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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.

Unique four-state agreement aims to improve region where the Mississippi and Ohio converge

CAIRO — In a region where two powerful rivers converge, community leaders from four states have formed a unique agreement to promote economic development.

JALC board faces conundrum: 2016 recording AG directed to make public already destroyed

CARTERVILLE — The John A. Logan College board agreed Tuesday to take action at its July meeting after the Illinois attorney general’s office asked trustees to make a recording of a 2016 executive session about layoffs available to the public.

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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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