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Andrew Robinson, 24, receives his COVID-19 vaccination Wednesday, March 18, 2021, in Carbondale, Ill. “It didn’t even feel like I got stuck,” Robinson said.

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April 14, 2021
Bill and Verna Caplinger of Murphysboro show photos from their youth while waiting for their vaccination Wednesday, March 18, 2021, in Carbondale, Ill. “We’ve been married since 1948. He was engaged to my little girlfriend that lived across the field. She split up with him, he came to see me and I kept him,” Verna said.

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April 14, 2021
Noah Farmer (27) of Metropolis completes his pitch to catcher Austin Ulick (7) Sunday, March 14, 2021, in Carbondale, Ill.

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April 14, 2021
Joshua Buss demonstrates his finger picking style of guitar playing, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in Carbondale, Ill. “If you learn how to play on Youtube or something like that, they’ll be like ‘Oh you have to play this with a pick!’ but you don’t. You can make it work, it just depends on the sound you want,” Buss said.

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March 14, 2021
A wall of Funko POP figures sit at RND Collectibles Thursday, March 4, 2021, in Carbondale, Ill. Owner of RND Collectibles Randy Arena has amassed his collection, with most of the overflow finding its way into the store. “I really started collecting them back when the first Rick Grimes POP came out, ever since then it’s been an obsession of mine that I’ve brought into the store,” Arena said.

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April 10, 2021
Derek Ervin of Glacier’s End discusses the differences between each flavor of his unique vinegar syrup Saturday, February 27, 2021, in Carbondale, Ill. 
“The berry ones go great with vodka. They all go good with rum … I guarantee ya, you try one you’re gonna be hooked,” Ervin said.

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March 16, 2021
The Community Farmers market invites patrons to come to shop the wares of a coalition of local farmers and community members Saturday, February 27, 2021, in Carbondale, Ill.

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March 16, 2021
Abigail Moberly takes a mandatory rest after receiving the Pfizer-Moderna COVID-19 vaccination Thursday, February 11, 2021, in Carbondale, Ill. After vaccination, patients must sit and wait to ensure that there are no side-effects or poor reactions. “It was just like a shot, just a flu shot. Nothin’ bad. I’ve gotta talk with someone about my next shot which I
come back for in four weeks, at least I think that’s what happens,” Moberly said.

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February 21, 2021
Abigail Moberly, a Carbondale local, puts the last touches on paperwork for her COVID-19 vaccination Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Carbondale, Ill. “I work in education so I’m a part of that group. So ya know, I’ve been waiting and I said, ‘As soon as it’s ready, I’m ready,’” Moberly said. In partnership with the Jackson County Health Department, SIU offered a vaccination clinic for all qualified citizens.

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February 9, 2021
Georgeann Herzog of the Peace Coalition speaks to a crowd of Carbondale citizens attending a small rally held to promote social activism and awareness Wednesday, November, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill. “We’re here today to talk about a real and unjust democracy which is looking iffier and iffier. However, we’ll buck up our spirits sometime,” Herzog said.

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November 15, 2020
Citizens of Carbondale march in support of social justice the day after the general election Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill. Several local activist groups attended, including For the People, a communist organization dedicated to helping those in need within local communities through various food and clothing drives.

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November 4, 2020
SIU student, Tomas Cortez, speaks in front of a crowd of Carbondale citizens attending a small rally held by various activist groups within the local community Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill. “I’m here to help along with this pro-democracy protest. I believe that one election isn’t going to fix all of our problems, it takes a lot more than just winning democratic states,” Cortez said.

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November 4, 2020
Various local activist groups gather to promote social justice at the town square pavilion Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill. Various speakers orated at the event before a short march was held, starting at the pavilion and ending at the U.S. General Services Administration building.

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November 4, 2020
Carbondale citizen, Dennis Connally, sits while waiting for speakers to begin at a rally to promote social activism at the town square pavilion Wednesday, November 4, 2020 in Carbondale, Ill. Various speakers spoke at the event before a short march was held, starting at the pavilion and ending at the US General Services Administration building.

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November 4, 2020
Voters fill their ballots at the SIU Transportation Education Center Tuesday, November 3, 2020, in Murdale, Illinois.

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November 4, 2020
Voter Percy Wallace poses for his headshot Tuesday, November 3, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill. Wallace waited for over an hour to place his vote, as the non-registered applicant voting machines were in disrepair when the polling location opened.

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November 4, 2020
Voter Percy Wallace patiently waits for voting machines to come online Tuesday, November 3, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill. At 70 years old, Wallace is an experienced voter and eagerly accepted the offer from poll workers to wait in line for the polling machines to become operational.

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November 4, 2020
Voter Leigh-Anne Haynes poses for a headshot at the Carbondale Civic Center, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill.

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November 4, 2020
Brandon Hale sits at the ready-to-read tarot cards for customers at Castle Perilous Games and Books Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill. Castle Perilous celebrates Halloween with their Halloween Comicfest, a day of free comics and candy.

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November 4, 2020
Author, Brian K. Morris (right) and wife, Cookie Morris (left) discuss their time in the publishing
industry at Castle Perilous Games and Books' Halloween Comicfest Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill. “I used to make up my own stories when I was about 5 and 6 years old. As I grew I got into comic books and I wanted more stuff and they weren’t putting them out at the time, so I started to make my own adventures,” Morris said. The Morris family appeared at Castle Perilous’ Halloween Comicfest to promote Brian’s work and to celebrate Halloween with the store patrons.

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November 4, 2020
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