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Black community wants soil retested for contamination and SIUC soil expert agrees

By Claire Cowley, Contributor January 13, 2022

Environmental contamination issues stemming from the Kopper’s Superfund site in Carbondale, Illinois, have been a decades-long flashpoint between mostly-Black residents on the city’s northeast side,...

Positive COVID-19 cases continue to reach record highs in Illinois

Positive COVID-19 cases continue to reach record highs in Illinois

By Jason Flynn, Managing Editor January 6, 2022

The most recent wave of positive COVID-19 cases has eclipsed previous totals, approaching triple the highest number of recorded cases in past waves.  On January 6, 2022 the Illinois Department of Public...

Brief: All time high COVID positivity causing staff shortages ahead of Christmas holiday

Brief: All time high COVID positivity causing staff shortages ahead of Christmas holiday

By Jason Flynn, Managing Editor December 23, 2021

COVID-19 case numbers hit an all time high for the state of Illinois according to case numbers reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Many businesses like restaurants and bars...

Brief: Illinois COVID cases hit second highest single-day total

Brief: Illinois COVID cases hit second highest single-day total

By Jason Flynn, Managing Editor December 22, 2021

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recorded 16,581 positive cases of COVID-19 on December 22. Public Information Officer Cristobal Martinez confirmed the number is the second highest single-day...

Brief: Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on five charges

Brief: Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on five charges

By Jason Flynn, News Editor November 19, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18 year-old from Antioch, Illinois on trial in Kenosha, Wisconsin for charges stemming from fatally shooting two people and injuring a third in August 2020, was found not guilty on...

Marchers carrying a sign paused during the Rally to Defend Abortion Access in Chicago, Ill. on Oct. 2, 2021

Brief: Chicago Rally to Defend Abortion Rights attracts broad coalition

By Jason Flynn, Staff Reporter October 3, 2021

The Illinois chapter of the organization Women’s March helped plan 21 events around the state on Oct. 2, including the Rally to Defend Abortion Rights in Chicago, which drew thousands of attendees.  Over...

SIU-C is implementing a “restorative justice” process to address long standing racial disparity in punishment

SIU-C is implementing a “restorative justice” process to address long standing racial disparity in punishment

By Jason Flynn and Janiyah Gaston September 27, 2021

The Student Rights and Responsibilities (SRR) office at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIU-C), which reviews student conduct violations at Southern Illinois University, developed a new process...

Abortion funds, providers prepared for threats and abortion restrictions long before Texas rule was upheld

Abortion funds, providers prepared for threats and abortion restrictions long before Texas rule was upheld

By Jason Flynn and Jamilah Lewis September 27, 2021

Alison Dreith,  the deputy director of Hope Clinic for Women, has faced threats from anti-abortion organizers for years, some in the form of legal attacks aiming to restrict access to the medical service,...

Menstrual hygiene products sit in the womens restroom Sept. 26, 2021 at SIU in Carbondale, Ill.

Menstrual Hygiene Products in Bathrooms: Ending Period Poverty

By Carolyn Dickte, Staff Reporter September 27, 2021

A bill signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker in August requires all Illinois colleges to make feminine hygiene products freely available in campus restrooms. Many students at SIU-C haven’t seen the...

Brief: Low-to-no ICU bed capacity “should scare people” 

Brief: Low-to-no ICU bed capacity “should scare people” 

By Jason Flynn, News Editor September 15, 2021

As of 3:34PM on Sept. 15 there were two Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds available in Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Region 5, which includes Jackson County, Hospital Coordinating Center Manager...

Woodlawn and Hamilton County schools submit COVID safety plans to avoid loss of state funding and accreditation

Woodlawn and Hamilton County schools submit COVID safety plans to avoid loss of state funding and accreditation

By William Box, Staff Reporter September 12, 2021

Woodlawn school district, Hamilton County school district, and 40 other schools  submitted plans to comply with an Illinois State Board of Education mandate, avoiding potential loss of accreditation and...

Saluki Teen Science Cafe returns to encourage educational enjoyment

Saluki Teen Science Cafe returns to encourage educational enjoyment

By William Box, Staff Reporter August 27, 2021

The Saluki Teen Science Cafe is returning to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIU-C) on September 23 after a three month hiatus caused by a decline in attendance during the summer months.  The...

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