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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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The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the Illinois High School Association has no obligation to release internal documents.

The court said the IHSA is not subject to Freedom of Information laws, calling it a private non-profit, not a governmental body.  FOIA, as it's often called, allows anyone to request records related to government work.

Mobile Clinics Connect Hopeful Marijuana Patients With Doctors

May 18, 2017
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Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media

Medical marijuana has now been available in Illinois for about 18 months. But many around the state, particularly in Southern Illinois, say they can't find a doctor in their area to help them. A few groups have found a way to change that -- they're now bringing doctors directly to the patients with qualifying conditions.

The Senate has approved a $36.5 billion budget that was initiated by minority Republicans. But, it turned down authority to implement it.

The Democratic-controlled chamber voted 31-21 to approve the proposed outlay for the year that begins July 1.

A woman who was instrumental in the development of Title IX says the SIU athletic department may have an uphill battle in defending against a complaint it violated the 1972 law.

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is investigating a Title IX complaint against Saluki athletics following a decision to eliminate the men's and women's tennis teams earlier this year.

SIU President Randy Dunn has revealed more information about the search for a new chancellor on the Carbondale campus.

In an email sent to the campus community Tuesday, Dunn wrote that one of the originally named finalists- Carl Pinkert from the University of Alabama - has withdrawn his name from further consideration.

The Illinois Senate has scheduled a do-over for some pieces of legislation that are part of the so-called grand bargain budget compromise.

Democrats who control the Senate on Tuesday used a procedure to move bills that have already been approved by the Senate back into position for votes again.

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Carbondale Police

Carbondale Police say a missing man has been found.

Officers say Illinois State Police found 78-year-old Lee Batie Tuesday in central Illinois.

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The U-S Forest Service's Little Grand Canyon, located in southern Jackson County, is very popular with both locals, and outdoor enthusiasts from around the state as WSIU's Kevin Boucher explains.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she's seeking a fifth term next year.

Madigan revealed her 2018 plans last week during an unrelated news conference in Chicago. The Democrat is already the longest-serving attorney general in the state's history.

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State Journal-Register

The Illinois State Board of Elections is fining Auditor General Frank Mautino's former campaign committee.

A complaint alleges he failed to properly report some 380-thousand dollars in spending.

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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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