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Friday Aug 15 | WSIL

Southern Illinois Optimistic About Job Market

It's a sign of encouragement. Illinois' July jobless rate fell to 6.8 percent and employers created more than 11,000 private-sector jobs across the state State data shows more than 3,000 job listings in our area in a wide variety of industries.

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Related Topix: Illinois

Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Friday Aug 15 | WSIL

Marion Teen Killed in Crash

Authorities say an 18-year-old Marion teen was headed north on Route 166 when his car crossed the center line and hit a southbound pickup truck.

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Related Topix: Marion, IL

Tue Aug 12, 2014

101.5 CIL-FM

Road Salt Prices Nearly Double In Williamson County

The Williamson County Board approved a bid to pay Midwest Salt of Batavia $111 dollars per ton earlier this month.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

WJPF-AM Carterville

Phelps Releases Data On Concealed Carry Permits

One-half of one-percent of Illinoisans has received concealed carry permits since the first one was mailed out in February.

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Related Topix: Jackson County, IL

Sat Aug 09, 2014

WSIL

Herrin Massacre Bus Tour

People took a ride back in history Saturday on the Herrin Massacre Tour. The bus rides go from the Old Train Station in Carbondale, to the place of the first ambush, and all the way to the famous mine location.

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Related Topix: Herrin, IL

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WSIL

Highway Officials Dealing with Pothole Problem

"As trucks and heavy vehicles are on your roads you get some cracking and things like that," said Williamson County engineer Greg Smothers.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

WSIL

Carterville Beach May Reopen as Day Use Area

A former recreational area in Williamson County could see new life. There's talk of reopening the old Carterville Beach as day use area.

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Related Topix: Carterville, IL, Creal Springs, IL

WSIL

Back-to-School Supply Drives and Giveaways

As kids head back to the classroom, several organizations are working to make sure they have the supplies they need.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Carbondale, IL, Recreational Vehicle, Safari

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