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An ad that came out on Monday has gone viral this week in India. The topic? Open urination and defecation.

It goes like this. A group of guys heads out at the break of dawn to relieve themselves in the fields surrounding their village. But, as they start to undo their pajamas, they hear a metallic beat.

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On August 21st, 2017 a Total Solar Eclipse will pass over a large portion of the United States putting southern Illinois and Carbondale at the intersection of this rare event.

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A bill that would overhaul the way Illinois funds public schools passed a procedural hurdle Wednesday with bipartisan support.

A federal judge in Chicago Wednesday delayed a ruling on whether the state of Illinois should speed up hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid payments during the budget impasse.

 

Two years ago - Judge Joan Lefkow mandated the state to pay for Medicaid during the budget impasse.

SIU Football Recruit Killed in Indianapolis Shooting

May 24, 2017
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An Indianapolis high school Football star who'd signed with SIU has died after a shooting earlier this month in his hometown.

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On a rural road in Saline County, near the Pope County line, a Civil War Veteran is buried in a well-tended grave along the road.  In this feature, Award-Winning Carrier Mills History teacher Mark Motsinger talks of the significance of the local man who is buried there, John Jasper Fitzgerald.

The Illinois Senate has approved a $5 billion income tax increase to fund what Democrats say would be a balanced, $37.3 billion budget.

A Democratic majority pushed the measures through despite opposition from Republicans.

New legislation aims to keep more students at Illinois colleges and universities.

Democratic Representative Lou Lang says high school grads are leaving Illinois in droves for out of state schools...with up to 35 percent never returning. He says his three-pronged bill could help slow that trend.

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A Pulaski County man has been arrested in connection to a shooting this past weekend in Carbondale.

Carbondale Police say 24-year-old Devante Taylor of Olmsted is charged with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and No Valid Illinois Firearm Owner's ID.

Several of Illinois' Democratic candidates for governor are calling for president’s Trump’s impeachment. But the state’s senior U-S senator, Dick Durbin, isn’t going there — yet. It began last week with a statement from candidate J.B. Pritzker, who says impeachment is necessary to “preserve our democracy.”
That sentiment was echoed by fellow candidates Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar and state Sen. Daniel Biss, from Evanston.

The Illinois Senate's "grand bargain" budget compromise comes down to three pieces of legislation.

There's a $36.5 billion outline for spending in the fiscal year that begins July 1. The state hasn't had a budget since 2015 because of wrangling between Democratic lawmakers and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Housing Rehab Program Taking Applications

May 22, 2017

A housing repair program will help some low-income homeowners in Jackson, Perry, Randolph and Monroe Counties make needed repairs over the next two years.
 
Robert Schroeder says the state is funding the program at Western Egyptian Economic Opportunity Council through the Illinois Housing Development Authority - despite the lack of a state budget.

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Little Egypt Alliance of Farmers Creates On-line Farmers Market

Every year online shopping becomes more popular. A lot of stores are also offering the ability for customers to buy online and pick up in the store. Now local farmers are trying it out.

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