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Illinois 200: Gray’s legacy leaves a bridge to the future for Southern Illinois

Editor’s note: The weekly Illinois Bicentennial series is brought to you by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors and Illinois Press … Read more

Voice of The Southern: Don’t skip fall election

As we do every election cycle, we encourage you to vote. Some of what we say here may sound familiar to regular readers of our Opinion page… Read more

DENT: Sparta could build on big win

BUCKY DENT The Southern

A few weeks ago, new Sparta coach Ron Dupree pondered what a win would mean to a program which entered the season with only 15 wins in the … Read more

Winkeler: SIU Athletics should stand down on anthem policy change

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Proponents look to take biodiesel to the next level

As the biodiesel industry moves toward the “adolescent” phase already reached by its ethanol sibling, proponents are closely watching marke… Read more

Birth Announcements

AUSTIN, Daje, a son, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Read more

DACA student sees only positives from earning his cinema degree from SIUC

CARBONDALE — There have been struggles and uncertainty the last 15 months for Giovanni Galindo, but the Southern Illinois University Carbon… Read more

Memory tree gives parents a way to remember children during the holidays

A large Christmas tree in the lobby of Memorial Hospital of Carbondale looks like any other Christmas tree. While the tree is covered with … Read more

Not so fast: Mall closure date to be decided during hearing next week

MARION — The lights are dimmed, but not totally out at the Marion mall — at least not yet. Read more

Weather alert

River Flood Warning from 4AM CST TUE until 2:24AM CST SUN

bulletin remains in effect until 2:24 am Sunday for Jackson County, IL


Social Seen: Salukis Blackout Cancer Football Game

Bidding on this year's Blackout jerseys helped raise over $31,000 to help patients and families impacted by cancer. Winning bidders were re… Read more

Social Seen: Dr. Gustave celebrates 'Gustoberfest'

Each year, Dr. Frederick Gustave hosts an event to show his appreciation for regional dental offices. This year Dr. Gustave raised a stein … Read more