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Gallery: National Guard keeps watch over Illinois state Capitol ahead of Inauguration

A National Guardsman stands at a road closure in front of East Capitol Ave on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 in Springfield, Ill. Gov. JB Pritzker called 250 members of the Illinois National Guard out to keep watch over downtown Springfield after the FBI sent out a memo informing law enforcement agencies of potential riots at state capitols across the country leading up to President-Elect Joe Biden's Inauguration on Wednesday.
By Jared Treece, Staff Photographer January 17, 2021
It was another quiet day at the Capitol on Sunday with no protesters in sight, but the National Guard and State Police remained on high alert.

Learning through the lockdown-how one school district is handling the pandemic

Lacey Miller, a Pre-K teacher, checks the temperature of her student, Camar M. Nov. 6 2020 at Parrish Elementary School in Carbondale Ill.
By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief January 9, 2021
Students, teachers and staff members of Carbondale District #95 experienced their last normal day of school on March 6 when they left for spring break. Since then, the district moved to a remote learning plan and had to adapt, along with the rest of the world, to the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meet the artist behind Carbondale’s butterfly jewelry

Molly Gabel and her dog, Amaya, pose for a portrait in her at home studio Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Carbondale Ill. 
Gabel said that she loves working from home because she is able to make her own schedule.
By Leah Sutton, Photo Editor December 20, 2020
If you are looking for a last minute gift idea for the holidays, ethically sourced butterfly jewelry might be a great way to add some color to your winter festivities.

Marion High School junior organizes Learning Center food giveaway

One of the members of the Laborers' Local 773, Mary Smith, loads a box of produce into a truck at Pandemic Relief Food Distribution event in front of the Banterra Center. Smith says,
By Janae Mosby, Staff Reporter December 10, 2020
Ta’Quan Adams is a junior at Marion High School and on Nov. 16 he organized the delivery of a large amount of food to the Learning Center in Marion. 

Gallery: ‘Dive in first class’ in southern Illinois

Glen Faith, the owner of Mermet Springs, poses for a portrait in one of the air tank refill stations on-site Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. “My ideas, if I was going to open up a quarry, I really wanted it to be a scuba destination where dive centers could come, instructors could bring their students, there was professionalism, there was adequate equipment for rental, and air fills were efficient,” Faith said, “We fill probably 3-4 maybe 500 cylinders this past weekend. No one waited more than 10 minutes for an air fill.”
By Leah Sutton, Photo Editor November 20, 2020
Twenty-four years ago, Glen Faith, retired secretary of police and owner of Mermet Springs, decided to start a 40-acre scuba diving destination facility just outside of Belknap, Ill.

Semester in Photos Fall 2020

Semester in Photos Fall 2020
By Photo staff, Daily Egyptian November 18, 2020
With the end of the semester approaching, the Daily Egyptian photo staff reflect on and highlight some of the best images from the Fall 2020 semester.

Gallery: Veteran’s Day 2020

Kenny Johnson, a retired Air Force veteran, looks upon a grave at Mound City National Cemetery during Veterans Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 in Mound City, Ill. Johnson has only been coming to the cemetery for the last couple of years, but says he finds it to be a peaceful place to go and walk down row by row, reading information from soldiers' tombstones.
By Photo staff, Daily Egyptian November 11, 2020
The country honored its past and present veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 with various parades and events across the nation.

Southern Illinois activist groups hold post-election protest

Citizens of Carbondale march in support of social activism a day after the election  Wednesday, November 4, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill. Several local activist groups attended, including For the People, a communist organization dedicated to helping those in need within local communities through various food and clothing drives.
By Jamilah Lewis and George Wiebe November 4, 2020
Following the unclear presidential election this Tuesday, southern Illinoisans gathered outside the town square pavilion in Carbondale in protest of what they felt was an unrepresentative election.

Gallery: Voices from the polls

Brianna Suttles and Joevan Robinson pose outside of the poll at the Carbondale Civic Center Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.
By Photo Desk, Staff Photographer November 4, 2020
Polls have welcomed new and returning voters for the 2020 election. Some of these voters voiced their opinions after voting on Nov. 3.

Gallery: Election 2020 watch parties

Sabrina Hardenbergh follows the election over a Zoom meeting and live streams during a Green Party watch event Nov. 3, 2020, in Murphysboro, Ill.
By Photo Desk, Staff Photographer November 4, 2020

Despite the ongoing pandemic, local political candidates still held watch parties on election night to wait for results. Daily Egyptian photographers captured the following moments from the watch parties...

Gallery: Scenes from southern Illinois polls

People maintain their 6-foot social distancing while waiting to vote at the Carbondale Civic Center Nov. 3,  in Carbondale, Ill.
By Photo Desk, Daily Egyptian November 3, 2020
Polls have now closed across the majority of the U.S. and as of publication, former Vice President Joe Biden was in the lead with 209 electoral votes while President Donald Trump had 112, according to the Associated Press.

Gallery: Halloween 2020

Sarah Linn and her daughter, Tessa, look at the carved pumpkins given to the foxes at Treehouse Wildlife Center's first-ever, Owl-A-Ween Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Dow, Ill.
By Photo Staff, Daily Egyptian October 31, 2020
Families all over Illinois are celebrating Halloween as a way to get out of the house during the pandemic.
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