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Obama, Hollande Say They Will Expand Attacks Against ISIS In Syria, Iraq

President Obama and French President François Hollande promised to increase cooperation and expand attacks against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.During a joint press conference with Hollande at the White House, Obama said that the United States and France "owe our freedom to each other."After the Paris attacks, Obama said, "our hearts broke too.""In that stadium, concert hall, restaurants and cafes we see our own," Obama said. "Today we stand with you."Hollande arrived in Washington on...
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Anna Police Dept.

The Anna Police Department is asking for the public's help with identifying three suspects believed to have been involved in a theft at the Anna Walmart Supercenter.

Illinois could see its already worst-in-the-nation credit rating sink further ... all the way to "junk" status.

The budget impasse may have claimed a new victim: an annual holiday shopping season sting on those illegally parking in handicapped spaces.

SIU Reviews: Aloha

Nov 25, 2015

If you're looking for some non-football, post turkey entertainment you might want to consider a trip to your local movie store.  In this edition of SIU Reviews, Film critic Walter Metz suggests checking out Cameron Crowe's 2015 romantic-comedy,  Aloha.
Walter Metz is a professor of Film Studies in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. More of his reviews are available on our webpage - wsiunews.org

WSIU Almanac: November 25th, 2015.

Nov 25, 2015

*Starting today and running through 2015 Centralia's Fantasy of Lights display will spread holiday cheer.  It takes place at Foundation Park in Centralia.  Call 618-532–3214 for more information.  You can also visit their special website: http://seecentralia.com/event/fantasy-of-lights/?instance_id=324


A southern Illinois man is one of two Libertarian political candidates suing the state of Illinois.

The state's medical marijuana law prohibits campaign donations from companies that grow or dispense cannabis.

U.S. Department of Justice

The top federal prosecutor in southern Illinois is stepping down next month to join a national law firm based in the St. Louis area.

Williamson County Sheriff's Office

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing woman.

At about 5 p.m. Monday, family members reported Jeannie Schuur as missing.

With medical marijuana now legally available in Illinois, the state's pilot program is hitting full stride.  In fact, according to national statistics, 23 states and the District of Columbia have some form of legal marijuana usage.

Monday was the first day to file petitions for statewide and federal political candidates in Illinois.


NPR News & Features

Downed Russian Military Jet Heightens Debate Over Syria No-Fly Zone

A Russian warplane shot down over the Turkish border on Tuesday crashed in an area of Syria that advocates want to protect with a no-fly zone, or even a "safe zone" — fenced off from attacks by the Syrian regime or extremist groups like the Islamic State.Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, Republican candidates Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham, and other voices including Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., all support a no-fly zone or safe zone in Syria.The theory is that a buffer zone...
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WSIU InFocus: Richard Falk

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Middle East Scholar Richard Falk.
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