Governor appoints Thomas, Portwood as trustees

  Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn appointed two members to the university’s Board of Trustees on Friday. Pending Senate approval, former Adjutant General Randal Thomas and former SIU-Edwardsville instructor Shirley Portwood will fill two of the board’s ... Continue Reading →

Smokers break habits, cross state line to save money

Since the increase of the Illinois cigarette tax took effect June 24, many students, residents and tobacco retail stores are finding ways to accommodate the change. Several students have switched brands, roll their own, cut back, turn to the electronic ... Continue Reading →

University harmed by leaders’ friendly fire

Our Word What better way to harm the university’s reputation than to have its leaders publicly broadcast their distaste for one another? Just days after Board of Trustees members voted out Roger Herrin as chairman 4-2 on Thursday, Herrin and BOT ... Continue Reading →

Governor shows support for Harrisburg

Gov. Pat Quinn congratulates Harrisburg High School basketball player Capel Henshaw Saturday following the team’s victory over Pinckneyville at the Duff-Kingston Gymnasium in El Dorado. Henshaw led Harrisburg with a total of 22 points. The Bulldogs ... Continue Reading →

Mail facility closure would cause job loss for region

In the midst of the U.S. Postal Service’s financial crisis, the Carbondale Mail Processing Center is slated to move its operations to Evansville, Ind., according to a Postal Service press release. While the distribution center will relocate, the ... Continue Reading →
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