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WSIL Fall Blood Drives Video included

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WSIL-TV -- The need for blood never takes a holiday.  That's why American Red Cross needs you to donate blood during the holiday season.   You have an opportunity to give the gift of live at the upcoming WSIL Fall Blood Drives. 

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Holiday vendor fair coming to Pavilion in Marion Video included

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WSIL -- You can get an early start on your Christmas shopping this weekend. Saturday, the Pavilion in Marion is hosting an event called "Holiday Extravaganza". 

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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>>

Artstarts brings us our favorite orphan, Annie

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WSIL -- Everyone's favorite little orphan will come to life this weekend. Artstarts Company presents "Annie", 

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Local football team raising money for trip to a national bowl game

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WSIL -- Coaches from Carterville's junior football team are holding a benefit to raise money for a trip to Texas. A selected group of players were chosen to take part in the Brett Cooper Junior Academic All-American Bowl in Dallas next month.

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Fundraiser for Darryl Frasier

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WSIL -- Local singing groups are holding a benefit this weekend in hopes of helping a fellow singer.

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CHS students to hold Bingo for Babies fundraiser Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- A group of students from Carterville high school has put together a game of bingo to help the March of Dimes.

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One dead after crash in Jackson County

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DOWELL, Ill. --- The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says one person is dead after a crash north of Dowell.

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Perry County Humane Society raises money for homeless animals Video included

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WSIL -- The Perry County Humane Society is holding its annual dinner and auction.

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Rock & Roll Hall of Famers to perform at Marion Cultural and Civic Center Video included

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MARION -- The American doo-wop and R&B/soul vocal group The Drifters' will perform as part of a premier concert series at Marion Cultural and Civic Center.

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Steps to reduce lead in drinking water Video included

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WSIL -- Lead can be found all around us, in the soil, paint and even the plumbing in our homes. But there are steps we can take to prevent it from ending up in our drinking water.

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Honor Wreaths for Veterans program returns Video included

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MOUNDS, Ill. -- It's nearly time for Christmas and part of the season includes the Honor Wreaths for Veterans program. 

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Gospel concert helps local kids charity Video included

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WSIL -- If you're looking for a night of music that will "tickle your ears" and "touch your soul", Heartland Regional Medical Center is Sponsoring a benefit Gospel Concert to help a local charity. 

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Analysis of Vote 2018 Video included

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WSIL -- Vote 2018 is in the books and we are getting some analysis on key races around the state and the country. Matt Lees is an instructor at Southeastern Illinois College.  

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Team RWB plans back to back Veterans Day events Video included

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WSIL -- Team RWB is a group that supports veterans in our region. The group has two events coming up on Sunday, which is Veterans Day. 

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Pampering, shopping and swapping event coming to Carbondale Video included

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WSIL -- This weekend, women in our region have a chance to get some pampering. 

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Saline County CEO teens host first bowling tournament Video included

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WSIL -- Teens with the Saline County CEO program is hosting a bowling tournament next month. 

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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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Santa Speedo 5K to raise money on World AIDS Day Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A revealing 5K fundraiser event is coming to our region in December. It's called the Santa Speedo 5K run/walk.  

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Six local veterans among 200 honored by the state

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Bicentennial organizers and the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs have named 200 military veterans to honor during the state’s 200th birthday. 

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Are generics as good as brand-name drugs?

Generics make up 80 percent of drug prescriptions filled in the United States and are a big cost savings for consumers.

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Benefit concert planned for charity that helps children in need

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WSIL -- Heartland Regional Medical Center is Sponsoring a benefit concert next month to help a local charity.

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Southern Illinois Symphony returns for 2018-19 season

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CARBONDALE, Ill.  -- The 2018-19 season for the Southern Illinois Symphony is about to begin.  

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Marion gears up for the second annual Live2Lead conference Video included

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WSIL -- An event planned in Marion next month aims to help develop leaders in our region.

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House Call: Meat allergy caused by tick bites Video included

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WSIL -- Tick bites can cause a lot of health problems. One that is seemingly on the rise meat allergies.  

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Free legal assistance available for local veterans

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The SIU School of Law is hosting a free event for veterans in November.

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Marion Rotary Club prepares for two big events

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MARION, Ill. -- The Marion Rotary has two big events coming up in the next two months.  

