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List of winners at the 2017 American Music Awards

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A list of winners at the 2017 American Music Awards, where Bruno Mars was named artist of the year. More>>

Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge hosts youth and disabled hunt

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- Fifty hunters from across the state arrived before daylight to take part in a lottery only hunt at Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge. 

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Tips for seasonal job seekers Video included

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CAPE GIRARDEAU (BBB) -- With leagues of shoppers on the horizon, retailers and shippers are planning to hire more than seasonal employees this holiday season to accommodate service demands. 

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Warrant Wednesday: November 15, 2017

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JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help finding people with outstanding warrants.

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Rules to know before heading out to your deer stand Video included

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JACKSON COUNTY -- Illinois Department of Natural Resources met up with the News 3 This Morning crew to highlight a few of the most violated hunting laws during firearm deer season.

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CHS Theater presents 'It's a Wonderful Life' Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- Students in the Carterville High School theater department will take to the stage with a Christmas classic.   

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Holiday Extravaganza at the Pavilion in Marion Video included

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MARION -- This weekend celebrate National Small Independent Business Owner Day by helping a good cause. 

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WSIL Blood Drives this weekend Video included

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WSIL -- This weekend you can help us help save lives at WSIL blood drives.    

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Salvation Army kicks off "Red Kettle" campaign Video included

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WSIL -- You can help keep someone's power on this holiday by donating to the Salvation Army. Wednesday November 15, the organization kicks off this years "Red Kettle" Campaign. Everyday, volunteers will collect money that will be used for rent and utility assistance to people in southern Illinois. 

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2017 Community Thanksgiving Dinners

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WSIL -- Thanksgiving is Thursday, Nov. 23. Several communities in southern Illinois will be sharing a meal that day.  

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Hunchback of Notre Dame comes to Marion Civic Center Video included

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MARION -- Performers with the group Artstarts take to the stage this weekend with a production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. 

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Avoiding utility scams Video included

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WSIL -- This week is National Utilities United Against Scams. Since 2013, more than 3,000 Ameren Illinois customers have reported being contacted by a scammer.

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High school students promote 'Shop Carterville' plan Video included

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CARTERVILLE --  Some Carterville high school students are teaming up with businesses to promote the benefits of shopping local. 

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SIUC cadets honor veterans with silent vigil Video included

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CARBONDALE -- More than 100 Air Force and Army ROTC cadets participate in a silent vigil to honor veterans at Southern Illinois University.

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'Stranger Things' connection to southern Illinois Video included

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SESSER -- The popular Netflix series 'Stranger Things' has a shout out to the Franklin County community of Sesser. 

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Avoiding puppy scams

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CAPE GIRARDEAU (BBB) -- If you are looking for a pet to add to your family, be on the lookout for scams.

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St. Louis Zoo elephant Ellie treated for tuberculosis

Ellie and sister Maliha on April 29, 2013 with a calf. Photo by Sarah Riffle/Saint Louis Zoo Ellie and sister Maliha on April 29, 2013 with a calf. Photo by Sarah Riffle/Saint Louis Zoo

ST. LOUIS (AP) - One of the most popular residents of the St. Louis Zoo is being treated for tuberculosis, but zoo officials say the prognosis is good.

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Veterans Day 2017 events

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WSIL -- Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11. There are several events planned that day and on the days ahead of the holiday. 

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Heritage group to hold Christmas market Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- Christmas will be here before you know it and the Carterville Heritage and Preservation Foundation is holding its annual Christmas Market.     

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'Host Homes' needed for expanding program Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- The Egyptian Health Department's Comprehensive Community Based Youth Services in Saline County is expanding into Williamson, Jackson, Perry and Franklin Counties. 

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Warrant Wednesday: November 8, 2017

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JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help finding people with outstanding warrants.

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Warrant Wednesday: November 1, 2017

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JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is looking for a handful of people in this week's Warrant Wednesday segment.  

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Women's Health Naturally! Expo & Workshops Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The Women's Health Naturally! Expo and Workshops comes back to Carbondale. It's Saturday, Nov. 11.

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2017 Trick-or-Treat Schedule & Halloween events

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WSIL -- Halloween is coming soon. Several communities will be celebrating. Here's a look at the 2017 trick-or-treating schedule. 

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Jackson County house destroyed in fire Video included

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AVA -- A house in Jackson County has been destroyed by an early morning fire. 

