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Shawnee students raising funds for local levee improvements

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WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- Shawnee High School's senior class is making its mark on the "Save the Levees, Save the Future" project, which was started by a teacher at the school.  

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February sentencing date set for man who shot an officer

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A man who admitted to shooting a Carbondale police officer in July 2016 will be sentenced in February.

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Two injured in three-car crash

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Paramedics took two people to the hospital following a crash on Route 13 in Carbondale Friday morning.

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1 dead after crash in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- One person is dead after an early morning crash in Carbondale. 

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Remains identified as missing Karnak man

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PULASKI CO., Ill. -- Anthropologists in Texas have confirmed remains found in Alexander County are Michael Shawn Neill. 

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No major issues with first snowfall Video included

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WSIL -- During the first snowfall of the season on Wednesday, the Illinois Department Of Transportation (IDOT) had more than 200 crews treating and clearing roads in southern Illinois. 

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Benton food pantry needs donations Video included

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BENTON, III. -- The Benton-West City Ministerial Alliance needs food donations for its pantry.

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Woman accused of harassing Senators Durbin, Duckworth

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WSIL -- A woman from Carterville faces charges of harassment for making several threatening phone calls to Illinois senators.

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Stores open and closed on Thanksgiving Day

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WSIL -- Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. 

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Snow days can cause challenges for parents Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- While snow days might be a nice break for students, they can create challenges for parents of young children, who work during the day. One of those parents is Krista Balsley, a single mother raising her two kids in Carbondale.  

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Student with special needs brings joy to Hardin County Sheriff's Department Video included

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ill. -- For most people, it's just another Wednesday. But for one staff member at the Hardin County Sheriff's Department, every day is another opportunity to help his peers.

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Illinois General Assembly reconvenes for veto session Video included

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WSIL -- A busy second day of the Illinois legislature’s veto session, as the chambers voted to override a number of outgoing Governor Bruce Rauner’s vetoes, while dealing with an evacuation at the Capitol Complex due to a bomb threat. 

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Drivers: How to prepare for winter weather Video included

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WSIL -- For many area drivers, the early blast of winter weather came sooner than they would like. Now locals must quickly prepare their vehicle in case of an emergency situation.  

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New bill filed to regulate Pharmacy Benefit Managers Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Two bills in Springfield aim to regulate how much prescription drugs cost.

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Driving safely in winter weather

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WSIL -- Winter is coming. And the winter weather is already here. Kentucky State Police (KSP) is asking motorists to be aware that weather conditions may change rapidly.

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Even after death, Garnati continues to give Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO, Ill. -- One year ago, former Williamson County States Attorney Chuck Garnati passed away, and even after his death his legacy of giving continues.

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Prosecutors plan to drop charges in Bethune case Video included

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Prosecutors plan to drop charges against Gaege Bethune.

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Carterville leaders pass 30 percent property tax increase

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- People living in Carterville should prepare for a property tax increase.

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Petco to stop selling dog and cat food with artificial ingredients

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WSIL -- Demand for healthy, natural food is extending from humans to their pets. And in response, Petco announced Tuesday it will stop selling pet food and treats with artificial ingredients.

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FDA to propose ban on menthol cigarettes: Report

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WSIL -- The Food and Drug Administration plans to crack down on menthol cigarettes. According to the New York Times, the Food and Drug Administration officials said the agency plans to propose a ban on menthol cigarettes as a part of its campaign against flavored e-cigarettes and some tobacco products.

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Local governments team up for I-57 enterprise zone Video included

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WSIL -- Franklin county, Benton, West Frankfort, and West City are joining forces to apply for an I-57 corridor enterprise zone. Under the proposal, Benton and West Frankfort would slightly expand their current enterprise zones, while West City's would be brand new. 

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Juul to stop selling some flavors of e-cigarettes

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation's leading e-cigarette maker is halting store sales of some flavors to deter use by kids. The move by Juul Labs Inc. comes ahead of an expected U.S. government crackdown on underage sales of flavored e-cigarettes.

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Du Quoin veteran receives WWII medals 73 years later Video included

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BENTON, Ill. --Members of Benton's Veterans of Foreign War and American Legion commemorated Veterans Day on Sunday. A part of their holiday was spent on a special ceremony for WWII veteran Carl Campanella.  

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Bracing for winter weather in Pope County Video included

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GOLCONDA, Ill. -- The fall landscape in Pope County could dramatically change to snow and ice if winter weather hits southern Illinois this week.