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Local actors remake "The Crucible" for SI audiences Video included

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WSIL -- The Stage Company in Carbondale is in the middle of a run with the show, "The Crucible". 

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Quitting junk food causes withdrawals

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HEALTHLINE -- We all have some guilty-pleasure junk foods: French fries, pizza, sweets. Sometimes, it can be hard to cut these unhealthy treats.

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Royalton prepares for Oktoberfest and Tug of War Championship

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WSIL -- The Village of Royalton is celebrating the fall season with an Oktoberfest and Tug of War Championship. 

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Carbondale NAACP annual banquet to feature former Illinois Senator

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WSIL -- The 41rst Annual Carbondale NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet is this weekend.

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New program provides pampering for caregivers of seniors

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WSIL -- Healthy Senior Action Team is teaming with several groups for a program for in-home Senior caregivers.

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Drowsy driving as risky as drunk driving

Getting too little sleep at night? If so, your odds for a car crash are rising, new research suggests.

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Dillard's semi-annual "Fit for the Cure" is back

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WSIL -- With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, semi-annually, Dillard's joins in on the fight against Breast Cancer with their Fit for the Cure campaign. 

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Logan Museum features living history event

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WSIL -- A woman's work is never done and that rings true for us ladies. In honor of that theme, the General John A. Logan Museum is hosting a one-day living history event.

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Walk is in Metropolis to bring awareness to Myasthenia Gravis

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WSIL -- A walk aiming to raise awareness about a rare autoimmune disease is happening in Metropolis.

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One football rule change might lower concussion risk

The most dangerous play in football can be rendered safer through a simple rule change, a new study out of the Ivy League suggests.

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Common diabetes meds may raise odds for amputation

People with type 2 diabetes who are taking common drugs called diuretics may be at a significantly increased risk of losing a foot or leg, according to a new French study.

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Annual For Kids' Sake Superhero 5K supports orphaned kids

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WSIL -- If you need an excuse to dress up like your favorite Marvel or DC character you may want to check out the For Kids' Sake Superhero 5K. 

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Are household chemicals harming your cat's thyroid?

Maybe your cat is scratching up that sofa for a good reason: New research suggests that chemicals found in upholstery and carpeting may harm feline thyroids.

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Benefit Spaghetti Dinner for Goreville High School student

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WSIL -- A Johnson County Church and high school have joined forces to raise money for a Goreville family. 

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Church in Marion holds third annual Oktoberfest

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WSIL -- A church in Marion is celebrating it's German Heritage this weekend. Zion United Church of Christ is holding its third annual Oktoberfest.

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The Stable of Darkhorse Ministries hosts Nick Morgan of Crush the Epidemic

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WSIL -- A local ministry known for its outreach is now holding meetings in a new building. Special guest, Nick Morgan with Crush the Epidemic will there Sunday as a featured guest speaker.     

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FDA issues warning on pet reactions to common flea medicine

Flea medicines protect your pet, but some animals can have serious side effects from products containing isoxazoline, U.S. health officials warn.

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Week-long events at Marion library for Banned Books Week

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WSIL -- Marion Carnegie Library is one of the many libraries participating in national Banned Books Week.  

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SIU brings Saluki Comic Con for sci-fi and comic book fans

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WSIL -- Sci-fi and comic book fans will gather again in Carbondale for Saluki Comic-Con.

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Two schools to benefit from pro wrestling fundraisers

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WSIL -- Budgets are tight for schools around the state and some are turning to unique ways to raise money.  

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Two walks planned to raise awareness about Alzheimer's Video included

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WSIL -- The Alzheimer's Association has planned a pair of walks to raise awareness about the disease.

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'Pigskin Points' can lead to big bucks for local schools

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MARION, Ill. -- High school football season is in full swing and Pepsi MidAmerica is helping schools raise money.  

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Local musicians come together for basketball tourney and family day

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WSIL -- Local hip-hop artists will go head to head in a basketball tournament for a family fun day in Carbondale, Saturday.

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New addiction recovery program starts in Carterville

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WSIL -- September is "Nationally Recovery Month" and one local church is starting a class to help those struggling with addiction.

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Awareness walk and bicycle ride for Suicide Prevention Day

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WSIL -- Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and the Egyptian Health Department is recognizing the day with an event. 

