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The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, has issued an updated consumption advisory for sport fish caught in the state’s waters.   The updated advisory and detailed information can be found on the IDPH website at http://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/environmental-health-protection/.......
The Long Knives Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presented the 2018 Outstanding Citizenship Awards to 13 recipients in April and May.   The award is given to high school seniors who exemplify a sincere academic attitude and good citizenship, and who display the qualities of leadership...
Several opportunities are available this summer for children in the region to receive free preventive dental services through the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Dental Sealant Grant Program. A total of 12 clinics are scheduled. Each of the clinics will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  One of the...
Ten cyclists participating in the 2018 Remember the Removal Bike Ride left the Cherokee Nation Tuesday morning, May 29, to begin a three-week trek spanning approximately 950 miles along the northern route of the Trail of Tears. The journey is scheduled to bring the riders through the Southern...
A funnel cloud was seen in the sky over the Wolf Lake area Thursday evening, May 31. The image was captured by Aaron Hoevel and originally was posted online.
Multiple rounds of thunderstorms impacted the region Thursday, May 31. The National Weather Service office in Paducah reported that damaging winds, large hail, flooding and three tornadoes were observed in the region on May 31. Two of the tornadoes were spotted in Union County, where tornado...
The 40th season of a Carbondale summer tradition, the Sunset Concerts, is scheduled to kick off June 14. The anniversary celebration includes giveaways, an additional venue and lots of music. The free outdoor concerts are scheduled to continue each Thursday at 7 p.m. through July 26 at various...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School teacher Hannah Maze and the Safe Celebration Committee are voicing their appreciation to everyone for their support and donations to the graduating class of 2018. “We had 152 students who participated in this event. Students started off the fun night at the high...
This year marks the 40th year Metropolis has hosted the Superman Celebration to honor the Man of Steel. What started as a one-day community event has grown into a four-day festival attracting Superman and comic enthusiasts from around the globe.  Fans come in to meet Superman-related celebrities,...
Shawnee Community College faculty members and students met for a rally at the college’s main campus near Ullin on Monday. The protesters were calling for transparency and accountability from the college’s board of trustees and college president Dr. Peggy Bradford, who were having their monthly meeting later that evening. Photo by Benjamin Marxer.
Faculty members, students and alumni assembled for a rally at the Shawnee Community College main campus near Ullin Monday evening, June 4, to voice their concerns about the future of the college and to question the decisions made by the administration over the past year.    The event was held...
Shawnee Community College plans to host nine Saints Kids summer camps for children starting on June 11. The college will have a variety of camps, including FUN-DA-MENTAL basketball, drama, Minecraft, ELITE camp, soap and bath bomb making, art camp, government camp and LEGO Mindstorm Robotics.   ...

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