Senator Dale Fowler

An event this weekend in Marion is billed as a showcase for all that southern Illinois has to offer.

The Southern Illinois Made Expo allows businesses to show off their products, services and destinations produced in the region.

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A patriotic celebration took place the day before Independence Day in Williamson County.

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A southern Illinois lawmaker says his district did very well in the state budget approved over the weekend.

Senator Dale Fowler of Harrisburg says the budget includes lump sum money for ports across the state, including his proposal for a facility at Cairo.

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Southern Illinois Senator Dale Fowler joined a bi-partisan group of lawmakers in Springfield to talk about a measure involving the Walker's Bluff Resort project.