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Confirmed COVID-19 case in Mattoon

Confirmed COVID-19 case in Mattoon

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2020

A positive case of coronavirus was reported in Mattoon, Illinois. 

Comptroller Susana Mendoza discusses women’s rights in politics with the DE

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza talks with the Daily Egyptian Editorial Board on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 inside the Communications building.

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2020

Illinois state comptroller Susana Mendoza was the keynote speaker at SIU's Celebrate Women event and afterwards she sat down with the Daily Egyptian to talk about why it is important for women to have a voice when it comes to elections and what the nation can do to empower women. 

Southern Illinois to get lab to test for coronavirus

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s announces of the launch of a new Department of Children and Family Services training center at SIU on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 at the Student Services building at SIU.

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

Heightened awareness and concerns about the coronavirus have led Gov. J.B. Pritzker to address the public on the risk of the coronavirus in Illinois. 

Patient tested for coronavirus in Belleville Memorial Hospital

Patient tested for coronavirus in Belleville Memorial Hospital

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

A patient in a Belleville hospital was tested yesterday for the coronavirus. 

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

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker holds a press conference at the SIU communications building in Carbondale on Tuesday, January 21. Pritzker spoke about plans for the new communications building, as well as his Rebuild Illinois plan.

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

Daily Egyptian file photo

By Juniper Oxford, Staff Reporter

November 14, 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

Surrounded by about 100 custom flavor juices and sample tanks, Mallory Immethun, 20, vapes while awaiting customers at Stella Blues Vapors on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 in Fenton, Mo. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

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. 

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