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Disability Advocates Call for Closing Illinois Institutions

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Advocates of group homes for the disabled are calling for the closing of nearly all state-run institutions as part of plan they say would save Illinois $337 million a year. Read More »

Affordable Care Act Deadline Extended

WSIL -- If you missed the deadline to enroll in a health care plan under the Affordable Care Act, the deadline has been extended in Illinois. Read More »

Chicago Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Heroin in Centralia

WSIL -- A Chicago man has pleaded guilty to distributing heroin in Centralia. Read More »

"Orange Crush" Prison Unit Targeted in Abuse Lawsuit

WSIL -- A new class-action lawsuit targets hundreds of corrections officers statewide and claims abuse to inmates at two local prisons. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: March 23, 2015

WSIL -- A popular spot in Jackson County has landed at the bottom of this week's Restaurant Report Card. Read More »

Three Arrested After Road Side Checks

JEFFERSON CO. -- Three men are facing charges after they were arrested for meth-related offenses Friday. Read More »

Mt Vernon Schools Report Fewer Homeless Students

MT. VERNON -- Mt. Vernon City Schools have seen a significant drop in the number of students who are considered homeless. Read More »

Rend Lake College Makes Top 5 in National Ranking

INA -- As state budget cuts impact colleges and universities across Illinois, Rend Lake College got a bit of good news recently. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: March 16, 2015

WSIL -- A popular spot in Franklin County has landed at the bottom of this week's Restaurant Report Card. Read More »

Jefferson County Strip Club in Violation of Village Law

WSIL -- A Jefferson County strip club located in the small village of Dix is in hot water after a recent court ruling. A Chicago appeals court says Foxxxy Ladyz Adult World has violated a village law for years by allowing public alcohol consumption in a dry town. Read More »

Girl Scouts Celebrating 103rd Birthday

WSIL -- On March 12th, we say "Thanks-A-Lot" to girl scouts everywhere. Read More »

Citizen Uproar Leads Mt. Vernon Leaders to Shut-Off Water Sale Talks

MT. VERNON -- The news was delivered at 5:20 p.m. without fanfare. An e-mail sent by the assistant to the city manager announced that Mt. Vernon was no longer pursuing a deal to sell its water and sewer systems. Read More »

Mt. Vernon VFW for Sale

MT. VERNON - A group of veterans in Mt. Vernon is looking to sell their community center. Read More »

Mt. Vernon Abandons Plans to Sell Water Department

WSIL -- Mt. Vernon is calling off plans to sell the city's water and sewer system to a private company. Read More »

Carbondale Heads to Sectional Title Game

CARBONDALE-- Carbondale coasted into the 3A sectional championship game with a big 71-53 win over Mt. Vernon in the semis. Read More »

American Water Touting "February 2015" Sale of Mt. Vernon Water System to Investors

MT. VERNON -- The final city council vote isn't expected until next Monday night, but American Water is already telling investors it has an agreement to purchase Mt. Vernon's water and sewer systems. Read More »

Centralia Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Charges

WSIL -- A Centralia man has pleaded guilty to federal meth charges. Read More »

Semi Crashes on Jefferson County Interstate

JEFFERSON CO. -- Illinois State Police have released more information about a semi crash Monday in Jefferson County. Read More »

Councilman: Final Vote on Selling Mt. Vernon Water System Next Week

MT. VERNON -- After a two-hour meeting going over the pros and cons of selling their water and sewer systems, city leaders are ready to move forward with the final vote next Monday night, according to Councilman David Wood. Read More »

Mt. Vernon Survives Comeback, Takes Regional

EFFINGHAM -- Mt. Vernon blows a 19 point lead to Centralia, but survives the late game comeback to take the regional title, 56-49. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: March 9, 2015

WSIL -- Bottom's Up in Jacob finds itself on the bottom of our report this week. Read More »

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