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Marion gears up for the annual Veterans on Parade

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WSIL -- Once again men and women who have served our country will be honored at the Veterans on Parade event.

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Women for Change kicks off its second year of unity march rain or shine

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WSIL -- An event for women is making its return to Carbondale this weekend. Saturday is the second annual Women for Change Unity in the Community.ace.  

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Murphysboro gears up for the annual art, wine and blues festival

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WSIL -- Riverside Park in Murphysboro will be the scene for a day of celebrating the annual Art, Wine and Blues Festival.  

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West City annual festival kicks off this weekend

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WSIL -- There are lots of activities happening around the region this weekend. That includes the free 8th Annual West City Festival. 

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'Real Men Wear Pink' campaign kicks off

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WSIL -- The American Cancer Society is kicking off a new campaign to raise money and awareness about breast cancer.  

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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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Family day and free car show at Marion church

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WSIL -- A Labor Day family celebration and car show is going on in Marion this weekend.

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Locals plan to film horror movie in October

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WSIL -- The Southern Illinois Film Commission is working to bring more film and tv productions to our region. 

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Forestry Association plans Shawnee National Forest education day in Vienna

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WSIL --The Illinois Forestry Association will host an all-day event to promote what all this region has to offer, focusing on the Shawnee National Forest. 

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Here's how sleepless nights can trigger weight gain

One sleepless night might tip the body's metabolism toward storing fat while depleting muscle, new research suggests.

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Ducky Derby Dash returns in September

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DU QUOIN, Ill. -- Special Olympics of Southern Illinois is hosting a big fundraiser later this summer. It's the Ducky Derby Dash.  

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6 steps for promoting heart health in women

While the total number of U.S. deaths from heart disease has declined in recent years, it has stayed the same for younger women.

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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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Second annual Christian Family Day kicks off in Mt. Vernon

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WSIL -- Churches in Jefferson County are coming together for a day of Faith. 

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Paducah native wins first championship in WWE

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WSIL -- Paducah native Trevor Mann picked up his first championship since signing with the WWE's developmental brand NXT earlier this year.

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Colp 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

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COLP -- The Community of Colp is holding it's Fourth Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. 

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Exercise really can chase away the blues... to a point

Exercise is good for your mental health, as long as you don't overdo it, researchers say.

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West Frankfort dance teams scores high marks in world competition

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WSIL -- Sloan's Dance Company in West Frankfort is celebrating after a big victory. 

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Carterville Rotary Gala returns in September Video included

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- The third annual Carterville Rotary Club Gala is just over a month away.  

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St. Andrew school holds back to school festival fundraiser

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WSIL -- A Jackson County school is kicking off the school year with some fun. 

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Female heart attack patients fare better if ER doc is a woman

Women are significantly more likely to survive a heart attack if their emergency physician is a woman, new research reveals.

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Skyline Creek holds musical at Marion Civic Center

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WSIL -- Skyline Creek Productions returns to the stage this weekend with, 'Anything Goes.' 

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Can arthritic dogs (and their owners) benefit from stem cell injections?

If dogs with arthritis can gain benefit from stem cell injections, maybe people can, too.

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Local Dairy Queen's help children when a Blizzard is purchased

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WSIL -- Dairy Queen's across the nation are hoping to create a smile with their signature treat.

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Free kidney screening

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WSIL -- Once each year, the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois brings their KidneyMobile to southern Illinois for free screenings. 

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Caritas Family Solutions celebrates 71 years with "Caritas Day"

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WSIL -- Caritas Family Solution is celebrating 71 years as a nonprofit social service agency by holding Caritas Day. 

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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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Perry County Shrine Club hosts benefit fundraiser

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WSIL -- The Perry County Shrine Club is holding a benefit dinner this weekend. 

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Annual Terry Sprague Memorial kicks off in Marion

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WSIL -- Racers from around the country will gather in Marion this weekend to remember one of their own.

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Carbondale Fourth Friday Fair helps folks beat the heat

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WSIL -- Carbondale is hosting a family-friendly activity this weekend with the Fourth Friday Fair event put on by Carbondale Main Street 

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Treating depression may prevent repeat heart attack

It's common for heart attack survivors to develop depression. Now a new trial has found that antidepressant treatment may help those patients avoid a second heart attack.

