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Miners Knock Hunger Out of the ParkMARION -- The Southern Illinois Miners' “Knock Hunger Out of the Park” campaign
Miners Knock Hunger Out of the Park
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted yesterday
MARION -- The Southern Illinois Miners' “Knock Hunger Out of the Park” campaign wrapped up a successful season this week. The promotion raised nearly $51,000 in food and cash donations for area food pantries. Every Wednesday home game throughout the... Read more
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State Treasurer Discusses Budget, College SavingsWSIL -- There are some new ways for folks to save for their future in Illinois.
State Treasurer Discusses Budget, College Savings
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted yesterday
WSIL -- There are some new ways for folks to save for their future in Illinois. State Treasurer Mike Frerichs stopped by our studio to discuss the options. The Bright Start College Savings Program is a familiar college savings program. ABLE is... Read more
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Johnson Sentenced to 18 Months in PrisonWSIL -- A Wayne County man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for steali
Johnson Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 2 days ago
WSIL -- A Wayne County man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing money from his church and from the electric co-op where he worked. Bruce L. Johnson, 50, of Wayne City, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in... Read more
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August 24, 2015WSIL -- The Chili's in Carbondale is at the bottom of our report this week. The
August 24, 2015
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 4 days ago
WSIL -- The Chili's in Carbondale is at the bottom of our report this week. The Jackson County health inspector noted eight violations, giving the popular eatery an 84. Two of the violations were marked as critical; that includes a five-point... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Hurst Man Arrested for Shots Fired in EnergyWSIL -- A Hurst man faces charges after shots were fired at a home Monday morni
Hurst Man Arrested for Shots Fired in Energy
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 5 days ago
WSIL -- A Hurst man faces charges after shots were fired at a home Monday morning in Energy. It happened just before 7:30 a.m. Monday at 201 West Ward Street. Energy Police say Gage McNight, 19, of Hurst, got into an argument with residents of the... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Jason SwannWSIL -- A West Frankfort man is raising awareness for autism in a unique way.
Jason Swann
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 8 days ago
WSIL -- A West Frankfort man is raising awareness for autism in a unique way. "Usually anytime you do something that is for a good cause and people think you might be a little bit crazy, they tend to jump on board pretty quickly," jokes Jason... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Making, Selling MethWSIL -- A Jefferson County man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in fede
Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Making, Selling Meth
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 8 days ago
WSIL -- A Jefferson County man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison for making and selling meth. Robert A. Tate, 31, of Mt. Vernon, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court. Prosecutors say the crimes occurred in 2013 and... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Sack HungerWSIL-TV -- The blitz is on to "." Once again this high school football season,
Sack Hunger
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 8 days ago
WSIL-TV -- The blitz is on to "." Once again this high school football season, WSIL is fighting hunger in southern Illinois. WSIL has teamed with Black Diamond Harley Davidson and Krispy Kreme of Marion to collect food donations for area... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois RegistrationWSIL -- The Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is about more than camping, crafts
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Registration
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 8 days ago
WSIL -- The Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is about more than camping, crafts and cookies. The group is working to improve the health and wellness of girls around the region. There's also a lot of community service involved. Several troops around... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
White Announces Plans to Leave PoliticsWSIL -- Longtime Secretary of State Jesse White says he will not run for a sixt
White Announces Plans to Leave Politics
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 8 days ago
WSIL -- Longtime Secretary of State Jesse White says he will not run for a sixth term. White says he'll stay active in the Democratic party and has no preference as to who replaces him. He says he just wants them to commit to the job and the... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Chicago Man Pleads Guilty to SIUC ThreatsWSIL -- A Chicago man has pleaded guilty to mailing threatening letters to SIU'
Chicago Man Pleads Guilty to SIUC Threats
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 9 days ago
WSIL -- A Chicago man has pleaded guilty to mailing threatening letters to SIU's Carbondale campus. Derrick D. Burns pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Benton. Burns was enrolled at SIU between 2011 and 2013, studying criminology and... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Food for Thought:WSIL -- We're not saying donuts are healthy by any means. But the experts at Me
Food for Thought:
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 9 days ago
WSIL -- We're not saying donuts are healthy by any means. But the experts at Men's Health Magazine say there are some choices you can make at Dunkin' Donuts without wrecking your diet. Sugar Raised Donut 230 Calories 4 g Sugar 22 g Carbs 14 g... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Murray Transferring From SIU To Ole MissWSIL -- Harrisburg native and former SIU pole vaulter Lindsey Murray announced
Murray Transferring From SIU To Ole Miss
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 9 days ago
WSIL -- Harrisburg native and former SIU pole vaulter Lindsey Murray announced she is transferring from SIU to Ole Miss. Murray made the tough decision to leave the Salukis, in order to join former SIU track coaches Connie Price-Smith and Brian... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
August 17, 2015WSIL -- Newcomer to the area Mongolian Grill is our low scorer this week. The W
August 17, 2015
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 11 days ago
WSIL -- Newcomer to the area Mongolian Grill is our low scorer this week. The Williamson County health inspector gave the Marion restaurant an 80. Critical violations included fly strips hanging in the kitchen, which is a five point deduction.... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
What's Behind Rising Gas Prices?WSIL -- You've probably noticed a significantly higher price at the pump lately
What's Behind Rising Gas Prices?
