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Saluki quarterback, Stone Labanowitz, looks for the open man during Saturday’s game at Saluki Stadium on March 20, 2021. SIU lost to South Dakota State by the score of 44-3.

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April 7, 2021
Saluki safety Qua Brown, 24, and linebacker Bryce Notree, 54, chase down the Jackrabbits quarterback during Saturday’s game at Saluki Stadium on March 20, 2021. SIU lost to South Dakota State by the score of 44-3.

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October 9, 2021
SIU’s defense smothers the Panthers’ running game during Saturday’s home game win by the score of 17-16, Saturday, March 13, 2021.

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October 9, 2021
Saluki defenders Qua Brown, #24, and Bryce Notree, #54, help stop the Panthers’ running game during SIU’s 17-16 win over Northern Iowa University at Saluki stadium on Saturday, March 13, 2021.

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October 9, 2021
Saluki defensive end Anthony Knighton tackles Panthers running back Dom Williams during the SIU’s 17-16 win at Saluki stadium on Saturday, March 13, 2021.

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October 9, 2021
Salukis running back Justin Strong tries to get past the reach of Panthers defender Nick McCabe during the SIU’s 17-16 win at Saluki stadium on Saturday, March 13, 2021.

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October 9, 2021
Saluki defensive end Chucky Sullivan chases Panthers QB Will McElvain during the Saluki’s 17-16 win at Saluki stadium on Saturday, March 13, 2021.

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April 5, 2021
Saluki cornerback James Ceasar brings down Panthers wide receiver Tyson Kershaw during Saturday’s game at Saluki stadium.  SIU eked out the win 17-16.

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October 2, 2021
A State Capitol police officer stands watch in front of boarded up windows at the Illinois State Capitol building on Saturday in Springfield.  The FBI released a memo recently to law enforcement agencies across the country warning about potential violent protests at all 50 state capitols after the deadly mob attack on the U.S. Capitol last week.

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October 2, 2021
Ashley Ramos, a member of the nonprofit organization Back the Blue, which supports members of law enforcement and first responders, stands outside of the Illinois State Capitol building, protesting the recently signed police reform bill, Springfield, IL, Saturday, January 16, 2021.

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October 2, 2021
A sign outside fo the Illinois State Capitol building reminding citizens that “Illinois Law Prohibits Open Carry of Firearms,” Springfield, IL, Saturday, January 16, 2021.

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October 2, 2021
Ashley Ramos, a member of the nonprofit organization Back the Blue, which supports members of law enforcement and first responders, stands outside of the Illinois State Capitol building, protesting the recently signed police reform bill, Springfield, IL, Saturday, January 16, 2021.

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October 2, 2021
Workers board up windows at the Illinois State Capitol building on Saturday in Springfield in preparation for anticipated violence leading up to Biden’s inauguration.  The FBI released a memo recently to law enforcement agencies across the country warning about potential violent protests at all 50 state capitols after the deadly mob attack on the U.S. Capitol last week.

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October 2, 2021
Workers board up windows at the Illinois State Capitol building on Saturday in Springfield in preparation for anticipated violence leading up to Biden’s inauguration.  The FBI released a memo recently to law enforcement agencies across the country warning about potential violent protests at all 50 state capitols after the deadly mob attack on the U.S. Capitol last week.

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October 2, 2021
Workers board up windows at the Illinois State Capitol building on Saturday in Springfield in preparation for anticipated violence leading up to Biden’s inauguration.  The FBI released a memo recently to law enforcement agencies across the country warning about potential violent protests at all 50 state capitols after the deadly mob attack on the U.S. Capitol last week.

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October 2, 2021
Workers board up windows at the Illinois State Capitol building on Saturday in Springfield in preparation for anticipated violence leading up to Biden’s inauguration.  The FBI released a memo recently to law enforcement agencies across the country warning about potential violent protests at all 50 state capitols after the deadly mob attack on the U.S. Capitol last week.

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October 2, 2021
Workers board up windows at the Illinois State Capitol building on Saturday in Springfield in preparation for anticipated violence leading up to Biden’s inauguration.  The FBI released a memo recently to law enforcement agencies across the country warning about potential violent protests at all 50 state capitols after the deadly mob attack on the U.S. Capitol last week.

