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Fitness Apps With a Twist

WSIL -- Summer is on the way and many of us want to get in better shape before it gets here. We took at a look at a few apps that use some unique ploys to get you off the couch. Read more »

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Beech-Nut Nutrition Recalls 1,920 Pounds of Baby Food

WSIL -- Beech-Nut Nutrition is recalling more than 1,900 pounds of baby food that may be contaminated with small pieces of glass. Read More »

Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal

HERRIN -- Tired of seeing that loading bar chug along when you're browsing the internet? It might be because of a lousy Wi-Fi connection. Read More »

Internet Service Alternatives

HERRIN -- For many people, especially in rural areas around our region, getting internet service can often be a struggle. But, there may be a better option. Read More »

Patients' Medical Records Under Threat From Data Breaches

CHICAGO (AP) - Your private medical information is under threat. That's according to a study that found almost 30 million health records nationwide were involved in criminal theft, malicious hacking or other data breaches over four years. Read More »

Only Small Number of Jeeps Fixed 2 Years After Recall Began

DETROIT (AP) - Nearly two years after agreeing to recall 1.56 million older Jeeps that could catch fire in rear-end crashes, Fiat Chrysler U.S. has repaired only 4 percent of the Grand Cherokees and 27 percent of the Libertys covered by the recall. Read More »

Ask Amy: Spill Daddy

MULKEYTOWN -- Paint spills and splatters can be hard to avoid and clean up can be a nightmare. There may be a way to keep the paint and mess inside the pail. Read More »

App Lets Bettors Wager on Kentucky Derby

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Can't make it to the Kentucky Derby this year but you want to watch the race or make a bet? A new mobile phone app will put that in the palm of your hand. Read More »

Companion Planting and Bug Repelling Plants

WSIL -- As it starts to warm up it's always a battle against the bugs, but there are a few plants that can act as natural insect repellents. Read More »

More Millennials Buying Homes

WSIL -- Realtors say they're helping more millennial get into their first home. Rising rent and better interest rates are believed to be behind the shift. Read More »

Does Your Home Have Curb Appeal?

WSIL -- Spring is here and realtors say you should take advantage of the season to boost your curb appeal. Read More »

Convenience Stores Worried about Talk of Gas Tax Hike in Illinois

CARTERVILLE -- A group representing convenience stores in Illinois is warning against any gas tax hikes, saying it won't only hurt store owners but the overall economy. Read More »

Paramedics Sound the Alarm over Too Few Ambulances

MURPHYSBORO -- Paramedics in Jackson County say their supervisors have a new policy they believe puts the public in danger. Read More »

Blue Bell Expands Recall of Ice Cream Made at Oklahoma Plant

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) - Blue Bell Creameries says it's expanding its recall of products made at an Oklahoma plant after pints of banana pudding ice cream tested positive for listeriosis. Read More »

Satellite TV Says Illinois Shouldn't Consider 5 Percent Tax

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Satellite TV representatives say the Illinois legislature shouldn't revive an idea to add a 5 percent tax to customers' bills to pay for public works projects. Read More »

Ask Amy: Oven Mitt & Rolling Pin

MARION -- If you spend hours in the kitchen, but struggle to find the perfect gadgets to get the job done, there may be a few cutting edge products on the market to make life in the kitchen a little easier. Read More »

Big Retailers Pull Blue Bell Products Linked to Oklahoma Plant

DALLAS (AP) - Two other large retailers have decided to pull Blue Bell Ice Cream from their shelves as a precautionary measure after the company announced it was temporarily closing an Oklahoma production plant. Read More »

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