‘Diversity’ a buzzword on Rauner’s transition team

From Democrats to pastors, Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has lined up a diverse group of people to help his transition into office. One day after winning the Illinois governor’s race, Rauner began announcing picks for his transition team. Rauner’s ... Continue Reading →

No charges filed in Molly Young case

No charges will be filed in the 2012 case of the death of Molly Young, according to a report by the state’s attorney appellate prosecutor obtained by KFVS-TV. The report says there is insufficient evidence to declare the case a homicide, but that it ... Continue Reading →

Tax increase discussed at council meeting

Nothing is certain but death and taxes. However, it is not certain how high the latter will rise for community members’ homes. Carbondale residents and council members expressed opinions about a proposed property tax increase to fund pensions for police ... Continue Reading →

Hunters help the hungry

Hunters can help feed the hungry this holiday season while doing something they love. Local food pantries are accepting deer meat donations this season. One processing plant providing meat for the hungry is Whitetails Deer Processing in Carbondale. Zach ... Continue Reading →

Deer processors prepare for shotgun season

The smell of blood accompanies a knife opening flesh in a deer-processing warehouse as the owners prepare for shotgun season. Whitetails Deer Processing, a business in Carbondale, will have an increase in business this shotgun season—which starts Nov. ... Continue Reading →

Adams seeks Carbondale mayor position

A second person has tossed her hat in the ring for mayor of Carbondale. City councilwoman Jane Adams announced Saturday she will run against John Henry, owner of Henry Printing, to replace interim Mayor Don Monty who will not seek re-election April ... Continue Reading →
Olivia Martinez, a freshman from Round Lake studying fashion design merchandising, works on an outfit made out of recycled goods Nov. 7 at Quigley Hall. The SIU Sustainability Department is teaming up with the Fashion Design and Merchandising registered student organization to make outfits out of recycled goods. Saturday is America Recycles Day, a day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling nationwide. —Lewis Marien

RSO fashions recycled merchandise

With hundreds of recycled supplies spread throughout its studio, the Fashion Design and Merchandising Registered Student Organization got its hands dirty to make “green” attire. After working for the past six weeks, two designs were made by the group ... Continue Reading →
The Rev. Joseph Brown speaks Thursday at the public visitation for interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela who died Sunday. Brown read from scripture, shared a poem and recited an excerpt from a letter written by the Graduate and Professional Student Council. —Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Sarvela’s life honored at visitation

The line of people waiting to speak with the family of interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela, who died Sunday, wrapped through the Student Center Ballrooms and out the door between 4 and 7 p.m. Thursday, university spokeswoman Rae Goldsmith said. University ... Continue Reading →

Committee evaluates realistic options

Fresh ideas for downtown Carbondale are budding, but the Downtown Advisory Committee believes it will take financial, public and community responsibility to see these plans through. The Downtown Advisory Committee had its seventh of eight meetings to ... Continue Reading →
Norman Smith, of Murphysboro, attaches a tarp to an outdoor kennel to shield the wind Wednesday at St. Francis Care in Murphysboro. Smith has
worked for two years and has helped prepare for the cold seasons. The shelter currently houses 110 animals, mostly cats and dogs. The tarp helps block
the wind to prevent the dogs from getting ill.
Marissa Novel • Daily Egyptian

Shelters adjust care for cold weather

As temperatures decrease, different animal shelters in the southern Illinois area have their own way of handling new animals. Of the more than 7 million companion pets that enter shelters each year, 20 percent are adopted and 20 percent are euthanized, ... Continue Reading →
Glenn Posard, left, speaks to Paul Sarvela on his last day as SIU President April 31. Sarvela joined Poshard on an farewell tour of campus. —Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Remembering Paul Sarvela: 1959-2014

Community reflects on 28 years of service to SIU When interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela died Sunday at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, the university didn’t lose just its chancellor. It lost a husband, a father and a man who loved life, beer, research, ... Continue Reading →
Reed Recker, a senior from Okawville studying music education plays taps Tuesday on the balcony of Shryock Auditorium. Recker was asked to play at the Veterans Day ceremony for the second year. "It's an honor to get to do this," said Recker, who also played at the traveling Vietnam memorial wall exhibit this fall. "I'm very happy they continue to ask me to do this."

SIU commemorates veterans

The final active duty serviceman to be drafted has retired from the Army after 42 years of service. The retirement of Ralph Rigby, who was drafted at age 19, means the U.S. military is now comprised entirely of volunteers. During SIU’s annual Veterans ... Continue Reading →

Dunn anticipates permanent chancellor search soon

With the death of interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela on Sunday, SIU President Randy Dunn said he expects the SIU Board of Trustees to move forward with a national search for a permanent chancellor soon. “I do have the impression that we’ll ... Continue Reading →
The flag is lowered to half staff Monday outside the Stone Center following President Randy Dunn's press conference. Gov. Pat Quinn  authorized the university to lower the flag in honor of Paul's service to the state and university until sunrise Tuesday. —Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Ceremonies set for interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela

Ceremonial services for interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela, who died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, have been planned. A public visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Student Center Ballrooms with reflections ... Continue Reading →
The flag is lowered to half staff Monday outside the Stone Center following President Randy Dunn's press conference. Gov. Pat Quinn  authorized the university to lower the flag in honor of Paul's service to the state and university until sunrise Tuesday. —Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Flags lowered to half-staff for Sarvela

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