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Workshop aimed to help veterans create a small business Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The SIU Small Business Center is hosting an event for veterans who own or want to own a business.  

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Despite writer's revelation, Sesame Street insists Bert and Ernie are just friends

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WSIL -- Bert and Ernie are still just roommates. 

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Protecting against ID theft on campus Video included

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WSIL -- It's a new school year and students going away to school face many challenges.  

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SpaceX announces first space tourist

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WSIL -- A Japanese man will be the first space tourist to visit the moon via SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR). 

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National Cheeseburger Day Deals

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WSIL -- As if we need another excuse to eat cheeseburgers, tomorrow is National Cheeseburger Day and restaurants all over the country are offering deals.

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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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First space tourist to be announced next week

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WSIL (CNN) -- SpaceX is planning to launch a tourist on a trip around the moon, and the company said it will reveal the person's identity during a September 17 event.

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Bob Evans recalls nearly 47,000 pounds of sausage links

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WSIL -- Check your refrigerator and freezer before breakfast, because Bob Evans Farms is recalling nearly 47,000 pounds of pork sausage links because they may contain plastic. 

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FDA cracking down on e-cigarette makers

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WSIL -- The FDA goes on a historic offensive about kids and e-cigarettes- an issue the agency calls an epidemic.

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Zeigler to lose its only grocery store Video included

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ZEIGLER, Ill. -- Zeigler's only grocery store, which has been in business since 1995 is closing this Friday.

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Sterling Sofa Company Grand Opening

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Herrin-based Sterling Mattress Factory is branching out into furniture sales. 

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Some McDonald's workers vote to strike over sex harassment

McDonald's workers are going on strike next week. More>>

Medication Takeback Program announced for Franklin-Williamson Counties

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WSIL -- The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department is participating in a Medication Takeback Program in collaboration with the EPA.

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Ameren offering payment grants to those in need

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WSIL -- Ameren Illinois is providing bill payment assistance to customers in Franklin, Jefferson and Williamson Counties at an event September 12.

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Neighborhood Co-op hosting a 'farm crawl' fundraiser

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Neighborhood Co-op Grocery Grocery in Carbondale is hosting a fundraiser event this weekend.  

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USPS hiring for the holidays

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WSIL -- The United States Postal Service (USPS) is already preparing for what is anticipated to be a record holiday season.

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$5 foot-long could disappear from Subway menus

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WSIL -- The $5 foot-long is a favorite at fast-food chain Subway, but it could soon be a thing of the past.

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Despite Trump tweet, Ford says it won't make hatchback in US

Ford says it won't be moving production of a hatchback vehicle to the United States from China - despite President Donald Trump's claim that his taxes on Chinese imports mean the Focus Active can be built in America. More>>

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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Ford recalls F-150 pickups

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WSIL -- Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Ford is recalling more than 1.6 million F-150 pickups in the U.S. because the seat belts can cause fires.

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Toyota recalls more than 1 million electric vehicles

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WSIL (ABC) -- Toyota is recalling more than 1 million vehicles, including 192,000 in the U.S., because of a wiring problem that could lead to a fire, the company announced Wednesday. 

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CDC: "Do not buy" Honey Smacks cereal

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WSIL (ABC) -- Another 30 people have been reported sick from Salmonella infections linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal, bringing the total to 130 cases, including one in Illinois and two in Kentucky, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

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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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Job Squad: August 24, 2018

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WSIL -- There are several opportunities around the region in our Job Squad report this week.  

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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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Restaurant Report Card: August 20, 2018

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WSIL -- A Chinese spot in Carbondale was hit with 16 violations during its most recent inspection.  

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Restaurant Report Card: August 14, 2018

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WSIL -- A popular spot in Jackson County is at the bottom of our Restaurant Report Card this week.  

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Restaurant Report Card: Fast food scores (July)

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WSIL -- We're checking out inspection scores from area restaurants in this week's Restaurant Report Card.  

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Job Squad: August 10, 2018

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WSIL -- There are several places looking to add to the work force in our region. 

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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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Restaurant Report Card: August 6, 2018

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WSIL -- A popular spot in Mt. Vernon racked up several critical violations during its June inspection.   

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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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Restaurant Report Card: July 30, 2018

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WSIL --  We're checking inspection reports in four southern Illinois counties for this week's Restaurant Report Card.

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Job Squad: July 27, 2018

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WSIL -- A business in Marion has 16 full-time positions open in this week's Job Squad report.  

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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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Restaurant Report Card: July 23, 2018

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WSIL -- The Jackson County inspector gave Von Jakob in Alto Pass an 82.  

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Job Squad: July 20, 2018

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

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Job Squad: July 13, 2018

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WSIL -- There's nothing unlucky about this Friday the 13th for job searchers. We have several job openings to share in this week's Job Squad report.  

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Restaurant Report Card: July 9, 2018

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WSIL -- A Jackson County deli is at the bottom of our Restaurant Report Card this week.  

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Job Squad: July 6, 2018

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

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Job Squad: June 29, 2018

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WSIL -- There are several job openings to share this week in our Job Squad report.  

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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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