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'Know More' event for PTSD comes to JALC

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CARTERVILLE -- This Able Veteran is holding an event in November to help veterans around the region.  

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World Mental Health Day & resources for help

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WSIL -- October 10 is World Mental Health Day. It's estimated that one in four people experience some kind of mental health problem in their lifetime.  

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Start Seeing Pink initiative is underway

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CARBONDALE --  The Start Seeing Pink initiative is underway again at SIU.  

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WWE Hall of Famer coming to southern Illinois

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PINCKNEYVILLE -- The state budget crisis may be over, but it's made a lasting impression on schools in our region.  

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Selena Gomez's kidney transplant puts lupus center stage

When pop star Selena Gomez revealed Thursday that she had a kidney transplant, she put the autoimmune disease lupus in the spotlight.

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Heartland 100 aims to make a difference

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CARBONDALE -- At the start of the year we told you about a program aimed at increasing the number of people giving back.  

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Southern Illinois churches share evangelism experiences in Guatemala

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WSIL -- Three Southern Illinois churches share their experiences about going on a foreign mission trip to Guatemala. 

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Bicyclist dies after getting hit by vehicle

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WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A man is dead after being hit by a vehicle, while riding his bicycle.

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The Healthinista set for the Women's Health Conference

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CARTERVILLE -- The 31st annual Southern Illinois Women's Health Conference returns later this month.

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Goodbye Ashley!

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WSIL -- Past and present members of News 3 This Morning send Ashley their best wishes.

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No injuries after early morning kitchen fire

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CARBONDALE -- Carbondale fire officials say unattended food was the cause of an early morning kitchen fire.

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Local artist helps raise money with Eclipse painting

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HERRIN --  A local artist is using her talent to commemorate the Eclipse and raise money to honor veterans.  

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Crash sends one to the hospital

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PULASKI COUNTY -- One person was sent to the hospital after a crash on Interstate 57.

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Honor Wreaths for Veterans holding summer sale

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WSIL -- The not-for-profit group Honor Wreaths for Veterans makes sure servicemen and women who have died are not forgotten during the holiday season. 

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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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Cape Championship Wrestling celebrates one year

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CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A southeast Missouri professional wrestling company is marking its one year anniversary. 

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Voice actress June Foray dies at 99

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WSIL -- One of the most recognizable voice over artists in animation has died. J 

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Honor Flight of Southern Illinois set to take off again in October

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MARION -- The Honor Flight of Southern Illinois is set to take flight again in October.  

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'Kickass' fundraiser to help This Able Veteran

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DU QUOIN -- The group This Able Veteran will soon benefit from the upcoming Kickass fundaiser. 

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Superman Celebration hopes to attract new Man of Steel next year

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METROPOLIS -- The 2017 Superman Celebration has just wrapped up, but already organizers are looking ahead to 2018.  

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SEMO prepares for the solar eclipse

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO -- The Total Solar Eclipse is just less than three months away. Southern Illinois is preparing for the event, but so is southeast Missouri.  

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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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Country star Josh Gracin will be 'rockin' for the health of it'

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HARRISBURG -- Country music star Josh Gracin will headline a fundraiser for the Harrisburg Medical Center Foundation.  

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Jeep Jam returns for Hospice of Southern Illinois

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WSIL -- Hospice of Southern Illinois is hitting the road for its latest fundraiser. The second annual Jeep Jam Poker run is Saturday, June 17.  

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Colp to honor veterans this Memorial Day

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COLP -- The village of Colp has a special event planned just before Memorial Day.  

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Navy Seal who killed Osama Bin Laden shares story

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WSIL -- May 2, 2011 U.S. Navy Seals killed Osama Bin Laden. Our Kevin Hunsperger recently had the chance to interview Seal Rob O'Neill about the mission.   

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SCC offers new class for food producers

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ANNA -- Shawnee Community College is offering a new course in June. The Better Process Control School is a 4-day course approved by the FDA.      

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Veterans Honor Flight to take off in April

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WSIL -- The Honor Flight program is dedicated to giving all veterans who apply a free trip to Washington, D.C. to visit memorials honoring their service and sacrifice. 

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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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Program that grants kids' wishes looking for volunteers

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EVANSVILLE, IN -- You've probably heard of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. But there is a more localized group granting wishes for hundreds of children around the region.  

