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Uber launches in Carbondale ahead of April 1 city ordinance

Uber launches in Carbondale ahead of April 1 city ordinance

By Daily Egyptian staff
March 3
Filed under City, News

Ride-hailing service Uber announced Thursday it is expanding its services to Carbondale, a month before the city has said transportation networks are legally allowed to operate in city limits.

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Carbondale police arrest 2 brothers in ‘staged’ armed robbery

Carbondale police arrest 2 brothers in ‘staged’ armed robbery

By Daily Egyptian staff
March 3
Filed under City, More Headlines, News

Carbondale police arrested two men Wednesday in what investigators have determined was a staged armed robbery, according to a news release from the department. Devante C.A. Jackson, 19, of Milwaukee, was arrested on a charge of felony theft. His alleged accomplice, Houston A. Jackson, 20, of Carbondale,...

‘Thank God we still have our lives’: Tornado destroys 12 homes in southern Illinois

‘Thank God we still have our lives’: Tornado destroys 12 homes in southern Illinois

By Luke Nozicka and Olivia Spiers
March 1
Filed under City, More Headlines, News

Julie Hicks thought her mother had died. After a tornado ripped through parts of southern Illinois on Tuesday night, Hicks arrived at her mother’s Elkville home to find a pile of debris. Family members rushed into the crumbled structure to see if 79-year-old Nadine Lacy was still alive. “We ...

Day of Giving raises funds, support for university

Day of Giving raises funds, support for university

By Francois Gatimu
March 1
Filed under Campus, News

The university community on Wednesday commenced its annual Day of Giving, a 24-hour fundraising campaign focused on raising awareness for SIU’s colleges, programs and initiatives.

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University commemorates Women’s History Month

University commemorates Women’s History Month

By Diamond Jones and Olivia Spiers
March 1
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

A series beginning in March to highlight Women’s History Month is set to include insights from local female innovators and nationally recognized women. The university organized the monthlong series of events ranging from women’s panels to fashion shows to commemorate women in history. The events fo...

Carbondale tornado warning downgraded, area to remain on watch

Carbondale tornado warning downgraded, area to remain on watch

By Staff report
February 28
Filed under City, News

A tornado watch for Jackson County was scheduled to last through early Wednesday following an earlier warning for residents to seek shelter, according to the National Weather Service. At 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, a tornado warning was issued for southern Illinois cities Carbondale, Pomona and Makanda....

Touch of Nature holds sixth Maple Syrup Festival

Touch of Nature holds sixth Maple Syrup Festival

By Diamond Jones
February 27
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Carbondale residents bundled up for the cold and gathered together Saturday and Sunday for the Maple Syrup Festival at Touch of Nature Environmental Center. The annual festival brought between 500 and 600 people to eat homemade pancakes covered in maple syrup and take part in a series of demonstrations...

Student-led production examines social norms of society’s workforce

Student-led production examines social norms of society’s workforce

By Diamond Jones
February 24
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

The lives of service workers and society’s perception of value tie together in the production “In Service of Venus,” which is showing from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Marion Kleinau Theatre. The story follows the concept of  being “worthy” in society, and questions the i...

SIU releases new report to prioritize potential budget cuts

SIU releases new report to prioritize potential budget cuts

By Luke Nozicka
February 23
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

The university on Thursday released a report to highlight feedback and prioritization of SIU's non-academic program review and identify areas for potential budget cuts. After prioritization of the initial report, the 15 centers or initiatives that may be slated for dramatic cuts to state funding are...

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