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 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Mike Bost (Ill.-12), Darin LaHood (Ill.-18), John Shimkus (Ill.-15), Adam Kinzinger (Ill.-16) and Rodney Davis (Ill.-13) on Tuesday released the following statement after the resident commuted the sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. "We are...
Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s annual Maple Syrup Festival and Pancake Breakfast event is planned Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22-23, at the Touch of Nature Environmental Center near Carbondale. The festival’s hours are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The two-day event features activities...
Jonathan R. Moore, also known as “J-Mo,” 34, of Carbondale, and Elijah S. Lacy, also known as “E,” 35, of Murphysboro have been sentenced to serve time in federal prison for their roles in a methamphetamine conspiracy.  The sentences were announced Wednesday, Feb. 12, by the U.S. Department of...
Flood potential this spring is above average or above normal for much of the Ohio and Mississippi river basins and their tributaries across Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky. An average or normal chance exists for tributaries in Southeast Missouri.  The National Weather Service office in...
By Jerry NowickiCapitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com Illinois leaders reacted to news Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich which he received for corruption convictions. ABC News confirmed the commutation had occurred...
Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute will focus on renewing Illinois and restoring American statesmanship with a spring program that  is scheduled to feature nationally recognized experts who will discuss leadership challenges in the state, nation and the...
Union County General Surgery plans to offer a free hernia screening on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Screenings will be available from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 515 N. Main St., Suite C, in Anna. Registration is required and is available by calling 855-930-1365. In announcing plans for the free screenings, Union...
Legislation signed by Gov. JB Pritzker clarifies an existing state law and makes it clear that employees own their tips. The law, which took effect at the beginning of this year, amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act.  The law states that gratuities are the property of employees, and...
Registration is underway for the 2020 summer camps at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center.  For those who sign up by March 13, early bird savings are available. Discounts range from $30 to $40 per camp session, depending upon the individual camps. There...
The region has experienced a prolonged period of wet weather for more than two years. The National Weather Service office in Paducah reported on its website that the wet pattern began in January 2018 and is likely to continue during February 2020. “Someone must have broken the faucet, as our region...

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