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Your electric bill is going down: Wholesale electricity prices for Southern Illinois to drop

By Joseph Bustos, Belleville News-Democrat

April 21, 2016

Ameren Illinois customers can expect to see a slight drop in their electricity rates beginning in June.An electricity capacity auction conducted by the Midwest Independent System Operator yielded improved electricity supply prices ...

Gas-price drop likely to linger briefly

By Jacksonville Journal

February 9, 2016

Average retail gasoline prices in Illinois fell 8 cents a gallon in the past week, averaging $1.59 statewide Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 4,378 gas outlets in Illinois. This compares with the national average th...

Creative thinking drives Agricultural Sciences amidst budget cuts

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

November 23, 2015

The College of Agricultural Sciences is digging for new ways to manage budget cuts.Nearly $167,000 was cut from the college's budget, but Mickey Latour, dean of the college, said, the college is also experiencing cuts from Univer...

Semester contracts create uncertainty concerning spring graduate assistantships

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

October 4, 2015

The introduction of semester-long graduate contracts may spell trouble for SIUC graduate students.John Flowers, president of GAUnited, said most graduate assistant contracts typically were offered for one academic year in the past,...

Rights group to Jackson County Board: Protect us

By Sam Beard, @SamBeard_DE

September 15, 2015

There was only standing room in Courtroom 1 of the Jackson County Courthouse as the County Board convened Tuesday night. More than 45 people could not find a seat as they rallied to support a Community Bill of Rights, a measure cu...

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