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Two U.S. congressmen visited the Marion VA Medical Center Tuesday as part of a Veterans Listening Tour.

Congressman Mike Bost of Murphysboro hosted House Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Phil Roe from Tennessee to learn more about the effort to reform hiring practices at the facility.

Lawmakers are summoning University of Illinois officials to Springfield to discuss a new public-private innovation center near downtown Chicago.

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Faculty and staff at SIU Edwardsville say they no longer have confidence in the university's board of trustees - and are asking the Illinois General Assembly to put pressure on the board when it comes to distributing state funds.

The Eclipse: One Year and 30-Thousand People Later.

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Exactly one year ago, tens of thousands of visitors came to Carbondale, and the southern Illinois area to witness the Total Solar Eclipse.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news for Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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State lawmakers say hours of testimony Monday on the SIU Carbondale campus will help as the group shapes the future of higher education funding in Illinois.

Missouri authorities are investigating a potential connection between an ongoing salmonella outbreak and a church picnic.

The Southeast Missourian reports that the number of people confirmed sick in Perry County Missouri has risen to 50.

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The St. Louis District Dairy Council is ready to help southern Illinois schools get off to a nutritionally strong academic year.

The dairy council's Jaelyn  Munson says the agency works with Food Service Directors on ways to promote dairy products in school meals.

Overdose Training at State Fair

Aug 20, 2018
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This year, the Illinois state fair has everything from fried food to overdose training. 

Health Department officials set up at the fair to teach people about naloxone. The drug can be used to treat opioid overdoses, whether they are from illegal drugs like heroin or an overdose of prescription medication. 

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During the first half of 2018 there were over 50 incidents of gunfire on school grounds across the country.

With those number typically rising every year the Illinois State Police are taking a proactive approach to protect students.

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