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Contentious meeting rekindles debate over northeast side Koppers cleanup

CARBONDALE — Wednesday’s community Q&A with the Environmental Protection Agency started on the wrong foot and never seemed to find the right foot.

Unidentified man found in Ohio River was buried Wednesday. He's among small number of similar cases in region.

WEST PADUCAH — About a dozen people gathered in West Paducah for a graveside service on Wednesday to pay their respects to a man they had never met, and whose name they do not know.

Director of SIU Carbondale Student Health Center tied to Ohio State sex abuse investigation

CARBONDALE — An investigation at The Ohio State University has named Ted Grace, who is now the director of the Student Health Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, as one of many former OSU administrators who may not have acted quickly or strongly enough to protect students from…

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Voice of The Southern: Only having two hospitals to deliver babies in region won't cut it

Calculator.net says it takes 65 minutes to drive from Golconda to Carbondale, although anyone who has experienced that drive might claim 65 minutes is optimistic.

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.

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