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Here's what's going on this SIUC's Homecoming this week

CARBONDALE — Locals, students and alumni are invited to enjoy a full calendar of homecoming activities this week on the Sout… Read more

Hilton Home2 Suites now open in downtown Carbondale

CARBONDALE — After multiple delays and a lengthy construction process, Carbondale’s Hilton Home2 Suites is now open for busi… Read more

The vultures are back, and so is Makanda's Vulture Fest

As temperatures in the area finally begin their descent to signal a true beginning to fall, familiar sights can be found thr… Read more

Prep Soccer | Carbondale, Anna-Jonesboro advance to regional final

CARBONDALE — James Oberg scored his first hat trick of the season and Josh Payne assisted on a career-high four goals to lea… Read more

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This week's most-read stories


SIU Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno dies at 62

CARBONDALE — Southern Illinois University Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno, 62, passed away early Thursday morning, ac… Read more

Local News

One dead, one injured in Saturday crash on Illinois 24

A Tennessee man died Saturday in a single-vehicle crash, according to the Illinois State Police. Read more


Records show Dunn didn’t approve ‘critical’ recruitment funds for SIUC

CARBONDALE — Former SIU System President Randy Dunn's lack of action on a key funding request may have hindered Southern Ill… Read more


This SIU Carbondale staff member saved her own money to create a DACA scholarship

Debra Sarvela swore off Starbucks, and committed $1,000 to establish SIUC’s first-ever DACA student scholarship. Read more

Varsity Football

Prep Football | West Frankfort hands Herrin first loss in SIRR Ohio

WEST FRANKFORT — This was the night Brian Beery envisioned seven years ago when he took the West Frankfort job after a succe… Read more

Varsity Football

Prep Football | Anna-Jonesboro deals Du Quoin its first defeat

DU QUOIN — When a team scores 36 points you would think it was the offense that stepped up. Not so much in Anna-Jonesboro’s … Read more

Government and Politics

Poll: Downstate Illinois voters more likely to consider voting for candidates accused of sexual harassment

CARBONDALE — Results released Friday based on a recent poll by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois U… Read more

Varsity Football

Prep Football | C-Z-R downs Johnston City to break 24-game losing skid

CHRISTOPHER — The last time Christopher-Zeigler-Royalton’s football team won a game was 24 games ago when its eight now-seni… Read more


Suspects sought in attempted break-in at Rural King in Carbondale

Suspects are being sought in connection to an attempted burglary on Friday in Carbondale. Read more


Benton man gets 18 months in prison for defrauding SIH while he worked there

BENTON — A former Southern Illinois Healthcare employee has been sentenced to serve more than a year in federal prison for d… Read more

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This week's Photo Galleries

Affordable Starter Homes in the Carbondale Area

Looking for a good deal? Check out these affordable, inexpensive homes to buy in the Carbondale area. Read more

What happened to Khashoggi? Key moments in the disappearance — and suspected gruesome slaying — of the Washington Post columnist

A timeline of the events surrounding the disappearance — and alleged gruesome slaying — of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Read more


Southern Illinois people no longer have to clean their gutters

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

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Recent Videos

Video: Indiana State coach Curt Mallory previews ISU-SIU

Indiana State football coach Curt Mallory recaps last weekend's last-second loss to Missouri State and looks ahead to this weekend's game a… Read more

Video: Watch Nick Hill's weekly presser here

SIU football coach Nick Hill talks to the media Monday at his weekly press conference inside Saluki Stadium. The Salukis (1-5, 0-3 Missouri… Read more