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October 2, 2021
Carbondale Middle School students socially distance during a music class, Carbondale, IL, Friday, November 13, 2020.

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October 2, 2021
Carbondale Middle School students socially distance during a music class, Carbondale, IL, Friday, November 13, 2020.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Carbondale school district began the school year with remote learning but then resumed in-person learning at the end of October.  Two weeks later, the school district decided to return to remote learning due to the surge in cases in the past ten days, both in Illinois and nationally.

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October 2, 2021
Carbondale Middle School student Neviah L. plays basketball during P.E. class, Carbondale, IL, Friday, November 13, 2020.

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October 2, 2021
A sign on a locker reminds students to socially distance at Carbondale Middle School Nov. 13, 2020.

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October 2, 2021
An Illinois State Board of Education sign on the front door of the Carbondale Middle School instructs anyone entering that face masks are required, Friday, November 13, 2020.

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October 2, 2021
After the last day of in-person learning, Carbondale Middle School students are sent home with school lunches, Friday, November 13, 2020.

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October 2, 2021
Students at Carbondale Middle School change classes, while adhering to social distancing rules, on the last day of in-person learning Nov. 13, 2020.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Carbondale school district began the school year with remote learning but then resumed in-person learning at the end of October. Two weeks later, the school district decided to return to remote learning due to the surge in cases in the past ten days, both in Illinois and nationally.

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October 2, 2021
Carbondale Middle School student Hayden M. drinks from a plastic water bottle after gym class on the last day of in-person learning at the school, Friday, November 13, 2020.

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October 2, 2021
Students at the Carbondale Middle School, Alexi K., Nath W. and Marley S. participate in games during their physical education class on the last day of in-person learning, Friday, November 13, 2020.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Carbondale school district began the school year with remote learning but then resumed in-person learning at the end of October.  Two weeks later, the school district decided to return to remote learning due to the surge in cases in the past ten days, both in Illinois and nationally.

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October 2, 2021
Carbondale Middle School students, Elise N., left, and Alice S., play a game during a Physical Education class on the last day of in-person learning, Friday, November 13, 2020.

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October 2, 2021
Second year Physical Education and Social Studies teacher, Tyler Mink gets Phoenix G. and his classmates started on a game of touch football at Carbondale Middle School, on the last day of in-person learning, Friday, November 13, 2020.

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October 2, 2021
As part of the safety measures in place during the Covid-19 pandemic, a sign on the door to the main office of the Carbondale Middle School instructs visitors to stop in for a body temperature screening before being allowed to enter the school, Carbondale, IL, Friday, November 13, 2020.

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October 2, 2021
At Carbondale Middle School, an Illinois State Board of Education sign on a classroom door instructs anyone entering that face masks are required, Friday, November 13, 2020.

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October 2, 2021
Carbondale Middle School chorus and show choir teacher, Jessica Murphy, conducts class, while adhering to social distancing guidelines on the last day of in-person learning, Friday, November 13, 2020.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Carbondale school district began the school year with remote learning but then resumed in-person learning at the end of October.  Two weeks later, the school district decided to return to remote learning due to the surge in cases in the past ten days, both in Illinois and nationally.

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October 2, 2021
Carbondale Middle School physical education teacher, Coach Haley Karayiannas, center, chats with her socially distanced students on the last day of in-person learning, Friday, November 13, 2020.

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October 2, 2021
Students at Carbondale Middle School, from left: Hayden M.; Nath W.; Alexi K.; and, Marley S. participate in games during their physical education class on the last day of in-person learning, Friday, November 13, 2020.

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October 2, 2021
Carbondale Middle School students, Alliyah T., left, and Neviah L., play basketball during a physical education class on the last day of in-person learning, Carbondale, IL, Friday, November 13, 2020.

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October 2, 2021
Various local activist group band together to protest against the status quo in American politics on the day after the election, Wednesday, November 4, 2020, in Carbondale, IL.  The group of around 40 protesters marched from the town square pavilion to the US General Services Administration building and then back to the pavilion.

