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Army trains to fight wildfires

By Lynnette Oostmeyer

July 2, 2012

Filed under City, News, Photos

Army units out of Fort Campbell, Ky., are being trained for a different kind of fight: wildfires.Parts of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade have trained at Fort Campbell to assist in fighting wildfires both in the area or if nee...

Smokers break habits, cross state line to save money

By Tiffany Blanchette

July 2, 2012

Filed under Campus, City, News

Since the increase of the Illinois cigarette tax took effect June 24, many students, residents and tobacco retail stores are finding ways to accommodate the change.Several students have switched brands, roll their own, cut back...

City considers three options for CCTB replacement

By Austin Flynn

June 26, 2012

Filed under City, News

Council member says bureau will close SaturdayThe Carbondale Convention and Tourism Bureau will close its doors Saturday after a cut in funds from the city council, said a Carbondale City Council member.The contract between th...

Council approves rezoning for hospital

By Tara Kulash

June 26, 2012

Filed under City, News

 Southern Illinois Healthcare requested Tuesday at the Carbondale City Council meeting to rezone 112 and 200 N. Poplar St. from residential areas to professional administrative offices in order to house a generator and air c...

VITAL program to help transition student veterans back to school

By Tiffany Blanchette

June 26, 2012

Filed under Campus, City, News

A national pilot program at SIUC will help support student veterans as they return to college life after serving in the armed forces.The university has partnered with the VA Medical Center in Marion as one of the few universities to ...

Union addresses possible layoffs

By Tara Kulash

June 25, 2012

Filed under City, News

The university’s Non-Tenure Track Faculty Association's executive board met Monday to draft a response to a notice of possible layoffs sent to the union’s leader June 18.A.J. Barrett, a professor of journalism and presiden...

Sunset concert represents collaboration between community, university for 34 years

By Tiffany Blanchette

June 18, 2012

Filed under Campus, City, News

As the summer sun sets, turning the sky a shade of dark orange, and music begins to carry through the streets of Carbondale, residents sense it's Sunset Concert time.The 34th Sunset Concert series began Thursday and continues ever...

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