Glass pumpkins to be sold Saturday

Typical pumpkin patches are places for children to run, play and enjoy the fall air. At the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch, you may need to watch your step. The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch, Southern Glass Works’ 8th-annual glass pumpkin sale, will begin 9:00 ... Continue Reading →

Chicago high school students visit art facilities

The art of glass blowing dates back to the Roman Empire and ancient Egypt. Today, Salukis and high school students alike are using it to increase opportunities for their futures. Ten high school students from Chicago toured art and design facilities, ... Continue Reading →
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian
A member of the Sigma Kappa team serves a giant volleyball to the “Just the Tip” team Monday during the Big Pink Volleyball Tournament
at the Recreation Center. Thirteen teams participated in the event, which is one of many benefitting the Saluki Strength Breast
Cancer Fund. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the last event will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 for the Be My Bra event.

Big pink volleyball served for breast cancer

It’s a bird, it’s a plane. It’s a giant pink volleyball flying through the air. Thirteen teams of six people took to the courts to find out who could handle the 4 foot diameter ball, all in the name of charity for the Inaugural Big Pink Volleyball ... Continue Reading →

Tree-killing beetle discovered in southern Illinois

The Emerald Ash borer, an invasive species of beetle responsible for the deaths of more than 250 million ash trees throughout the U.S., has been discovered in Perry and Williamson counties. The beetle is native to Asia and eastern Russia, but was first ... Continue Reading →

Three arrested during South Ash Street incident

Three people, two of whom are SIU students, were arrested after police broke up an Unofficial Halloween house party about 12 a.m. Sunday when 200 people met on the lawn of 408 S. Ash Street where a car was flipped by partiers. Zachary Justus, 19, a freshman ... Continue Reading →

Pumpkin frenzy

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Morton Grove mayor shows support for Varughese family

On the eight-month anniversary of the death of SIU student Pravin Varughese, Morton Grove Mayor Dan DiMaria held a news conference to show support for the family. “We are a close-knit community in Morton Grove. We pride ourself on family,” ... Continue Reading →

Advisory committee addresses signage and streetscapes

Upon exiting Union Station, it is obvious, even to visitors, one is in Chicago. When stepping down from a train in Carbondale, some community members think more can be done to welcome newcomers and residents. The Downtown Advisory Committee had its fifth ... Continue Reading →

Cali’s to re-open as Levels this weekend

The bar and nightclub previously known as Cali’s will reopen under a new name, Levels, Friday, after renovations have kept it closed for four weeks. Owner Greg Knoob said the renovations are mostly cosmetic improvements, such as updated lighting and ... Continue Reading →

Chancellor needs surgery to remove treatable cancer

Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela will need surgery to remove his rare but treatable tumor, according to an email on Wednesday by his oncologist, Dr. Brian Van Tine. Van Tine, an assistant professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, ... Continue Reading →

Study shows redistricting needs reform in Illinois

A report published by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute suggests Illinois’ current redistricting process is incredibly political and in need of an overhaul. Cindi Canary and Kent Redfield wrote a redistricting process review released by the institute ... Continue Reading →

Interest in DPS self defense class doubles

The SIU Department of Public Safety is instructing women of all ages to be prepared to fight for their safety in any situation. Sgt. Chad Beights of DPS who has taught the program for eight years, said the class usually has about 20 people sign up. This ... Continue Reading →

October brings domestic violence awareness

Three women die every day because of domestic abuse, according to the National Network to End Domestic Violence. October is domestic violence awareness month, and students and community members are marking the occasion by educating the public on how to ... Continue Reading →

One-of-a-kind class to debut in spring

This spring, SIU is will offer a free online course that is the first of its kind. Behavior Analysis and Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders is the university’s first Massive Open Online Course, and is the only course in the country that deals with ... Continue Reading →

Marty Davis talks wineries, influence and the meaning of “low dog”

Rustle Hill Winery in Cobden welcomes classic blues group Low Dog Band this Friday for Librafest, a celebration of October birthdays. The band consists of Marty “Low Dog” Davis on vocals and guitar, Douglas Flummer on bass and DeLance Montgomery on ... Continue Reading →
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