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Shawnee Community College in Ullin has announced students who achieved academic honors during the fall semester. The college announced students on the President’s List and the Vice President’s List. President’s List The President’s List includes students who were enrolled full-time for the fall...
The 43rd installment of The Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition was scheduled to open Sunday, Jan. 15, at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon. Cedarhurst is the Southern Illinois affiliate of The Scholastic Art Awards, which is a juried student art competition that draws hundreds of entries...
The final report from the Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform was presented to Gov. Bruce Rauner on Jan. 10. Thirteen new recommendations in the report build on what the commission presented to the governor last year, recommending a total of 27 changes. “This report is another...
Production manager and publisher of The Vienna Times Lonnie Hinton, front left, gave Century journalism students a tour of the The Gazette-Democrat office in Anna. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Thirty-seven junior high and high school students from Century School District No. 100 at Ullin and their teachers visited The Gazette-Democrat in Anna for a field trip on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The students are taking journalism classes at school and working on a quarterly student newspaper and...
Last year will be remembered as warmer than average for much of the nation, and depending on where you live, 2016 was either parched, soggy – or both. To understand how, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, on Jan. 9 released its U.S. “climate by the numbers” summary for 2016...
Southern Illinois University system president Randy Dunn on Jan. 6 announced that none of SIU’s three locations in Carbondale, Edwardsville and the School of Medicine in Springfield will be designated a sanctuary campus. SIU Carbondale’s Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate and...
A measure has been signed into law which is designed to ensure the transition to classrooms is made easier for out-of-state teachers moving to Illinois.  State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld, R-Okawville, a cosponsor of the bill, and State Rep. Terri Bryant, B-Murphysboro, joined Gov. Bruce Rauner when he...
The Illinois Community College Board, ICCB, on Jan. 6 reported that seven community college districts will receive emergency funding. The community colleges which are slated to receive the emergency funding include Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, Kaskaskia College, Lake Land College, John A....
Gov. Bruce Rauner announced today, Jan. 12, on his Facebook page #GovClassroomVisit for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, encouraging classrooms to submit videos showcasing what they’re learning and how.  The videos can focus on anything from computer or technology projects to hands-on...
Illinois State Police District 22 has announced the results of nighttime enforcement patrols which were conducted during December in Union County. The results were announced by the district’s interim commander, Lt. Michael Alvey. Alvey said in a news release that the patrols allowed the state...

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