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Wednesday Jul 23 | WSIL

Carterville Beach May Reopen as Day Use Area

A former recreational area in Williamson County could see new life. There's talk of reopening the old Carterville Beach as day use area.

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Related Topix: Carterville, IL, Creal Springs, IL

Wednesday Jul 23 | WSIL

Back-to-School Supply Drives and Giveaways

As kids head back to the classroom, several organizations are working to make sure they have the supplies they need.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Carbondale, IL, Recreational Vehicle, Safari

Sun Jul 20, 2014

WSIL

Salt Shortage Impacts Local Highway Departments

Winter is still several months away, but the preparation starts now. Local highway departments typically purchase their road salt during the summer.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Fox News

Vintage 1941 B-24 bomber 'Diamond Lil' on display in Illinois

World War II enthusiasts wanting to check out one of the world's few remaining B-24 bomber planes can get their chance in southern Illinois.

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WSIL

Hoping to Boost Summer Lunch Programs

Officials with the USDA and the Illinois Hunger Coalition were in Williamson County to increase participation in the summer lunch program.

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Related Topix: Energy, IL, Family, Kids

Thu Jul 17, 2014

WSIL

B-24 Bomber Open to the Public in Marion

The plane is at Williamson County Airport for maintenance and repairs, giving people a chance to get a close-up look at the aircraft.

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WSIL

Eliminating A Downtown Eyesore

Neighbors have been complaining about a building for several years now. But, city leaders in Johnston City say they don't have the money for demolition.

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Related Topix: Johnston City, IL, Thompsonville, IL

Tue Jul 01, 2014

WSIL

Summer Energy Help at New Location

Crosswalk Community Action Center in Williamson County was housed at a state building near the airport, but they were forced to move when that facility was shut down.

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WAND-TV Decatur

Rare WWII bomber lands in southern Illinois

The Southern Illinoisan reports the Consolidated B-24 Liberator "Diamond Lil" landed Monday afternoon at Williamson County Airport.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Aircraft, Consolidated Aircraft, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, Military Aircraft, Flying, Life, Hobbies, Carbondale, IL

WAND-TV Decatur

3 killed in southern Illinois wreck

According to Illinois State Police, excessive speed may have played a role in a three-car wreck that claimed the lives of three people in Williamson County on Monday.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

WSIL

B-24 Bomber Flies into Marion

Hundreds of people watched as the B-24 bomber "Diamond Lil" landed at the Williamson County airport Monday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Flying, Life, Hobbies

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