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Dozens of SIU students attend Agriculture career fair Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A great opportunity Thursday for dozens of Southern Illinois University students going into the Agriculture field.

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Shawnee Community College offering free FAFSA help

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ULLIN, Ill. -- Starting October 1, students who will be attending college in the 2019-2020 academic year can begin to file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and Shawnee Community College will be hosting several events to help.

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Two schools to benefit from pro wrestling fundraisers Video included

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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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SIU student accused of being a Nazi

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Controversy is swirling on the SIU campus, as someone accuses a student of being a Nazi and trying to recruit others to his cause. 

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

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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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Illinois State Board of Education proposal to fix teacher shortage Video included

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VIENNA, Ill. -- The Illinois State Board of Education is hoping to take away some of the hurdles to become a teacher, in order to help fill empty teaching positions across the state. 

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House Call: Eye care Video included

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WSIL -- It's back to school time and that can bring attention to eye problems. 

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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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Stamping 'smoking kills' on cigarettes may keep teens from the habit

A grim reminder -- "Smoking Kills" -- emblazoned right on a cigarette may help young people avoid the deadly habit.

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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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