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Pets of the Week: December 5, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- There are six animals up for adoption in this edition of Pets of the Week. 

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A tradition returns to our region - Christmas in Carterville Video included

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Many families in southern Illinois have made Christmas in Carterville a holiday tradition, and the event is returning for another year. 

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Harrison-Bruce Historical Village welcomes all to the annual Christmas Stroll Video included

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Take a trip back in time with the Harrison Bruce Historical Village's fourth annual Christmas Stroll.

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Marion High School students gear up for annual Madrigal Dinner Video included

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- It's that time of year again where local choirs are getting ready for their Christmas shows. Marion High School is putting on it's annual Madrigal Dinner. 

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BBB Scam Alert: Your unclaimed rewards could be a hoax Video included

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 In this scheme, con artists use the false promise of unclaimed rewards to fool consumers into giving up their credit card information. 

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Stride Pro Wrestling fundraiser to benefit Dan ‘Curly’ Summers Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- There's a wrestling throw down taking place this weekend and it's all for a good cause. 

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Food for Thought: Oh deer! Unique venison meals

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As deer season comes to an end, we look at a few unique recipes for your fresh venison.

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Could Las Vegas' famous 'What happens here, stays here' slogan be replaced?

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What happens here, stays here. That's been the catchphrase Las Vegas has used to lure in tourists for nearly two decades. But now the slogan could be a thing of the past.

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Brick and Mortar: Two Bugs and a Bean Video included

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Two Bugs and a Bean is a not-for-profit children’s resale boutique located in the Murdale Shopping Center in Carbondale.

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Fatal crash in Jackson County

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One person is dead following a crash on Gorham Road in Jackson County. 

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Job Squad: November 29, 2019

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If you want to sip wine and eat gourmet food, this may be the Dream Job for you.

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High winds temporarily shut down Cave-In-Rock Ferry

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The Cave-in-Rock Ferry is back open. 

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Mt. Vernon's Central Christian Church holding its 23rd Thanksgiving dinner Video included

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MT. VERNON (WSIL) -- Thanksgiving is already tomorrow, and there's a church in Mt. Vernon that wants to make sure every family has their holiday meal. 

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Central Christian Church holding coat giveaway on Thanksgiving Video included

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MT. VERNON (WSIL) -- Central Christian Church is going a step above feeding the community this Thanksgiving. 

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Pets of the Week: November 28, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- During the holiday season you may want to give an animal as a gift. We have some great animals up for adoption in this edition of  Pets of the Week. 

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BBB Tips: Layaway Video included

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This holiday shopping season the Better Business Bureau says to consider using layaway instead of a credit card.

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Brick & Mortar: Red White and Blue BBQ & Fish Video included

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SESSER (WSIL) -- A fairly new restaurant in Sesser is serving up some smoked barbeque with all homemade sides, in this edition of Brick and Mortar. 

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Job Squad: November 22, 2019

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A wide variety of employers are looking to hire in this edition of the Job Squad Report.

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Pets of the Week: November 21, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- There are five precious animals looking for their forever homes in this edition of Pets of the Week. 

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Brick & Mortar: Hardware and Pets Video included

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The store offers birds, fish, reptiles, and other animals, along with food and all the accessories needed for taking care of them.

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Job Squad: November 15, 2019

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Several businesses are looking to hire from nursing to getting paid to watch movies.

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Carterville High School FBLA plans bingo for babies Video included

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Carterville High School students lend their support for the March of Dimes with a free bingo night.

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Pets of the Week: November 14, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- There are FIVE animals, three are cats in this edition of Pets of the Week.

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Nominations open for the annual MLK Community Celebration Video included

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The planning committee for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration is seeking nominations for its next Spirit of Dr. King Jr. Community Service award. 

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Brick & Mortar: Classic Crafters & Co. in Harrisburg.

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HARRISBURG (WSIL) -- A Saline County businessman is finding success in his hometown and he's only 21 years old.  

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Michael Herrin Memorial Soccer Tournament kicks off 12th year Video included

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The annual Micheal Herrin Memorial Soccer Tournament kicks off in Harrisburg this weekend.

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Job Squad: November 8, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- We have multiple job opportunities to pass along in this week's Job Squad Report. 

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Pets of the Week: November 7, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- There are three dogs and one cat up for adoption in this edition of Pets of the week.

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Benefit concert supports local charities

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- If you're looking for some weekend entertainment this month, a benefit concert for local charities will be happening this month. 

