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Judge Scolds Comptroller's Office for Non-Compliance

Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger says she'll comply with a federal judge's order - and write checks for services for people with developmental disabilities.
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United Way organizations on both sides of the Mississippi River are asking for help in meeting the needs of their communities.

 A last-minute appointment former Governor Pat Quinn made after losing last year's election has spurred a new law.

Lou Bertuca was a political operative, a key player in Quinn's ultimately failed campaign.

Shortly before Quinn left the governor's mansion, he helped make sure Bertuca had his next job locked up.

Five people have been arrested for their involvement in a fight last weekend at a federal housing complex in Murphysboro.

Childcare providers in southern Illinois say their futures are in doubt thanks to the ongoing budget impasse.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner's office says lawmakers' plan to restore cuts to child care services shows Democrats' resolve to "claw their way to a massive tax hike.''

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Salem Police

Salem Police are warning area residents to be careful when paying at the pump at area gas stations.  Police say credit card skimmers have been successfully used in the area.

A Federal Grant totalling $608,466 has been awarded to the Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market to help older workers ease back into the workforce.  WSIU's Kevin Boucher recently spoke to the Grants Coordinator, Tracy Norris about how this money will impact southern Illinois.

Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger's office says it's unable to pay social service agencies as directed by a court order because it can't find the funds.

Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon has released the identity of the man killed in a Sunday night shooting in Centralia.

WSIU Seeks Donations for Classic Vinyl & Media Sale

Aug 25, 2015

WSIU Seeks Donations for Classic Vinyl & Media Sale
Sale Scheduled for September 12 & 13 at University Mall in Carbondale

Carbondale, Ill. -- Wanted! Your gently used stereo equipment, record albums, CDs, DVDs, cassettes, electronic games, and audio books for WSIU Public Radio's 8th Annual SIRIS Classic Vinyl & Media Sale, coming to the University Mall in Carbondale on Saturday, September 12 from 10am-9pm and Sunday, September 13 from noon-5:30pm.

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WSIU InFocus: We Introduce You to Southeast Missouri State's New President

Southeast Missouri State University hired Dr. Carlos Vargas as its 18th school president in March. The longtime educator officially took over the position on July 1st from Dr. Ken Dobbins, who had led the Cape Girardeau based school since 1999. WSIU's Brad Palmer talked with Vargas about his first full-time university leadership position.
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Virginia Television Station Holds Moment Of Silence To Honor Slain Journalists

A Virginia television station that found itself in the news yesterday held a moment of silence during its 6 a.m. newscast to remember reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, who were shot and killed during a live broadcast.The Associated Press reports:"During the moment of silence, WDBJ showed photos of the two victims during the live broadcast of its 'Mornin" show."Just before the moment of silence, anchor Kim McBroom joined hands with weatherman Leo Hirsbrunner and anchor Steve...
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