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 12 days ago
WSIL -- You've probably noticed a significantly higher price at the pump lately, but experts say it has nothing to do with the price of oil. Southern Illinois drivers are once again feeling the pain at the pump. Gas has jumped almost 40 cents a... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Pinckneyville Woman Charged With Stealing $100K from Fire Protection DistrictWSIL -- A Perry County woman has been charged with stealing more than $100,000
Pinckneyville Woman Charged With Stealing $100K from Fire Protection District
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 12 days ago
WSIL -- A Perry County woman has been charged with stealing more than $100,000 from the Pinckneyville Rural Fire Protection District (PRFPD). Tammy Kellerman, 52, of Pinckneyville, is charged with one count of theft of government funds over... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
State Payments On County Salaries StoppedWSIL -- Williamson County leaders say the state budget impasse is holding up sa
State Payments On County Salaries Stopped
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 12 days ago
WSIL -- Williamson County leaders say the state budget impasse is holding up salary reimbursements for some of their top employees. The highway engineer, state's attorney and public defender are just a few examples of county positions that are... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
12 Old National Branches to Open as First Mid MondayWSIL -- Old National Bank customers in southern Illinois will soon see a change
12 Old National Branches to Open as First Mid Monday
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 15 days ago
WSIL -- Old National Bank customers in southern Illinois will soon see a change. On Monday, 12 local branches will reopen as First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust. Old National facilities in Carbondale, Carmi, Carterville, DeSoto, Harrisburg,... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Victims of Pope County Plane Crash IdentifiedUPDATE 10:35 p.m. THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015 WSIL -- The plane crash in Pope Co
Victims of Pope County Plane Crash Identified
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 15 days ago
UPDATE 10:35 p.m. THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015 WSIL -- The plane crash in Pope County late Sunday left many people wondering about the identities of the people on board that deadly flight. The Pope County Sheriff says the coroner, after some... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Weather Radios Recalled for Fire HazardWSIL -- A number of weather radios are being recalled due to a fire hazard. Th
Weather Radios Recalled for Fire Hazard
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 16 days ago
WSIL -- A number of weather radios are being recalled due to a fire hazard. The recall affects particular Ambient Weather radios, sold on Amazon from November 2012 through December 2013. The AC power adapter on those radios can overheat and catch... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Refinery Issue Causes Spike in Gas PricesWSIL -- Gas prices are expected to rise because of a problem at a BP refinery i
Refinery Issue Causes Spike in Gas Prices
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 17 days ago
WSIL -- Gas prices are expected to rise because of a problem at a BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana. The refinery is running at 44 percent of capacity after a unit that distills approximately 240,000 barrels of oil per day was shut down Saturday for... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Knock Hunger Out Game TonightMARION -- There are still two more chances to Knock Hunger Out of the Park. On
Knock Hunger Out Game Tonight
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 17 days ago
MARION -- There are still two more chances to Knock Hunger Out of the Park. On Wednesday, August 12 Southern Illinois Miners fans are asked to bring non-perishable food items to Rent One Park. Crosswalk Food Pantry in West Frankfort will benefit.... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Reeling in Crappie FishWSIL -- From bluegills to catfish, there's lots to catch at lakes in southern I
Reeling in Crappie Fish
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 18 days ago
WSIL -- From bluegills to catfish, there's lots to catch at lakes in southern Illinois. Today, we're going to tackle a lesson or two in crappie fishing. Professional crappie anglers Dan Dannenmueller and Garrett Steele tell us more about the planer... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
August 10, 2015WSIL -- Show Me's in Carbondale has been on an accelerated inspection schedule
August 10, 2015
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 18 days ago
WSIL -- Show Me's in Carbondale has been on an accelerated inspection schedule since the first of the year. In July, the Jackson County health inspector noted 16 different violations, giving the restaurant a score of 80. Critical violations include... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Tractor Trailer Catches Fire On I-57 Near Ina ExitWSIL -- A tractor trailer caught fire Saturday on I-57 near Ina, sending a larg
Tractor Trailer Catches Fire On I-57 Near Ina Exit
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 21 days ago
