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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...

Illinois Gov. Pritzker mandates vaccinations or weekly testing for university attendees, and healthcare workers

Illinois Gov. Pritzker mandates vaccinations or weekly testing for university attendees, and healthcare workers

By Jason Flynn, News Editor August 26, 2021

Governor JB Pritzker announced university students, university staff, and healthcare workers will be mandated to have at least one dose of the COVID vaccine by Sept. 5, 2021 or risk being barred from campus...

SIU-C COVID exposures a motivation for petition for vaccine, testing mandates similar to other universities

By Janiyah Gaston and Jason Flynn August 25, 2021

  A petition to institute a vaccine mandate at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale is circulating following an incident in which at least two classes were exposed to a COVID positive...

Jackson County Health Department worker, Frank Saunders, administers the Pfizer-Moderna COVID-19 vaccination to Abigail Moberly, a Carbondale local, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Carbondale, Ill. “They said it’s not bad. They said it doesn’t even feel like you get a shot, ya know? That your arm is sore and that’s about it,” Moberly said.

Illinois Governor’s vaccine mandate does not apply to university employees

By Jason Flynn August 6, 2021

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced at an August 4 press conference that some groups of state employees working in “congregant living facilities” will be required to get vaccinated by Oct 4, 2021. “Our...

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. (TNS)

The State of abortion in Illinois and road to repeal the Parental Notification Act

By Jamilah Lewis, Staff Reporter April 27, 2021
The repeal of the Parental Notification Act is the next push the Illinois legislature is doing to make reproductive healthcare accessible as possible to young people.
Two members of the Carbondale Interfaith Council make their way toward the Pulaski County Detention Center Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Ullin, Ill.  Carrying bags of supplies for detainees, they presented them to the guard, but were rejected and turned away. The facility is an ICE owned detention center. Since COVID-19 hit, the facility itself has had an outbreak resulting in 78 confirmed cases of the virus. The Carbondale Interfaith Council held a prayer vigil outside of the detention center to pray for the detainees, their families, and the workers within the center.

ICE detainee alleges medical neglect at Pulaski County Detention Center

By George Wiebe, Staff Reporter April 24, 2021
William Russell, a 61 year old Jamaican immigrant, has been detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement since July, 2020.
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