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Butler weighs in on potential Marion mayor candidates

MARION -- The race for mayor isn't for another 19 months but candidates are already lining up to replace the longest-serving mayor this state has ever seen. Since 1963, Bob Butler has been the leading government official in Marion but he plans to step down in 2019 after his 14th term. Councilmen Ang

WSIL TV - 2017-09-18 07:02:00

Live2Lead event coming to southern Illinois

CARTERVILLE -- In just a few weeks, a leadership development event is coming to southern Illinois. It's called Live2Lead and the simulcast will include the likes of John Maxwell, Dave Ramsey and former NFL star Warrick Dunn. There's a local component too, which will feature Russell Williams. The eve

WSIL TV - 2017-09-19 15:21:00

Newest class of Leaders Among Us recognized at Regional Chamber Luncheon

CARTERVILLE - The 2017 class of Leaders Among Us was introduced by The Southern Illinoisan on Tuesday during the Regional Chambers of Commerce Luncheon in Carterville. "Each year, we solicit nominations and it becomes more difficult to pick the winners," said Tom English, executive editor of The Sou

THE SOUTHERN - 2017-09-19 22:50:00

Keeping fall plants beautiful all season long

HERRIN -- Fall begins at the end of the week. You may have already noticed leaves turning in some places, as people begin to decorate with heartier plants for cooler temperatures. So what can you do to make sure your fall plants stay healthy and beautiful all season long? Lots of fall gardens featur

WSIL TV - 2017-09-20 01:52:00

AP Interview: Lavrov hints US-Russia 'Tit-for-tat' could end

NEW YORK (AP) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that he heard positive news in President Donald Trump's United Nations address: "that the U.S. would not impose its way of life on others." "I think it's a very welcome statement, which we haven'

WSIL TV - 2017-09-20 05:02:00

FCC Commissioner tours Saline County 911 center

SALINE COUNTY -- The head of the Federal Communications Commission made a stop in Harrisburg Tuesday, seeing firsthand, the challenges of providing emergency service in rural areas. The next gen 911 center in Harrisburg is one of the first of it's kind in southern Illinois, it's why Federal Communic

WSIL TV - 2017-09-20 01:35:00

Police give room to St. Louis protests until trouble starts

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police have given demonstrators in the latest St. Louis protests a wide berth, applying a lesson learned in nearby Ferguson to offer protesters ample room to have their say, at least until trouble starts. But critics complain that the tactic comes with an unjust catch: If vandalism

WSIL TV - 2017-09-19 22:52:00

White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family's home in a string of attacks last week that police say may have been racially motivated. A law enforcement official said authorities found a handwr

WSIL TV - 2017-09-19 22:52:00

The Latest: Mexico's president says 22 dead at fallen school

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Mexico's president says 22 people have died at a school that collapsed in the nation's capital due to Tuesday's 7.1 earthquake. President Enrique Pena Nieto said that two of the bodies found wer

WSIL TV - 2017-09-19 21:52:00

After Irma, Florida Jews seek respite in High Holy Days

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - During Hurricane Irma, Temple Shalom served as a sanctuary of a different kind. When the storm changed course at the last minute, the Naples synagogue suddenly became an emergency shelter. As power stayed off for days, the Reform temple, which had only minimal damage, was a place

WSIL TV - 2017-09-19 21:52:00

149 killed as 7.1 magnitude quake fells buildings in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A powerful earthquake shook central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings in plumes of dust and killing at least 149 people. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped. Dozens of buildings tumbled into mounds of rubble or were severely

WSIL TV - 2017-09-19 21:32:00

Illinois reports first human West Nile virus death of year

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois public health officials say a Kankakee County resident is the first Illinoisan to die from West Nile virus this year in the state. The Illinois Department of Public Health said Tuesday that the resident tested positive for the disease and died earlier this month. Th

WSIL TV - 2017-09-19 20:40:00

Huntsman says Moscow's meddling led to low level of trust

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, told Congress on Tuesday that Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to the lack of trust between the two former Cold War foes. Appearing before the Senate For

WSIL TV - 2017-09-19 18:23:00

The Latest: Pence says White House 'all in' on repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local): 1:26 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration is "all in" on a last-ditch effort by Republicans to undermine former President Barack Obama's health care law

WSIL TV - 2017-09-19 17:53:00

The Latest: Trump's talks of UN 'potential' at luncheon

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local): 1:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is hailing the "unlimited potential" of the United Nations at a luncheon. Trump says at the Tuesday gathering hosted by the U.N. secretary general that he has been a cr

WSIL TV - 2017-09-19 17:32:00

Trump lawyer: Senate panel delays private interview

WASHINGTON (AP) - An abandoned proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential election was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more," the personal lawyer for President Donald Trump was expected to tell congressional staff on Tuesday. Michael Cohen appeared Tuesday mornin

WSIL TV - 2017-09-19 17:12:00

Moscow unveils monument to Kalashnikov, designer of AK-47

MOSCOW (AP) - The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia's most renowned and reviled inventions. By some estimates, the AK-47 and its versions account for about one-fifth of the world's firearms, the rugged a

WSIL TV - 2017-09-19 16:12:00

GOP governors launch 'news' site critics call propaganda

ATLANTA (AP) - Republican governors are getting into the "news" business. The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a media outlet and is branded as such on social media. The Free Telegraph blares headlines about the virtues of GOP governors, whi

WSIL TV - 2017-09-19 13:12:00

3 people charged with inciting riot after Georgia Tech vigil

ATLANTA (AP) - Three people face charges of inciting a riot and battery of an officer after violent clashes with campus police at Georgia Tech following a vigil for a student fatally shot by officers, a university spokesman said Tuesday. Police shot and killed Scout Schultz, 21, Saturday night after

WSIL TV - 2017-09-19 11:52:00

For a new Key West resident, Irma was her welcome-to-town

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Prudence Duchene will never forget the day she moved to Key West. It was Aug. 30 - the day a storm brewing in the Atlantic got named Irma. Duchene, 22, was actually waiting to board her Florida-bound flight from Albany International Airport when she saw the news that the newly

WSIL TV - 2017-09-19 11:52:00