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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a stern warning for President Trump on Sunday: Do not try to retaliate against the intelligence community official whose anonymous complaint helped spur the impeachment inquiry.

"I will make sure he does not intimidate the whistleblower," Pelosi said in an interview on CBS's Face the Nation. "I told the president, you're in my wheelhouse when you come after the whistleblower."

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Unemployed veterans in southern Illinois had a chance to learn more about the career opportunities available in the construction trade.

The Illinois Laborers' Union and the Illinois Department of Employment Security hosted a job fair Friday at the Laborers' Training Center in Marion.

Carbondale Police are searching for two suspects wanted for invading a home Wednesday evening.

A southern Illinois project did not win the Governor's Hometown Cup Award.

A Summer Food Service Program provided by the Harrisburg School District was one of four finalists for the award, which involves the best projects in each of the four population divisions across the state.

Democratic state Senate President John Cullerton has announced he's stepping down from the Illinois Legislature.

In the midst of #MeToo movement and several high-profile sexual misconduct cases involving its own faculty, the University of Illinois is announcing recently released recommendations that would change how the university handles cases of sexual harassment and misconduct. Recommendations include prohibiting confidentiality agreements that keep findings of misconduct secret, and a system for tracking and disclosing findings of misconduct on a "need-to-know" basis.

Carbondale Police

A Cape Girardeau man has been arrested on charges of Concealing or Aiding a Fugitive related to the death of Keon Cooper in Carbondale earlier this month.

Carbondale Police say 30-year-old Thomas Durrell Evans, Jr. is currently in the Cape Girardeau County Jail awaiting extradition to southern Illinois.

Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

This is National Apprenticeship Week and leaders from across southern Illinois met Thursday at the Laborers' Training Center in Marion, home of the Illinois Laborers' and Contractors Apprenticeship Program.


The seven southernmost counties in Illinois are considered a hot spot for Colon Cancer.

The Southern Seven Health Department serves that area and is holding screenings in all seven counties over the next three weeks for anyone over 50 who hasn't had a colonoscopy in the past ten years.

Illinois lawmakers Wednesday advanced a plan to pool more than 650 downstate and suburban police and fire pension funds. Passing the measure out of both chambers by week’s end is a top priority for Governor J.B. Pritzker.

Pritzker’s office has been arguing for weeks that combining all of those funds would make more money for retired police and firefighters, while cutting fees and reducing the need to raise local property taxes.

American Red Cross

Recently, a southern Illinois hospital ran out of blood from the universal donor supply of O-negative.

Another area hospital stepped in to provide some back-up units until the American Red Cross could provide some O-negative blood.


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