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Donald Trump Says He'll Accept The Results Of The Election ... If He Wins

In front of an exuberant crowd Thursday in Delaware, Ohio, Donald Trump again addressed whether he would accept the outcome of the November election."Ladies and gentleman I want to make a major announcement today," Trump said, continuing, "I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters, and to all of the people of the United States, that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election ..."But there was more. Trump then finished that...
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Two teenagers have been arrested for running a juvenile prostitution ring in Carbondale.

Carbondale Police say 19-year-old Justice N.S. Webb, and 19-year-old Alyssa Walker have each been charged with two counts of promoting juvenile prostitution, with bond for each set at $500,000.

A state agency survey shows nearly 400 state jobs could be relocated to Springfield from elsewhere in Illinois.

Tichenor Named Interim Director of Simon Institute

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Jak Tichenor, whose journalism career with WSIU Public Broadcasting spanned nearly 34 years, will become interim director of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute on Nov. 1. He will replace David Yepsen, who is retiring at the end of this month.

A pair of state legislators say this election season has exposed an ethics loophole that Illinois needs to close, but there are suspicions the introduction of the measure in the midst of a heated campaign season is itself a political gesture.

It's illegal for a director of a state agency, or any public employee for that matter, to use government resources for political purposes, but Illinois has no restrictions prohibiting agency directors from being identified by their title in campaign ads.

A key source of funding for the Department of Natural Resources could be blocked. Or maybe not.

In the midst of campaign season ... a pair of Illinois lawmakers are proposing a new ethics law.

The bipartisan legislation would forbid state agency directors from being in campaign ads and brochures.
Senator Sam McCann, a Republican from Plainview, has no opposition in the general election. But first he had to win a bruising primary.

McCann says constituents complained when the state director of agriculture -  Raymond Poe - appeared in campaign material endorsing his opponent.


One of the four suspects in a tavern robbery that led to a Union County manhunt last month has pleaded guilty.

Illinois is one of the states considered most at risk for a major earthquake.  This week, officials are trying to get people thinking safety.  

Time is winding down on Illinois' stop-gap spending measure, which expires in early January. But many state lawmakers are in campaign mode so nothing is being done to complete a full budget for Illinois.

Carbondale Police have released two surveillance videos of a man they say is suspected in an attempted sexual assault earlier this month.


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STD Infections Rise To New Highs After States Close Health Clinics

The number of people infected with three major sexually transmitted diseases is at an all-time high, according to a CDC report released Wednesday. And the increase in reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis is hitting teenagers and young adults hardest.Over half of gonorrhea and chlamydia cases are in people under the age of 25, says Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention for the CDC.These STDs can have serious...
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WSIU InFocus: Analyzing the Final Presidential Debate

SIU's debate coach gives Hillary Clinton an A-minus, and Donald Trump an F for their third and final Presidential debate.
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