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Pritzker inaugurated as Illinois governor, cementing Democrats’ control of state government

Pritzker inaugurated as Illinois governor, cementing Democrats’ control of state government

By Mike Riopell, Chicago Tribune

January 14, 2019


Filed under News, State

Democrat J.B. Pritzker became Illinois' 43rd governor Monday, acknowledging the challenges the state faces and saying "our abdication of responsibility must end."

Julian Castro, HUD secretary under Obama, declares presidential candidacy

Julian Castro, HUD secretary under Obama, declares presidential candidacy

By Gromer Jeffers Jr. and Robert T. Garrett, The Dallas Morning News

January 12, 2019


Filed under National, News

"I'm running for president because it's time for new leadership. It's time for new energy," Julian Castro, former HUD secretary said.

Juliana Stratton, Lt. Governor-elect, participates in statewide ‘Day of Service’ at Boys and Girls club

Juliana Stratton, Lt. Governor-elect, participates in statewide ‘Day of Service’ at Boys and Girls club

By Brian Munoz, Editor in Chief

January 12, 2019


Filed under City, Editors Picks, News

“We’re really excited for the opportunity to serve more kids.” Tina Carpenter, Carbondale Boys & Girls Club CEO, said. “I like to say that magic happens here every single day and those relationships that our kids build here with our staff really is magic.”

Cyntoia Brown, convicted at 16, granted clemency after killing man who picked her up for sex

Cyntoia Brown, convicted at 16, granted clemency after killing man who picked her up for sex

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

January 7, 2019


Filed under Crime, News

“Imposing a life sentence on a juvenile would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh, especially in light of the extraordinary steps Ms. Brown has taken to rebuild her life,” Bill Haslam, Tennessee governor said.

Carbondale Police take on the Carbondale Cougars in community basketball game

Carbondale Police take on the Carbondale Cougars in community basketball game

By Brian Munoz, Editor in Chief

January 5, 2019


Filed under Basketball, City, News, Sports

“Any time that we can do something to build relationships within the community, especially at such a young age and get some parents involved – [we’re] all for it,” Matt Acray, Carbondale Police Department sergeant, said.

Randy Dunn will not teach at SIUE this semester, reason unknown

Randy Dunn will not teach at SIUE this semester, reason unknown

By Brian Munoz, Editor in Chief

January 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Randy Dunn, former SIU president, will not be teaching at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville this spring semester, said Doug Mcllhaga, SIUE spokesman in an email to the Daily Egyptian on Thursday.

Dunn says he’ll put students first as SIUC interim chancellor

Dunn says he’ll put students first as SIUC interim chancellor

By Brian Munoz, Editor in Chief

December 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

John M. Dunn, incoming interim chancellor, believes it is important to keep students in mind while tackling issues surrounding the Carbondale campus, he said during a press conference Friday.  

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers builds in Carbondale, expected to open March 2019

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers builds in Carbondale, expected to open March 2019

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

A Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers is coming to Carbondale’s Giant City Road next year. Eric Cole, owner of the upcoming Carbondale location, said the franchise is building a new restaurant from the ground up. “It will open probably late March 2019,” Cole said. “We broke ground on October 18.”

DATABASE: 2018-2019 SIU System Salaries

DATABASE: 2018-2019 SIU System Salaries

By Staff Report

December 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Data, News

The following salary database has been compiled and obtained by Daily Egyptian staff through the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

Semester in Photos: Fall 2018

Semester in Photos: Fall 2018

By Photography Staff

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Featured, News, Photos

At the conclusion of each semester, the Daily Egyptian Photography and Multimedia staff dedicate the last edition to showcase the visual content put out over the course of the previous sixteen weeks.

Board of Trustees approves reorganization, appoints John Dunn as interim chancellor

Board of Trustees approves reorganization, appoints John Dunn as interim chancellor

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The SIU Board of Trustees unanimously approved the proposed academic reorganization and have appointed John M. Dunn as interim chancellor for the Carbondale campus.

SIU Board of Trustees approves honorary degree for actress Melissa McCarthy

SIU Board of Trustees approves honorary degree for actress Melissa McCarthy

By Staff Report

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The SIU Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a honorary degree for Melissa McCarthy, two-time Emmy Award winner, during today's meeting. 

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