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Two Democrats enter race for 12th Congressional District

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Election season gets underway in southern Illinois with a unified message from Democrats running for the 12th Congressional District.

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Local pharmacist weighs in on insulin cap bill Video included

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HERRIN (WSIL) -- A proposed bill could allow diabetics in Illinois to pay less for their insulin.

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Anna city leaders consider allowing recreational marijuana sales Video included

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The Anna city council is considering a proposal to allow marijuana sales in town once recreational use is allowed.

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Illinois agencies advised to prepare for budget cuts in 2020

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Beyond the 6.5% cut, the memo also directs agencies to examine lists of boards and commissions under their purview, with an eye toward culling their numbers by 10%.

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Carbondale elementary district avoids strike with one of two unions

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After several hours of negotiations, the Carbondale elementary school district reached a deal to avoid a strike with one of two unions that could stage a walkout.

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Local group wants to drive up voter registration

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The Black Graduate Greek Council of Carbondale hosted a debate watch party Thursday night, one of several events the collection of sororities and fraternities is doing to raise awareness of the election.

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State Dept. of Insurance helps Illinoisans collect more than $15M this year

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September is Life Insurance Awareness Month; If you think an insurance company failed to pay after a loved one passed on, the Illinois Department of Insurance is here to help.

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SIU Debate coach previews Democratic Debate

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The top ten contenders for the Democratic Presidential nomination debate on ABC Thursday night.

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U.S. Sen. Durbin meets with Illinois Farm Bureau to discuss disaster aid and trade policy

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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met with the Illinois Farm Bureau to discuss financial difficulties with crop conditions in Illinois due to the wettest planting season in decades.

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Kentucky candidates focus on abortion, gambling

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear have returned to familiar themes - abortion and gambling - as they compete to set the tone of their campaign.

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Beshear attacks Bevin on education in new TV ad

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear shares the spotlight with running mate Jacqueline Coleman in a new TV ad promoting their support for public education. More>>

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