette maker is halting store sales of some flavors to deter use by kids. The move by Juul Labs Inc. comes ahead of an expected U.S. government crackdown on underage sales of flavored e-cigarettes.

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Twitter reacts to new Eco-friendly Tide packaging

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(CNN) -- Tide laundry detergent will soon be shipped in a shoe box, part of its parent company Procter & Gamble's push to adapt to online deliveries. P&G rolled out the new "Tide Eco-Box" on Friday.

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Secret Sister gift exchange scam circulating on social media

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WSIL -- Now that the holidays are here, so are social media posts about a gift exchange that promises you'll get between 6 and 36 gifts if you participate.

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Duncan Hines cake mixes recalled due to Salmonella

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CHICAGO -- You'll want to check your pantry because Duncan Hines is recalling cake mix because of Salmonella contamination.

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Restaurant Report Card: November 5, 2018

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WSIL -- Our first stop is the Carbondale location of Don Sol. 

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Restaurant Report Card: Perfect scores (September)

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WSIL -- We're looking back on the perfect inspection reports from around the region for the month of September. 

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Job Squad: November 2, 2018

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WSIL -- There are several openings in this week's Job Squad report.  

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'Is Your Pet's Food Toxic?' seminar coming soon Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- For most of us, a pet is more than just a four legged friend, it's a member of the family and their health and wellness is important.  

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Quincy Media Inc. to acquire WSIL TV Video included

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WSIL -- WSIL TV will soon be under new ownership. Quincy Media, Inc. is acquiring the station. 

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Restaurant Report Card: October 29, 2018

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WSIL -- There are a handful of restaurants we're checking out this week.  

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Restaurant Report Card: Pizza joints (September scores)

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WSIL -- This week we're checking out local pizza restaurant scores. These are inspections done in September.

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Restaurant Report Card: October 22, 2018

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WSIL -- We begin this week in Williamson County. Country Cupboard in Carterville received an 88.  

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Job Squad: October 19, 2018

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WSIL -- There are a handful of places hiring in the region, some offering a sign on bonus as well.  

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Restaurant Report Card: Fast food joints

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WSIL -- We're checking the numbers at fast food joints during September inspections in this week's Restaurant Report Card.  

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Restaurant Report Card: October 15, 2018

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WSIL -- The Denny's in Carbondale got an 82 from the Jackson County inspector.  

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Job Squad: October 12, 2018

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WSIL -- We have several openings to share in our Job Squad report.  

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Job Squad: October 5, 2018

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WSIL -- There are several openings in this week's Job Squad report.  

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Restaurant Report Card: October 1, 2018

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WSIL -- A popular spot in Carbondale is at the bottom of this week's Restaurant Report Card.  

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Job Squad: September 28, 2018

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WSIL -- There are several positions open right now in this week's Job Squad report.

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Restaurant Report Card: September 24, 2018

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WSIL -- A couple of critical violations puts a McCracken County spot at the bottom of our Restaurant Report Card this week.  

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Job Squad: September 21, 2018

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WSIL -- There are several places hiring around the region.  

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Coca-cola considers cannabis-infused drinks

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WSIL -- Coca-Cola is making some waves today with news that it's considering a new ingredient: cannabis. 

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Restaurant Report Card: September 17, 2018

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WSIL -- This week a buffet in Jackson County sits at the bottom of our Restaurant Report Card. 

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Job Squad: September 14, 2018

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WSIL -- There are several openings in this week's Job Squad report.  

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Job Squad: September 7, 2018

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WSIL -- There are several employment opportunities in this week's Job Squad report.  

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Restaurant Report Card: September 3, 2018

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 WSIL -- An international spot in Jackson County finds itself at the bottom of our Restaurant Report Card.  

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Job Squad: August 31, 2018

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WSIL -- There are several opportunities in this week's Job Squad report.  

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May the Hops be with You...

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ANAHEIM, Cal. -- Stars Wars fans wanting to grab a drink at the happiest place on earth, Disney has some news for you.  

