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A rare condition causing weakness in the arms or legs — and sometimes paralysis — has been confirmed in 62 children so far this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

One child has died of the condition, called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM.

President Trump launched a war of name-calling on Tuesday with porn actress Stormy Daniels and her attorney as he exulted after a judge threw out Daniels' defamation lawsuit against the president.

Trump said on Twitter that he welcomed the opportunity to take the offense against Daniels — whom he called "Horseface" — and lawyer Michael Avenatti in Texas, where Daniels lives.

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The political arm of the United Mine Workers of America has endorsed incumbent Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost.

The National Council of Coal Miners Political Action Committee threw its support behind the Murphysboro republican Tuesday at the Coal Miners Memorial Park in Sesser.

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Governor Bruce Rauner was in Marion Tuesday to receive the endorsement of advocates of the second amendment.

At the Marion American Legion Post, Rauner said he's proud to be endorsed by the Illinois State Rifle Association; the Federal Firearms Licensees of Illinois; gun dealers across the state and supports of conceal carry.

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Carbondale Police are asking for help in identifying a suspect wanted for using someone else's credit card on October 4th in the 1200 block of East Main Street.

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Kevin Boucher reports on the morning's news and weather for Tuesday October 16th, 2018.

A southern Illinois congressional candidate is welcoming a civil rights icon to the region for a rally to get out the vote.


Hardin County has become a target county for a federal grant responding to opioid use disorder according to the Family Counseling Center.

President Donald Trump’s administration will “unleash the power of E15,” allowing the 15 percent gasoline-ethanol blend to be sold year-round.

The announcement, made public this week at a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, is being welcomed by corn growers and biofuel groups. But it may take longer for farmers like Kelly Nieuwenhuis of Primghar, Iowa, to feel the positive impact of E15 than they would like.

There’s good news for hemp growers across the U.S. who are preparing for harvest. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration removed some cannabidiol, or CBD, from the most restrictive class on Thursday, allowing for the first cannabis-derived pharmaceutical to be sold in U.S. markets.

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Oct 13, 2018

Illinois Newsroom holds Listening Sessions across the state to hear what's top of mind for community members. 

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is hosting a vigil Friday evening in memory of Chancellor Carlo Montemagno.


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