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The Local 6 area sits on the New Madrid Seismic Zone and someday a major earthquake could hit the area. Are you prepared?

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Help local kids stay warm this winter by donating a new or gently used coat at any River Valley AgCredit location, starting now through Oct. 5. 

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Illinois gained national attention in 2017 when then-Gov. Bruce Rauner was among the first Republican governors to support automatic voter registration. The law set a July 2018 deadline for the secretary of state’s office to offer automatic voter registration.

Negotiators with Murphysboro Community Unit School District 186 and the Murphysboro Education Association were again unable to reach an agreement over teacher salaries Tuesday. 

Planned Parenthood has quietly been building a new abortion clinic in Illinois, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, as women concerned about the uncertain future of Missouri’s sole abortion clinic flock across the state line.

Murphysboro, Illinois, teachers will go on strike Thursday. Leaders with the school district and the teachers' union had a final meeting with a mediator Wednesday, but no deal was reached. 

The Murphysboro Education Association has set a strike date for Thursday, Oct. 3, the union said Monday night. The announcement came after MEA members voted to reject the Murphysboro, Illinois, School District 186 Board of Education's latest contract offer.