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Former high school principal arrested for grooming

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FRANKLIN COUNTY (WSIL) -- A former high school principal and minister from West Frankfort was arrested Tuesday for one count of grooming, a class 4 felony.

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9 year old dies after being hit by pickup truck while biking to school

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SARASOTA, Fla. (WSIL) -- A third grade student was hit and killed while riding his bike to school in Sarasota, Florida.

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Bradley president to retire, search for successor to begin

Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois has announced President Gary Roberts will retire next year. More>>

U of Illinois to award more than 22,000 degrees this year

Preliminary numbers show that the University of Illinois system expects to award more than 22,000 degrees this year. More>>

Committee to find next head of Southern Illinois University

A 27-person committee has been formed to find the next president of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. More>>

Court: University fails to follow open-records law

An appeals court says the University of Kentucky failed to follow open-records law in a dispute with the campus newspaper over its pursuit of documents in a sexual harassment investigation. More>>

WWE Hall of Famer returns to Southern Illinois Video included

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PINCKNEYVILLE (WSIL) -- Another school year is coming to a close, but before it does, Community Consolidated School 204 in Pinckneyville is welcoming a pro wrestling legend.  

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Inmates earn college degrees, get performance by Chance the Rapper

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CREST HILL (WSIL) -- Seven incarcerated men at the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) are college graduates after completing Northeastern University's University Without Walls program at Stateville Correctional Center. 

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Future of Shawnee after-school program uncertain Video included

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WOLF LAKE (WSIL) --  Parents of children who attend Shawnee elementary school, might need to find a new place for their kids to go after school. At this point, school administrators are unsure if its after-school program will receive funding again. 

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27-person committee to lead SIU's search for new president Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Leaders at SIU form a 27-person committee to lead the search for a new president.

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SIU Board approves renaming Arena

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- The SIU Board of Trustees has approved a plan to sell naming rights to the SIU Arena.

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New PSA pushes importance of Scott's Law Video included

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(WSIL) -- Illinois State Police released a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) today.

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Summer lunch programs difficult to offer in rural areas Video included

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JOHNSON COUNTY (WSIL) -- Thirty-three counties in Illinois are without summer meal programs. Seven of them - Hamilton, Hardin, Johnson, Pope, Washington, Wayne and White - are here in southern Illinois. 

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John A. Logan College commencement will be May 16 and 17

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- John A. Logan College will conduct its 50th commencement on Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Donald L. Brewer Gymnasium and Convocation Center

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A bus driver's decision to drive through water upsets a parent

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CAMPBELL HILL (WSIL) -- The parent of an elementary student from Trico Community Unit School District says she's not happy.

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How to get student loans forgiven

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WSIL -- Many students have already graduated from SIU, and now are worrying about student loan debt.

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Students concerned over debt Video included

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY (WSIL) -- A recent report from Forbes, shows student loan debt in America has topped $1.5 trillion and millennials hold a large percentage of that debt burden.

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Christopher school district receives ballistic shields Video included

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CHRISTOPHER (WSIL) -- The Christopher School District received two ballistic shields from Aegis Tactical Defense, a local non-profit company in effort to advance school safety. 

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Lindenwood University to end daytime programs in Belleville

A Missouri-based university will end daytime undergraduate programs at its campus in Belleville, Illinois, after the 2019-2020 academic year. More>>

University of Kentucky in-state tuition climbing in fall

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has announced in-state undergraduate students will see tuition increase by 2.4% this fall. More>>

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