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Varsity Center hosts Texas style comedy with local actors

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WSIL -- A Texas Style comedy will be featured next weekend in Carbondale. Wildflower Incorporated is back with another production. 

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Over 100 local businesses meet in Marion for "Southern Illinois Made Expo"

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WSIL -- The Southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce have teamed up with State Senator Dale Fowler for an event to showcase things made in southern Illinois. 

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TV show 'Small Town Big Deal' coming to WSIL

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WSIL -- The syndicated television show 'Small Town Big Deal' is coming to WSIL TV this fall.  

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Local veteran writes book about his life

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WSIL -- A Williamson County man has written a book about his life called, At the Ferris Wheel: The Memoirs of Richard K. Hill. 

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SIU to hold a US Farm Report free live taping

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WSIL -- Legence Bank, American Farm Mortgage, and SIU have teamed-up to host a free event. The groups are working with the U.S. Farm Report to tape Live from SIU for a session called the Future of Agriculture: Ask the Analysts. 

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Carbondale Elementary School District hiring new teachers

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WSIL -- A new school year is about to start and the Carbondale Elementary School District 95 is hiring. They're looking for a few teachers as well as a bilingual paraprofessional and a Building Secretary. To learn more and how to apply click here.  

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Fundraiser for Carterville woman battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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WSIL -- A Carterville woman is currently battling Stage two Hodgkin's Lymphoma and undergoing treatment. The friends and family of Ashlyn Zaranti are holding a benefit later this month to help with the medical expenses.

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A Carbondale church prepares for its annual Back to School Bash

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WSIL -- While school is probably the last thing on your child's mind, a local church is already preparing to help kids who will need items this fall. In less than a month, Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual "Back to School Bash." 

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How to maximize your gym membership

So, you've made the decision to get healthier and join a gym, a great way to reach the U.S. national guideline of 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week.

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Mason "Little Hank" Ramsey will hold free concert at Golconda Fourth of July celebration

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WSIL -- As we celebrate our nation's Independence this week, the community of Golconda plans to host a Family Night and Free Concert featuring Mason "Little Hank" Ramsey.  

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Local musician's album release supports the Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale

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WSIL  -- A local musician is releasing a new album and is celebrating in a big way. Jermaine Bollinger's album, "Nomad" is his 33rd project and half of the proceeds will support the Girls and Boys Club of Carbondale. 

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5 ways to keep that lost weight gone for good

Losing weight and keeping it off comes down to making permanent changes in the way you eat. Although many eating habits are formed in childhood, it's never too late to improve

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Eldorado hosts second annual gospel concert series

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WSIL -- The streets of downtown Eldorado will be busy this weekend. The community is hosting a live Gospel concert sponsored by Senator Dale Fowler for the second year in a row. 

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Carterville set to celebrate zip code day Friday

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WSIL -- Friday is zip code day in Carterville. The date is 6-29-18. Which is also the zip code for Carterville. City leaders have planned a big celebration Friday night at Cannon Park. 

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Baseball game set for July in celebration of cancer survivors

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WSIL -- In this weeks House, June is National Cancer Survivor Month and there are many celebrations going on across the country and that includes locally. The SIH Cancer Institute has teamed up with the Southern Illinois Miners for a "Cancer is Personal" doubleheader Sunday, July 8. 

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Free criminal record expungement clinic to help with employment

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WSIL -- The Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation and the NAACP want to help people who have a criminal background clean-up their records. Saturday, they will host free Criminal Record Expungement and Sealing Clinic. It will go from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carbondale's Center for Empowerment and Justice.

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Detox tour comes to Murphysboro for people dealing with addiction

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WSIL -- Many people have been impacted by addiction around the world and in southern Illinois. An event this weekend aims to shed a light on the problem. The organization Friends, Family, and Meth Addiction is behind the Detox Tour, which includes live music, testimonials, and resources. 

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Marion's civic center offers to show free kids movies this summer

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WSIL -- The Marion Cultural and Civic Center is celebrating summer break for families in a fun way. The facility has teamed up with several sponsors for the Free Family Summer Movie Series. 

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Jeep rally and poker run for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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WSIL -- Z100 and Absher-Arnold have teamed-up to support a good cause. "Jeepin' 4 St. Jude" kicks off Saturday with a Jeep rally, poker run, and concert. 

