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Skip school, go vote: Pritzker signs bill excusing students from school for elections

Skip school, go vote: Pritzker signs bill excusing students from school for elections

By Staff Report, News Desk

January 23, 2020

Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill on Wednesday that would allow students to leave school for up to two hours to vote in any Illinois election without being marked absent by their teachers. 

Legalized weed for the Illinoisan

Legalized weed for the Illinoisan

By Juniper Oxford, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

Recreational cannabis is legal now in the state of Illinois, as of January 1, 2020. So, how legal is it and what does “legal recreational cannabis” mean? 

Nipping it in the bud; SIU does not plan to change policies regarding Marijuana use

Nipping it in the bud; SIU does not plan to change policies regarding Marijuana use

By Juniper Oxford, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

Marijuana use will be legalized on Jan. 1, 2020 in Illinois, however SIU doesn’t plan on changing its policy regarding the drug.

Illinois looks to ban flavored tobacco

Illinois looks to ban flavored tobacco

By Nehemiah Abla, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2019

House Bill 3883, if passed, would ban the sale of flavors like chocolate, mint, honey and others.

Settlement against drug companies benefits the state at over $240 million

Settlement against drug companies benefits the state at over $240 million

By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2019

After more than a decade, a lawsuit regarding the overpricing of prescription drugs in Illinois was settled Monday.

Former US congressman who presided over Clinton impeachment speaks at SIU

Former US congressman who presided over Clinton impeachment speaks at SIU

By Juniper Oxford, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2019

Former U.S. congressman who presided over Clinton impeachment spoke at SIU and discussed Trump inquiry.

MEA announces statewide #RedforEd Day in support of Murphysboro teachers

MEA announces statewide #RedforEd Day in support of Murphysboro teachers

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

The Murphysboro community and 135,000 Illinois Education Association members have announced a statewide #RedforEd Day as a way to show support for Murphysboro teachers. 

Illinois representative proposes bill to allow student athlete compensation

Illinois representative proposes bill to allow student athlete compensation

By Rana Schenke, Managing Editor

October 3, 2019

“This measure is about equity and fairness to our college athletes, who have essentially been used to generate massive profits for their schools, without receiving a dollar in return,” Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch said.

SIU alumnus announces campaign for District 115 representative

SIU alumnus announces campaign for District 115 representative

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

October 2, 2019

SIU alumni announces his running for State Rep. in the 115th District on Oct. 2, 2019.

CEA files intent to strike

CEA files intent to strike

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2019

The Carbondale Education Association filed an intent to strike notice with the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board today, according to a release by the Illinois Education Association.  

Raymond Lenzi to run against Mike Bost for 12th district congressman

Raymond Lenzi to run against Mike Bost for 12th district congressman

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2019

Democrat Raymond Lenzi, former SIU associate chancellor and CEO of SIU Research Park, is running for congressman of the 12th district of Illinois.  The announcement was given on Sept. 19 at Carbondale City Hall in front of his supporters. 

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