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Murphysboro hotel project hits snags Video included

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- The Big Muddy River in Murphysboro forces the developer of the old Apple Tree Inn property to be careful about building there.

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SIU College of Business hosts job fair Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Dozens of students plan for their future at a job fair, organized by the SIU College of Business.

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Twitter reacts to new Eco-friendly Tide packaging

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(CNN) -- Tide laundry detergent will soon be shipped in a shoe box, part of its parent company Procter & Gamble's push to adapt to online deliveries. P&G rolled out the new "Tide Eco-Box" on Friday.

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Carbondale man sentenced for robbing bank

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A Carbondale man will spend 20 years behind bars for robbing the First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust inside the Schnucks in Carbondale two weeks ago.

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Man who shot Carbondale police officer pleads guilty

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JACKSON CO., Ill. -- A Kansas man could will spend at least 25 years in prison for shooting a Carbondale Police officer.

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Fire in Carbondale shuts down Route 13 Video included

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CARBONDALE – Route 13 westbound is closed at University Avenue due to a structure fire.  

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Police looking for help identifying suspect

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PADUCAH, Ky. -- Paducah Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who they say stole a bracelet from a Zale's store located at 5101 Hinkleville Road, Paducah. 

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Secret Sister gift exchange scam circulating on social media

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WSIL -- Now that the holidays are here, so are social media posts about a gift exchange that promises you'll get between 6 and 36 gifts if you participate.

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Hub Recreation Center holds third annual Veterans Day event Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- For the first time, Ernest Rinella visited the Hub Recreational Center on Monday. The Marion local is a World War II veteran, spending three years in the Navy. 

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Firefighter offers tips on escaping a house fire Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Furnace season is here and experts say heating and electrical issues are the second leading cause of house fires. Firefighter Matt Wozniak offered tips on how to get out alive if your home does catch fire.  

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New federal exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update since the government's physical activity guidelines came out a decade ago. 

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SIU officials plan to move forward with reorganization plans Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Despite the death of Carlo Montemagno, leaders at SIU still plan to move forward with at least some of his reorganization plan.

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Veterans Day ceremony in Herrin Video included

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HERRIN, Ill. -- Dozens gathered Monday for a Veterans Day ceremony and the re-dedication of the Doughboy statue. 

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Sikeston man arrested on murder charge

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WSIL -- A suspect charged with murder in Sikeston, MO is now in police custody.

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Fire Ops 101: City leaders spend day as a first responder Video included

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CARBONDALE -- City leaders from all across the region recently had the chance to participate in Fire Ops 101, giving them a glimpse of the difficult work firefighters do every day. 

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Local Girls Scouts remember Wisconsin accident victims Video included

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PINCKEYVILLE, Ill -- The Perry County Girl Scouts will be hosting a candlelight vigil on Monday in memory of the three Girl Scouts and a volunteer killed while participating in a highway clean-up service project last Saturday in Wisconsin.  

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Veteran's Day 2018 deals

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WSIL-- The Veteran's Day celebration is Sunday, Nov.11. 

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Williamson County community mourns the loss of fire chief

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Williamson County community mourns the loss of its fire chief

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A look back at Benton's American Legion as Post 280 celebrates Veteran's Day

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BENTON, Ill. -- This Veteran's Day marks 100 years since the end of World War I, and  Benton's American Legion will be commemorating more than just the holiday. Members will also celebrate the long history of the American Legion and the establishment of the Post 280. 

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Man, money missing after BBQ event Video included

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PADUCAH, Ky. -- Paducah Police are searching for a man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Barbecue on the River. 

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SIU board lays out plans for new chancellor, president

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The man who took over for Randy Dunn after he resigned as president of Southern Illinois University is also now the acting chancellor of the Carbondale campus after Carlo Montemagno died last month.

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CHS students to hold Bingo for Babies fundraiser Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- A group of students from Carterville high school has put together a game of bingo to help the March of Dimes.

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One dead after crash in Jackson County

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DOWELL, Ill. --- The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says one person is dead after a crash north of Dowell.

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Threat discussed at Carbondale Community High School

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Parents demand answers after a threat on three students at Carbondale Community High School.

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Defense attorney criticizes lawmakers' involvement in Varughese case

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CHICAGO, Ill. -- The lawyer for murder suspect Gaege Bethune sends a letter to lawmakers, urging them to stop meddling in the case.

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Do local hospitals make the grade?

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WSIL -- A non-profit group is grading hospitals across the country on how well they protect patients. 

