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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. 

Hiking 101: Pomona Natural Bridge

Hiking 101: Pomona Natural Bridge

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2019

Out of all the hiking around here, I believe that Pomona Natural Bridge is one of the most unique to southern Illinois, writes staff reporter Elizabeth Biernacki.

JB Pritzker grants clemency to deported combat veteran Miguel Perez

JB Pritzker grants clemency to deported combat veteran Miguel Perez

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

September 4, 2019

Illinois Governor JB. Pritzker granted clemency to combat veteran Miguel Perez Jr. on Friday, Aug. 30, according to a release from the Office of the Governor. Perez served two tours in Afghanistan as a Special Forces Mechanic before being injured in an explosion and suffering a traumatic brain injury and PTSD.

State Representative Terri Bryant Declares Candidacy for 58th District State Senate Seat

State Representative Terri Bryant Declares Candidacy for 58th District State Senate Seat

By Grace Schneider, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2019

State Rep. Terry Bryant (R- Murphysboro) declared at the Du Quoin State Fair on Aug. 27 that she will be pursuing the 58th district State Senate seat.

‘Bank On,’ Quarters Boyle and the transparency revolution: A Q&A with Comptroller Susana Mendoza

‘Bank On,’ Quarters Boyle and the transparency revolution: A Q&A with Comptroller Susana Mendoza

By Rana Schenke, Managing Editor

August 24, 2019

While in the area for the Du Quoin State Fair, Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza visited the Daily Egyptian office. She took the time to sit down with the editorial staff and answer a few questions.

Pritzker raises minimum tobacco sale age to 21

Pritzker raises minimum tobacco sale age to 21

By Staff Report, News Desk

April 10, 2019

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Sunday raising the minimum tobacco sale age in Illinois from 18 to 21.

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