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Carbondale NAACP, King family call for solidarity in voting access this MLK day

CARBONDALE―The Carbondale branch of the NAACP called on the community to stand in solidarity with Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during their annual breakfast and to protect access to voting rights. Read more


Sullivan: Baseball’s lockout spoils best part of winter for anxious fans

PAUL SULLIVAN Chicago Tribune

Opinion: "The lethal combination of a pandemic and a baseball lockout have canceled the last two years of conventions, depriving us of our midwinter baseball fix."  Read more


Column: Coping with Covid Traumatic Stress Disorder

SCOTT SHELLADY For Lee Enterprises

I am back after a two-week break. I already think I need another two-week break. Read more


Voice of the Reader: Pass a Child Tax Credit extension

A reader urges the Senate to pass an extension on the child tax credit in the wake of COVID-19 exacerbated financial hardships.  Read more


Friends honor longtime 'Santa' Charlie Groves with drive-by parade in Herrin

Charlie Groves, long known as Santa in Southern Illinois, had a large parade of vehicles drive by his home Tuesday afternoon to show him so… Read more


SIH opens new work care site in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG — SIH Work Care, an occupational medicine leader in Southern Illinois, has opened a new location in Harrisburg. Read more


Murphysboro Historic Preservation Commission works to create 2nd historical district

The Murphysboro Historic Preservation Commission is undertaking a project to create the city’s second landmark, called the Longfellow Historic Bungalow District. Read more


A tale of two cities: African American Museum showcases the history of the North East side of Carbondale

In the African American Museum of Carbondale, dozens of framed photos and a new publication make up a new display. These photos showcase what used to make up the mostly segregated North East Side of Carbondale. Read more


Carbondale seeks project ideas by Feb. 25 to hand out COVID-19 relief funds

CARBONDALE―The city is calling on community agencies to submit project proposals or applications, to be granted part of the $7.8 Carbondale was granted in COVID-19 relief funds as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. Read more


Photos: Southern Illinois on ice

Southern Illinois was hit by freezing temperatures last week which iced roads and closed schools, businesses. Here's what another ice storm… Read more

Look back: Spirit of Southern Illinois brewing has pre-prohibition roots in Stecher Brewing Co.

A look back at Stecher Brewing Co., active in Murphysboro from the late 1800s until 1940.  Read more