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As floodwaters from former-Hurricane Florence's massive rains continue to flow through the Carolinas, the end of the storm's damage is nowhere in sight.

Kathy Mattea has been successfully making music for a long time. Her first gold album came out in 1987. She won her first Grammy in 1990. For a while, she was putting out albums every year or two. But Mattea's latest LP, Pretty Bird, out now, is the country artist's first release in six years — and it almost didn't come out at all.

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In his latest commentary, Ornithologist Dr. Mike Baltz takes a close look at an ancient survival mechanism that birds use to survive:  migration.

As of Monday, there are 50 days until Election Day. And in the race for Illinois governor, debate season is finally getting underway.

Illinois’ public universities have finished tallying up their student bodies for the new school year, and once again it’s a mix of winners and losers.

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A Jackson County jury Thursday found a Murphysboro man guilty of killing his parents in their home last year.

Former St. Louis Cardinal and Los Angeles Dodger player Wally Moon passed away earlier this year. The Arkansas native took advantage of the oddly configured Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to hit dozens of home runs.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson talks about how ballplayers at all levels are used to playing on uniquely shaped diamonds.

Governor Bruce Rauner attempted to reset his election campaign Thursday.

Rauner gathered about 65 supporters in a hotel ballroom in downtown Chicago.

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Illinois wildlife managers are closely watching for signs of a 100 % fatal disease in deer, known as Chronic Wasting Disease.  The disease eventually renders the native White-Tailed Deer unable to run and to behave normally.

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The U.S. House passed legislation Thursday that strengthens infrastructure at America's ports, locks, dams and waterways.

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For the first time in school history, the Saluki men's golf team is ranked the number one team in the country according to the Golfweek rankings.

SIU's rating is 67.90. Campbell University is second at 68.11 followed in the top five by Indiana, Missouri and Bowling Green.

SIU employees will get a pay raise, and the university's Board of Trustees unanimously approved a formal budget during Thursday's meeting in Edwardsville.

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