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Traveling exhibit coming to SIUC highlights 200 years of state’s judicial system

CARBONDALE — An exhibit highlighting Illinois Supreme Court history and famous cases, including a 1928 case affirming the death sentence of… 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

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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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Southern Illinois legislators, business owner say minimum wage hike will move businesses out of state

CARBONDALE — On Thursday, the Illinois House of Representatives joined the Illinois Senate by passing SB 1, a bill that would raise the min… Read more

SIU student hosts fundraising concert to benefit Vienna, West Frankfort music education programs

CARBONDALE — Brenden Tisler might be studying computer and electrical engineering at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, but his to-do… Read more

Fathers’ rights advocates trying again for ‘equal parenting time’ legislation

SPRINGFIELD — Fathers’ rights advocates are making another attempt this year to push for a change in Illinois family law that sparked immen… Read more

Williamson County Deputies investigate a potential bomb

Williamson County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating reports of a possible bomb attached to a propane tank outside the Grassy General Sto… Read more

Lonely hearts at Humane Society of Southern Illinois are looking for love

If you did not find your Valentine this week, don’t worry, the Humane Society of Southern Illinois has a deal for you. Read more


Security solutions to keep your Southern Illinois family and home safe this spring

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Social Seen: Art Over Easy 2018

A popular fundraising gala and art show put the varied talents of Southern Illinois University’s School of Art and Design on display. Art O… Read more