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Trump calls off historic summit with North Korea

President Donald Trump is canceling the planned June 12 summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, citing the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent statement from North Korea. Read more

Southern Illinois judge known for role in '80s FBI bust of Cook County corruption dies at 74

He hid a recorder in his cowboy boots and helped the FBI bust corrupt Cook County judges, lawyers and law-enforcement officers. Read more

Carbondale liquor commission suspends Stix for 2 weeks after 17-year-olds caught inside bar

The bar was also fined for being over capacity on two nights in January. Read more

Illinois governor gets bill legalizing industrial hemp

The Illinois House has sent the governor a measure legalizing industrial hemp. Read more

Carbondale man sentenced to 8 years for aggravated battery in 2017 stabbing

MURPHYSBORO — A Carbondale man was sentenced to prison Wednesday after being found guilty of stabbing another person in August, according t… Read more

Illinois Senate panel endorses wage-equity plan

A showdown between two Democratic measures to close the wage gap ended with Illinois senators rejecting one considered more business friend… Read more


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