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Warrant Wednesday: January 17, 2018

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

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The second stage of diet resolutions

Factors that help you reach goals include memory, attention and self-control

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Play the new Pokemon game before anyone else Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The summer of 2016 saw a big boost in interest for the Pokemon franchise. PokemonGo was an app millions of children and adults downloaded. 

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Reduce legal blood-alcohol limit to cut drunk driving deaths: report

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(HealthDay News) -- Lower legal blood alcohol levels for drivers are needed to eliminate drunk driving deaths in the United States, according to a new report. 

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Paducah native signs with WWE to wrestle Video included

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WSIL -- A Paducah native has signed with sports entertainment company WWE.  

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Walmart Launches Groundbreaking Disposal Solution to Aid in Fight Against Opioid Abuse and Misuse

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Your dishwasher is not as sterile as you think Video included

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Your dishwasher may get those plates spotless, but it is also probably teeming with bacteria and fungus, a new study suggests.  

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'Jumanji' tops 'The Post,' 'The Commuter' at MLK box office

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Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Paddington the bear and Taraji P. Henson all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" roared the loudest with an estimated $27 million in ticket sales. More>>

Early morning snow causes traffic troubles

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WSIL -- Another round of winter weather has created some hazardous driving conditions around southern Illinois.  

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Live team coverage of weather conditions across the region Video included

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WSIL -- News 3 has a live look with team coverage across the region in multiple counties. More>>

Greitens acknowledges affair, denies blackmail allegations Video included

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens acknowledges he was "unfaithful" in his marriage but denies allegations that he blackmailed the woman he had an extramarital affair with to stay quiet.

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Tips on winter weather driving and packing an emergency kit Video included

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CARTERVILLE --  With the winter driving season upon us, it's a good idea for drivers to prepare before getting behind the wheel.

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Softball and Baseball Tournaments support Special Olympics Video included

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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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JALC Continuing Education resumes Video included

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CARTERVILLE --  A new semester of continuing education is about to begin at John A. Logan College in Carterville. 

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Warrant Wednesday: January 9, 2018

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

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Apple investors urge action to curb child gadget addiction

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Two Apple investors are urging the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone addiction among children. More>>

Harlem Globetrotters return to SIU and you can save on tickets Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The Harlem Globetrotters return to the SIU Arena for the first time in three years.  

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Groups hold Martin Luther King Celebrations in Carbondale Video included

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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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Suspicious trailer fire in Equality

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EQUALITY -- Firefighters respond to a trailer fire late Sunday night.

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Fresh Fitness classes resume in Carbondale Video included

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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 Video included

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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 Video included

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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 Video included

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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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Job Squad: December 29, 2017

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WSIL -- There are multiple openings this week on our Job Squad report.

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

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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 Video included

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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 Video included

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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 Video included

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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 Video included

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

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Jefferson County CEO presents Alumni basketball games fundraiser

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WSIL -- Students in the Jefferson County CEO program are working to raise some money this weekend. Saturday night they're hosting an Alumni Showcase. The games will feature alumni from Waltonville, Woodlawn, Centralia and Mt. Vernon will be on hand. 

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Stage Company returns with a holiday murder mystery

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WSIL -- The Stage Company in Carbondale returns this week with a holiday production.  

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Turkey frying safety

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WSIL -- Many people will enjoy a turkey dinner this week for Thanksgiving. Frying turkey has grown in popularity, but it's important to remember safety. 

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Holiday Extravaganza at the Pavilion in Marion

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

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Salvation Army kicks off "Red Kettle" campaign

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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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Hunchback of Notre Dame comes to Marion Civic Center

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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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'Stranger Things' connection to southern Illinois

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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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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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Heritage group to hold Christmas market

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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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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

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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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  • Job Squad: January 19, 2018

    Job Squad: January 19, 2018

    Friday, January 19 2018 9:55 AM EST2018-01-19 14:55:46 GMT

    WSIL -- We have job postings this week in our region and beyond. Logan Correctional Center in Logan County has two openings.

    WSIL -- We have job postings this week in our region and beyond. Logan Correctional Center in Logan County has two openings.

  • Job Squad: January 12, 2018

    Job Squad: January 12, 2018

    Friday, January 12 2018 6:53 AM EST2018-01-12 11:53:38 GMT

    WSIL -- There are several job opportunities in our region.  

    WSIL -- There are several job opportunities in our region.  

  • Job Squad: January 5, 2018

    Job Squad: January 5, 2018

    Friday, January 5 2018 5:42 AM EST2018-01-05 10:42:59 GMT

    WSIL -- If finding a new job in the new year is on your list of goals for 2018 we can help.  

    WSIL -- If finding a new job in the new year is on your list of goals for 2018 we can help.  

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