Carbondale

The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, is seeking to purchase land from willing sellers for wetland mitigation in Hamilton, White, Saline, Gallatin, Hardin, Pope, Johnson and Massac counties, as well as the eastern portion of Jefferson, Williamson and Union counties. IDOT noted that...
Residents of Southern Illinois will have three opportunities this week to discuss challenges and opportunities facing public schools in predominantly rural communities.   Illinois Humanities, in partnership with the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools, plans to present “The Future of...
Carol Pauli. Photo courtesy of www.news.siu.edu.
A law professor who was once involved in the civil rights movement in Cairo in the early 1970s while working as a substitute teacher there will discuss her experiences at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Carol Pauli, an associate professor at the Texas A&M University School of Law,...
Residents of Southern Illinois will have three opportunities this month to discuss challenges and opportunities facing public schools in predominantly rural communities.   Illinois Humanities, in partnership with the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools, plans to present “The Future of...
Peggy F. Jackson Bradford
Interviews are planned during the week of April 17 for the remaining two candidates for the president of Shawnee Community College. The college reported in a news release that Peggy F. Jackson Bradford is scheduled to be interviewed on Monday, April 17. Deborah A. Garrett is scheduled to be...
Hebrewz Coffeehouse in Jonesboro hosted the Union County Chamber of Commerce Thursday, April 6, for its monthly meeting. Chamber president Melanie Lasley announced that the annual chamber golf outing is cancelled. “We’re taking a year off,” she said. Lasley also mentioned the recent Union County...
Mike Hanson
Mike Hanson has been the principal at Shawnee Junior-Senior High School in Wolf Lake for the past six years. In mid-June of this year, he will retire. Hanson, of Grand Tower, graduated from Shawnee High School in 1973. However, like many graduates who are tired of school, he swore he would never...
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during the observance of National Volunteer Month during April.  By giving blood, the American Red Cross said that donors make a profound difference in the lives of patients. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for...
A concession stand building at the Anna City Park will be razed. A new concession building with restrooms will be built.
A new budget, a city park improvement project and the sale of alcohol during the Union County Fair were on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, March 21, at Anna City Hall. New Budget The council last week approved a resolution for the...
State Sens. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, plan to co-host a town hall forum in Carbondale on April 1 for Southern Illinois constituents. The forum is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Carbondale Township building, which is located at 216 E. Monroe St. The state...

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