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Lawsuit filed over fatal shooting at Kentucky high school Video included

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BENTON, Ky. (AP) - The estate of a girl killed and three other students wounded in a shooting at a Kentucky high school have filed suit against the school district and school officials, the teenage suspect and his mother and stepfather.

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Student takes aim at overcoming obstacle Video included

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PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. -- A student at Pinckneyville High School is proving that a disadvantage doesn't have to hold you back.  With practice, and a specially designed mouth tab, Luke Bigham is shooting a compound bow like this classmates. 

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Howl at the Moon fundraiser coming soon Video included

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- Valentine's Day weekend will be here before you know it and Ferrell Hospital and Southeastern Illinois College are teaming up for a fundraiser.  

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MLK Day celebration planned in Marion Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have turned 90 on Jan. 15.

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Mother of alleged grooming victim speaks out Video included

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. -- More people are coming forward about accusations against Franklin County substitute teacher, Nicholas Price.

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SIU student, professor research post-Harvey recovery efforts Video included

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WSIL -- Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coast in August 2017. The category four storm caused more than $150 billion in damage, but one SIU student and her professor are studying what other impacts this massive storm had on the people who survived it.

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New Microorganism discovered by SIU student, professor Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- An undergraduate student at Southern Illinois University, and her professor made a new discovery that may make history.

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Illinois starts second year of private school scholarships

Illinois' taxpayer-funded private school scholarship program is beginning its second year, though the new governor has criticized the initiative. More>>

Frankfort High School principal arrested on DUI

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WSIL -- A local high school principal is on administrative leave, following a DUI arrest Sunday January 13.

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Local school districts get a jump on hiring teachers for the 2019-2020 school year Video included

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WSIL -- Due to the Illinois teacher shortage some local school districts have already starting posting job openings for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Council approves resource officer for Frankfort School District Video included

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WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. -- Students at Frankfort School District will soon see a police officer patrolling their campuses. 

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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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'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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Top of teachers' to-do list: focus on the positives

Students gain when teachers focus on positive behavior.

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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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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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'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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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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Soda caps could earn your school big money

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MARION -- If you drink a lot of soda saving the caps could help win some money for your school. 

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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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Cinderella casts a spell on Carterville

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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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Schools, programs saved by last-day stopgap budget

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SPRINGFIELD  -- On the last day of Fiscal Year 16, lawmakers put together a partial budget for Fiscal Year 17.

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Data: Many Illinois schools cut back on physical education

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CHICAGO (AP) - Data released by the Illinois State Board of Education show many schools in the state have cut back on days of physical education on class schedules.

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