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Documents appear to show SIU president kept Carbondale in the dark on funding shift

Long-simmering tensions within the Southern Illinois University system came to the surface this week after an opinion column took aim at the system president’s handling of a recent state funding reallocation proposal. Read more

TOP STORIES

Recreation

This Southern Illinois native went from Makanda ponds to the Bassmaster stage

"The fish caught me, you know what I mean." Read more

Crime/Courts

Brian Pheasant, accused of killing his wife in 2016, takes stand on final day of testimony in murder trial

BENTON — Brian Pheasant took the stand Monday in Franklin County Court to tell his side of the stor… Read more

Local News

Communities that get their water from Rend Lake are starting to lift boil orders

A day after the Rend Lake Conservancy District on Sunday lifted a water conservation request that h… Read more

Government and Politics

Illinois lawmakers weigh compromise on guns, death penalty

SPRINGFIELD — The Democratic-controlled Illinois Legislature on Monday will begin weighing Republic… Read more

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Life

Dear Abby: Man devoted to wife suffering Parkinson's fulfills his vows

Dear Abby: I'm writing in response to "Requires Companionship" (Feb. 7), whose husband has atypical… Read more

Carbondale

Southern Illinois gears up for inaugural pride festival

CARBONDALE — LGBT pride is coming to Southern Illinois. Read more

Prep, College & Pro Sports

Trico tops Du Quoin in regional final

CHESTER – Jade Kranawetter won the pitching duel with Chloe Hill giving up just one hit to lead Tri… Read more

Crime/Courts

Hamilton County man found guilty of murder in 2015 Marion shooting

MARION — A Hamilton County man was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the shooting death in… Read more

Boil Orders

Boil order lifted in Anna

ANNA — A boil order that had been in effect in Anna since Friday after a water main break has been … Read more

Crime/Courts

Carterville Police responded to two unrelated burglaries on Saturday

Carterville police responded to two burglaries Saturday, according to a news release from the polic… Read more

SPOTLIGHT

Nation

Here’s how jet fuel prices could affect your travel

As jet fuel prices continue to rise, airlines are finding unique ways to cut costs and pack planes. Read more

Entertainment

Today's celebrity chitchat

We know you want to know first! Southern Illinois people are buzzing about today's celebrity surpri… Read more

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Government and Politics

Report cites Illinois Gov. Rauner's office for improper hiring

SPRINGFIELD — A state inspector on Monday criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner's office for improper hiring… Read more

State/Region

Rauners mover back to renovated Illinois governor's mansion

SPRINGFIELD — It's moving day for Gov. Bruce Rauner and first lady Diana Rauner, who are returning … Read more

Prep, College & Pro Sports

Sports: Miners drop series finale to Rascals

The Southern Illinois Miners fell behind the River City Rascals Sunday night at Rent One Park befor… Read more

Jobs in the Southern Illinois Area

Now hiring in Southern Illinois. Recently posted employment opportunities for job seekers

Looking for a new job? Browse through the newest job postings on http://thesouthern.com/jobs and fi… Read more

News

Starbucks changes definition of customer

Starbucks stores are now open to all - and there's no purchases necessary. Read more

News

Two women speak Spanish, get detained by Border Patrol

A Montana woman said she plans to take legal action after a Border Patrol agent detained and questioned her and a friend — both U.S. citizens — when he overheard them speaking Spanish at a gas station. Read more

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