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A ‘fight for freedom:’ Carbondale community marches in honor of Breonna Taylor

Chastity Mays, Nancy Maxwell, Emerald Avril and Elise Grabowska lead the march during a protest against the grand jury decision for the Breonna Taylor case on September 25, 2020, in Carbondale, ILL.

By Jamilah Lewis, Keaton Yates, Staff Reporters

September 26, 2020

Around 70 people marched from the Carbondale Police Department to East Main Street to protest the indictment of one out of three officers that fatally shot Breonna Taylor.

Gallery: Protesters in Louisville Kentucky march for third night following grand jury’s decision in Breonna Taylor case

June Wells, Breonna Taylor's second cousin, marches through Louisville, Ky. on Sept. 26 in protest of the grand jury decision to indict former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison.

By Jared Treece and Nicolas Galindo

September 26, 2020

Hundreds of demonstrators assembled in downtown Louisville Friday to protest the death of Breonna Taylor and the grand jury's decision in her case on Wednesday.

First responders arrive at a car crash in Carbondale, IL.

A tow truck arrives to remove the crashed vehicle on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.

By Chloe Schobert, Design Chief

September 25, 2020

First responders arrived to a car crash near Happy Hairs on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Carbondale, IL.

Understanding Our New World: virtual forum with Pete Buttigieg

Understanding Our New World: virtual forum with Pete Buttigieg

By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2020

Pete Buttigieg, former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, held a Q&A via Zoom with Southern Illinois University’s Paul Simon Institute on Sept. 24. 

‘Take 10 to Count 618:’ Gov. Pritzker pushes southern Illinoisans to complete census

'Take 10 to Count 618:’ Gov. Pritzker pushes southern Illinoisans to complete census

By Danny Connolly, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2020

Gov. JB Pritzker stopped in Carbondale today to promote filling the census out in the last week residents are able to be counted.  

Photo of the day: SIU students protest grand jury’s decision in Breonna Taylor case

A police car follows the Breonna Taylor march down W. Main St. in Carbondale ILL.

By Leah Sutton, Photo Editor

September 24, 2020

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 around two dozen SIU students and community members organized a march to protest the death of Breonna Taylor and the decision of the Kentucky grand jury regarding her case.

Former SIU athletic director, Chicago Bears running back Gayle Sayers dies at age 77

Former SIU athletic director, Chicago Bears running back Gayle Sayers dies at age 77

By Brooke Buerck, Madison Taylor, Staff Report

September 23, 2020

Gayle Sayers, former athletic director at SIU from 1976-1981 died at age 77 on Wednesday.

Grand jury indicts one former officer with ‘wanton endangerment’ in Breonna Taylor death

Grand jury indicts one former officer with 'wanton endangerment' in Breonna Taylor death

By Staff Report, News Desk

September 23, 2020

A Kentucky grand jury released its recommendations for the Breonna Taylor case and indicted one officer on Wednesday.

Carbondale City Council approves ordinance requiring employees to wear masks

Carbondale's City Council met remotely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The topics that were discussed was the transferring of ownership of Thai Taste, approval of Wells Fargo, and revised code to the Pay By Mail Program. The council also saw a presentation from the Carbondale Warming Center about an overview of their progress since starting back in early December. The meeting took place on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 via GoToMeeting.

By Amber Koteras, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2020

The Carbondale City Council approved an ordinance with a unanimous vote on Tuesday that would fine employers if their employees are found without face coverings.

Photo of the Day: New smoke shop opens in Carbondale, IL

Cody Stanton of Hemp-N-Stuff displays several glassware pieces for customers on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 in Carbondale, ILL. Hemp-N-Stuff is a brand new smoke shop in Carbondale IL. It is family owned and operated by the Stantons. They
do monthly giveaways for their customers and have a variety of products including glassware,
pipes, cleaning materials, and more. You can find them at 828 East Main Street, Suite A, every week Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm, on Saturdays from 10am - 8pm, and Sundays from
12pm - 8pm. “We’ve been open for a bit and we have a decent customer base. Some days it’s busier than others but I think COVID has a lot of impact on that,” said Stanton.

By James Allen, Staff Photographer

September 22, 2020

Cody Stanton of Hemp-N-Stuff displays several glassware pieces for customers on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Carbondale, ILL. Hemp-N-Stuff is a new smoke shop in Carbondale IL. It is family owned and operated by the Stantons.

61 SIU students placed in quarantine or isolation on campus in August

Neely Hall on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

By Rana Schenke, Managing Editor

September 22, 2020

Between Aug. 9 and Aug. 31, 48 students were in quarantine and 13 students were in isolation in SIU Housing. 

“It takes a university:” SIU administrators discuss fall enrollment numbers, new strategies

Pulliam Hall

By Rana Schenke, Managing Editor

September 21, 2020

This fall, SIU’s enrollment numbers showed a 2.8% drop from last year. Despite the continued decline in enrollment, SIU director of admissions John Frost said he was extremely pleased with this year’s numbers, since the university was expecting the numbers to be down between eight and 10 percent.

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