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October 2, 2021
Various local activist group band together to protest against the status quo in American politics on the day after the election, Wednesday, November 4, 2020, in Carbondale, IL.  The group of around 40 protesters marched from the town square pavilion to the US General Services Administration building and then back to the pavilion.

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October 2, 2021
SIU Cinema and Advertising student, Tómas Cortez, carries a Mexican flag as he marches with members of local activist groups to protest against the status quo in American politics on the day after the election, Wednesday, November 4, 2020, in Carbondale, IL.  Cortez, 21, and the group of around 40 protesters marched from the town square pavilion to the US General Services Administration building and then back to the pavilion.  Im here to show that even if Biden wins we still have a lot of issues to cover and so we do need to bring awareness not only to conservatives but also to progressives as well, said Cortez.

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October 2, 2021
Co-founder of the Southern Illinois Unity Coalition, Nancy Maxwell, addresses a group of about 40 protestors during a rally against the status quo in American politics, organized by various local activist groups on the day after the election, Wednesday, November 4, 2020, in Carbondale, IL.  Maxwell said black people have been in a pandemic for 400 years and, Ive been wearing a mask; I wear a mask when I have to smile and pretend to people who I know hate me for the simple fact of the color of my skin.

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October 2, 2021
SIU student Liam Reinier, 18, of West Des Moines, Iowa, listens to a speaker during a rally against the status quo in American politics, organized by various local activist groups on the day after the election, Wednesday, November 4, 2020, in Carbondale, IL.

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October 2, 2021
Last-minute voters wait in line at the Jackson County Courthouse in Murphysboro on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

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October 2, 2021
Poll workers help last-minute voters at the Jackson County Courthouse in Murphysboro on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

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October 2, 2021
Last-minute voters wait in line at the Jackson County Courthouse in Murphysboro on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

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October 2, 2021
Last-minute voters wait in line at the Jackson County Courthouse in Murphysboro on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

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October 2, 2021
A voter waits to cast his ballot on election day at the Carbondale Civic Center, in Carbondale, Ill., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

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November 4, 2020
SIH staff wearing personal protective equipment perform Covid-19 tests at a drive-thru test site run by the SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, located at the former Regions Bank building, Rt 13 and Poplar Street (500 W. Main Street), Carbondale, IL, Wednesday, July 29 ,2020.

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January 6, 2021
SIU freshman Riley Hemkem, of Hillsboro, IL, plays a game of bingo on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at the Student Center.  Hemkem, 18, was still looking for her first win, saying, I have not won yet, no.  But I was one away the last two games.

The bingo event, organized by the SIU Student Programming Council (SPC), was limited to 90 students.  In compliance with university guidelines and the state’s Restore Illinois Plan, mask wearing and social distancing were required.  SPC organizers  partitioned the ballroom into two separate rooms; one space allowed for 50 persons, while the other allowed for 40.

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January 6, 2021
SIU freshman and Zoology major, Trinity Kirby marks her card during a game of bingo at the Student Center, on Saturday, August 22, 2020.  When asked if she felt she had a chance to win, Kirby, 18, responded, Im hopeful. 
The bingo event, organized by the SIU Student Programming Council (SPC), was limited to 90 students.  In compliance with university guidelines and the state’s Restore Illinois Plan, mask wearing and social distancing were required.  SPC organizers  partitioned the ballroom into two separate rooms; one space allowed for 50 persons, while the other allowed for 40.

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January 6, 2021
19-yr-old SIU freshman, Ilya Connor looks up at a projection screen that lists the numbers called during a game of bingo at the Student Center, on Saturday, August 22, 2020.
The bingo event, organized by the SIU Student Programming Council (SPC), was limited to 90 students.  In compliance with university guidelines and the state’s Restore Illinois Plan, mask wearing and social distancing were required.  SPC organizers  partitioned the ballroom into two separate rooms; one space allowed for 50 persons, while the other allowed for 40.

