Former Texas Southern University President Austin Lane is likely to be the next chancellor of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. A special board meeting is set for Friday for consideration of Lane’s hiring and contract.
As of Thursday, Jackson County is reporting 260 cases of COVID-19. Of the 65 new cases reported since May 21, two-thirds are tied to an outbreak at a Jackson County church that has been holding in-person services.
Southern Illinois University and several top officials issued statements on Friday morning condemning the “extremely offensive, hateful" and "racist" comments made in a Snapchat video by a May graduate who was a starting pitcher this season for the Saluki baseball team.
With coronavirus-related restrictions set to be loosened this week in almost all of Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Sunday released his most detailed guidelines yet for businesses and organizations planning to reopen.