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Restaurant Report Card: International spots

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WSIL -- We're checking out international spots in this week's Restaurant Report Card.

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Restaurant Report Card: August 27, 2018

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WSIL -- A Jackson County Mexican spot was hit with several violations during its most recent inspection. 

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Cyclospora cases linked to McDonald's salads

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – If you've gotten sick recently after eating a salad from McDonald's, you may want to be tested for an intestinal illness. 

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Southern Illinois Film Commission launched

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WSIL -- A new non-profit group has been formed to bring film production to southern Illinois.  

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Google Glass helps kids with autism navigate emotions of others

Donji Cullenbine's young son, Alex, has autism, but when he put on a pair of Google Glass smartglasses they helped him recognize the emotions of others through their facial expressions.

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Five Illinois leaders graduate from Delta Leadership Institute

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PADUCAH, Ky.  – The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) congratulates five new Illinois graduates of the Delta Leadership Institute (DLI) Executive Academy.

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Taco Bell Salsa con Queso Mild Cheese Dip recalled due to possible botulism

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WSIL -- An estimated 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip are being recalled because there are signs of product separation that could lead to botulism, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Del Monte recalls veggie trays

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WSIL -- Del Monte is recalling fresh-cut vegetable trays sold in six states including Illinois because they are the suspected to be the source of a parasite that has sickened at least 78 people.

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Salmonella outbreak in Midwest linked to pre-cut melons

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WSIL -- A warning about a salmonella outbreak that's apparently linked to pre-cut melons that were sold at Walmart and other stores in the Midwest. 

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FDA approves contact lenses that shade the sun

The lives of contact lens wearers just got a whole lot easier.

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Use Your Toys-R-Us gift card at Bed Bath and Beyond

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WSIL-TV - Toys-R-Us is closing, so if you have an unused gift card, but don't want any toys, you are in luck. Bed Bath and Beyond is partnering with card cash to allow customers to trade their Toys-R-Us gift cards for a reduced Bed Bath and Beyond e-gift card. The rate of exchange changes, but as of this writing, a person with a $20 Toys-R-Us gift card could $12.84 on an e-gift card for Bed Bath and Beyond. If this is something you want to take advantage of, you better hurry, the o...

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Stella Artois recalls beer that could contain glass

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WSIL-TV - Stella Artois is voluntarily recalling select packages containing 11.2-ounce bottles of Stella Artois beer because it may contain particles of glass. 

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Prize winning beer set to debut soon

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MURPHYSBORO --  Each October, home brewers around the region compete at the Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest.  

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Southwest 3-day fare sale

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WSIL -- Start packing your bags, Southwest's big twice-a-year fare sale is back! The sale offers round-trip fares below $100 on dozens of the carrier's shortest routes. 

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Energy assistance program for Ameren customers seeks participants

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WSIL -- Since 1982, the nonprofit group Warm Neighbors Cool Friends has provided year round heating and cooling assistance for qualified Ameren Illinois customers. 

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Spring clean your finances

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CARBONDALE -- There's more to spring cleaning then just tidying up the closet or garage.  

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BBB offers tips on installing a pool

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CAPE GIRARDEAU (BBB) -- Taking a dip in a backyard pool is a great way to cool off on a hot day. If you don’t have one and you aren’t the do-it-yourself type, you may need to find a contractor to install your pool. 

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Filing an insurance claim after a storm

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WSIL -- Severe weather season is upon us, and we're offering some tips on filing an insurance claim after Mother Nature does her worst. 

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Evanger's dog food recall

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WHEELING, IL -- Evanger's Dog and Cat Food is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its Hunk of Beef product because it could be contaminated. 

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Share your thoughts in 'Meaningfull Books'

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CARBONDALE -- Valentine's Day is almost here, and a Carbondale man has come up with a unique way for men to show their affection for their significant other. 

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Rep. John Bradley addresses Ameren rate hike

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WSIL -- Southern Illinois power bills will likely go up next pay cycle and state Rep. John Bradley, D-Marion, wants to know about it. 

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