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Liver cancer a growing health concern

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HealthDay News -- Liver cancer cases in several developed countries have doubled in the past 25 years, due to the continuing obesity epidemic and a spike in hepatitis infections, new research suggests. 

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SIU alum debuts her first novel at Longbranch Cafe

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WSIL -- An SIU alum is holding a book release party Friday, June 15 for her debut novel, "Devil's Charm".  

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Free dental program to benefit area children

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WSIL -- The SIU Dental Sealant Grant Program is providing free preventative dental services to kids in our region this summer. 

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With state population decreasing watchdog groups shed light on the problem

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WSIL -- Some worry Illinois is lagging behind other States and is losing population while surrounding States are gaining population. 

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Shriner Circus comes to Du Quoin this weekend

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WSIL -- The Shriner Circus returns to southern Illinois this weekend. Shows are Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. 

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Marion's summer lunch program kicks off with fun day Saturday

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WSIL -- During the summer months, many communities will reach-out to help children with a free meal during the week. The city of Marion has sponsored the Summer Food Service Program since 1989. In its 29th year, a kick-off celebration is planned for this Saturday at the Boyton Street Community Center. 

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Cotton Patch Gospel comes to Carbondale

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WSIL -- The Vocal Studio of Granger Odum and Watermark Auto Group is bringing southern Illinois the "Greatest Story Ever Retold," in a fresh away. Cotton Patch Gospel is coming to Carbondale this weekend at The Varsity Center for the Arts. S

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Miss Illinois 2018 set be crowned this weekend in Marion

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WSIL -- The Miss Illinois Pageant gets underway this week in Marion. Events start Wednesday and go through Saturday at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center.    

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Marion Garden club plans garden tour this weekend

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WSIL -- To kick-off National Garden Week, the Marion Garden Club has a tour planned this weekend. 

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Carbondale hosts summer outdoor fitness classes

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WSIL -- The City of Carbondale has teamed up with the Park District and SIU Rec Center to host a series of outdoor fitness classes. 

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'Lawn Social' to raise money for Marion CCC Foundation

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MARION -- A first of its kind fundraiser is coming to southern Illinois on May 31. It's called The Lawn Social Fundraiser.

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National makeup artist Alex Sanchez comes to Dillard's

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WSIL -- National Lancôme makeup artist Alex Sanchez is back in Southern Illinois helping the ladies look their best. 

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Galatia Lions Old Settlers Days begins Thursday

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WSIL -- The Galatia Lions Old Settlers Days is happening this weekend. It's jam-packed events with a carnival offering free rides, town-wide rummage sale, concerts, contests and more. 

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Kevin Hunsperger gets caged

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PINCKNEYVILLE -- Many of you probably already know, News 3 This Morning co-anchor Kevin Hunsperger is a ring announcer for a company called Stride Pro Wrestling.   

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News 3 This Morning's Kevin Hunsperger set to wrestle

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PINCKNEYVILLE -- News 3 This Morning co-anchor Kevin Hunsperger will be stepping inside the pro wrestling ring for a good cause. 

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Memorial Day service at Mound City National Cemetery

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WSIL -- This weekend, many communities will honor our nation's heroes. Saturday, there will be a Memorial Day service at Mound City National Cemetery. Thursday, May 24, 2018, flags will be placed in front of each monument in at the Cemetery. The time of placement will begin at 4:30 p.m. Any help is appreciated.

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Hogwarts coming to JALC

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CARTERVILLE -- Many kids and even some adults dream of one day going to Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  

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A pill to protect you from the sun? Don't believe it, FDA says

If you think popping a pill will somehow keep your skin safe while you tan, think again.

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Pools, hot tubs can harbor dangerous germs

Pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds may be synonymous with summertime fun, but they also can be breeding grounds for dangerous germs that could make you violently ill.

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Hot air balloons fill the skies over Mt.Vernon this weekend

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WSIL -- Hot air balloons will fill the skies over Jefferson County this weekend. The Mt. Vernon Airport is hosting, "Balloons Over Mt. Vernon." It's a fundraiser for Spiro Family Services. 

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Ameren Illinois is offering the "smart thermostat" to customers

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WSIL -- Ameren Illinois has teamed up with leading brands (ecobee and Nest) and environmental advocates to Launch a "smart thermostat" initiative.  

