Gabriel Neely-Streit is a reporter for The Southern covering higher education.
How did a woman with a history of theft from the elderly get hired at a nursing home, where she stole from a patient? Our investigation found flaws in criminal record sharing among local and state officials are likely to blame.
The Carbondale Police Department is investigating a shooting death reported on Friday afternoon, which appears to have arisen from a domestic dispute.
SIU Board Chair Phil Gilbert said they hope to hire a new permanent chancellor for the Carbondale campus at its April meeting.
The SIU System has announced it won't raise tuition or fees next year, but a proposed change to the fee structure at SIU Carbondale could create new costs for on-campus students who take online courses.
This month, Gov. JB Pritzker announced another dramatic increase in opioid treatment funding in Illinois, signing an executive order that will dedicate $4.1 million to recovery and prevention services.
Join Molly, Gabe, Isaac, Marilyn and Alee as they talk about the past week's news in Southern Illinois.
Through a partnership with SIU, The Community Action Place, which provides no-charge clean needles, alcohol swabs, condoms, disease screenings, and used syringe disposal in Southern Illinois, is growing in a big way.
A BNSF Railway Company freight train carrying coal has derailed south of Sesser, leaving about 20 to 25 coal cars off the tracks. No injuries were reported and there is no risk of public endangerment as a result of the derailment.
The Center for International Education at SIU Carbondale has postponed a spring semester recruiting trip to China due to the coronavirus outbreak. No SIUC students have been infected with the disease, according to SIUC spokeswoman Rae Goldsmith.
Property tax prepayment programs are open for the 2019 payment period in Jackson, Williamson and Saline counties, local treasurers confirmed, giving residents the chance to avoid the burden of a single, large bill at tax time.