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January 6, 2021
19-yr-old SIU freshman, Ilya Connor looks up at a projection screen that lists the numbers called during a game of bingo at the Student Center, on Saturday, August 22, 2020.
The bingo event, organized by the SIU Student Programming Council (SPC), was limited to 90 students.  In compliance with university guidelines and the state’s Restore Illinois Plan, mask wearing and social distancing were required.  SPC organizers  partitioned the ballroom into two separate rooms; one space allowed for 50 persons, while the other allowed for 40.

Angel Chevrestt // @sobrofotos

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January 6, 2021
SIU freshman and Zoology major, Trinity Kirby marks her card during a game of bingo at the Student Center, on Saturday, August 22, 2020.  When asked if she felt she had a chance to win, Kirby, 18, responded, Im hopeful. 
The bingo event, organized by the SIU Student Programming Council (SPC), was limited to 90 students.  In compliance with university guidelines and the state’s Restore Illinois Plan, mask wearing and social distancing were required.  SPC organizers  partitioned the ballroom into two separate rooms; one space allowed for 50 persons, while the other allowed for 40.

Angel Chevrestt // @sobrofotos

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January 6, 2021
SIU students exercise social distancing and wear masks while playing bingo inside the Student Center ballroom, on Saturday, August 22, 2020.
The bingo event, organized by the SIU Student Programming Council (SPC), was limited to 90 students.  In compliance with university guidelines and the state’s Restore Illinois Plan, mask wearing and social distancing were required.  SPC organizers  partitioned the ballroom into two separate rooms; one space allowed for 50 persons, while the other allowed for 40.

Angel Chevrestt // @sobrofotos

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January 6, 2021
SIU students exercise social distancing and wear masks while playing bingo inside the Student Center ballroom, on Saturday, August 22, 2020.
The bingo event, organized by the SIU Student Programming Council (SPC), was limited to 90 students.  In compliance with university guidelines and the state’s Restore Illinois Plan, mask wearing and social distancing were required.  SPC organizers  partitioned the ballroom into two separate rooms; one space allowed for 50 persons, while the other allowed for 40.

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January 6, 2021
SIU junior Gabbi Seaman, of Naperville, IL, eyes her two cards during a game of bingo at the Student Center, on Saturday, August 22, 2020.  Seaman, 19, indicated that she isnt very lucky when it comes to bingo, I never win bingo.  For some reason, I just dont.

The bingo event, organized by the SIU Student Programming Council (SPC), was limited to 90 students.  In compliance with university guidelines and the state’s Restore Illinois Plan, mask wearing and social distancing were required.  SPC organizers  partitioned the ballroom into two separate rooms; one space allowed for 50 persons, while the other allowed for 40.

Angel Chevrestt // @sobrofotos

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January 6, 2021
A group of about twenty protesters practice social distancing as they protest outside the main post office in Carbondale, IL, in solidarity with a nationwide call for a #SaveThePostOfficeSaturday rally on Saturday, August 22 ,2020.  MoveOn, the NAACP, WorkingFamiliesParty, Indivisible and other national organizations announced the nationwide effort to show up at post offices across the country at 11Am on Saturday, August 22, to save the post office from Trump and declare that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy must resign.

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January 6, 2021
Bruce Butzler, right, of Goreville, IL, shows off his Union Proud tee-shirt while L.P. Rees, 68, of Murphysboro, IL, left, looks on Saturday, outside the main post office in Carbondale, IL.  Butzler, 71, a retired United States postal worker and ardent supporter of unions, joined a group of about twenty protesters outside the main post office in Carbondale, in solidarity with a nationwide call for a #SaveThePostOfficeSaturday rally on Saturday, August 22 ,2020.
MoveOn, the NAACP, WorkingFamiliesParty, Indivisible and other national organizations announced the nationwide effort to show up at post offices across the country at 11Am on Saturday, August 22, to save the post office from Trump and declare that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy must resign.

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January 6, 2021
Steven Miller, center, and a group of about 19 other protesters gather outside the main post office in Carbondale, IL, in solidarity with a nationwide call for a #SaveThePostOfficeSaturday rally on Saturday, August 22 ,2020.  Im here because Im tired of the corruption, I dont like that Trump is trying to steal the election again, and because my father was a retired mail carrier, said, Miller, 67, from Carbondale.

