Daily Egyptian

Saluki basketball programs speak on season pauses due to COVID-19

Southern Illinois Saluki number 20 forward, Gabby Walker, goes for a basket against Indiana State Sycamores during the Friday night woman’s basketball game at the SIU Banterra Center. The game ended with SIU at 60 and ISU at 42 on February 21, 2020.
January 23, 2021

Both the SIU men's and women's basketball programs have had several games postponed this season due to positive COVID-19 tests within their programs. Most recently, the Saluki men's program announced...

Student health center administration denies nurses’ grievance, refuses to conduct contact tracing

The SIU Student Health Center, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 in Carbondale, IL. (Isabel Miller | @IsabelMillerDE)
By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief January 22, 2021
SIU’s Student Health Center’s administration denied a grievance by nurses of the Health Center who filed it after the administration failed to notify them of their exposure to another nurse who tested positive for COVID-19. The Health Center said they aren’t responsible for contact tracing. The matter will now move to arbitration.

Bost continues to defend Trump, refuses interview about link between challenging election results and Jan. 6 insurrection

Congressman Mike Bost addresses the crowd with President Donald J. Trump, during the Murphysboro campaign rally, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at the Southern Illinois Airport. (Isabel Miller | @IsabelMillerDE)
By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief January 18, 2021
Republican Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) continues to defend President Trump and refused to be interviewed about links between Trump’s false election fraud claims and the riots at the capitol on Jan. 6.

Gallery: National Guard keeps watch over Illinois state Capitol ahead of Inauguration

A National Guardsman stands at a road closure in front of East Capitol Ave on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 in Springfield, Ill. Gov. JB Pritzker called 250 members of the Illinois National Guard out to keep watch over downtown Springfield after the FBI sent out a memo informing law enforcement agencies of potential riots at state capitols across the country leading up to President-Elect Joe Biden's Inauguration on Wednesday.
By Jared Treece, Staff Photographer January 17, 2021
It was another quiet day at the Capitol on Sunday with no protesters in sight, but the National Guard and State Police remained on high alert.

Bost stands by Trump, opposes election results and impeachment

President Donald J. Trump shakes hands with Congressman Mike Bost during the Murphysboro campaign rally, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at the Southern Illinois Airport. (Isabel Miller | @IsabelMillerDE)
By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief January 14, 2021
Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) continues to support President Donald Trump by opposing impeachment and disputing the results of the 2020 election despite the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

Rep. Cori Bush introduces resolution to expel Republicans for Capitol riots

Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump's continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C.Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump's continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
By Jason Flynn, Staff Reporter January 13, 2021
Representative Cori Bush introduced a resolution to investigate and potentially expel members of the United States House of Representatives, “who have sought to overturn the 2020 Presidential election” on Monday.

Illinois congressman one of just 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump a second time

President Donald J. Trump addresses the crowd during the Murphysboro campaign rally, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at the Southern Illinois Airport. (Isabel Miller | @IsabelMillerDE)
By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief January 13, 2021
Representative Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), was one of just 10 Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald Trump a second time. 

Pelosi asks military about keeping Trump from nuclear codes

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
By Billy House and Nick Wadhams, Bloomberg News, Tribune Content Agency January 8, 2021
 WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the nation’s top military officer about preventing an “unhinged” President Donald Trump from initiating a nuclear strike — something he has the sole authority to do.

Schumer calls for immediate removal of Trump after Capitol chaos

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/TNS)
By Chris Sommerfeldt, New York Daily News, Tribune Content Agency January 7, 2021
Soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday called for President Donald Trump to be “immediately” removed from office over his incitement of a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol — and at least one congressional Republican agrees with the idea.

Gov. JB Pritzker calls for immediate impeachment and removal of Trump

Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump's continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C.Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump's continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief January 6, 2021
Gov. JB Pritzker released a statement on Wednesday calling for the immediate impeachment and removal of President Donald Trump after far-right extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol. 

Gov. JB Pritzker criticizes southern Illinois rep. for ‘Hitler was right about one thing’ speech line

Gov. JB Pritzker criticizes southern Illinois rep. for 'Hitler was right about one thing' speech line
By Jason Flynn, Staff Reporter January 6, 2021
Mary Miller, Republican congresswoman from Illinois District 15, was criticized by Gov. JB Pritzker following remarks she made at a rally in Washington DC on Tuesday. 

Pro-Trump protesters storm Capitol during Electoral College certification, causing lockdown

Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump's continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C.Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump's continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
By Chris Marquette, Katherine Tully-McManus and Chris Cioffi CQ-Roll Call, Tribune Content Agency January 6, 2021
WASHINGTON — Supporters of President Donald Trump who want Congress to overturn his Electoral College loss clashed with Capitol Police, breached barriers and stormed into the Capitol on Wednesday, while lawmakers were in the midst of certifying the election results, causing a lockdown of the Capitol campus.
Load more stories
The student news site of Southern Illinois University