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Gallery: Trump train faces counter-protest in Carbondale

Protestors march down a street in Carbondale, Ill. chanting “Black Lives Matter” in a counter-protest to the passing Trump supporters Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in  Carbondale, Ill.

By Emma Deeter, Staff Photographer

October 18, 2020

On Saturday, October 17th, 2020 in Marion, Ill. a Trump rally was held to show support for the president. They called this the “Trump Train” as they were decorating their cars and trucks with flags and drove from Marion to Murphysboro. In response, there was a counter-protest that happened in Carbondale, Ill. 

SIU Honors Assembly hosts Moon Light on the Lake

Grace Durocher, a biochemistry major, helps out fellow students paint pumpkins at the Moon Light on the Lake event Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, near campus lake.

By Jared Treece and Leah Sutton

October 18, 2020

"This was just a good way to get people out, because of Coronavirus, all these students have been stuck in their dorms with nothing to do."

Democrats and Republicans discuss the graduated income tax amendment

Democrats and Republicans discuss the graduated income tax amendment

By Ryan Scott, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2020

Next month Illinoisans will have the option to vote on the Graduated Income Tax Amendment.

Redistricting will likely cost Illinois a congressional district

Redistricting will likely cost Illinois a congressional district

By Danny Connolly, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2020

Illinois is likely losing a congressional district after the results of the 2020 census come out. 

Looking ahead: Here’s how you can vote

Local polling stations across hold voting for the Presidential Primary Election on Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020 in Waverly, IL.

By Amber Koteras, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2020

The November general election is coming up soon, and the dates to register to vote even sooner. 

SIU offers pass/no pass grading option for fall

SIU offers pass/no pass grading option for fall

By Staff Report, News Desk

October 15, 2020

SIU will once again be offering a pass or no pass grading option for the fall 2020 semester, due to ongoing challenges associated with COVID-19, according to a release from the provost’s office.

Q&A with Illinois 12th District Congressman Mike Bost

Q&A with Illinois 12th District Congressman Mike Bost

By George Wiebe, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2020

Bost is a member on three House committees, previously served three years in the Marine Corps., and later ran his family’s trucking company until he was elected to Congress. Bost is running for re-election against Democratic candidate Ray Lenzi, a Carbondale resident and former SIU student.

Jackson County reports 21 new COVID-19 cases one death, is at warning level

Jackson County reports 21 new COVID-19 cases one death, is at warning level

By Staff Report, News Desk

October 13, 2020

The Jackson County Health Department reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and one death, a female in her 70s.

Q&A with Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr

Local polling stations across hold voting for the Presidential Primary Election on Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020 in Waverly, IL.

By Madison Taylor, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2020

The Daily Egyptian spoke with Carr about his plans if reelected. 

Human Relation Commission helps bridge the gap between the city and community

Dr. Patricia Welch Saleeby talks to the commission about disability awarness, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at the Human Relations Commission Meeting at City Hall. (Nick Knappenburger | @nickknappenburger_de)

By Janae Mosby, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2020

The Human Relation Commission has been serving the Carbondale community since 2003 and their mission is to help the citizens of Carbondale with issues they have and to bridge the gap between the city and the community.

Gallery: Activists hold prayer vigil at Pulaski County Detention Center

Sarah Sanders, left, Rev. Sarah Richards, and Becca Tally look to the inmates in the yard at the Pulaski County Dentition Center during the prayer vigil Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Ullin, Ill.

By Jared Treece, Staff Photographer

October 11, 2020

The Carbondale Interfaith Council held a prayer vigil at the Pulaski County Detention Center on Sunday to pray for the detained inmates, their families and for the center’s employees.

Get to know your Provost -Meet Meera Komarraju

Dr. Meera Komarraju, SIU's interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs poses for a photo outside of her office on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 in Anthony Hall at SIU.

By Jamilah Lewis, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2020

Meera Komarraju is the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at SIU. She oversees the academics of the university and looks over the recruitment of international students. 

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