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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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New beer created to celebrate the eclipse

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DU QUOIN -- A Perry County brewery plans to brighten up the region during the solar eclipse later this summer. 

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Franklin County leaders talk about proposed sales tax

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FRANKLIN COUNTY -- County board members, are asking voters in Franklin County to vote for a one percent sales tax that would fund a new courthouse.

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Alabama boy reacts to seeing new eye

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ALABAMA -- An Alabama boy battling a form of eye cancer recently received a prosthetic eye, and his parents caught his reaction on camera. 

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Black Tie Masquerade Gala coming soon

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CARTERVILLE -- The Carterville Area Rotary Club is preparing for a big event in April.  

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Fun facts about cereal

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WSIL -- March 7 is National Cereal Day. So we decided to pour a bowl of fun facts about this popular breakfast treat.   

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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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Ozzy Osbourne to rock solar eclipse in Carterville

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CARTERVILLE -- Legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne will be the headliner for this year's Moonstock concert at Walker's Bluff.  

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Who will benefit from this owl fundraiser?

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CARBONDALE -- Very rarely do you get to buy a gift and as a result help others in need. The Avon Foundation is currently selling Annie the Owl.      

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Color Fun Run benefits Autism Society of SI

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CARBONDALE -- Mark your calendars for April 15. No your taxes aren't due that day that's April 18 this year. It's the Autism Society of Southern Illinois' Color Fun Run.     

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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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Let's go nuts: It's National Peanut Butter Day

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WSIL -- January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day. So we decided to try a few unusual peanut butter treats and share some fun facts about the treat.  

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Trump supporters calling for boycott of Hamilton

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WSIL-- Trump supporters are calling for a boycott, of the award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton.

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Wear purple to support pancreatic cancer awareness

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WSIL -- November 17 is World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

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Cinderella casts a spell on Carterville Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- Students at Caterville High School will take to the stage November 18 and 19 for the fall production of Cinderella. 

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Continue your education at JALC

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CARTERVILLE --  School is back in session for students of all ages. But it's not just regular classes students are attending. 

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  • Callie JobsMore>>

  • Callie On The Job: Marion Collision Repair

    Callie On The Job: Marion Collision Repair

    Thursday, October 5 2017 10:34 PM EDT2017-10-06 02:34:13 GMT

    MARION -- Whether it's a dint, a ding or a full-on crash, many people are in need of having their car restored to its former glory.

    MARION -- Whether it's a dint, a ding or a full-on crash, many people are in need of having their car restored to its former glory.

  • Callie On The Job: Neil Winchester Taxidermy

    Callie On The Job: Neil Winchester Taxidermy

    Thursday, September 28 2017 10:37 PM EDT2017-09-29 02:37:52 GMT

    MARION -- It's almost hunting season and many hunters will be heading out into the woods looking to fill their tags with a good harvest. This week, Callie was on the job with someone who helps hunters preserve the memory of their hunt through taxidermy. 

    MARION -- It's almost hunting season and many hunters will be heading out into the woods looking to fill their tags with a good harvest. This week, Callie was on the job with someone who helps hunters preserve the memory of their hunt through taxidermy. 

  • Callie On The Job: Krispy Kreme

    Callie On The Job: Krispy Kreme

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:31 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:31:28 GMT

    MARION -- A locally owned doughnut shop is providing more than just sweets to the community. Callie heads to Krispy Kreme in Marion for this week's Callie on the Job.  

    MARION -- A locally owned doughnut shop is providing more than just sweets to the community. Callie heads to Krispy Kreme in Marion for this week's Callie on the Job.  

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  • Job Squad: November 17, 2017

    Job Squad: November 17, 2017

    Friday, November 17 2017 5:34 AM EST2017-11-17 10:34:07 GMT

    WSIL -- We have a handful of openings in this week's Job Squad report.  

    WSIL -- We have a handful of openings in this week's Job Squad report.  

  • Job Squad: November 10, 2017

    Job Squad: November 10, 2017

    Friday, November 10 2017 9:03 AM EST2017-11-10 14:03:47 GMT

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

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

  • Job Squad: November 3, 2017

    Job Squad: November 3, 2017

    Friday, November 3 2017 2:10 PM EDT2017-11-03 18:10:49 GMT

    WSIL -- We have seasonal and full-time jobs to share in this week's Job Squad report.  

    WSIL -- We have seasonal and full-time jobs to share in this week's Job Squad report.  

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