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Anonymously, SIU turns on itself

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A shadowy group has promised to change the conversation at SIU, but talk of racism and rioting hijacked its plans. A look at how a faceless dialog devolved, unsurprisingly, into one of hate and fear.

Dunn: Stopgap funding will ease pressure at SIU

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Illinois lawmakers on Friday approved a $600 million short-term funding fix for financially struggling colleges and universities that have been without funding during the state budget stalemate. The rare bipartisan deal was overwhelmingly approved Friday on a 106-2 vote in the House and 55-0 in the Senate.

Council approves budget, hears from Varughese family

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A long-term, and long-discussed, effort to articulate Carbondale’s vision for the future of its downtown has finally reached the finish line. At Tuesday’s busy meeting of the Carbondale City Council, leaders voted unanimously to approve the adoption of the Downtown Master Plan.

Former councilman pleads guilty to resisting officer

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An ex-Carbondale city councilman has pleaded guilty to a charge of resisting a peace officer. Lance Jack, 44, of Carbondale pleaded guilty to the charge Monday and was sentenced to 12 months probation, 100 hours of public service and a $500 fine.

Eighty years later, city buys fire truck again

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At the April 5 city council meeting, city leaders formally accepted the purchase of a 1936 Diamond T fire truck — a truck the city originally purchased brand new for $4,400 and used for almost 20 years before selling it to another community for less than half that cost.

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