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Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has issued another big policy proposal as part of her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. This one concerns higher education.

Warren proposes that the federal government write off hundreds of billions of dollars in existing student loan debt.

ProPublica journalist T. Christian Miller says outdated equipment and a shortage of sailors contributed to two separate collisions involving Navy destroyers in 2017, in which 17 sailors were killed.

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Former Marion Mayor Bob Butler died Monday, April 22, 2019.

Butler, who served as Mayor of Marion for more than 50 years, retired in 2018 for health reasons. The city announced his death Monday morning.

“Anyone who met Bob knows what a great and caring man he was, and words cannot begin to express what a loss this is for our community. He was a good friend of mine, who served as a mentor during my career. I will miss him deeply. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this sad time," State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) said. 

The Fourth Annual Oak Street Art Fair is planned for Saturday April 27th, 2019 in Murphysboro.

WSIU INFOCUS: Celebrating Earth Day With Music.

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Ornithologist Dr. Mike Baltz has written a song after being inspired by working with young people, especially his daugher.

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University of Illinois Extension Service Horticulture Educator Austin Little visits with WSIU's Kevin Boucher on what to do now in our yards and gardens.

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A local democrat and law professor believes the Mueller report doesn't show enough evidence to charge President Trump with any criminal charges.

Ameren Illinois Files for a Rate Decrease

Apr 18, 2019

Ameren Illinois customers may soon see a decrease on their monthly electric bills.

Spokesperson, Marcelyn Love, says the plan for the decrease was filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission Thursday.


An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States.

Drones, supercomputers and sonar that scans deep under water are helping to maintain flood control projects, and predicting just where rivers will roar out of their banks.

A southern Illinois man is headed to prison after his probation was revoked.

The Union County State's Attorney says 24-year-old Wesley Allen Conkle of Dongola has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of Aggravated Stalking.

Toddler’s Death Inspires Water Heater Legislation

Apr 18, 2019

An Illinois toddler died nine years ago after suffering third degree burns from bathwater. The Illinois House last week approved legislation to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost says he hopes the release of the Mueller Report will bring the controversy surrounding it to a close.


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