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Carbondale police investigating Monday night arsons

Carbondale police investigating Monday night arsons

By Daily Egyptian staff
February 21
Filed under City, More Headlines, News

Carbondale police are investigating two arsons that occurred Monday evening. At 7:25 p.m., Carbondale police and fire responded to Ashley Furniture at 715 E. Main St. for a fire, which was quickly extinguished, authorities said. While the fire was contained to outside the business, smoke entere... Read more »

It was love at first dance

It was love at first dance

By Alex Howell
February 17
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When Will Major, 72, was discharged from Barnes-Jewish hospital, he said he was charged $6 for a pillowcase he defaced. Will still has the pillowcase on which he drew the face and name of his wife of two years, Donna Major, 70, when he was away from her at the hospital. The couple of two years... Read more »

Saluki Express could reduce service, cut routes

Saluki Express could reduce service, cut routes

By Olivia Spiers
February 16
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Two bus routes that run through Carbondale and the university campus could cease operation as the service’s revenue decreases with student enrollment, according to university officials. Saluki Express, a mass transit system used primarily by students, offers seven weekday routes and three weekend... Read more »

Ozzy Osborne to perform near Carbondale during solar eclipse

Ozzy Osborne to perform near Carbondale during solar eclipse

By Francois Gatimu
February 15
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One of the biggest names in rock and roll will be headlining Moonstock, a southern Illinois solar eclipse themed four-day music festival hosted by Walkers Bluff in Carterville. Ozzy Osborne is set to perform "Bark at the Moon" at 1:20 p.m. on Aug. 21 at the exact time the solar eclipse takes full... Read more »

Barbershop chorus serenades southern Illinois on Valentine’s Day

Barbershop chorus serenades southern Illinois on Valentine’s Day

By Athena Chrysanthou
February 15
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Melissa Roach headed to work Tuesday morning at the Garden Grove Event Center for what she thought was an appointment with a prospective client. She arrived promptly at 9:30 a.m to instead be greeted by four white-haired gentlemen dressed in red vests, slacks and bow-ties. After they sang... Read more »

If proposed cuts are implemented, SIU’s wildlife research lab will close, director says

If proposed cuts are implemented, SIU’s wildlife research lab will close, director says

By Luke Nozicka
February 15
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SIU’s Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory could close after 67 years of supporting undergraduate and graduate projects if Illinois does not pass a budget by July. Under a set of proposals outlined by the university's non-academic prioritization committee, the research laboratory could lose $507,388 ... Read more »

City council makes way for Uber and Lyft to open in Carbondale

City council makes way for Uber and Lyft to open in Carbondale

By Olivia Spiers
February 15
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The city council on Tuesday lifted municipal restrictions and added new designations to operate individual fare-based vehicles, paving the way for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft to open in Carbondale. The law previously required taxicabs to apply for special company licenses ... Read more »

Glenn Poshard named president of Morthland College in West Frankfort

Glenn Poshard named president of Morthland College in West Frankfort

February 14
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Former SIU President Glenn Poshard on Tuesday morning was named president of Morthland College, a private Christian college in West Frankfort. Tim Morthland, the college's previous president who will now serve as chairman of its Board of Trustees, made the announcement on Facebook. "Dr. Poshard... Read more »

Carbondale names eclipse weekend ‘Shadow Fest’

Carbondale names eclipse weekend ‘Shadow Fest’

By Tyra Wooten
February 13
Filed under City, News

The city announced Monday the solar eclipse festival will officially be named “Shadow Fest.”

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Carbondale police investigating drive-by shooting

Carbondale police investigating drive-by shooting

By Daily Egyptian staff
February 13
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Carbondale police are investigating an early Saturday morning drive-by shooting in which no one was harmed. Officers responded to a report of shots fired at 12:35 a.m. in the 500 block of South Rawlings Street. Police said a man fired shots at more than one person from a dark grey or black Dodge... Read more »

Mother of SIU student found dead 3 years ago: ‘I feel like I’m walking forward, not back’

Mother of SIU student found dead 3 years ago: ‘I feel like I’m walking forward, not back’

By Olivia Spiers
February 11
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Lovely Varughese crossed over thickets and climbed barbed wire fences Saturday alongside her mournful husband and daughters to kneel at the place where police say her son froze to death three years ago. Pravin Varughese was a 19-year-old criminal justice student at SIUC when he was found dead in ... Read more »

Iron sculptors to craft metal Valentines

Iron sculptors to craft metal Valentines

By Tyra Wooten
February 10
Filed under Campus, News

The university’s School of Art and Design is offering a unique option for Valentine's Day gifts: metal plate sculpting.

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