Institute discusses water issues

Seventy-one percent of Earth’s surface is covered by water, yet the Joint Monitoring Program for Water Supply and Sanitation estimates 748 million people lack access to quality drinking water. The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute hosted a lecture ... Continue Reading →

Gunshot victim sent to hospital

A person was sent to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in life-threatening condition Wednesday morning from a gunshot wound. The Carbondale Police Department responded to a report of a gunshot victim about 12:35 a.m. Wednesday to the 900 block of East Grand ... Continue Reading →
Jon Davey, president of the R. Buckminster Fuller and Ann Hewitt Fuller Dome Home Preservation Board, speaks Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the first phase of renovations at the Richard Buckminster Fuller Dome Home in Carbondale. “We have a great board of people [giving their all] for this project,” he said. The next phase of renovations will refurbish the interior of the dome, and the third and final phase will complete the home as a museum honoring R. Buckminster ‘Bucky’ Fuller.
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Buckminster dome home preservation begins phase 2

After many years of sitting dormant under a tarp, the Buckminster Fuller Dome Home’s exterior has been restored, and owners will continue with the next phase of restoration. Preservation began in April and its second phase commenced Tuesday with a ribbon ... Continue Reading →

SIU investigates Yik Yak app

University spokesperson Rae Goldsmith said the university is investigating Yik Yak because of inappropriate posts on the social media application. She said the university is looking into the app, but could not give further details by press time Monday. The ... Continue Reading →

Police make arrest connected to burglary

A suspect was arrested Friday morning after police received information about a gun that connected him to a residential burglary. Malik Wright, 19, of Carbondale, was apprehended when officers learned he was in possession of a handgun reported stolen ... Continue Reading →

Fire damages rooms in Carbondale Towers

Two air conditioning units exploded at the Carbondale Towers about 4 p.m. Saturday, damaging parts of the fourth and fifth floors. No injuries have been reported. Assistant Fire Chief Ted Lomax of the Carbondale Fire Department said two apartments on ... Continue Reading →
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Replica Vietnam wall comes to SIU

One hundred sixty-two southern Illinois natives lost their lives in the Vietnam War. They will join their 58,300 fallen comrades in memorial at the practice football field, south of Saluki Stadium. A travelling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial ... Continue Reading →

Third robbery occurs in three days

Carbondale Police are investigating the third incident in a string of robberies reported in less than 72 hours, all of which occurred less than a quarter of a mile from one another. The most recent incident was reported near midnight Tuesday in the 500 ... Continue Reading →

Sarvela addresses university

Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela discussed SIU’s financial situation, commitment to research and focus on filling open positions during the State of the University Address Monday. Sarvela said an increase in financial aid and enrollment contributed to ... Continue Reading →

Police chief speaks about robberies

There have been reports of multiple robberies on and off campus in the last month, and the Department of Public Safety is working to alert the students and make the campus safer. A junior from Wauconda studying hospitality, who wished to remain anonymous, ... Continue Reading →
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Long-time sheriff hangs up holster

A bullet hole in his chest, a limp in his walk and a two-foot tall sign bearing his name are just a few of the souvenirs Sheriff Elry Faulkner will keep heading into retirement. Faulkner, who has been the sheriff of Johnson County since 1974, is the longest ... Continue Reading →

Advisory Committee meets, tables vote

The Downtown Advisory Committee discussed several potential changes and proposals regarding transportation in Carbondale at its Wednesday meeting. Gary Williams, economic development coordinator for the city, said plans for a new Amtrak station have been ... Continue Reading →

20-hour cap drives student jobs off campus

Many students who have an on-campus job are seeking a second job off-campus to make ends meet. Students now are able to work only 20 hours a week because of the new policy implemented May 11. Many said the 20 hour cap isn’t giving students enough money ... Continue Reading →

Downtown Advisory Committee to hold meeting on transportation

Whether by foot, bicycle or bus, Carbondale residents need to get around, and some think the process could be easier. Downtown traffic and alternative transportation will be discussed at the second Downtown Advisory Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday ... Continue Reading →

Enrollment up, revenue down

Enrollment has increased for the first time in a decade, but revenue is down roughly $2 million. The university’s 10-day figures show overall enrollment is up 25 people from last year, an increase of just 0.001 percent. Total enrollment is 17,989 students. ... Continue Reading →
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