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Hospice of Southern Illinois plans "Second Chance Prom"

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WSIL -- Prom season is coming to an end for high school students, but adults can still celebrate at the "Second Chance Prom". It's a fundraiser for Hospice of Southern Illinois.

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Local woman releases book for married couples and singles

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WSIL -- A local woman has written and published a book set to be released soon. Domineak S. Miller's book, "Submission a Two Street", is designed to help married couples and singles. 

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T-Rex leads the band at Missouri school

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FENTON, MO -- Concert goers at a Missouri middle school took a step back in time as a T-Rex doubled as the conductor.  

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Zumba for babies is coming to southern Illinois

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WSIL -- Zumba fans may enjoy a new music and movement class for babies and their Caregivers. Zumbini is coming to southern Illinois.

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1 dead after crash on I-57

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- Illinois State Police report one person is dead after a crash on Interstate 57.

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Herrin farmers market opens Saturday

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WSIL -- Saturday kicks off the third year for the Farmers Market in Herrin. The market will run from 8-11am and will feature fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and baked goods all from locals. It will be located at 1000 South Park Avenue next to Subway.  

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The Rend Lake Water Festival kicks off it's 47th year

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WSIL -- The 47th annual Rend Lake Water Festival is underway in Benton. Activities are planned through Saturday and include a bike glow, pageant, and parade. 

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Crash closes one lane on I-57

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FRANKLIN CO. -- Illinois State Police say a Marion man had to be flown from the scene after an early morning crash on I-57.

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U.S. illnesses tied to ticks, mosquitoes are soaring

Diseases transmitted by biting insects -- ticks and mosquitoes in particular -- have more than tripled in the United States over the past decade, a new federal government report shows.

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SI Type 1 is holding a Family Fun Day in Herrin

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WSIL -- Southern Illinois Type-1 is hosting a "Family Fun Day" next Saturday. The event is Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Southern Illinois Worship Center in Herrin.

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Unity Christian School hosts actress Priscilla Shirer

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WSIL -- Women around the region will participate in a simulcast with author and motivational speaker, Priscilla Shirer. 

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Girls World Expo comes to southern Illinois

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WSIL -- The "Girls World Expo" is coming to Southern Illinois. 

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The 13th annual Kyle Price Memorial ride kicks off Saturday

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WSIL -- This weekend marks the 13th annual LCPL J. Kyle Price Memorial Ride. Price was a Marine killed while serving our country in Iraq. On Saturday, people are invited to Roadhouse Harley Davidson in Mt. Vernon for the ride.

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Free Gospel Quartet concert in Marion to help new Christian school

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WSIL -- A church in Marion is holding a free gospel concert to help a new Christian School.

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West Frankfort School District hosts screening of "Swim Team"

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WSIL - The office of Special Education for the West Frankfort School District is hosting a free screening of the film "Swim Team".  The film is a documentary that follows 3-teens who participate in a competitive swim team for teens on the Autism Spectrum. 

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2018 Senior Fun Fest is a step back to the 50s

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MARION -- In May, seniors around the area can step back to the 1950s.  

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"Sweethearts of the Saddle" Derby Day Gala coming to Carbondale

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WSIL -- It's time to put on your Derby attire. The annual "Sweethearts of the Saddle" Derby Day Gala is coming to our region. It's on May 5th at the Carbondale Civic Center.

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Two local women write children's book around postpartum depression

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WSIL -- A new book is meant to shed light on the common symptoms and feelings associated with postpartum depression through a children's story 

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Marion Junior High Choir presents Shrek the Musical Jr.

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WSIL -- Everyone's favorite Ogre will be in Southern Illinois this weekend. The Marion Junior High choir presents, "Shrek the Musical Jr."  T

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JALC brings back "World Music & Food Day" again this year

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WSIL -- Wednesday is "World Music and Food Day" at John A. Logan College and organizers have a lot planned.

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Another study finds later school bell brings sleep bonus for teens

Singapore's teens are the world's best on an international test of academic performance, but they pay for it with their sleep.

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Coaches around the region learn more about player safety

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WSIL -- Two Junior Football Leagues in our area are teaming up to educate coaches about player safety. A conference is planned for tomorrow at the Herrin Christian Church.

