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A group of LGBT migrants who were part of the massive caravan slowly marching toward the U.S. made it to the coastal border city of Tijuana on Sunday. They are the first of more than 3,600 Central Americans to reach the northern border of Mexico.

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And today a pro-Trump super PAC called Great America Alliance released this ad attacking Broward County election supervisor Brenda Snipes.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that effective Tuesday morning it will close four vehicle lanes at the Southern border with Mexico at Tijuana to prepare for the migrants working their way north to the United States.

The travelers have said they plan to ask for asylum.

Three northbound lanes will be closed at San Ysidro and another lane at Otay Mesa will also be closed to install "port hardening infrastructure equipment," the agency said in a statement.

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A Kansas man pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting a Carbondale Police officer in 2016.

The Jackson County State's Attorney says 24-year-old Alex Karcher of Salina, Kansas pleaded guilty to aggravated battery to a police officer; aggravated discharge of a firearm and conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver more than five thousand grams of a substance containing cannabis.

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Public college students in Illinois are being split into two separate and unequal tracks, according to new research released Tuesday.


A southern Illinois native will help Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker's transition team be prepared to serve veterans right out of the gate.

Pritzker and Lt. Governor-elect Juliana Stratton announced the members of the Serving Illinois' Heroes Committee.

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Weather conditions are aligning for a potential winter storm throughout the region Wednesday night into Thursday. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued.

Kelly Hooper with the National Weather Service in Paducah says three to four inches of snow are possible with it starting around the evening commute.

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The SIU Forestry Club held its 3rd annual tree walk and demonstration in October.

Over 180 fourth graders from Carruthers Elementary School in Murphysboro had a special “Tree Walk” tour of campus.

E-Cigarette Use Soars Among Illinois Teens

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E-cigarettes are setting anti-smoking efforts back by as much as a decade.


That’s what researchers found after analyzing this year’s Illinois Youth Survey.


Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker now tops Donald Trump as the richest politician in America. Pritzker’s wealth has led to more questions about the role of money in politics, and led critics to question how much the Democrat’s personal wealth may have influenced his election win against Gov. Bruce Rauner.

SIU-C to Join 1 Day Stand on Nov. 14

Nov 12, 2018

SIU is hosting a campaign this week to help smokers quit.

Brianna Sinche, the school's wellness coordinator and tobacco cessation educator, says the program is through the American Cancer Society which works with college campuses across the nation to have a completely smoke free campus for one day.

This week’s election was expected to bring a second “Year of the Woman” to American politics.

After Tuesday, here’s what that looks like in Illinois: The state’s congressional delegation added one woman, and there will be at least one, maybe up to three, more women serving in Springfield come January.

Southern Illinois University will begin its search for a permanent president soon, and at the same time leaders say they're working to find an interim chancellor for the Carbondale campus.


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