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Rock & Roll Hall of Famers to perform at Marion Cultural and Civic Center Video included

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MARION -- The American doo-wop and R&B/soul vocal group The Drifters' will perform as part of a premier concert series at Marion Cultural and Civic Center.

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Steps to reduce lead in drinking water Video included

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WSIL -- Lead can be found all around us, in the soil, paint and even the plumbing in our homes. But there are steps we can take to prevent it from ending up in our drinking water.

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Southern Illinois county clerks surprised by voter turnout Video included

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WSIL -- Big races brought out a record-setting voter turnout across the nation. More than 113 million voters cast ballots in the midterm election on Tuesday. Southern Illinois voters also broke records.

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Republicans dominate judge seats in First Judicial Circuit Court races Video included

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WSIL-- A big win for republicans in the first judicial circuit court races. Marion resident Stephen Green defeated Democrat David Lawler, also of Marion, by nearly 2,500 votes.  

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Congressman Bost talks priorities for 3rd term

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MURPHYSBORO -- Congressman Mike Bost wins a third term, defeating his toughest challenger yet, Democrat Brendan Kelly. 

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November 6th General Election Results

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WSIL -- News 3 is working to compile results from Tuesday's election. 

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Red Kettle Campaign needs volunteers

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MARION, Ill. -- The holidays are right around the corner, and The Salvation Army needs your help.

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JB Pritzker wins Governor race, Rauner concedes

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CHICAGO -- Multiple media outlets are reporting JB Pritzker has won the race for Illinois Governor.

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Duncan Hines cake mixes recalled due to Salmonella

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CHICAGO -- You'll want to check your pantry because Duncan Hines is recalling cake mix because of Salmonella contamination.

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Illinois Supreme Court denies request to hear complaint in Bethune murder case

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Judges on the Illinois Supreme Court will not hear a complaint against the judge in the Gaege Bethune murder trial.

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Carbondale City Council denies special permit for solar farm project

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- In a special meeting Tuesday night, the City Council voted unanimously to deny BrightFields Development a special use permit. The company applied for the permit, in order to put in an 80 acre solar panel farm at the site of the former Koppers Wood Treatment Facility.  

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Rainy weather doesn't dampen spirits at President's rally

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Supporters and protestors braved the rain on Monday waiting hours to get inside the Show-Me Center at in Cape Girardeau to hear President Donald Trump lead his final rally before the mid-term election. 

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Republican candidates rally in support for AG candidate Erika Harold

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MARION -- Just a day before the election, Illinois GOP Candidates gathered at the Veterans Airport in Marion for a "Get Out The Vote Rally," in support of Attorney General candidate Erika Harold.  

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Attorney General's office to oversee Saline County election following complaints

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SALINE COUNTY, Ill. -- Investigators with the Illinois Attorney General’s office have been called to Saline County after county officials voiced concerns that the openness and transparency of this year’s election could be at risk.

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Kelly thanks campaign volunteers ahead of election day

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- Brendan Kelly thanked his campaign volunteers on the last day before the election and urged them to power through until the polls close.

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McCann: Tamms prison needs to reopen

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ALEXANDER CO., Ill. -- Over the weekend, Conservative Party Candidate For Governor Sam McCann joined the list of people calling for the state to reopen the Tamms Correctional Center. The supermax prison has been closed since January 2013 and was built just 20 years ago.  

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Hack SI helps grow minds of all ages Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Hundreds of technology enthusiasts spent the weekend experimenting with drones, robots and 3D printers at Southern Illinois University.  

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Gov. Rauner visits Harrisburg on campaign tour across Illinois

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti campaigned in Harrisburg as part of a bus tour across the state.

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Reaction to President Trump's visit to Granite City

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WSIL -- We are compiling reaction statements to President's Trump's visit to Granite City.

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Truth Test: ad claims JB Pritzker removed toilets to avoid taxes

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WSIL -- The ad wars continue in the Illinois governor's race between Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger JB Pritzker. 

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Child killed in Union County crash

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UNION CO. -- Authorities are investigating a crash that injured a man and claimed the life of a child. 

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'Lawn Social' to raise money for Marion CCC Foundation

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MARION -- A first of its kind fundraiser is coming to southern Illinois on May 31. It's called The Lawn Social Fundraiser.

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Carbondale Splash Park holds 24-hour Aquathon fundraiser

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CARBONDALE -- The Carbondale Splash Park will be open all night as part of a 24-hour fundraiser.  

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