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A drug used to combat opioid overdoses will be more readily available in Illinois.

The Illinois Department of Public Health is releasing a standing order for naloxone...commonly known as narcan.

A federal grand jury now accuses the alleged kidnapper of Yingying Zhang of murdering her as well.

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Illinois politicians continue reacting to Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Responses are falling down party lines.

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Organizers of Williamson County's Traffic Safety Days are honoring one of their partners with the 10th annual event logo.
 
The logo, unveiled Tuesday at the sheriff's office in Marion, features a tractor-trailer from Thomason Express.

One person was hurt in a fall Monday in the area of Little Grand Canyon.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department says Tempest Kipp-Evans had to be carried out using a stokes basket late Monday afternoon.

This month, SIU is kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with several activities.

SIU Hosts Vigil for Las Vegas Victims

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Just one day after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, SIU held a vigil for students to express their feelings.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and WSIU radio recently visited with Scott Bridges, Interim Chief Information Officer and Director of Information Security at SIU Carbondale.

As older folks in Illinois age and make more trips to the hospital or to see a doctor, questions may come up about their health care options and insurance coverage.

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A leading worldwide researcher on total solar eclipses will visit southeast Missouri to gather input from area residents on what they experienced during the August 21st event.

Kate Russo says she enjoys watching people describe their first total solar eclipses because it was transformative for her.

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Thursday that it will again take up a case from Illinois that seeks to do away with mandatory fees for public sector unions.

Nearly half of the states in the country allow them. The unions argue the bargaining process benefits all workers, even if they are non-members.

Governor Bruce Rauner's decision to sign House Bill 40 may have political implications for him in next year's election.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that would provide state health insurance and Medicaid coverage for abortions.

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Energy experts in Illinois are kicking off an 18-month study about how to produce and harness the next generation of energy in the state.

Chapin Rose, the Republican state senator from Mahoment, says he's filing a measure designed to launch major changes in higher education.

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A legal expert visited the SIU School of Law to discuss what he considers a troubling trend.

John Malcolm is the vice president of the Institute for Constitutional Government at the Heritage Foundation. He talked to the students Wednesday about the Perils of Over-Criminalization.

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Two southern Illinois courthouses re-opened Wednesday after a bomb threat.

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WSIU's Brad Palmer reports on a medical professional from New Zealand, who recently visited Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville, MO to talk about her work with health robots assisting patients with dementia.

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A two-semi crash on Interstate 57 in Franklin County Thursday morning sent two people to the hospital and shut down the northbound lanes for nearly seven hours.

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Dr. Carlo Montemagno delivered his first State of The University Address on Tuesday September 26th, 2017, at Shryock Auditorium. 

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Veterans and military personnel interested in starting a small business learned some tips on how to get the process started.

The Small Business Development Center at SIU-Carbondale hosted the Veterans Small Business Roadshow Tuesday.

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Illinois' two U-S Senators want the Trump Administration to do more to address the housing crisis in Cairo.

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says athletes who are protesting during the National Anthem are insulting the country.

Rauner’s most recent disclosure of where all his money comes from shows he’s a part owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Bulls.

New guidance from the U.S. Department of Education means colleges and universities are taking another look at their sexual assault policies.

SIU President Randy Dunn says the new directives - which reverse some of the changes from the Obama Administration - will mean leaders on each of SIU's campuses will need to update their policies.

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The Public Interest Legal Foundation says it placed 22 Illinois counties on notice for holding more registered voters than adult residents in their respective jurisdictions.

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Republican Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana are defending their proposal to replace Obamacare today in a Senate hearing.  The Senate Finance Committee begins its deliberations on the bill around 2:00 PM Eastern Time.

The federal government has cut the advertising budget for the Affordable Care Act. A health care group says that means more people have to spread the word about open enrollment. Illinois Public Radio's Mark Schultz has more.

One of the defense attorneys for Rod Blagojevich during the former governor’s corruption trial is running for Illinois attorney general.

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Officials at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville are offering a semester's free tuition and fees for information in a case involving a racial slur.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a new Illinois law that will let adults earn high school diplomas instead of general-education certificates.

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