University deemed financially stable

SIU is in the top 20 percentile of financially stable universities nationwide, according to a study conducted by Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm. The firm analyzed the financial health of more than 1,700 public and private nonprofit ... Continue Reading →

SIU staff conduct high school summer camp

Dissecting tadpoles, analyzing water samples, and coring trees were some of the hands-on learning experiences Egyptian High School students were taught by more than a dozen university faculty and students during a two-week summer camp. The camp, called ... Continue Reading →

Crime apparent after Elm Street thefts

Carbondale police are heavily patrolling the area surrounding Elm Street after a series of break-ins happened during the summer months. Carbondale Chief of Police Jody O’Guinn said in an e-mail, that after more than 40 property crimes and thefts were ... Continue Reading →

Sports camps see enrollment decrease

The economy has hurt many aspects of the athletic department, including the number of kids running around campus as part of the various sports camps held by Saluki coaches. The state of the economy is a significant reason why enrollment in sports camps ... Continue Reading →

Sherpas’ trek River-to- River trail for good cause

As the Shawnee Sherpas travel the dusty River-to-River Trail across southern Illinois, their mission, the “Leave No Child Inside Trek,” couldn’t have come at a hotter time of the year. The Sherpas began their 180-mile hike in Elizabethtown on the ... Continue Reading →

Forum seeks change, support to improve EMS system

Increasing  abuse and misuse of the Emergency Medical Service system may threaten more than just ambulance availability. The Medical Transportation Advocacy Forum brought together southern Illinois health care providers, transit agencies and ambulance ... Continue Reading →

Men’s basketball adds small forward

Recruit coached by former Saluki Shane Hawkins in high school The Salukis didn’t go far to grab a new player for next season. Coach Barry Hinson announced the signing of 6-foot-6 forward Chase Heins out of Trico High School in Campbell Hill, roughly ... Continue Reading →

Saluki softball camp

Kim Cook, left, of Murphysboro, a former Saluki softball player, takes a break during softball camp Tuesday with participant Sydney Schenk, of Oraville. The camp focused on pitching technique and was run by softball coach Kerri Blaylock, along with other ... Continue Reading →

Spa goes up in flames

Flames engulfed the Egyptian Revival Day Spa in Carterville Wednesday morning. Several passersby reported smoke leaving the two-story building at around 4:51 am. Police and fire squads from Herrin, Carterville, Marion and the Williamson County Fire District ... Continue Reading →

Illinois farmers suffer major losses

Cornfields in Wolf Lake show signs of wilting Tuesday because of record setting drought that has hit the region. Nearly half of Illinois’ corn crop and 42 percent of soybeans are in very poor condition, according to the National Agricultural Statistics ... Continue Reading →

States face health care decisions, time constraints

The Affordable Care Act may now raise more questions than answers for each state since the Supreme Court’s ruling June 28. Because the act gives power to each state to make decisions on Medicaid, insurance exchanges, health plan capacity and private ... Continue Reading →

Student remembered for flight passion

Matt Coleman could be described as outgoing, fun-loving and a great friend. The SIU senior from Libertyville studying aviation technologies, died early Monday in a single vehicle accident in Murphysboro. Police think the 26-year-old was heading eastbound, ... Continue Reading →

Softball coach hosts camp for pitchers

Softball coach Kerri Blaylock understands that a young pitcher has a better chance of reaching her potential if she hones her skills at an early age. “We have everyone here, from seven year-olds that have never done this before to 16 year-olds that ... Continue Reading →

Kevin Lucas Orchestra hits national radio chart

Kevin Lucas is arguably one of the most successful musicians playing in southern Illinois. Lucas came to Carbondale from the Chicago area for graduate school in 1996. Now living in Pomona, his band, The Kevin Lucas Orchestra, has played together in Carbondale ... Continue Reading →

Carbondale comedians spread joy through growing stand-up scene

If humor is the key to happiness, then the Carbondale Comedians are some of the happiest guys in the town. With nearly a dozen regulars and close to 20 comics affiliated with the group, the Carbondale Comedians perform free weekly shows on Monday nights ... Continue Reading →
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