Senior Prom for senior citizens

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Local women create ALS gathering

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has gained notoriety with the recent viral trend, the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge”, and two local women have created a group for families dealing with the disease. Deb Geiger, of Murphysboro, and Nikki Morgan, of Herrin, ... Continue Reading →

Community shares downtown suggestions

Downtown Carbondale is in the first stages of a face-lift. More than 100 community members gathered at Carbondale City Hall Wednesday to attend the first of eight discussions on the renovation of the city’s downtown area put on by the Downtown Advisory ... Continue Reading →

O’Guinn releases statement

Former Police Chief Jody O’Guinn released a statement Wednesday explaining the circumstances of his firing. O’Guinn said he does not know the reason Carbondale City Manager Kevin Baity fired him. Baity described the justification of his termination ... Continue Reading →

“It could have happened here”

Nearly 100 students and faculty rallied Monday evening in front of Grinnell Hall to raise awareness of the crisis in Ferguson, Mo. At the event, organized by Alpha Phi Alpha and Alpha Kappa Alpha, community members discussed the aftermath of the death ... Continue Reading →

Carbondale police chief fired

The Carbondale chief of police has been fired. City Manager Kevin Baity announced Monday in a press release that he is dismissing Jody O’Guinn from his position and naming Deputy Chief Jeff Grubbs as interim police chief. Grubbs was previously deputy ... Continue Reading →
File photo| Carbondale Police Jody O'Guinn speaks at a press conference Feb. 18
Jennifer Gonzalez · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Carbondale chief of police fired

The Carbondale chief of police has been fired. City Manager Kevin Baity announced this morning in a press release that he is dismissing Jody O’Guinn from his position and naming Deputy Chief Jeff Grubbs as interim police chief. Grubbs was previously ... Continue Reading →
The Rev. Sonja Ingebritsen, of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Carbondale, holds a sign Thursday during a demonstration in response to events in Ferguson, Mo.

Carbondale demonstrates solidarity with Ferguson

Like many people around the country, Carbondale community members joined together Thursday to stand in solidarity with those facing turmoil in Ferguson, Mo. A St. Louis County police officer shot Michael Brown, 18, who was reportedly unarmed, on Aug. ... Continue Reading →
Nico Wood, a doctoral student in performance studies from Chicago takes inventory Tuesday at Cristaudo’s. The establishment has recently
expanded to include a sit down eatery and a gift shop. “We’ve had the business since 1977, we sold it in 2004... It sold a couple times and then
we brought it back,” Nicholas Stewart, co-owner said. “We’ve been in our new location for about two years.”
Jamie Eader • Daily Egyptian

Illinois bad for business

In a recent nationwide study, Illinois ranked as the second-worst state for small business friendliness. The study, conducted by Thumbtack.com in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, evaluated more than 12,000 businesses across the ... Continue Reading →
Protesters gather Friday along Route 13 opposing military action in the Gaza strip. Signs read “Honk
for Peace,” “Gaza Not in My Name,” and “Free Gaza.”

Palestinian supporters protest for awareness

Red, black, white and green litter the sidewalks as car horns blare loudly. Arms are raised with signs reading: “Honk for Peace”, “Drop Books Not Bombs” and “Stop Killing Innocent Women and Children”. More than 100 demonstrators lined Main ... Continue Reading →

West Nile mosquitoes in Jackson County

Routine mosquito testing found mosquitoes positive for the West Nile virus south of Carbondale in Jackson County but no human cases have been reported. The mosquitos were collected Friday. A dead crow found in the same area also tested positive for the ... Continue Reading →

Delish 7 Spice Grill freshens up the strip

Though the 2 a.m. cheese fries from Sam’s Café contain some nutrients and Pagliai’s pizza contains every food group accounted for, healthy food is absent from the strip. Delish 7 Spice Grill intends to change that. Located on the corner of West College ... Continue Reading →

Resistance group heads from Carbondale to Cuba

Tuesday evening the Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba made a stop in Carbondale on its way to Cuba. The Social Action Committee of Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship cohosted the event with the Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois. There was ... Continue Reading →

Child center hosts fundraiser

Since 2002, the non-profit Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center has been helping local physically and sexually abused children. Their services assist hundreds of children each year. The mission of the Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center in Pinckneyville ... Continue Reading →

Carbondale gets set for the fourth

As American flags wave in the wind and the feeling of patriotism sweeps through the city like wildfire, people of Carbondale can expect to see a slight change in celebrations Friday night. Residents from all of southern Illinois will come to watch the ... Continue Reading →
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