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Director of Illinois Board of Higher Education to step down

Director of Illinois Board of Higher Education to step down

By Daily Egyptian staff

January 16, 2017

James Applegate, director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, on Friday announced he will resign in February to pursue other opportunities in higher education. Applegate, who began working as the board's executive director in February 2014, announced his resignation in IBHE's bi-weekly re...

Carbondale officials aim to keep the community informed through new city podcast

Carbondale officials aim to keep the community informed through new city podcast

By Daily Egyptian Staff

January 12, 2017

The City of Carbondale is partnering with WDBX 91.1 FM to introduce a bi-weekly podcast, hosted by the city’s public relations officer, called “Inside Carbondale." During the first episode, which will air at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Amy Fox will talk to City Manager Gary Williams about maintainin...

Carbondale man arrested on aggravated assault, weapons charges

Carbondale man arrested on aggravated assault, weapons charges

By Daily Egyptian staff

December 9, 2016

A 53-year-old Carbondale man was arrested Thursday on several charges, including aggravated unlawful use of weapons, police said. Carbondale police responded to a report of disorderly conduct at 12:55 a.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of West Main Street, authorities said in a news release Friday....

Murphysboro man arrested for fatal November crash

Murphysboro man arrested for fatal November crash

By Daily Egyptian staff

December 8, 2016

Police have arrested a Murphysboro man on a charge of failure to report a fatal traffic crash stemming from a November incident. Ryne J. Sasso, 28, was arrested Thursday after investigators used crash reconstruction to identify his vehicle in a crash that killed a 46-year-old pedestrian, according...

Safety concerns discussed at SIU Diversity Council forum

Safety concerns discussed at SIU Diversity Council forum

By Olivia Spiers

December 2, 2016

The university's newly established Diversity Council held its fourth open forum Thursday afternoon. Of the 25 attendees, those who spoke agreed that little is being done to ensure the safety of marginalized SIU students. “The overall agreement of students at these forums tells us that [safety]...

USG votes to lower senate GPA requirement, decides again not to impeach president

USG votes to lower senate GPA requirement, decides again not to impeach president

By Shannon Allen

November 30, 2016

The Undergraduate Student Government voted Tuesday night to lower the GPA requirement for USG senate members from a 2.7 to a 2.5. They also waived any GPA requirements for students who have documentation of their disability from Disability Support Services. USG President Jared Stern said he beli...

Security cameras to be installed in downtown Carbondale

Security cameras to be installed in downtown Carbondale

By Daily Egyptian Staff

November 30, 2016

Security cameras are coming to downtown Carbondale as part of an effort to revitalize the Strip, a city official said Wednesday. The first cameras will be installed on South Illinois Avenue between College and Cherry streets in the first step of many to making downtown safer, according to a s...

Runaway teenager sought by Carbondale police

Runaway teenager sought by Carbondale police

By Daily Egyptian Staff

November 30, 2016

Update: The teenager missing in this case returned home Wednesday, police said Friday. Carbondale police are asking for help in finding a teenager missing since Sunday, according to a news release from the department. Cassandra R. Brooks, 17, was last seen at about 5:40 p.m. Sunday in the 2400 bl...

Carbondale police seek help identifying armed robbery suspect

Carbondale police seek help identifying armed robbery suspect

By Daily Egyptian staff

November 30, 2016

Police are searching for an unknown gunman wanted in connection to an armed robbery that took place early Monday at a Carbondale gas station. The suspect is described only as a man of average build standing 5-foot-9 with a hood and fabric covering his head and face. Photographs from surveillance...

Carbondale police seek public’s help in identifying graffiti suspects

Carbondale police seek public’s help in identifying graffiti suspects

By Daily Egyptian staff

November 29, 2016

Carbondale police are asking the public for help in identifying two people they say are suspects in a graffiti incident. Just after 7 a.m. Thursday, officers discovered graffiti on Regions Bank at 500 W. Main St., police said in a news release Tuesday. More was found on a building at 609 W. Main...

Police ask for public’s help in identifying aggravated battery suspects

Police ask for public’s help in identifying aggravated battery suspects

By Daily Egyptian staff

November 29, 2016

Carbondale police are asking the public for assistance in identifying three female suspects they said were involved in battering a 55-year-old man two weeks ago. At 8:33 p.m. Nov. 16, officers responded to the Wal-Mart at 1450 East Main Street in reference to a fight in progress. Police said t...

‘Be the Match’ campaign recruits on campus Tuesday

‘Be the Match’ campaign recruits on campus Tuesday

By Diamond Jones

November 29, 2016

With the goal of creating life-saving solutions for blood cancer patients, the “Be the Match” campaign is collaborating with SIU to recruit student bone marrow donors. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in Solicitation Art Gallery #5 on the Student Center's first floor, students will have the opportu...

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