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Gallery: From bumper cars to bull riding, a day at the fair

Jett Stollard, of Bethany, rides a mechanical bull on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, during the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Illinois.

August 18, 2019

August 10th marks Kids Day during the Springfield Illinois State Fair. Kids 12 and under got in free to the Illinois State Fair to enjoy programming aimed at educating and entertaining.

Photo of the day: Sweet tooth solo

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram plays a guitar solo with his teeth on Thursday, July 18, 2019, during the Sunset Concert at Carbondale’s Lenus Turley Ingram is from Clarksdale, Mississippi and pulls inspiration for his music across genres.

By Carson VanBuskirk, Staff Photographer

July 18, 2019

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram played tonight's Sunset Concert at Turley Park. Ingram is an American blues guitarist and singer from Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Photo of the day: You heard me right; school’s around the corner

Tia Faye Morrison-Meade, of Carbondale, checks Samantha Christopher ears on Tuesday, July 13, 2019 during Shawnee Health Care's Back-to-School Exams in Carbondale, Illinois. Over 100 children were either given physicals, vision screenings, and immunizations. Shawnee Health Care will be having another back-to-school exam services on Thursday in Marion. Christopher, of Marion, hopes that the turn out will prompt more back-to-school events.

July 16, 2019

Over 100 children were given physicals, vision screenings or immunizations. Shawnee Health Care will be having another back-to-school exam service on Thursday in Marion. Christopher, of Marion, hopes that the turn out today will prompt more back-to-school events with Shawnee.

Senator Duckworth speaks to community members at town hall

Senator Tammy Duckworth reacts with the community members on Friday, July 12, 2019 inside the SIU Student Center.

July 15, 2019

Senator Tammy Duckworth participated in a town hall meeting on Friday with the Paul Simon Institute at SIU. The Senator discussed her work in Congress with Institute Director John Shaw is serving as moderator.

Gallery: LEGO camp inspires children to build

Aurora Cui smiles while working with Jeronimo Gonzalez on their scorpion robot

By Isabel Miller, Photography and Multimedia Editor

July 9, 2019

During the five day LEGO camp children will complete projects that explore energy supply, transfer, accumulation, conversation and consumption. Instructor Nicholas Lach has been working at the LEGO camps for almost a decade. He enjoyed instructing the camps so much he changed his career to teaching. “It definitely challenges them in ways different than classrooms, they do have the interaction with other kids but they also learn how everyday machines work, how they’re built, how they're designed,” Lach said.

Fireworks on the fourth

Fireworks go off on Thursday, July 4th, 2019, during the fireworks display at the Banterra Center parking lot in Carbondale, Illinois.

July 5, 2019

Carbondale's Fourth of July celebration took place at the Banterra Center on SIU's campus.

The history of Carbondale’s Fourth of July celebrations

People in an old car, with the name Carbondale written on it, celebrating the Fourth of July. Photo courtesy of Morris Library Special Collections Research center, collection of “Neighboring Celebration,” from July 4, 1968.

By Tahereh Rahimi, Staff Reporter

July 4, 2019

Carbondale, like every other town and city in the States, has always celebrated the Fourth of July.  By reviewing the Daily Egyptian archive, some books about Carbondale history and the photo archive of Morris Library to find out how Carbondale people have celebrated this 243 years old natio...

Gallery: Governor Pritzker visits southern Illinois to promote Rebuild Illinois

Illinois Governor Pritzker smiles while owners of Walkers Bluff Cynde and David Bunch speak on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Walker's Bluff in Carterville, Illinois. Governor Pritzker announced that Walker's Bluff will be receiving its casino license for the Walker's Bluff resort expansion. Pritzker says that Illinois is investing 45 million over six years for his plan Rebuild Illinois. Pritzker says that his plan will

By Isabel Miller, Photography and Multimedia Editor

July 2, 2019

Illinois Governor Pritzker visits southern Illinois promoting his Rebuild Illinois plan.

Gallery: Carbondale welcomes Indie rock Louisianais

Sam Craft sings and plays the violin on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the corner of Washington St. & RT. 13. Sweet Crude is a Louisiana drum pop band that performs indie rock music.

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

June 27, 2019

The third Sunset Concert of the summer featured an Indie rock band named Sweet Crude. The band is from New Orleans, LA

Gallery: Country in Carbondale

Guitarist Zach Lindsey of the the Josephines plays a solo on Thursday, June 20, 2019, during the Sunset Concert at Carbondale’s Lenus Turley Park. The Josephines from Bowling Green, Kentucky play alternative country.

By Carson VanBuskirk, Staff Photographer

June 20, 2019

The second Sunset Concert of the summer featured alternative country band the Josephines. The band is from Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Gallery: Sunset Concerts starts with a bang

Concertgoers dance and swing their arms together on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the Sunset Concert outside of SIU’s Shryock Auditorium. Donovan Keith a singer from Austin, Texas sang a soul and rock n' roll during the concert.

By Carson VanBuskirk, Staff Photographer

June 13, 2019

The first Sunset Concert of the Summer kicked off with a bang. Soul and rock singer Donovan Keith played on the steps of Shryock Auditorium for the Carbondale community.

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