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Joe Cervantez sworn in as Jackson County’s State’s Attorney

State's Attorney Joe Cervantez, is sworn in by presiding judge Christy Solverson, while Cervantez's sons Cason, 7, and Canon, 10, stand by during the ceremony at Jackson County Courthouse in Murphysboro, Ill. Dec. 1, 2020.
By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter December 1, 2020
Jackson County’s newly elected State’s attorney,Joe Cervantez, was sworn in Tuesday by Judge Christy Solverson at the County Courthouse in Murphysboro, Ill.

Teen killed by vehicle on U.S. Highway 51

Teen killed by vehicle on U.S. Highway 51
By Staff Report, News Desk November 30, 2020
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office announced that a pedestrian had been fatally struck by a vehicle on U.S. Highway 51, near Fox Road on Nov. 29 at 6:08 p.m.

Opinion- Kamala Harris: The truth behind identity politics

Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speak after the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University's Health and PE Center on Sept. 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas.
By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter November 30, 2020
In 2008, Barack Obama made history when he became the first African American president. At nine years old it mattered to me that someone who looked like me was now the leader of this country.

Jackson County reports 46 new cases of COVID-19

Jackson County reports 46 new cases of COVID-19
By Staff Report, News Desk November 29, 2020
Jackson County Health Department reported 46 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

More budget woes ahead after Illinois votes down tax amendment

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. (Chicago Tribune file photo)
By Ryan Scott, Staff Reporter November 29, 2020
The Illinois budget will likely see serious cuts over the next few years after voters rejected the graduated income tax amendment on Nov. 3. 

Examining Gun Violence in Chicago and St. Louis 

Examining Gun Violence in Chicago and St. Louis 
By Courtney Alexander, Staff Reporter November 28, 2020
Gun shots ring out as bystanders run to take cover, empty shell casings cover the streets from what’s left of the crime scene, family members mourn their loved ones who lost their lives, gun violence claims the lives of new victims every day within the cities of Chicago and St. Louis. 

SIU theater department to stage virtual show about the pandemic

Screen shot of the SIU Department of Theater's Youtube live stream
By Elizabeth Hamilton, Staff Reporter November 26, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has not been kind to the theater industry. Photos of the abandoned New York City have made headlines for months now and as we slowly learn how to live safe and productive lives, credit must be given to those who try to brighten our lives with creativity and arts.

COVID-19 Update: Jackson County reports 42 new cases Tuesday

COVID-19 Update: Jackson County reports 42 new cases Tuesday
By Staff Report, News Desk November 24, 2020

Jackson County Health Department reported 42 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to a press release. There are currently 425 active cases in Jackson County. As of Tuesday, there have been...

Hidden heroes of storytelling: costume designers create garments for Tuck Everlasting

Amriela D-Alessandro, 21, rehearsing for Tuck Everlasting as her character, Mae Tuck, Sept. 24, 2020, at SIU, in Carbondale ILL. “It’s weird that we have to be farther apart and that we don’t have everybody,” Nowark said.
By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter November 24, 2020
The costume design team at SIU has creatively adapted to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last several months the team has spent countless hours creating garments for the spring musical, Tuck Everlasting, directed by Steven Tabor. 

Jackson County Health reports 42 new COVID-19 cases.

Jackson County Health reports 42 new COVID-19 cases.
By News Desk November 23, 2020
Jackson County Health Department reported 42 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 23.

Southern Illinois hospitals increase visitor restrictions as region’s COVID-19 cases rise

During a drill Chief Nurse Executive Jennifer Throgmorton was taken out of an ambulance on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, during a live trauma drill inside Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Throgmorton was put in the ICU for close observation.
By Marilyn Halstead, The Southern Illinoisan November 23, 2020
Increasing cases of COVID-19 across Southern Illinois have prompted some local hospitals to revise their visitation policies.

One death and 34 new COVID-19 cases in Jackson County

By Staff Report, News Desk November 19, 2020
Jackson County Health Department reported one death and 34 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 19.
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