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Bill to reopen Tamms Correctional Facility passes Illinois House, moves to Senate

Bill to reopen Tamms Correctional Facility passes Illinois House, moves to Senate

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Latest News, News Briefs, State

House Bill 210, a bill to reopen and reorganize the Tamms Correctional Facility, has moved to the Illinois House floor for consideration after being amended to create a task force to study the potential effects reopening the facility would have.

SIU literary works nominated for 50th annual NAACP Imagery Awards

SIU literary works nominated for 50th annual NAACP Imagery Awards

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Latest News

Two SIU literary works are nominated for the 50th NAACP Imagery Awards, the ceremony for which will be held March 29 and 30 in Hollywood, California.

World Languages Day looks to educate high school students, community about diversity

World Languages Day looks to educate high school students, community about diversity

By Grace Schneider, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News, News Briefs

Southern Illinois University will host its 45th annual World Languages Day at the Student Center from 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m on April 4.

Public Policy Institute releases approval ratings for select Illinois officials, Trump

Public Policy Institute releases approval ratings for select Illinois officials, Trump

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News, State

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute has released job performance reviews for a select group of elected officials based on a statewide sample of 1,000 registered voters.

For Kids’ Sake Art auction looks to fundraise for Bangladeshi children

For Kids’ Sake Art auction looks to fundraise for Bangladeshi children

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019


Filed under City, Latest News, News Briefs

“It started really as kids helping kids, that’s still really the focus," said Shema Ruperto, For Kids’ Sake director and art auction coordinator.

Hike with a Homeless Dog event promotes exercise, dog adoption

Hike with a Homeless Dog event promotes exercise, dog adoption

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019


Filed under City, Latest News

Giant City State Park partnered with Wright-Way Animal Rescue for the biannual “Hike with a Homeless Dog” event, held on March 23, where volunteers around the southern Illinois area get to walk the trails with a dog from the shelter.

Catching Krajcir: A bloody footnote in Southern Illinois history

Catching Krajcir: A bloody footnote in Southern Illinois history

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


Filed under City, Features, Latest News

Krajcir is credited with the murder of nine women in Missouri, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Kentucky, and is known as the “boogeyman in the blue bandanna” because for years he would rape and rob seemingly random women while wearing a blue bandanna over his face.

Triumph and tragedy explored at SIU’s 19th annual history fair

Triumph and tragedy explored at SIU’s 19th annual history fair

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News

Approximately 200 regional middle and high school students are expected to gather at the Student Center Saturday, March 23 for the 19th annual History Fair.

20th annual AIDS Walk making a difference in the southern Illinois community

20th annual AIDS Walk making a difference in the southern Illinois community

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019


Filed under City, Latest News, News Briefs

Members of the southern Illinois community can come out and show their support for an important cause at the 20th annual AIDS Walk on March 23.

Pritzker appoints five new members to SIU Board of Trustees

Pritzker appoints five new members to SIU Board of Trustees

By Brian Munoz, Editor in Chief

March 22, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News

The SIU Board of Trustees will see five new faces after Gov. JB Pritzker chose to not reappoint trustees Randal Thomas, Shirley Portwood and Joel Sambursky. Pritzker has also dismissed trustees Marsha Ryan and Tom Britton, who were never formally approved through the Illinois Senate.

Inspector general report finds Randy Dunn mishandled multiple hirings

Inspector general report finds Randy Dunn mishandled multiple hirings

By Brian Munoz, Editor in Chief

March 18, 2019


Filed under Campus, Editor's Picks, In Depth, Latest News

Former SIU President Randy J. Dunn improperly hired late Chancellor Carlo Montemagno’s daughter and son-in-law as well as SIU’s vice president for academic affairs, according to an Illinois Office of the Executive Inspector General report whose findings were obtained by the Daily Egyptian.

Rainbow Cafe to host forum on LGBTQ+ issues with Carbondale mayoral candidates

Rainbow Cafe to host forum on LGBTQ+ issues with Carbondale mayoral candidates

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2019


Filed under City, Latest News, News Briefs

The Rainbow Cafe will be hosting a meet and greet and open forum for Carbondale’s mayoral candidates on March 28 at 7:00 p.m. The meet and greet will take place at the Center for Empowerment and Justice at 213 N Washington St.

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