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August 22, 2020
Jean Todd, 72, right, and her husband Jim, 74, behind her, join a group of about 18 other protesters outside the main post office in Carbondale, IL, in solidarity with a nationwide call for a #SaveThePostOfficeSaturday rally on Saturday, August 22 ,2020.
MoveOn, the NAACP, WorkingFamiliesParty, Indivisible and other national organizations announced the nationwide effort to show up at post offices across the country at 11Am on Saturday, August 22, to save the post office from Trump and declare that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy must resign.

Angel Chevrestt // @sobrofotos

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August 22, 2020
Mary Rajcok, 58, of Cobden, IL and co-leader of the Indivisible Shawnee activist organization (a local chapter of the nationwide organization, Indivisible) addresses a group of about twenty protesters outside the main post office in Carbondale, IL.  The protestors gathered in solidarity with a nationwide call for a #SaveThePostOfficeSaturday rally on Saturday, August 22 ,2020.
MoveOn, the NAACP, WorkingFamiliesParty, Indivisible and other national organizations announced the nationwide effort to show up at post offices across the country at 11Am on Saturday, August 22, to save the post office from Trump and declare that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy must resign.

Angel Chevrestt // @sobrofotos

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August 22, 2020
L.P. Rees, 68, of Murphysboro, IL joins a group of about twenty protesters outside the main post office in Carbondale, IL, in solidarity with a nationwide call for a #SaveThePostOfficeSaturday rally on Saturday, August 22 ,2020.
MoveOn, the NAACP, WorkingFamiliesParty, Indivisible and other national organizations announced the nationwide effort to show up at post offices across the country at 11Am on Saturday, August 22, to save the post office from Trump and declare that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy must resign.

Angel Chevrestt // @sobrofotos

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August 22, 2020
Mary Rajcok, 58, of Cobden, IL and co-leader of the Indivisible Shawnee activist organization (a local chapter of the nationwide organization, Indivisible) addresses a group of about twenty protesters outside the main post office in Carbondale, IL, in solidarity with a nationwide call for a #SaveThePostOfficeSaturday rally on Saturday, August 22 ,2020.
MoveOn, the NAACP, WorkingFamiliesParty, Indivisible and other national organizations announced the nationwide effort to show up at post offices across the country at 11Am on Saturday, August 22, to save the post office from Trump and declare that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy must resign.

Angel Chevrestt // @sobrofotos

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August 22, 2020
SIH staff wearing personal protective equipment perform Covid-19 tests at a drive-thru test site run by the SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, located at the former Regions Bank building, Rt 13 and Poplar Street (500 W. Main Street), Carbondale, IL, Wednesday, July 29 ,2020.

Angel Chevrestt // @sobrofotos

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August 22, 2020
Vehicles line up at a Covid-19 drive-thru test site run by the SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, located at the former Regions Bank building, Rt 13 and Poplar Street (500 W. Main Street), Carbondale, IL, Wednesday, July 29 ,2020.

Angel Chevrestt // @sobrofotos

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August 22, 2020
Vehicles line up at a Covid-19 drive-thru test site run by the SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, located at the former Regions Bank building, Rt 13 and Poplar Street (500 W. Main Street), Carbondale, IL, Wednesday, July 29 ,2020.

Angel Chevrestt // @sobrofotos

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March 16, 2021
SIH staff wearing personal protective equipment perform Covid-19 tests at a drive-thru test site run by the SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, located at the former Regions Bank building, Rt 13 and Poplar Street (500 W. Main Street), Carbondale, IL, Wednesday, July 29 ,2020.

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December 2, 2020
SIH staff wearing personal protective equipment perform Covid-19 tests at a drive-thru test site run by the SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, located at the former Regions Bank building, Rt 13 and Poplar Street (500 W. Main Street), Carbondale, IL, Wednesday, July 29 ,2020.

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December 2, 2020
A young white girl looks out of a window as Black Lives Matter demonstrators walk past the home, Anna, Illinois, Thursday, June 4, 2020.