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Carbondale police investigating home invasion

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JACKSON CO. -- Carbondale police are looking for a man after a home invasion.

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Free Dentistry Day coming to Carbondale

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WSIL -- A Carbondale Dentist is once again participating in free dentistry day. It's happening Friday, April 27 at University Place Dental between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. It's first come first serve and patients will get one free filing or one free extraction. 

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JALC LifeSavers hosts "Trivia Night" fundraiser

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WSIL -- If you want to test your knowledge in a fun way while raising money, you may want to check out the John A. Logan LifeSavers Trivia Night. 

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Southern Freedom hosts 32nd Annual Easter run

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WSIL -- Southern Freedom A.B.A.T.E. is inviting everyone to take part in their 32nd Annual Easter Run.

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Marion High School introduces us to the "Addams Family" musical in April

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WSIL -- There house is a museum, where people come to see them and you can catch the "Addams Family" musical comedy in April.

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Verizon unveils what's up for grabs this Spring

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WSIL -- Well spring has sprung and that means it's time for many to update their phones and seasonal gadgets. Verizon has the latest in technology and what companies are offering.  

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Star Wars group helps adoption agency

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MT. VERNON -- On Saturday the Angels' Cove is holding a benefit. The theme is Star Wars: Hope Awakens.  

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The Autism Society of Southern Illinois gears up for "Color Fun Run" fundraiser

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WSIL -- The Autism Society of Southern Illinois is hosting a color fun run fundraiser. 

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The Beach Boys to headline HerrinFesta Italiana

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HERRIN -- The annual HerrinFesta Italiana returns May 22. The lineup this year includes country music, classic rock and heavy metal.  

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The Christian Comedy Network comes to Carbondale

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WSIL -- If you're looking for some good laughs with clean jokes, you may enjoy the The Christian Comedy Network. The event showcases guest comedians, Tony K., Stephon and Marvin Phipps. The event will be held at Carbondale High School, Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. 

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Banquet celebrating student achievement is now open for nominations

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WSIL -- A program that aims to celebrate the accomplishments of students through-out the school year is celebrating it's 19th Year. Every year, "Young Hearts with Goals and Purpose" holds a banquet to publicly acknowledge and award those students. 

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'Read Across America' Day marked around the area

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HERRIN -- March 2 is set aside for readers of all ages. It's Dr. Seuss' birthday and has been known as 'Read Across America' Day for years.  

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Semi-crash kills pedestrian on I-57

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JEFFERSON CO. -- The Jefferson County Coroner has confirmed one person is dead after a semi-crash on Interstate 57.

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SIU hold's two day women's leadership retreat in March

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WSIL --Next month, SIU will host a women's leadership retreat. It's called "Lifting as we Climb: Empowering Women Through Community and Leadership".

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Boil order issued in Metropolis

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METROPOLIS-- Utility officials have issued a boil order for an isolated area in Metropolis.

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Youth Rotary exchange program holds fundraiser to send students overseas

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WSIL -- Two Carterville High School students, who are part of the local Rotary, are hosting a fundraiser dinner this Friday night. They're part of the Rotary Exchange program. 

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Native southern Illinoisan holds Red Carpet event for 1-Woman Mockumentary series

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WSIL -- If you're looking for a good laugh this weekend, the Liberty Theater in Murphysboro is hosting a Red Carpet event. 

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FFA week kicks off

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WSIL -- It's FFA Week And Ag students around the country are celebrating. 

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Annual Vendor fair in Mt. Vernon

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WSIL -- The Sixth Annual Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Home Show returns later this month to the Times Square Mall in Mt. Vernon. 

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Black History Month media program for teens and pre-teens

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WSIL -- Where can you learn about Broadcast Journalism and Black History Month all in the same spot? At the African American Museum this Saturday, in Carbondale. The museum is hosting a day for middle and high School age students to meet and chat with African American reporters and anchors from our region.

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Kevin gets crushed

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CARTERVILLE -- Over the weekend, News 3 This Morning anchor Kevin Hunsperger found himself in quite a spot at a professional wrestling show.

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One dead after crash in Jackson County

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JACKSON CO. -- One person has died after a crash in rural Murphysboro.

