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Here's the thing about There There, the debut novel by Native American author Tommy Orange: Even if the rest of its story were just so-so — and it's much more than that — the novel's prologue would make this book worth reading.

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Illinois U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is supporting President Donald Trump’s pick to be the next ambassador to Kenya: Illinois state Sen. Kyle McCarter. That’s despite the significant political differences between Durbin and McCarter.

Durbin says he met with McCarter this week in Washington, D.C. to discuss his Kenya nomination.

McCarter is quite conservative, and Durbin says his voting record poses “some issues.” But that isn’t stopping him from giving the Republican a thumbs up.

The Marion Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a suspect wanted for attempting to pass a forged check at a local convenience store.

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The CDC is investigating a multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to Kellogg's Honey Smack cereal.

73 cases from 31 states have been confirmed so far...including one in Illinois.

With heat index readings expected to soar into triple digits this weekend, the Centers for Disease Control reminds us more than 600 people in the U.S. are killed by extreme heat every year.

Southeast Missouri State University's Board of Regents approved a contract extension for President Carlos Vargas.

The new three-year rolling contract runs through June 30th, 2021. The package does not include a salary increase or additional compensation.

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WSIU's Brad Palmer talks with Cedarhurst Center for the Arts Director of Development Hillary Esser about a new campaign called Kimball's Habitat to raise awareness and funding for its unique outdoor sculpture park.

River To River Farm Has Multiple Uses For Goat's Milk

Jun 15, 2018
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Last month we revisited the on-line farmers market from LEAF food hub.

River to River farm is one of the producers that offer some unique items made from goat milk.

SIU Law School Goes to Uniform Bar Exam

Jun 15, 2018

Starting in July 2019 the state of Illinois will begin administering the Uniform Bar Exam, instead of the Illinois Bar Exam, allowing state attorneys to easily practice in other states.

SIU's Law School Dean Chris Behan says this choice will open new opportunities for the school's students.

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2018 has been designated as The Year Of The Bird, coinciding with the passage of the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which was passed 100 years ago this year.

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A jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder in the February 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student.

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