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December 2, 2020
Linda LaFoon receives a hug from demonstrator Cody Gulledge, 31, of Cobden, after LaFoon came out of her home to express her support for the demonstrators as they marched past, Anna, Illinois.
LaFoon, 75, born, raised and still living in Anna, is held in high regard in the local community.  Earlier in the march, while in the downtown area, LaFoon, along with a few police officers, successfully intervened and calmed things down when a local resident loudly expressed his disdain for the demonstration, causing tensions to mount.

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December 2, 2020
A local resident watches from her front porch as a group of Black Lives Matter demonstrators march past her home in the town of Anna, Illinois, Thursday, June 4, 2020.

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December 2, 2020
Local residents having a meal at the Brick House Grill step outside to show their support for Black Lives Matter demonstrators as they march along Main Street in the town of Anna, Illinois, Thursday, June 4, 2020.

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December 2, 2020
A local resident uses his cell phone to record Black Lives Matter demonstrators as they march along Main Street, Anna, Illinois, Thursday, June 4, 2020.

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December 2, 2020
Black Lives Matter demonstrators visit the town of Anna, Illinois, Thursday, June 4, 2020.
About 150 Black Lives Matter demonstrators of all colors marched through the town of Anna, Illinois to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as well as in the hopes of bringing more awareness to the issue of race relations in the United States, and especially the town of Anna.  The demonstration marked the first of its kind ever in this area of Southern Illinois.  Since the turn of the 20th century, Anna, IL has carried the grim reputation of being a sundown town - a product of the Jim Crow era, which meant African Americans werent allowed after dark.  Over time, A-N-N-A became known as an acronym that stood for: Aint No [N-word] Allowed.  Present day Anna is still viewed as one of the more racist towns in Southern Illinois, however there seem to be enough residents that would like to overcome this reality and allow for positive change to arrive and flourish.

Angel Chevrestt // @sobrofotos

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December 2, 2020
Black Lives Matter demonstrators visit the town of Anna, Illinois, Thursday, June 4, 2020.
About 150 Black Lives Matter demonstrators of all colors marched through the town of Anna, Illinois to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as well as in the hopes of bringing more awareness to the issue of race relations in the United States, and especially the town of Anna.  The demonstration marked the first of its kind ever in this area of Southern Illinois.  Since the turn of the 20th century, Anna, IL has carried the grim reputation of being a sundown town - a product of the Jim Crow era, which meant African Americans werent allowed after dark.  Over time, A-N-N-A became known as an acronym that stood for: Aint No [N-word] Allowed.  Present day Anna is still viewed as one of the more racist towns in Southern Illinois, however there seem to be enough residents that would like to overcome this reality and allow for positive change to arrive and flourish.

Angel Chevrestt // @sobrofotos

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December 2, 2020
Black Lives Matter demonstrators visit the town of Anna, Illinois, Thursday, June 4, 2020.

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December 2, 2020
Black Lives Matter demonstrators visit the town of Anna, Illinois, Thursday, June 4, 2020.

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December 2, 2020
A Black Lives Matter demonstrator in the town of Anna, Illinois, Thursday, June 4, 2020.
About 150 Black Lives Matter demonstrators of all colors marched through the town of Anna, Illinois to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as well as in the hopes of bringing more awareness to the issue of race relations in the United States, and especially the town of Anna.  The demonstration marked the first of its kind ever in this area of Southern Illinois.  Since the turn of the 20th century, Anna, IL has carried the grim reputation of being a sundown town - a product of the Jim Crow era, which meant African Americans werent allowed after dark.  Over time, A-N-N-A became known as an acronym that stood for: Aint No [N-word] Allowed.  Present day Anna is still viewed as one of the more racist towns in Southern Illinois, however there seem to be enough residents that would like to overcome this reality and allow for positive change to arrive and flourish.

Angel Chevrestt // @sobrofotos

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December 2, 2020
Black Lives Matter demonstrators visit the town of Anna, Illinois, Thursday, June 4, 2020.

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December 2, 2020
A local resident sits in his work truck while he watches a group of Black Lives Matter demonstrators take a knee during a rally in the town of Anna, Illinois, Thursday, June 4, 2020.

