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Illinois House sends Rauner new marijuana decriminalization bill

By Kevin Hoffman, Reboot Illinois

May 19, 2016

Legislation sent to Gov. Bruce Rauner would decriminalize cannabis in Illinois and make possession of small amounts a civil violation punishable by a fine.If the governor signs Senate Bill 2228, people caught in possession of 10 grams...

May 2 Strike Committee: Let’s Stand Against Racism Monday

By Sam Beard, @BeardJournalism

April 27, 2016

Sam Beard, a former Daily Egyptian reporter and media liaison for the committee, relays one final message. The names of committee members have altered in response to pressure from police.How did the May 2 Strike Committee start?T...

Board discusses MAP payback, future of towers, budget impasse ahead of Thursday meeting

By Evan Jones, @EvanJones_DE

March 23, 2016

The SIU Board of Trustees heard presentations Wednesday morning ranging from potential tuition hikes to proposals for new dorms on the east side of Carbondale's campus.Here's what the nine trustees discussed during the e...

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