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For a span of some four months earlier this year, demonstrators swarmed Venezuela's city streets in protest of ballooning inflation, diminishing food and President Nicolas Maduro's tightening grasp on power — until, that is, Maduro's efforts to derail the opposition bore fruit. By August the protests ebbed from view, as a new lawmaking body packed with Maduro's preferred politicians took the country's reins.

Still, while the protests have all but disappeared, the economic woes that helped inspire them remain as obstinate as ever.

The Trump Organization is severing ties with the controversial Trump SoHo building in New York City.

The development, which is a hybrid hotel-condominium building where owners of units can only live in their properties for a certain amount of time each year, has the potential to be a thorn in the side of President Trump — linking him to murky financing arrangements, allegations of fraud and a Russian-born developer with a criminal past.

Retailers To Online Shoppers: Be Patient With Delivery, Get Perks

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After UPS announced that it would enact surcharges during peak holiday delivery times, online retailers have been considering their options carefully.

Now a few have arrived on a solution: Give that gift a few more days to arrive, and we'll reward you!

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Carbondale Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery over the weekend at the Staples retail store.

Officers say they were sent to the store at around 6:30 Saturday evening.

While a bachelor's degree isn't the only path to a good job, a new report says Illinois could use some more well-paid, blue-collar jobs.

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With a national focus on gun violence, some Illinois lawmakers say now is the time for change.

Despite recent mass shootings, the legislature's fall veto session ended without any changes to gun laws in the state.

A Grand Tower man is in custody after leading authorities on a slow speed pursuit through the Jackson County community.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department says 29-year-old Keith Ticer is jailed on two unrelated warrants, but additional charges are expected.

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SIU, the City of Carbondale and VFW Post 2605 held a joint Veterans Day ceremony Friday at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Carbondale.

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The Houston Astros just won their first World Series championship, dethroning the defending champion Chicago Cubs.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson tells us how although the Cubs dominate the headlines in Chicago, it was the city's other team that gave its baseball fans their first World Series title at the beginning of the 20th century.

In a special investigation, State Journal-Register reporter Dean Olsen looks into problems with a herpes vaccine research study. The study was headed by William Halford, who has since died.

Women in the Illinois Senate plan to advance their voices in leadership with the creation of their own caucus.

Women on both sides of the aisle say they’ve had a significant role in crafting policy, but may not always get the credit they deserve.

Cambria's village board has approved a controversial tax increment financing district - despite vocal opposition from numerous groups.

The district, known as a TIF, would freeze property tax rates for homes throughout the community.

Veterans Legal Aid Network Launches.

Nov 9, 2017
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A new legal consortium has been launched in Illinois to help Illinois veterans with legal issues, as they transition from soldier to civilian.  The Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network is available to any Illinois veteran, active duty veteran, National Guard member , or Reservist.  The program also helps dependents.

As long as the applying veteran does not have a dishonorable discharge, they can call a special toll-free telephone number:   855-452-3526.  The toll-free hotline is staffed by attorneys Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 4:30PM.

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