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December 2, 2020
During a Black Lives Matter demonstration in the town of Anna, Illinois, a demonstrator looks over at the line of police officers that formed between the demonstrators and some residents of Anna who werent happy that the march was taking place in their home town, Thursday, June 4, 2020.

About 150 Black Lives Matter demonstrators of all colors marched through the town of Anna, Illinois to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as well as in the hopes of bringing more awareness to the issue of race relations in the United States, and especially the town of Anna.  The demonstration marked the first of its kind ever in this area of Southern Illinois.  Since the turn of the 20th century, Anna, IL has carried the grim reputation of being a sundown town - a product of the Jim Crow era, which meant African Americans werent allowed after dark.  Over time, A-N-N-A became known as an acronym that stood for: Aint No [N-word] Allowed.  Present day Anna is still viewed as one of the more racist towns in Southern Illinois, however there seem to be enough residents that would like to overcome this reality and allow for positive change to arrive and flourish.

Angel Chevrestt // @sobrofotos

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December 2, 2020
Local kids watch as a group of Black Lives Matter demonstrators march past along a tree-lined street in the town of Anna, Illinois, Thursday, June 4, 2020.

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December 2, 2020
Linda LaFoon waves at Black Lives Matter demonstrators as they march past her home in Anna, IL, Thursday, June 4, 2020.

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December 2, 2020
A group of Black Lives Matter demonstrators are escorted by a police officer as they march along a tree-lined street in the town of Anna, Illinois, Thursday, June 4, 2020.

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December 2, 2020
Black Lives Matter demonstrators visit the town of Anna, Illinois, Thursday, June 4, 2020.
About 150 Black Lives Matter demonstrators  marched through the town to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and in the hopes of bringing more awareness to the issue of race relations in the United States, and especially the town of Anna.  The demonstration marked the first of its kind ever in this area of Southern Illinois.  Since the turn of the 20th century, Anna, IL has carried the grim reputation of being a sundown town - a product of the Jim Crow era, which meant African Americans werent allowed after dark.  Over time, A-N-N-A became known as an acronym that stood for: Aint No [N-word] Allowed.  Present day Anna is still viewed as one of the more racist towns in Southern Illinois, however there seem to be enough residents that would like to overcome this reality and allow for positive change to arrive and flourish.

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December 2, 2020
Black Lives Matter demonstrators visit the town of Anna, Illinois, Thursday, June 4, 2020.
About 150 Black Lives Matter demonstrators of all colors marched through the town of Anna, Illinois to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as well as in the hopes of bringing more awareness to the issue of race relations in the United States, and especially the town of Anna.  The demonstration marked the first of its kind ever in this area of Southern Illinois.  Since the turn of the 20th century, Anna, IL has carried the grim reputation of being a sundown town - a product of the Jim Crow era, which meant African Americans werent allowed after dark.  Over time, A-N-N-A became known as an acronym that stood for: Aint No [N-word] Allowed.  Present day Anna is still viewed as one of the more racist towns in Southern Illinois, however there seem to be enough residents that would like to overcome this reality and allow for positive change to arrive and flourish.

Angel Chevrestt // @sobrofotos

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December 2, 2020
Black Lives Matter demonstrators visit the town of Anna, Illinois, Thursday, June 4, 2020.

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December 2, 2020
Black Lives Matter demonstrators visit the town of Anna, Illinois, Thursday, June 4, 2020.
About 150 Black Lives Matter demonstrators of all colors marched through the town of Anna, Illinois to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as well as in the hopes of bringing more awareness to the issue of race relations in the United States, and especially the town of Anna.  The demonstration marked the first of its kind ever in this area of Southern Illinois.  Since the turn of the 20th century, Anna, IL has carried the grim reputation of being a sundown town - a product of the Jim Crow era, which meant African Americans werent allowed after dark.  Over time, A-N-N-A became known as an acronym that stood for: Aint No [N-word] Allowed.  Present day Anna is still viewed as one of the more racist towns in Southern Illinois, however there seem to be enough residents that would like to overcome this reality and allow for positive change to arrive and flourish.

Angel Chevrestt // @sobrofotos

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December 2, 2020
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