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Doctors and nurses at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale conducted a drill in dealing with babies and mothers in distress.

Tuesday's mock scenario - in collaboration with St. Louis Children's Hospital - involved a baby with an abdominal wall defect in which the intestines are outside the body.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says the state's proposal for Amazon's second headquarters is strong.

States still have a few days to submit their bids so Governor Rauner says he doesn't want to give too much away about Illinois and Chicago's proposal. He says this will be a lengthy process.

Newly-released campaign finance reports show it’ll take a lot of money to be the next governor of Illinois.
 

Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar dropped out of the governor’s race last week because he couldn’t raise enough money.

The state of Illinois has taken another step toward improving its financial situation — selling bonds to help pay down the backlog of overdue bills.

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Dozens of veterans and volunteers from southern Illinois visited to Washington as a part of the region's second Honor Flight.

The union that represents tenured and tenure-track faculty at SIU Carbondale says a new campus reorganization plan needs more work before it's put in place.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has spent much of the past few years bad-mouthing the Illinois economy — saying his agenda would turn things around. But not everyone in his administration is sounding the alarm.

The Jackson County Health Department says now is the time to get a flu shot for the upcoming season.

Director of Nursing Karen Brown says it's difficult to predict the severity of each flu season. But, she says the best thing to do is get the vaccine before any positive cases hit the community.

The Illinois state treasurer is urging legislators to override one of Governor Bruce Rauner’s recent vetoes. Democrat Mike Frerichs says the legislation is needed to help people claim life insurance benefits.

A southern Illinois lawmaker is part of a newly established task force that will try to increase the use of Illinois coal.

House Minority Leader Jim Durkin appointed Representative Dave Severin of Benton to the group that will study the costs and benefits of using the latest scrubber technology to allow Illinois coal mined in the state to be burned in the state as well.

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