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Brick and Mortar: AES Solar

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- In this edition of Brick and Mortar the AM News team took a trip to AES Solar to learn more about renewable energy sources. 

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Vietnam Pin Ceremony held this week before Veterans Day

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- A special Veterans Day event this week is honoring the soldiers who fought for our freedom. The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs is honoring our nations' heroes with a Vietnam pin ceremony. The ceremony and celebration are Thursday, November 7 at 1:00 p.m. It will be held at American Legion Post #147 in Marion, IL. This event is open to all veterans and their families.  More>>

Job Squad: November 1, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- There are several businesses looking for new employers in this edition of the Job Squad Report. 

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Pets of the Week: October 31, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- In this edition of Pets of the Week there are two cats and one dog.

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Live performances of The Rocky Horror Show kicks-off Halloween weekend Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- Skyline Creek Productions is paying homage to a classic sci-fi and horror film with a live performance of The Rocky Horror Show.

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Locals prepare for the southern Illinois chili cook-off for charity

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Who has the best chili around? You can find out at the 11th Annual Southern Illinois Chili Cook-off this weekend.

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Brick and Mortar: Deep South in McLeansboro

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MCLEANSBORO -- (WSIL) A Marine veteran is cooking up something southern at his restaurant in Hamilton County.

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Autumn workshop to help with colds, flu, and weight loss

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- A workshop in Carbondale may be the key to fighting off the common cold and flu. 

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New law helps new mothers afford donor milk for their babies

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- A new piece of legislation provides help to mothers who cannot produce milk for their babies.

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Job Squad: October 25, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Several businesses are looking to hire in this week's Job Squad report.  

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Royalton gears up for Haunted Hayride

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CARTERVILLE -- (WSIL) The Village of Royalton is planning some spooky Halloween festivities. 

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Pets of the Week: October 24, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- There are five dogs in need of a forever home in this edition of Pets of the Week.

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Pets of the Week: October 17, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- It's all about the dogs in this edition of Pets of the Week. 

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Brick & Mortar Monday: New Marion fitness gym helps kids tackle bullying

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MARION (WSIL) -- A new gym in Marion has opened its doors to help people get in shape and kids deal with the effects of bullying.

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Job Squad: October 11, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Several businesses are looking for new employees in this edition the Job Squad Report. 

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Pets of the Week: October 10, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- There are four dogs looking for forever homes in this edition of Pets of the Week.

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Job Squad: October 4, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Multiple businesses are looking for new faces in this edition of the Job Squad report.

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Pets of the Week: October 3, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- There are two cats and three dogs in need of a forever home in this edition of Pets of the Week.

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Job Squad: September 27, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- If you're looking for new employment, this edition of the Job Squad Report may be the answer. 

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Pets of the Week: September 26, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- There are four dogs and one cat hoping for a forever home in this edition from Pets of the Week.

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Job Squad: September 20, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- There are several businesses around the region looking for new employees in this edition of the Job Squad Report. 

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Pets of the Week: September 19, 2019

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WSIL -- We have five furry friends looking for a forever family in this edition of Pets of the Week. 

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Warrant Wednesday: July 24, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Warrants out of Franklin County for charges ranging from forgery to burglary.

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Warrant Wednesday: July 10, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Two sheriff's departments are asking for the public's help finding people with outstanding warrants. 

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Warrant Wednesday: July 17, 2019

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WSIL -- The Franklin County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help finding people with outstanding warrants. 

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Warrant Wednesday: July 3, 2019

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FRANKLIN COUNTY (WSIL) -- The Franklin County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help finding people with outstanding warrants. 

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Kiwanis Club of Carbondale holds annual pancake breakfast

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WSIL -- The Kiwanis Club of Carbondale is hosting a community all you can eat pancake breakfast.

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SIU's NABJ plans resource fair

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WSIL -- SIU's National Association of Black Journalists is hosting a resource fair for anyone interested in working in communications and media.

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Girls & Boys Club of Carbondale host Trivia night at the Oscars

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WSIL -- Testing your movie knowledge, the Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale is hosting an Academy Awards-themed fundraiser.

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Two chances to support the Polar Plunge

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WSIL -- The Polar Plunge returns. 

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Cairo church hosts ladies empowerment tea

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WSIL -- First Missionary Baptist Church in Cairo is hosting a ladies only event. An Empowerment Tea called, "Lemons to Lemonade".

