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Road closure in Carbondale Friday, Monday, Tuesday

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The City of Carbondale is still working to replace the sanitary sewer along Oak Street. For this reason, North Poplar Street from Main to Pecan streets will be closed Friday February 22 and also on Monday and Tuesday: February 25, 26. Oak Street, from Poplar to Almond streets, wi


Snoop Dog is coming to the Illinois State Fair

SPRINGFIELD (WREX) — Rap icon Snoop Dogg is coming to the 2019 Illinois State Fair. Snoop Dogg and Friends will perform Friday, Aug. 16 on the Grandstand stage. Since 1993, Snoop Dogg has released 17 studio albums, sold more than 35 million albums worldwide, reached No. 1 on Billboard charts, and re


Oak Street to close in some places in Carbondale as sanitary sewer work continues

The city of Carbondale is closing Oak Street in some places in the coming days as the city continues work to replace the sanitary sewer. According to a news release from the city, North Poplar Street from Marion to Pecan streets will be closed to through traffic on Friday, Feb. 22, and from Feb. 25


SIU enrollment drops again for Spring 2019

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- There are fewer students on the SIU campus this semester. For Spring 2019, SIU spokesperson, Rae Goldsmith tells News 3, there are 11,795 students enrolled. That is down 11.63 percent compared to spring enrollment from 2018. Goldsmith says spring enrollment is always lower becaus


Governor proposes tax on plastic bags

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants lawmakers to pass a statewide tax on plastic bags. Pritzker wants to tax people five cents for every plastic bag they use when they're shopping.


Aces set for non-conference weekend in Carbondale

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -Another slight schedule change has taken place as the University of Evansville softball team prepares for three non-conference games this weekend in Carbondale, Ill. UE’s original trip that was set for Chattanooga has been cancelled to the forecast of inclement weather.


Illinois lawmaker speaks out against Governor Pritzker's state budget

An Illinois lawmaker is speaking out against Governor JB Pritzker’s state budget for 2020. State Representative Darren Bailey says Pritzker’s budget proposes more taxes, expanding gambling to include sports betting and promoting the use of marijuana.


Tree trimming experts share advice on pruning trees

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- High winds and thunderstorms often happen in the spring in southern Illinois, and that may have you thinking about some problematic tree branches around your property.


Former Sesser Mayor Ned Mitchell doesn't stand to lose his pension if convicted of drug, weapons charges

SESSER — Despite being charged with drug- and weapons-related crimes, former Sesser Mayor Ned Mitchell does not stand to lose his state-funded pensions. Mitchell was charged earlier this month with five felonies after a search of his house in January led to his arrest. Mitchell was charged with felo


Governor removes two SIU board members

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Gov. JB Pritzker makes changes to the SIU Board of Trustees. He removed Tom Britton and Marsha Ryan Tuesday, two people who were appointed by former Gov. Bruce Rauner but never approved by the state senate.


Scratch off winners won’t get paid in Illinois, for now

Due to equipment upgrades, winners of scratch off Illinois lottery tickets will have to wait a bit. Because they won’t get paid immediately, as is typical for that style of ticket.


Gas Tax: How Much More Illinois Residents Pay To Fill Up

ILLINOIS — Crossing state lines could increase or decrease how much you pay for gas. A new report from 24/7 Wall Street looked at which states have the highest and lowest gas taxes and found that drivers in some states end up paying 50-75 percent more than others.


9 Illinois State Troopers hit when handling roadside incidents

ILLINOIS (WICS/WRSP) -- Scott’s Law, otherwise known as the ‘Move Over’ Law, mandates when approaching a vehicle on the side of the road with flashing lights, you must slow down and move over.


Giant Slide sold, will remain at Illinois State Fairgrounds

While it attracted interest from across the country, the Giant Slide at the Illinois State Fairgrounds will remain in Springfield under new ownership. Prairie State Bank and Trust confirmed Thursday that a Minnesota man has agreed to buy the iconic slide and continue to operate it on the state fairg


Indivisible Carbondale protests wall, calls on Mike Bost to support HR 1 proposal

Nearly 11 protestors gathered outside Representative Mike Bost’s Main Street office Monday calling for Bost to support the HR 1 proposal and stop supporting President Trump. The HR 1 proposal is intended to present solutions to common political problems in the areas of voting, political money, redis


Carbondale, IL man arrested for aggravated battery of a police officer

MARION, IL (KFVS) - A southern Illinois man has been arrested for several crimes including aggravated battery of a police officer. According to Marion, Illinois police, Jonathan Brown, 35, of Carbondale was arrested for resisting a police officer, aggravated battery of a police officer, criminal dam


Illinois State Police ups Scott's Law enforcement

WTVO/WQRF - Move over or slow down, that's what Scott's Law requires drivers to do for stopped cars in Illinois. Illinois State Police Captain Carl Heintz says too many times troopers lives are put in danger when drivers don't follow the 'Move Over' law.


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


Medical marijuana growers are lobbying for licenses that also would allow them to control supply of recreational pot in Illinois

Medical marijuana growers, once banned from making political contributions, are now spending money to influence the expected legalization of recreational cannabis in Illinois in an effort to keep that market to themselves — at least temporarily.


CDC Reports Chronic Wasting Disease In Central Illinois

CDC Reports Chronic Wasting Disease In Central Illinois. (Washington, D.C.) — The CDC is confirming CWD in central Illinois. Federal regulators yesterday released a list of counties with confirmed cases of Chronic Wasting Disease. The list comes with a warning that people should not eat any meat fro