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School of Rock Students Among Those Traveling on July 4th Weekend

WHITTINGTON -- Among the 41.9 million Americans traveling this July 4th weekend are young musicians from the School of Rock. Read more »

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President Obama Proposes Plan to Increase Overtime Pay

WSIL -- Employees across the country could soon be in for a higher paycheck. A new proposal from President Obama would bring a sweeping change to the nation's overtime pay law. Read More »

Ask Amy: Grill Daddy

MURPHYSBORO -- There may be an easier way to clean food and grease off the grill with the power of steam. Read More »

Legal Help for Local Veterans

CARBONDALE -- Some veterans are getting a helping hand from local attorneys. Read More »

Subaru Recalls 72K Vehicles; Automatic Brakes May Not Work

DETROIT (AP) - Subaru is recalling some 2015 vehicles to fix a software problem that could cause the automatic braking system to fail. Read More »

12 Ways to Be Richer a Year from Now

WSIL -- Who doesn't want more money in their pocket? It is possible to end up with more cash in hand in 12 short months. Read More »

Fiat Chrysler Recalls Jeep SUVs for Water Leak Problem

DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler is recalling 164,000 Jeep Cherokee SUVs worldwide to install shields that stop water from getting into the power rear lift gate controls. Read More »

Ford Motor Recalls Vans, SUVs Over Panel, Seat Belt Issues

NEW YORK (AP) - Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 200,000 Transit Connect vans and Escape sport-utility vehicles because of instrument panel and seatbelt issues. Read More »

Caterpillar to Lay Off 50 More Workers at East Peoria Plant

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Caterpillar Inc. says it will lay off 50 more workers at its East Peoria plant in addition to the 120 layoffs announced last week. Read More »

Ask Amy: Hook-Its

BENTON -- Hanging pictures and clocks is no easy task. But there may be a way to hang things right on the first try. Read More »

Doctors Propose Tool to Help Gauge Value of Cancer Drugs

(AP) -- A doctors group is proposing a formula to help cancer patients decide if a drug is worth it - what it will cost them and how much good it is likely to do. Read More »

General Mills to Drop Artificial Ingredients From Cereals

NEW YORK (AP) - General Mills is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals, the latest company to respond to a growing desire for food made with ingredients people see as natural. Read More »

Bottled Water Recalled Due to E. Coli

WSIL -- Fourteen brands of bottled water are being recalled for possible E. coli contamination. Read More »

GM Adds More Than 243,000 Cars to Takata Air Bag Recall

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is adding more than 243,000 compact hatchbacks in the U.S. and Canada to the growing recall for air bags that can explode with too much force. Read More »

Illinois Unemployment Rate Unchanged in May

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois' unemployment rate held steady again in May as the state added temporary and government jobs but lost manufacturing positions. Read More »

FCC to Phone Companies: You Can Stop Unwanted Robocalls

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tired of automated phone calls urging you to vote for a certain candidate or pitching you a cruise vacation? Read More »

Treasury Says Woman Will Be Picked for $10 Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is to officially announce Thursday that a redesign of the $10 will feature the first woman on the nation's paper money in more than a century. Read More »

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