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Boyton Street Community Center holds 8th annual Chili Supper

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WSIL -- An organization in Marion that helps students excel is holding a fundraiser. 

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The Stage Company offers a Valentines musical for everyone

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WSIL -- Just in time for Valentine's Day, The Stage Company in Carbondale presents, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change." 

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Group educates people on substance abuse treatment options

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. -- With the rise of people using opioids and other drugs, groups are stepping up to help people find treatment options. 

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Kre8ive gears up for an upcoming performance of "Into the Woods"

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WSIL -- Kre8ive Fine Arts Academy is back with another musical production.  

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SES set to hold 2019 registration day this weekend

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WSIL -- Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding is holding a Registration Day for their 2019 sessions. 

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Pure Pet hosts seminar for pet owners on the benefits of eating raw

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WSIL -- Pure Pet and "Flo the Pet Foodie" have teamed up for a nutrition seminar called, The Benefits of Raw.

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2018 Sounds of the Season Schedule

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WSIL -- Each year school choirs from around the region visit the WSIL and WSIU studios to record our 'Sounds of the Season' program.  

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University of Illinois Extension offers Master Gardener program

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WSIL -- It may be winter-like weather but many wanting that green thumb next year, may want to check-out John A. Logan College.   

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Nominees wanted for Spirit of Dr. King community service award

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WSIL -- The MLK Planning Committee is seeking nominations for the 2019 Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award. 

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Volunteers needed for 'A Night to Shine'

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HERRIN, Ill. -- If volunteering more in 2019 is on your list of New Year's resolutions, listen up. 

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Elves on the run 5K helps Hamilton County kids this Christmas

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WSIL -- Get into the Christmas spirit this weekend in Hamilton County. The first ever, Elves on the Run 5K is happening Saturday.

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Jackson CEO students hold Small Business Showcase

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WSIL -- Aspiring business owners in our region will be sharing their ideas at a fundraising event Saturday.

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St. Kicks is back another year collecting shoes for area kids

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WSIL -- Many people put on a pair of shoes each morning and not give it much thought, but for some kids, it's a big deal. That's where St. Kicks of Southern Illinois steps in to help.

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The Stage Company presents a fun comedy about sibling rivalry

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WSIL -- The Stage Company hopes people will take a break from Holiday stress and do some laughing with their actors this weekend. 

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Marion High School gears up for its annual Madrigal

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WSIL -- It's a feast with a theme and lots of music. That's what Marion High School choir students are offering folks next weekend. 

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Metropolis Cub Scouts plan for annual parade

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WSIL -- Many communities are gearing -up for the Christmas season with special events. That includes the annual Christmas parade in Metropolis.  

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Celebrate the season at the Marion Cultural & Civic Center

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MARION, Ill. -- The holiday season is in full swing at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. Several performers will be coming in to perform between now and Christmas. 

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House Call: World AIDS Day

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WSIL -- The Jackson County Health Department is bringing awareness to World AIDS Day. 

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West Frankfort rings in the holidays with annual lights parade

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WSIL -- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around our region. Tonight lights will be shining brightly in West Frankfort. 

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Williamson County celebrates National Adoption Day

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WSIL -- The Williamson County Courthouse will join hundreds of courthouses across the country in honor of National Adoption Day. 

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Holiday vendor fair coming to Pavilion in Marion

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WSIL -- You can get an early start on your Christmas shopping this weekend. Saturday, the Pavilion in Marion is hosting an event called "Holiday Extravaganza". 

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Artstarts brings us our favorite orphan, Annie

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WSIL -- Everyone's favorite little orphan will come to life this weekend. Artstarts Company presents "Annie", 

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Local football team raising money for trip to a national bowl game

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WSIL -- Coaches from Carterville's junior football team are holding a benefit to raise money for a trip to Texas. A selected group of players were chosen to take part in the Brett Cooper Junior Academic All-American Bowl in Dallas next month.

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Fundraiser for Darryl Frasier

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WSIL -- Local singing groups are holding a benefit this weekend in hopes of helping a fellow singer.

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Perry County Humane Society raises money for homeless animals

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WSIL -- The Perry County Humane Society is holding its annual dinner and auction.

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Honor Wreaths for Veterans program returns

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MOUNDS, Ill. -- It's nearly time for Christmas and part of the season includes the Honor Wreaths for Veterans program. 

