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City Council approves a special request permit

By Sharon Wittke
March 21, 2012
Filed under News

Carbondale City Council heard discussion on two resolutions concerning zoning requests at its meeting Tuesday, but only approved one.The council voted unanimously to approve an amended resolution that will allow a builder to construct apartments designed for R-3, or high density residential, districts...

Romney cruises to victory in Illinois

Romney cruises to victory in Illinois

By Ashley Zborek
March 21, 2012
Filed under News

Voter turnout ‘low to lethargic’Mitt Romney won the Illinois Republican presidential primary Tuesday, though Rick Santorum carried Jackson County and much of rural Illinois.Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator who has made social issues a key part of his campaign, won Jackson County by 40 vo...

Tuition waiver elimination could threaten enrollment, employee recruitment

By Tiffany Blanchette
March 21, 2012
Filed under News

SIUC formally joined the University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University Tuesday in opposition to state legislation that would eliminate employee tuition waivers.House Bill 5531 proposes that the tuition waivers available to state university employees and their children, upon reaching seven ...

State budget cuts to IDNR could hurt region

By Sharon Wittke
March 21, 2012
Filed under News

At the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, employees are starting to think DNR means "do not resuscitate," because of state budget cuts, a senior official from the agency said Monday.Travis Loyd, deputy director of the department, said the agency is facing problems because of state budget cuts, inc...

Weber offered position at SIU, reports say

By Leah Stover
March 20, 2012
Filed under News

The position for SIU’s basketball coach is Bruce Weber’s if he wants it, according to a Monday ESPNChicago.com article.Weber has been suggested to be SIU’s top pick for the position since he was fired as Illinois' head coach March 9. An anonymous source told ESPN that Weber, who coached SIU from...

New center brings faculty, students together through volunteerism

New center brings faculty, students together through volunteerism

By Ben Conrady
March 20, 2012
Filed under News

Students and faculty now have a volunteer resource with the new Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism located in the Student Center.The center provides a way for faculty to incorporate service-learning and volunteerism into thier curriculum so students who take part can receive credit for their wo...

Sustainability commission to tackle energy aggregation

By Sharon Wittke
March 19, 2012
Filed under News

 The Carbondale Sustainability Commission is ready to tackle its next big project on the heels of its “chicken coop” ordinance, which was approved by the City Council in February.A subcommittee from the Sustainability Commission met earlier this month to determine whether a municipal energy aggre...

Illinois’ concealed carry ban advances, continues to raise questions, debate

Illinois’ concealed carry ban advances, continues to raise questions, debate

By Tiffany Blanchette
March 19, 2012
Filed under News

Legislation regarding gun ownership has become frequent in Illinois after Wisconsin became the 49th state to pass legislation allowing residents to obtain licenses to carry concealed weapons last November, making Illinois the last remaining state with a ban."Forty-nine other states can't be wrong," is...

University takes part in recycling competition

University takes part in recycling competition

By Matt Daray
March 19, 2012
Filed under Campus, News

It’s time to take out the trash at SIUC.The university is in its fifth week of RecycleMania, a national competition for college recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities on campuses from Feb. 5 to March 30.For eight weeks, more than 300 colleges in every state across the country and...

FEMA reconsiders federal assistance for Harrisburg

By Tara Kulash
March 19, 2012
Filed under News

Harrisburg Mayor Eric Gregg said he is optimistic FEMA will grant federal disaster assistance to his town.After an EF4 tornado that hit Harrisburg Feb. 29 left seven dead and around 300 homes and 25 businesses damaged, FEMA initially denied the town’s request for federal assistance. Because of the work ...

Community members try to appear on Good Morning America segment

Community members try to appear on Good Morning America segment

By Tara Kulash
March 18, 2012
Filed under News

We will rise. We are strong. We will heal. We are here.Harrisburg community members held up signs of three-word phrases Sunday in front of the strip mall that was leveled by a Feb. 29 EF4 tornado.Heather King, born and raised in Harrisburg, said she watched Good Morning America's "Your 3 Words" segment, wh...

Lenten technology grasps younger generation

By Tiffany Blanchette
March 13, 2012
Filed under News

Vatican council incorporates social media, spreads gospelKeeping Lenten promises can be a challenge for college students with busy schedules. The Vatican and modern technology, however, have teamed up for this year’s observation of Lent, prompting more Catholics to stay observant.A council within the...

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