WSIL -- A tractor trailer caught fire Saturday on I-57 near Ina, sending a large cloud of smoke in the air. It's unclear what caused the fire. It happened on I-57 Southbound at exit ramp 83. The driver of the trailer supposedly tried to un-hook... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Union Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement, TheftWSIL -- A Hamilton County woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling money from the
Union Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement, Theft
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 22 days ago
WSIL -- A Hamilton County woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling money from the labor union where she worked. Carolyn Hall, 53, of McLeansboro, pleaded guilty Thursday to a one-count indictment charging her with theft and embezzlement. Hall was... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
WSIL Cobbler Cook OffWSIL -- On Thursday, Beck Simonds with the Cobden Lions Club challenged a few o
WSIL Cobbler Cook Off
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 22 days ago
WSIL -- On Thursday, Beck Simonds with the Cobden Lions Club challenged a few of us at WSIL to a peach cobbler bake off in honor of the Cobden Peach Festival. Of course, we couldn't wait to get in on the action. Ashley, producer Courtney and Amy hit... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
What To Know Before Working From HomeWSIL -- Today, more people are working at home than ever before. While it prov
What To Know Before Working From Home
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 22 days ago
WSIL -- Today, more people are working at home than ever before. While it provides convenience and no commute, there are some precautions you should take before you accept an offer too good to be true. Joey Keys with the Better Business Bureau has... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Interstate 24 Closed for Possible Explosive DeviceWSIL -- Interstate 24 is closed between Exit 45 and Exit 54 because of a police
Interstate 24 Closed for Possible Explosive Device
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 23 days ago
WSIL -- Interstate 24 is closed between Exit 45 and Exit 54 because of a police emergency. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says Kentucky State Police have requested a bomb squad respond to mile marker 47 on I-24 for a possible explosive device... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Community Health Systems to Spin Off 38 HospitalsWSIL -- Community Health Systems (CHS) has announced plans to spin off 38 hospi
Community Health Systems to Spin Off 38 Hospitals
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 24 days ago
WSIL -- Community Health Systems (CHS) has announced plans to spin off 38 hospitals to a new publicly traded hospital company. The hospitals, which include facilities in Anna, Marion, Mt. Vernon, and Red Bud, will become part of Quorum Health... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Colleagues Remember Marion Athletic DirectorWSIL -- Marion athletic director Mike Chornak passed away at the age of 56, fol
Colleagues Remember Marion Athletic Director
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 25 days ago
WSIL -- Marion athletic director Mike Chornak passed away at the age of 56, following a year-and-a-half battle with cancer. We spoke Monday with two men who knew Mike well. "I just feel like Mike embodied Marion athletics," said Marion head... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Marion Athletic Director, Mike Chornak Passes AwayWSIL -- Marion High School's athletic director, Mike Chornak, passed away on Su
Marion Athletic Director, Mike Chornak Passes Away
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 26 days ago
WSIL -- Marion High School's athletic director, Mike Chornak, passed away on Sunday. He had battled cancer for several years. The visitation will be Tuesday night from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in Wilson Gym. The funeral will be on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.,... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Mike Chornak Dies Due To CancerWSIL -- Marion High School's athletic director, Mike Chornak, passed away on Su
Mike Chornak Dies Due To Cancer
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 27 days ago
WSIL -- Marion High School's athletic director, Mike Chornak, passed away on Sunday. He had battled cancer for several years. The visitation will be Tuesday night from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in Wilson Gym. The funeral will be on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.,... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
2015 Martin's Moment Champion: Hamilton County's Football TeamWSIL -- Hamilton County's football team was crowned the 2015 Martin's Moment ch
2015 Martin's Moment Champion: Hamilton County's Football Team
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 28 days ago
WSIL -- Hamilton County's football team was crowned the 2015 Martin's Moment champion. Vienna-Goreville took a 20-16 lead on a touchdown in the final seconds of the 4th quarter, but Hamilton County got to midfield and on the final play of the game,... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Not Getting Burned By Your AC RepairWSIL -- With the extreme heat, air conditioning units have been working in over
Not Getting Burned By Your AC Repair
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 29 days ago
WSIL -- With the extreme heat, air conditioning units have been working in overdrive to keep things cool. After time, the heavy wear and tear can cause big problems, if you're not careful. Joey Keys with the Better Business Bureau tells us what you... Read more

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