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Gospel concert helps local kids charity

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WSIL -- If you're looking for a night of music that will "tickle your ears" and "touch your soul", Heartland Regional Medical Center is Sponsoring a benefit Gospel Concert to help a local charity. 

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Team RWB plans back to back Veterans Day events

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WSIL -- Team RWB is a group that supports veterans in our region. The group has two events coming up on Sunday, which is Veterans Day. 

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Pampering, shopping and swapping event coming to Carbondale

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WSIL -- This weekend, women in our region have a chance to get some pampering. 

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Saline County CEO teens host first bowling tournament

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WSIL -- Teens with the Saline County CEO program is hosting a bowling tournament next month. 

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Santa Speedo 5K to raise money on World AIDS Day

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A revealing 5K fundraiser event is coming to our region in December. It's called the Santa Speedo 5K run/walk.  

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Six local veterans among 200 honored by the state

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Bicentennial organizers and the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs have named 200 military veterans to honor during the state’s 200th birthday. 

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Benefit concert planned for charity that helps children in need

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WSIL -- Heartland Regional Medical Center is Sponsoring a benefit concert next month to help a local charity.

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Southern Illinois Symphony returns for 2018-19 season

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CARBONDALE, Ill.  -- The 2018-19 season for the Southern Illinois Symphony is about to begin.  

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Marion gears up for the second annual Live2Lead conference

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WSIL -- An event planned in Marion next month aims to help develop leaders in our region.

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Free legal assistance available for local veterans

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The SIU School of Law is hosting a free event for veterans in November.

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Marion Rotary Club prepares for two big events

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MARION, Ill. -- The Marion Rotary has two big events coming up in the next two months.  

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Local actors remake "The Crucible" for SI audiences

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WSIL -- The Stage Company in Carbondale is in the middle of a run with the show, "The Crucible". 

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Quitting junk food causes withdrawals

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HEALTHLINE -- We all have some guilty-pleasure junk foods: French fries, pizza, sweets. Sometimes, it can be hard to cut these unhealthy treats.

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Royalton prepares for Oktoberfest and Tug of War Championship

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WSIL -- The Village of Royalton is celebrating the fall season with an Oktoberfest and Tug of War Championship. 

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Carbondale NAACP annual banquet to feature former Illinois Senator

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WSIL -- The 41rst Annual Carbondale NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet is this weekend.

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New program provides pampering for caregivers of seniors

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WSIL -- Healthy Senior Action Team is teaming with several groups for a program for in-home Senior caregivers.

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Dillard's semi-annual "Fit for the Cure" is back

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WSIL -- With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, semi-annually, Dillard's joins in on the fight against Breast Cancer with their Fit for the Cure campaign. 

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Logan Museum features living history event

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WSIL -- A woman's work is never done and that rings true for us ladies. In honor of that theme, the General John A. Logan Museum is hosting a one-day living history event.

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Walk is in Metropolis to bring awareness to Myasthenia Gravis

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WSIL -- A walk aiming to raise awareness about a rare autoimmune disease is happening in Metropolis.

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Annual For Kids' Sake Superhero 5K supports orphaned kids

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WSIL -- If you need an excuse to dress up like your favorite Marvel or DC character you may want to check out the For Kids' Sake Superhero 5K. 

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Benefit Spaghetti Dinner for Goreville High School student

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WSIL -- A Johnson County Church and high school have joined forces to raise money for a Goreville family. 

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Church in Marion holds third annual Oktoberfest

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WSIL -- A church in Marion is celebrating it's German Heritage this weekend. Zion United Church of Christ is holding its third annual Oktoberfest.

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The Stable of Darkhorse Ministries hosts Nick Morgan of Crush the Epidemic

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WSIL -- A local ministry known for its outreach is now holding meetings in a new building. Special guest, Nick Morgan with Crush the Epidemic will there Sunday as a featured guest speaker.     

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Week-long events at Marion library for Banned Books Week

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WSIL -- Marion Carnegie Library is one of the many libraries participating in national Banned Books Week.  

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SIU brings Saluki Comic Con for sci-fi and comic book fans

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WSIL -- Sci-fi and comic book fans will gather again in Carbondale for Saluki Comic-Con.

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Two walks planned to raise awareness about Alzheimer's

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WSIL -- The Alzheimer's Association has planned a pair of walks to raise awareness about the disease.

