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Late 'Batman' actor Adam West honored at Comic-Con

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Kevin Smith, Ralph Garman and others share memories of Adam West at Comic-Con tribute. More>>

'Blade Runner 2049,' 'Stranger Things' bring VR to Comic-Con

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Comic-Con visitors are getting more than an early look at anticipated properties like 'Blade Runner 2049' and 'Stranger Things 2': They're going inside them with virtual reality. More>>

'Tough Like Teddy' event for Sambursky family Video included

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CARBONDALE --  SIU Hall of Fame Quarterback Joel Sambursky and his family recently welcomed a baby boy to the world, but Theodore was born with some health complications.  

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Special Olympics counting down to 50 years Video included

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WSIL -- The Special Olympics will celebrate its 50 year anniversary in 2018. The offers athletic activities for people with intellectual disabilities. It all started July 20, 1968 in Chicago.  

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Summer Health workshop coming to Carbondale Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The heat is on and you can learn more about natural ways to protect yourself. There's a summer health workshop Tuesday, July 25 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. at Dayemi Health Center in Carbondale.  

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Warrant Wednesday: July 19, 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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Williamson Co. Relay for Life: Wish Upon a Cure Video included

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MARION -- Hundreds of people will put their best foot forward this Saturday night (July 22) in an effort to raise money and awareness for cancer research.  

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Illinois Bicentennial events include video, beer contests

The buildup to Illinois' 200th birthday celebration will include a student video contest and a craft beer competition. More>>

Studio: Kermit actor fired for 'unacceptable' conduct

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The Muppets Studio is blaming "unacceptable business conduct" for its dismissal of Steve Whitmire as the longtime voice of Kermit the Frog. Whitmire had been with the Muppets since 1978. More>>

Warrant Wednesday: July 12, 2017

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WSIL -- Two area sheriff's departments are asking for the public's help finding people with outstanding warrants.

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12-year-old girl dies after being run over by father in boating accident, police say

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NEW HAMPSHIRE -- A 12-year-old girl was killed after being run over by a power boat piloted by her father, according to the New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol.

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House Call: Summer Pet Safety Video included

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WSIL --  It's time for this week's House Call and we're focusing on pet health.

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Military Appreciation Day coming to Evansville zoo Video included

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EVANSVILLE, IN -- The Marion VA is hosting an event for veterans and their families next week.  

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Partial list of Primetime Emmy Award nominations

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Partial list of Primetime Emmy Award nominations. More>>

No monkeying around: Court weighs if animal owns its selfies

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The battle over now-famous selfie photographs taken by a macaque monkey will head back to federal court. More>>

Fitness Battle brewing in Harrisburg Video included

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HARRISBURG -- It's a battle of fitness for the entire family. 

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Perry County Shriners raise money for children's hospitals

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DU QUOIN -- Enjoy a good time and help raise money for the Shriners Hospital for Children.

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'Spider-Man' slings $117 million debut and Sony rejoices

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"Spider-Man: Homecoming" opened with an estimated $117 million in North America, marking one of the summer's biggest debuts. More>>

Youth Golf Day coming to Harrisburg Video included

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HARRISBURG -- For years, the Fowler-Bonan Foundation has helped provide clothing for children in need in southern Illinois. 

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Honor Wreaths for Veterans holding summer sale Video included

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

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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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KidneyMobile returns to southern Illinois

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WSIL -- The KidneyMobile returns to southern Illinois the week of June 5. The Diabetes Today Resource group is behind the effort.  

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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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Scare up some Halloween safety

There's no trick to staying safe on Halloween, safety experts say.

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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: Black Diamond Harley-Davidson

    Callie On The Job: Black Diamond Harley-Davidson

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:21:59 GMT

    MARION --  When you think of a motorcycle dealership you think of buying motorcycles, and maybe even accessories. Callie learns what goes on behind the scenes at Black Diamond Harley-Davidson in this week's Callie on the Job. 

    MARION --  When you think of a motorcycle dealership you think of buying motorcycles, and maybe even accessories. Callie learns what goes on behind the scenes at Black Diamond Harley-Davidson in this week's Callie on the Job. 

  • Callie On The Job: Egyptian Exterminating

    Callie On The Job: Egyptian Exterminating

    Thursday, July 13 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-07-14 00:01:33 GMT

    MARION -- For a lot of people, bugs are the enemy and exterminators come in and save the day. Callie got to see what it's like to be one of those heroes in this week's Callie on the Job. 

    MARION -- For a lot of people, bugs are the enemy and exterminators come in and save the day. Callie got to see what it's like to be one of those heroes in this week's Callie on the Job. 

  • Callie On The Job: Louie's P&R

    Callie On The Job: Louie's P&R

    Thursday, July 6 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-07-07 00:36:56 GMT

    HERRIN -- Summer is a popular time to throw meat on the grill and have a cookout. Callie Carroll visits Louie's P&R in Herrin to see what goes on at a meat shop in this week's Callie on the Job. 

    HERRIN -- Summer is a popular time to throw meat on the grill and have a cookout. Callie Carroll visits Louie's P&R in Herrin to see what goes on at a meat shop in this week's Callie on the Job. 

  • Job SquadMore>>

  • Job Squad: July 21, 2017

    Job Squad: July 21, 2017

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:02 AM EDT2017-07-21 14:02:16 GMT

    WSIL -- There are plenty of career opportunities again this week in the health care industry.  

    WSIL -- There are plenty of career opportunities again this week in the health care industry.  

  • Job Squad: July 14, 2017

    Job Squad: July 14, 2017

    Friday, July 14 2017 9:44 AM EDT2017-07-14 13:44:23 GMT

    WSIL -- The healthcare industry has plenty of job openings in our region.  

    WSIL -- The healthcare industry has plenty of job openings in our region.  

  • Job Squad: July 7, 2017

    Job Squad: July 7, 2017

    Friday, July 7 2017 8:17 AM EDT2017-07-07 12:17:28 GMT

    WSIL -- Part-time, full-time and temporary positions are part of this week's Job Squad report.  

    WSIL -- Part-time, full-time and temporary positions are part of this week's Job Squad report.  

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