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COVID-19 in Southern Illinois: Here are today's case numbers in Southern Illinois' southernmost counties

A county-by-county look at lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Southern Illinois, updated daily. Read more

Opinion | The Los Angles Times: It's not the time or the year to be attacking to postal service

This editorial appeared in the Aug. 4, 2020, edition of The Los Angles Times: Read more

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Opinion | Jim Nowlan: The ‘ComEd Way’ fuels culture of corruption

Guest View: The Illinois culture of corruption won’t fade away until we all Just Say No. That would then become a new learned behavior, passed along to future generations. Read more

The Washington Post: Debates don't need a live audience

This editorial appeared in the Aug. 4, 2020, edition of The Washington Post: Read more

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Murphysboro Apple Festival postponed until 2021

Fans of the Murphysboro Apple Festival will have to wait until September 2021 for apple-themed festival fun. On Monday, the Apple Festival … Read more

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Paulette Curkin: The ‘heroine’ of Carbondale’s LGBTQ community

Paulette Curkin has been called a “champion” of the LGBTQ community in Southern Illinois. While she may be retired, the impact she has made… Read more

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Pritzker’s mask enforcement rule survives legislative panel

A legislative panel that oversees the state’s administrative rulemaking process voted along partisan lines to allow Gov. Pritzker’s emergency rule to enforce mask-wearing and other public health orders to move forward. Read more

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Boys and Girls Club to offer remote learning sites in Carbondale

The Boys & Girls Clubs Southern Illinois’ Springer Street site will become a distance learning site for students ages 6 to 18. Read more

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Supreme Court moves Bailey’s lawsuit to Sangamon County

Illinois’ highest court moved Rep. Darren Bailey’s lawsuit to Sangamon County, effectively ending a Clay County court's role in the case regarding the limits of Gov. Pritzker's authority to respond to the pandemic. Read more

Flash Flood Watch from 11:33AM CDT WED until 9PM CDT WED

bulletin remains in effect until 9:00 pm Wednesday for Jackson County, IL

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, SOUTHWEST INDIANA, WESTERN KENTUCKY, AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, ALEXANDER, EDWARDS, FRANKLIN, GALLATIN, HAMILTON, HARDIN, JACKSON, JEFFERSON, JOHNSON, MASSAC, PERRY IL, POPE, PULASKI, SALINE, UNION, WAYNE IL, WHITE, AND WILLIAMSON. IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA, POSEY AND VANDERBURGH. IN WESTERN KENTUCKY, BALLARD, CALDWELL, CALLOWAY, CARLISLE, CHRISTIAN, CRITTENDEN, DAVIESS, FULTON, GRAVES, HENDERSON, HICKMAN, HOPKINS, LIVINGSTON, LYON, MARSHALL, MCCRACKEN, MCLEAN, MUHLENBERG, TODD, TRIGG, UNION KY, AND WEBSTER. IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI, BOLLINGER, BUTLER, CAPE GIRARDEAU, CARTER, MISSISSIPPI, NEW MADRID, PERRY MO, RIPLEY, SCOTT, STODDARD, AND WAYNE MO.

* UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING

* SCATTERED, SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO DEVELOP DURING THE AFTERNOON, POSSIBLY LASTING INTO EARLY EVENING. RAINFALL RATES WITHIN THESE STORMS COULD EXCEED 2 INCHES AND HOUR, PRODUCING THE POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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Did you know? These 26 celebrities went to SIU Carbondale.

Bob Odenkirk was featured in SIU Carbondale's virtual spring 2020 commencement. Did you know these other famous people went to SIUC? Read more

Historic U.S. flag photos

Flag Day is celebrated every year on June 14 thanks to a proclamation issued by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916.  It commemorates the adop… Read more

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