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Local musicians come together for basketball tourney and family day

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WSIL -- Local hip-hop artists will go head to head in a basketball tournament for a family fun day in Carbondale, Saturday.

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New addiction recovery program starts in Carterville

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WSIL -- September is "Nationally Recovery Month" and one local church is starting a class to help those struggling with addiction.

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Awareness walk and bicycle ride for Suicide Prevention Day

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WSIL -- Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and the Egyptian Health Department is recognizing the day with an event. 

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Marion gears up for the annual Veterans on Parade

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WSIL -- Once again men and women who have served our country will be honored at the Veterans on Parade event.

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Women for Change kicks off its second year of unity march rain or shine

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WSIL -- An event for women is making its return to Carbondale this weekend. Saturday is the second annual Women for Change Unity in the Community.ace.  

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Murphysboro gears up for the annual art, wine and blues festival

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WSIL -- Riverside Park in Murphysboro will be the scene for a day of celebrating the annual Art, Wine and Blues Festival.  

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West City annual festival kicks off this weekend

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WSIL -- There are lots of activities happening around the region this weekend. That includes the free 8th Annual West City Festival. 

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'Real Men Wear Pink' campaign kicks off

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WSIL -- The American Cancer Society is kicking off a new campaign to raise money and awareness about breast cancer.  

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Family day and free car show at Marion church

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WSIL -- A Labor Day family celebration and car show is going on in Marion this weekend.

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Locals plan to film horror movie in October

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WSIL -- The Southern Illinois Film Commission is working to bring more film and tv productions to our region. 

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Forestry Association plans Shawnee National Forest education day in Vienna

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WSIL --The Illinois Forestry Association will host an all-day event to promote what all this region has to offer, focusing on the Shawnee National Forest. 

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Ducky Derby Dash returns in September

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DU QUOIN, Ill. -- Special Olympics of Southern Illinois is hosting a big fundraiser later this summer. It's the Ducky Derby Dash.  

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Second annual Christian Family Day kicks off in Mt. Vernon

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WSIL -- Churches in Jefferson County are coming together for a day of Faith. 

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Paducah native wins first championship in WWE

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WSIL -- Paducah native Trevor Mann picked up his first championship since signing with the WWE's developmental brand NXT earlier this year.

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Colp 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

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COLP -- The Community of Colp is holding it's Fourth Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. 

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West Frankfort dance teams scores high marks in world competition

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WSIL -- Sloan's Dance Company in West Frankfort is celebrating after a big victory. 

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Carterville Rotary Gala returns in September

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- The third annual Carterville Rotary Club Gala is just over a month away.  

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St. Andrew school holds back to school festival fundraiser

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WSIL -- A Jackson County school is kicking off the school year with some fun. 

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Skyline Creek holds musical at Marion Civic Center

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WSIL -- Skyline Creek Productions returns to the stage this weekend with, 'Anything Goes.' 

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Local Dairy Queen's help children when a Blizzard is purchased

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WSIL -- Dairy Queen's across the nation are hoping to create a smile with their signature treat.

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Free kidney screening

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WSIL -- Once each year, the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois brings their KidneyMobile to southern Illinois for free screenings. 

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Caritas Family Solutions celebrates 71 years with "Caritas Day"

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WSIL -- Caritas Family Solution is celebrating 71 years as a nonprofit social service agency by holding Caritas Day. 

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Perry County Shrine Club hosts benefit fundraiser

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WSIL -- The Perry County Shrine Club is holding a benefit dinner this weekend. 

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Annual Terry Sprague Memorial kicks off in Marion

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WSIL -- Racers from around the country will gather in Marion this weekend to remember one of their own.

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Carbondale Fourth Friday Fair helps folks beat the heat

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WSIL -- Carbondale is hosting a family-friendly activity this weekend with the Fourth Friday Fair event put on by Carbondale Main Street 

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Varsity Center hosts Texas style comedy with local actors

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WSIL -- A Texas Style comedy will be featured next weekend in Carbondale. Wildflower Incorporated is back with another production. 

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Over 100 local businesses meet in Marion for "Southern Illinois Made Expo"

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WSIL -- The Southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce have teamed up with State Senator Dale Fowler for an event to showcase things made in southern Illinois. 

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TV show 'Small Town Big Deal' coming to WSIL

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WSIL -- The syndicated television show 'Small Town Big Deal' is coming to WSIL TV this fall.  

