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'You are persona non grata to me': Tape released in contentious 2016 JALC meeting

The Southern Illinoisan obtained an audio recording of the 2016 JALC executive session meeting on Wednesday, following the board’s vote on Tuesday night to release it in accordance with a recommendation from the Attorney General’s Office.

Reform group disappointed by ruling involving Lincoln inmates

LINCOLN — A criminal justice reform group is disappointed by a ruling that the constitutional rights of female inmates were not violated during a 2011 strip-search incident at Lincoln Correctional Center.

SNAP benefits help thousands of Southern Illinois families buy groceries

CARBONDALE — In Jackson County, nearly 12,000 people benefit from a federal anti-hunger program that helps families buy groceries.

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Opinion | Jeff Wilson: Derecho papers posed unique challenges

I worked at The Southern for eight years, and no day stands out more than Friday, May 8, 2009.

Voice of The Southern: Region's history was changed 10 years ago

The world derecho entered Southern Illinois’ lexicon 10 years ago today.

Voice of The Southern: Vaccinate. For all our sakes.

If only there were a surefire way to prevent disease. If only we didn’t have to face the possibility of untimely death from complications from the flu or measles, paralysis from polio, the discomfort — and risk of future painful disease — of chicken pox. If only we knew how to prevent tetanu…

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