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Springfield, IL – GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH ANNOUNCED TODAY (YESTERDAY) A YOUTH JOBS PROGRAM. 10-THOUSAND SUMMER JOBS HAVE BEEN CREATED FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS THROUGH THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
TOM GREEN IS A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES. HE SAYS THERE ARE A VARIETY OF JOBS AVAILABLE FOR YOUTHS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 13 AND 22:

Terre Haute, IN – THE CITY OF TERRE HAUTE INDIANA IS THE SUBJECT OF AN UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY.

THE LONGSTANDING, LIGHTHEARTED FEUD BETWEEN ACTOR/COMEDIAN STEVE MARTIN AND THE CITY OF TERRE HAUTE INDIANA IS THE SUBJECT OF AN UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY.

Springfield, IL – The grandstand concert lineup for the 2008 Du Quoin State Fair is out.

Country singer and 2006 American Idol finalist Kellie Pickler will headline the show on August 27th. The following night it's veteran country group Sawyer Brown. Rock group P-O-D will take to the stage on August 29th and High School Musical star Corbin Bleu on August 30th.

The Du Quoin State Fair runs from August 22nd through September 1st.

Carbondale, IL – HARRISBURG IS IN FOR ABOUT 140 STATE JOBS.
GOVERNOR ROD BLAGOJEVICH IS ANNOUNCING THIS (Fri) AFTERNOON THAT MOST OF THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S TRAFFIC SAFETY DIVISION WILL RELOCATE FROM SPRINGFIELD.

THE DIRECTOR OF THE PAUL SIMON PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE MIKE LAWRENCE SAYS THE GOVERNOR REALLY DOES NOT HAVE MUCH TO LOSE IN THIS MOVE.

Carbondale, IL – THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT CAPE GIRARDEAU.
THE RIVER IS PROJECTED TO RISE TO AROUND 43-FEET BY
WEDNESDAY MORNING THEN BEGIN FALLING. FLOOD STATE IS 32-FEET.
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE BIG MUDDY RIVER NEAR MURPHYSBORO.
THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE TO 25-POINT-TWO FEET BY
TUESDAY EVENING THEN BEGIN FALLING. THAT COULD MEAN SOME MINOR FLOODING FOR HOUSES JUST DOWNSTREAM OF BRIDGE STREET IN MURPHYSBORO.

Lawrence County, IL – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for a levee failure along the Wabash River in Lawrence County.
The Warning is in effect until 12:30pm Friday, and focuses on an area 2-3 miles north of St. Francisville.
Officials say the levee along the west side of the Wabash River may fail this morning, sending water into the area to around Illinois Route 1.

Washington, D.C. – A southern Illinois Congressman is behind a bill to improve the rail service offered by Amtrak.

Collinsville Republican John Shimkus voted for the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008.

It would require Amtrak to implement an improved accounting and financial reporting system, submit a report on the revenues and costs of each route and to submit a five-year business plan.

Ina, IL – A previously closed campground at Rend Lake is re-opening...
The Army Corps of Engineers released funds that will allow for the opening of the South Marcum campground.
The Corps announced in February that the campground would be closed all season because of funding cuts. But the St. Louis District recently received some funds that were previously collected to pay for a new computer reservation system.
Rend lake will receive $51,500 and Carlyle Lake will receive $15,000.

Crossville, IL – A white county roadway is closed due to flooding.

The Illinois Department of Transportation says Route 14 east of Crossville near the Fox River Bridge will be closed indefinitely until the flood waters recede.

Motorists are urged to follow the marked detour route.

Carbondale – A WHITE COUNTY ROADWAY IS CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING.
THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SAYS ROUTE 14 EAST OF CROSSVILLE - NEAR THE FOX RIVER BRIDGE - WILL BE CLOSED INDEFINITELY UNTIL THE FLOOD WATERS RECEDE.
MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO FOLLOW THE MARKED DETOUR ROUTE.

Carbondale – WSIU TV CHANNEL 8 AND D-TV CHANNEL 40 WILL BE OFF THE AIR ON MONDAY, JUNE 16TH BEGINNING AT 5:30AM.
THE OUTAGE IS FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE WORK ON THE TV STATION'S ANTENNA.
THE OUTAGE IS EXPECTED TO LAST FOR SEVERAL HOURS.
WSIU TV REGRETS THE INCONVENIENCE. MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE OUTAGE WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE ON-LINE AT WSIU.ORG

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