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Local veteran writes book about his life

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WSIL -- A Williamson County man has written a book about his life called, At the Ferris Wheel: The Memoirs of Richard K. Hill. 

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SIU to hold a US Farm Report free live taping

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WSIL -- Legence Bank, American Farm Mortgage, and SIU have teamed-up to host a free event. The groups are working with the U.S. Farm Report to tape Live from SIU for a session called the Future of Agriculture: Ask the Analysts. 

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Carbondale Elementary School District hiring new teachers

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WSIL -- A new school year is about to start and the Carbondale Elementary School District 95 is hiring. They're looking for a few teachers as well as a bilingual paraprofessional and a Building Secretary. To learn more and how to apply click here.  

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Fundraiser for Carterville woman battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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WSIL -- A Carterville woman is currently battling Stage two Hodgkin's Lymphoma and undergoing treatment. The friends and family of Ashlyn Zaranti are holding a benefit later this month to help with the medical expenses.

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A Carbondale church prepares for its annual Back to School Bash

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WSIL -- While school is probably the last thing on your child's mind, a local church is already preparing to help kids who will need items this fall. In less than a month, Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual "Back to School Bash." 

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Mason "Little Hank" Ramsey will hold free concert at Golconda Fourth of July celebration

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WSIL -- As we celebrate our nation's Independence this week, the community of Golconda plans to host a Family Night and Free Concert featuring Mason "Little Hank" Ramsey.  

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Local musician's album release supports the Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale

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WSIL  -- A local musician is releasing a new album and is celebrating in a big way. Jermaine Bollinger's album, "Nomad" is his 33rd project and half of the proceeds will support the Girls and Boys Club of Carbondale. 

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Eldorado hosts second annual gospel concert series

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WSIL -- The streets of downtown Eldorado will be busy this weekend. The community is hosting a live Gospel concert sponsored by Senator Dale Fowler for the second year in a row. 

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Carterville set to celebrate zip code day Friday

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WSIL -- Friday is zip code day in Carterville. The date is 6-29-18. Which is also the zip code for Carterville. City leaders have planned a big celebration Friday night at Cannon Park. 

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Baseball game set for July in celebration of cancer survivors

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WSIL -- In this weeks House, June is National Cancer Survivor Month and there are many celebrations going on across the country and that includes locally. The SIH Cancer Institute has teamed up with the Southern Illinois Miners for a "Cancer is Personal" doubleheader Sunday, July 8. 

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Free criminal record expungement clinic to help with employment

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WSIL -- The Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation and the NAACP want to help people who have a criminal background clean-up their records. Saturday, they will host free Criminal Record Expungement and Sealing Clinic. It will go from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carbondale's Center for Empowerment and Justice.

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Detox tour comes to Murphysboro for people dealing with addiction

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WSIL -- Many people have been impacted by addiction around the world and in southern Illinois. An event this weekend aims to shed a light on the problem. The organization Friends, Family, and Meth Addiction is behind the Detox Tour, which includes live music, testimonials, and resources. 

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Marion's civic center offers to show free kids movies this summer

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WSIL -- The Marion Cultural and Civic Center is celebrating summer break for families in a fun way. The facility has teamed up with several sponsors for the Free Family Summer Movie Series. 

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Jeep rally and poker run for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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WSIL -- Z100 and Absher-Arnold have teamed-up to support a good cause. "Jeepin' 4 St. Jude" kicks off Saturday with a Jeep rally, poker run, and concert. 

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Liver cancer a growing health concern

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HealthDay News -- Liver cancer cases in several developed countries have doubled in the past 25 years, due to the continuing obesity epidemic and a spike in hepatitis infections, new research suggests. 

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SIU alum debuts her first novel at Longbranch Cafe

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WSIL -- An SIU alum is holding a book release party Friday, June 15 for her debut novel, "Devil's Charm".  

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Free dental program to benefit area children

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WSIL -- The SIU Dental Sealant Grant Program is providing free preventative dental services to kids in our region this summer. 

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With state population decreasing watchdog groups shed light on the problem

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WSIL -- Some worry Illinois is lagging behind other States and is losing population while surrounding States are gaining population. 

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Shriner Circus comes to Du Quoin this weekend

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WSIL -- The Shriner Circus returns to southern Illinois this weekend. Shows are Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. 

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Marion's summer lunch program kicks off with fun day Saturday

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WSIL -- During the summer months, many communities will reach-out to help children with a free meal during the week. The city of Marion has sponsored the Summer Food Service Program since 1989. In its 29th year, a kick-off celebration is planned for this Saturday at the Boyton Street Community Center. 