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Students at Marshall County High School head back to class after tragic shooting

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MARSHALL CO., KY -- Students at the Marshall County high school will return this morning after a tragic shooting rocked the community.

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Students from the Saline County CEO Program hold fundraiser

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WSIL -- High school students in southern Illinois are working to create their own businesses as part of a CEO program. Teenagers in the Saline County CEO Program have a fundraiser coming up on January 30.

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The second stage of diet resolutions

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Softball and Baseball Tournaments support Special Olympics

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WSIL -- District 15 of Special Olympics is gearing up for a big fundraiser. The indoor softball tournaments are happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Southern Illinois Center at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. 

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Groups hold Martin Luther King Celebrations in Carbondale

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WSIL -- The Carbondale NAACP and the Martin Luther King Committee are holding two events to honor Dr. Martin Luther King.

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Fresh Fitness classes resume in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE -- It's a new year and many people are looking to get into shape. The city of Carbondale is teaming up with the SIU Rec Center and the Carbondale Park District for the Fresh Fitness program. 

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Hospice of Southern Illinois Red Carpet Gala

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WSIL -- Later this month you can take a trip to "Onederland" all for a good cause. The Hospice of Southern Illinois Red Carpet Gala is Saturday, January 27 at the Pavilion in Marion. It starts at 5:30 p.m.  

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Evie Allen gets engaged on live TV

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WSIL -- Evie Allen's boyfriend makes a surprise appearance to ask her one very important question. 

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State Farm gives advice on how to avoid theft claims this holiday season

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WSIL -- According to State Farm insurance, theft claims nationally are dropping, But Illinois still ranks third in the country.  August, January and December were the busiest months for State Farm to handle theft claims. 

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Illinois Trial Lawyers Association disagree with recent "judicial hellhole" report

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WSIL -- Members of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association disagree with the most recent American Tort Reform Foundation's (ATRF) "Judicial Hellholes" report. 

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BBB warns of bad deals for your new year weight loss goals

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WSIL -- Many of us will resolve to get into better shape, but with that comes the chance to fall into some bad deals. The Better Business Bureau gives us some tips on how to look out for bad offers or unwanted subscriptions and memberships. 

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Open House to learn more about solar energy

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WSIL -- If saving money is one of your New Year's resolutions, you may want to consider switching to solar energy. Experts say there are financial incentives involved in making the switch. 

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Expert gives tips on how to start the year off healthy after joining a gym

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WSIL -- It is almost time for a new year and that means gyms around the region will be filled with people trying to get those new years resolutions underway. 

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Santa Claus stopped by News 3 for a quick chat

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WSIL -- Everyone is busy during the holiday season, but perhaps the busiest of all is our guest this morning. Santa Claus has taken a few minutes out of his schedule every year for the past 12 years to stop by News 3 This Morning.

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Disney adds Trump to 'Hall of Presidents'

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ABC NEWS -- Walt Disney World plans to reopen its famed "Hall of Presidents" exhibit in Orlando on Tuesday with the addition of a new life-size robot of President Donald Trump.  

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Local pageant queens host another year of Toys & Tiaras

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DU QUOIN -- A royal event is coming to Perry County this weekend. Sunday is the Toys & Tiaras event.

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Herrin First Baptist Church holds annual Christmas cantata

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HERRIN -- A Williamson County church is spreading the Christmas spirit. First Baptist Church of Herrin's Sanctuary Choir presents "What Kind of Throne" Sunday, December 17.       

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Murphysboro Hometown Christmas and Tree Lighting Ceremony

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MURPHSYBORO -- The community of Murphysboro is bringing in the holiday this year with a special event. For the first time, the community will come together for a Tree Lighting Ceremony.

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Cub Scouts plan to collect toys for kids during community Christmas Parade

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WSIL -- Cub Scouts in Metropolis are getting ready to help those in need once again this year. 

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Ugly Christmas Suit Guys to raise money for local group

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CARTERVILLE — Tis the season for spreading holiday cheer and that’s just what the #UglyChristmasSuit Guy Tom Harness of Harness Digital Marketing is doing once again. 

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Unique festive products being marketed this Christmas

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WSIL -- Check out what companies are doing to get into the holiday spirit.

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    WSIL -- We have a trio of openings in this week's Job Squad report, including one business that needs help ahead of the holiday season.

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