The student news site of Southern Illinois University

Daily Egyptian

Alumnus brings music to assisted care centers

By Nathan Maul

August 28, 2012

Filed under City, News

Residents of assisted care living centers received a special visit from a nationally known artist.SIU Alumnus and marimba musician Kevin Lucas is performing his annual “Operation Give Hope” tour at five local nursing homes ...

City finalizes investment on public water infrastructure

By Caleb Motsinger

August 27, 2012

Filed under City, News

At the Wall and Grand Street intersection, below the surface, two million gallons of water lie in subterenean storage tanks.“These are old tanks past their useful life’’ Carbondale City Manager Kevin Baity said. ‘‘They ...

Jackson County Board takes stance on fracking

By Caleb Motsinger

August 23, 2012

Filed under City, News

Applause grew loud when the Jackson County Board voted Thursday to oppose hydraulic fracturing.Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is the injection of water at an extremely high pressure into deep wells, which releases gas pock...

Blue Sky to host Tay-Sachs benefit concert

By Austin Flynn

August 23, 2012

Filed under City, News

After six years of successful fundraisers that work toward a cure for the Tay-Sachs disease, Blue Sky Winery may host its final campaign Saturday.“We continued it last year and we continued it this year, but it sounds like t...

Jackson County Board to vote on fracking

By Caleb Motsinger

August 22, 2012

Filed under City, News

The Jackson County Board will discuss hydraulic fracturing and tourism when it meets tonight at 6 p.m. in the Jackson County Courthouse.As of a July 24 meeting, the county board’s land use and economic development committee said the ...

City Council allows video gambling within city limits

By Caleb Motsinger

August 22, 2012

Filed under City, News

Video gambling machines, higher water fees and more were passed at Tuesday's City Council meeting.Gambling machines will be put in Carbondale bars and fraternal organizations such as the Elks and Lions Club.Though Mayor Joel Fr...

SIU alumnus completes motorcycle race, long time goal

By Nathan Maul

August 19, 2012

Filed under City, News

For many people who go to Las Vegas for their birthday, they look forward to getting there. For one SIU alumnus, though, the best part was riding out.Doug Daugherty, of Makanda, Carbondale fireman Dallas Mayer and his son Levi M...

Police remind drivers to stay safe during Labor Day

By Lauren Duncan

August 19, 2012

Filed under City, News

Police are warning drivers of increased enforcement through the upcoming holiday weekend.The Carbondale Police Department announced Aug. 10 its late night plans for the 2012 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It ...

Prescription discount available to residents

By Lauren Duncan

August 19, 2012

Filed under City, News

Carbondale has a new program that gives uninsured residents and students a Prescription Discount Card that will make prescriptions easier to obtain and more affordable.The Prescription Discount Card can be picked up at the Stud...

The student news site of Southern Illinois University