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Cotton Patch Gospel comes to Carbondale

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WSIL -- The Vocal Studio of Granger Odum and Watermark Auto Group is bringing southern Illinois the "Greatest Story Ever Retold," in a fresh away. Cotton Patch Gospel is coming to Carbondale this weekend at The Varsity Center for the Arts. S

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Miss Illinois 2018 set be crowned this weekend in Marion

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WSIL -- The Miss Illinois Pageant gets underway this week in Marion. Events start Wednesday and go through Saturday at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center.    

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Marion Garden club plans garden tour this weekend

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WSIL -- To kick-off National Garden Week, the Marion Garden Club has a tour planned this weekend. 

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Carbondale hosts summer outdoor fitness classes

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WSIL -- The City of Carbondale has teamed up with the Park District and SIU Rec Center to host a series of outdoor fitness classes. 

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National makeup artist Alex Sanchez comes to Dillard's

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WSIL -- National Lancôme makeup artist Alex Sanchez is back in Southern Illinois helping the ladies look their best. 

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Galatia Lions Old Settlers Days begins Thursday

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WSIL -- The Galatia Lions Old Settlers Days is happening this weekend. It's jam-packed events with a carnival offering free rides, town-wide rummage sale, concerts, contests and more. 

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Kevin Hunsperger gets caged

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PINCKNEYVILLE -- Many of you probably already know, News 3 This Morning co-anchor Kevin Hunsperger is a ring announcer for a company called Stride Pro Wrestling.   

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News 3 This Morning's Kevin Hunsperger set to wrestle

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PINCKNEYVILLE -- News 3 This Morning co-anchor Kevin Hunsperger will be stepping inside the pro wrestling ring for a good cause. 

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Memorial Day service at Mound City National Cemetery

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WSIL -- This weekend, many communities will honor our nation's heroes. Saturday, there will be a Memorial Day service at Mound City National Cemetery. Thursday, May 24, 2018, flags will be placed in front of each monument in at the Cemetery. The time of placement will begin at 4:30 p.m. Any help is appreciated.

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Hot air balloons fill the skies over Mt.Vernon this weekend

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WSIL -- Hot air balloons will fill the skies over Jefferson County this weekend. The Mt. Vernon Airport is hosting, "Balloons Over Mt. Vernon." It's a fundraiser for Spiro Family Services. 

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Ameren Illinois is offering the "smart thermostat" to customers

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WSIL -- Ameren Illinois has teamed up with leading brands (ecobee and Nest) and environmental advocates to Launch a "smart thermostat" initiative.  

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Hospice of Southern Illinois plans "Second Chance Prom"

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WSIL -- Prom season is coming to an end for high school students, but adults can still celebrate at the "Second Chance Prom". It's a fundraiser for Hospice of Southern Illinois.

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Local woman releases book for married couples and singles

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WSIL -- A local woman has written and published a book set to be released soon. Domineak S. Miller's book, "Submission a Two Street", is designed to help married couples and singles. 

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Zumba for babies is coming to southern Illinois

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WSIL -- Zumba fans may enjoy a new music and movement class for babies and their Caregivers. Zumbini is coming to southern Illinois.

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1 dead after crash on I-57

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- Illinois State Police report one person is dead after a crash on Interstate 57.

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Herrin farmers market opens Saturday

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WSIL -- Saturday kicks off the third year for the Farmers Market in Herrin. The market will run from 8-11am and will feature fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and baked goods all from locals. It will be located at 1000 South Park Avenue next to Subway.  

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The Rend Lake Water Festival kicks off it's 47th year

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WSIL -- The 47th annual Rend Lake Water Festival is underway in Benton. Activities are planned through Saturday and include a bike glow, pageant, and parade. 

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Crash closes one lane on I-57

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FRANKLIN CO. -- Illinois State Police say a Marion man had to be flown from the scene after an early morning crash on I-57.

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SI Type 1 is holding a Family Fun Day in Herrin

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WSIL -- Southern Illinois Type-1 is hosting a "Family Fun Day" next Saturday. The event is Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Southern Illinois Worship Center in Herrin.

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Unity Christian School hosts actress Priscilla Shirer

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WSIL -- Women around the region will participate in a simulcast with author and motivational speaker, Priscilla Shirer. 

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