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I grew up in a "nowhere" little town in Southern Illinois that was only a tiny bit superior to the "nowhere" little town three miles down the road. If it had not been for SIUC, I would not have done anything with my life other than probably what was expected of others who never left town.…

The first levies were built to hold back high water usually during the Spring months shortly after the beginning of the 20th Century. The higher levies were extended following the infamous 1937 flood of the Ohio River by the US Army Corps of Engineers during the administration of Franklin…

I speak as a retired double Alumnus of SIU who actually attended and graduated from one of the then high schools in Carbondale or Edwardsville. I think it would be a great idea if our new governor cut down on the number of arch local yokels who have been fanning the flames so energetically f…

Before it can succeed, it needs to have the support of both political parties. It's time that beautiful old town got a break from being kicked like a political football back and forth. Its the same with all the hatred. If we want to rebuild, we must work together or it will fail..

I agree totally. I'm a double alumnus of SIUC and live in Peoria (So I am an Illinois taxpayer). They've done everything in Carbondale except roll up the sidewalks and lock the doors in every SIUC building and this fool wants to circulate an anti-Trump petition! Why don't you folks down …

Took relatives from out of state to Springfield a couple of years ago to visit the Lincoln Shrines and Museum which was thoroughly enjoyable. The only interesting thing the state fair we found to do was visiting the BUTTER COW! What a colossal waste of time. We could have also visited the tw…

I really enjoyed Lasse Sorenson's segment on "The Talk" Monday afternoon. The restaurant has become a great place to eat and have a night out. It has been a major influence with my family's history. My mother ate there regularly with her friends from Carbondale and we last were …

The new chancellor may very well be the best thing that ever happened to SIUC. He is not afraid to tell it in a painful yet truthful manner. I joined the "You know you lived in Carbondale" blog a while ago, only to be deluged by people on it who wanted to talk about their favorit…

When a country has 335 million as opposed to a billion 335 million, they aren't yet convinced that it is better to have a swift death penalty than spending 35 years living at taxpayer expense.

In China, the overcrowded reality dictates a swift disposal within weeks of any capital conv…

I have the proud distinction of being descended from Will Stone who farmed the land at the very top of Bald Knob, presumably where the cross now stands. His son, Lafayette Stone, was my maternal grandfather who was also the son of one of the daughters of Henry Rendleman, Jr.

Lest you …

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