Illinois gun groups mixed about new legislation

  Various gun supporters and denouncers in Illinois have mixed feelings about the new legislation. Illinois is now the latest and final state to legalize the concealed carry of firearms for public possession. On July 9th, the state legislation vetoed ... Continue Reading →

Fracking bill fallout affects Illinois

  A bill on hydraulic fracturing has impacted various groups for and against the process in Illinois. The bill, which requires companies to adhere to strict regulations in order to use fracking in Illinois, was passed June 17 by Governor Pat ... Continue Reading →

Retired general named SIU trustees chairman

  The newest SIU Board of Trustees member knows a thing or two about keeping a group in order. Retired Major Gen. Randal E. Thomas is taking over the chairman position for the university’s Board of Trustees. Thomas’ experience in the U.S. Army ... Continue Reading →

County receives FEMA funds after 2011 flood

Alexander County residents will soon begin to rebuild their community. Nearly two years after heavy spring rains caused the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to flood several towns such as Olive Branch and Tamms, Gov. Pat Quinn announced $8.7 million in federal ... Continue Reading →

State grant to fund transportation improvements

A recent state grant could call for celebration among Carbondale bicyclists and walkers. Governor Pat Quinn said Jan. 30 that select Illinois cities will receive a portion of $50 million from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program for community ... Continue Reading →
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