Master Chef at work

Torrey Taylor, of Murphysboro, left, watches Chef Bill Connors dics vegetables Tuesday at Kite Hill Winery in Carbondale. Dawn Taylor, Torrey’s mother and Kite Hill employee, invited Chef Bill to teach a cooking class in the winery’s kitchen. “Chef ... Continue Reading →

Secondary Modern releases fifth album tonight at Hangar 9

When the sunset concert’s crowd clears, Secondary Modern will take the stage at Hangar 9  tonight for the release of their self titled fifth album. Brothers David and Danny Brown, both from Marion, along with Matt McGuire, from Herrin, make up the ... Continue Reading →

Heat wave hits home

Joyce Addison, of Carbondale, trims her dead leaves and stalks from her garden Wednesday at her home. Addison said the greatest hassle of the dry weather is that she has to drag the hose around more often to keep her plants alive. According to the Paducah ... Continue Reading →

Large group of retirees leave for multiple reasons

Pension issues, age, university politics The faculty and staff population on campus will significantly decrease Monday. Many of the 329 retiring faculty and staff at SIU will leave the university because of state pension issues. As it stands, 20 percent ... Continue Reading →

Weekly Bark June 28th 2012

[poll id=”23″]The NCAA approved a new four-team playoff system Wednesday in an effort to make the current way of determining a champion in the Football Bowl Subdivision more fair. Will the new system work better than the old one? Joe: It will ... Continue Reading →

Saluki Bassers

  Aaron Connor, a senior from Murphysboro studying exercise science, admires his catch Monday at Kinkaid Lake in Murphysboro. Connor, president of the Saluki Bassers fishing team, said he tries to make it out to the lake at least twice a week. Connor ... Continue Reading →

Bassers president anchors cast of anglers

Aaron Connor communicates through anecdotes and allegories, a fitting quality for the president of the university’s fishing team, which is a hobby known for it’s storytellers. To Connor, a senior from Murphysboro studying exercise technologies, ... Continue Reading →

Chef Bill spices up class at winery

  While he may be known as William Connors outside of the kitchen, Chef Bill has fed hungry students in university dining halls for nearly two decades. The regional flavor Connors, university food service chef, has added to the dining hall menus ... Continue Reading →

Council approves rezoning for hospital

  Southern Illinois Healthcare requested Tuesday at the Carbondale City Council meeting to rezone 112 and 200 N. Poplar St. from residential areas to professional administrative offices in order to house a generator and air conditioning units to ... Continue Reading →

Carbondale neighborhood

Neighborhood Project Mike DeDecker, left, JuJu Kizeart, middle, both of Carbondale, and Tequire Lawrence, of Chicago, hang out during the Mike T. Basketball Tournament Sunday at Attucks Park. DeDecker and Kizeart played on the winning team in the adult ... Continue Reading →

City considers three options for CCTB replacement

Council member says bureau will close Saturday The Carbondale Convention and Tourism Bureau will close its doors Saturday after a cut in funds from the city council, said a Carbondale City Council member. The contract between the city of Carbondale and ... Continue Reading →

Community, organization rebuilds church

The Olivet Freewill Baptist Church will soon be a parking lot. The church, which has housed the congregation since 1941, will be demolished and paved after the new building is completed on the adjacent lot to upgrade the accessibility of the church. The ... Continue Reading →

Region heats up, dries out

Several months of above-average temperatures and below-average rainfall has left southern Illinois scorched and eager for rain as drought and hotter weather look to continue through July. The region has been in a drought since late May. The drought status ... Continue Reading →

Cooling off in Carbondale

  Zuchi Dorjgotov, a 2-year-old from Carbondale, runs through water fountains Tuesday at Attucks Park. Zuchi’s father Dorjgotov Altangerel, a sophomore from Chicago studying mining engineering, said he tries to bring his son to the park everyday. ... Continue Reading →

A walk through the northeast side

When the neighborhood on the northeast side of Carbondale is mentioned it is often in a negative connotation. Though there certainly is a fair share of negativity in the neighborhood, residents say it is just like any other. Places of worship dot the ... Continue Reading →
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