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Salukis find hope in comeback win over Leathernecks

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“This win is going to affect the team for the next few years,” said SIU WR Israel Lamprakes after SIU's 44-34 comeback victory over Western Illinois University at Saluki Stadium Saturday. “The next few years, everything is changing (for the program). It’s happening. It’s a blessing. It’s a beautiful thing.”

Schimpf defeats Simon in Senate race as Republicans do well in Jackson County state races

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Dustin Duncan

Carbondale Times


Paul Schimpf, a retired marine and current Waterloo attorney is now set to take a seat in the Illinois Senate after defeating Carbondale Attorney Sheila Simon Tuesday night. 

Schimpf will assume the seat being vacated by retiring Senator David Luechtefeld in January. He won the race by obtaining 42,839 votes for 62.7 percent, while Simon received 25,451 votes for 37.3 percent, with 183 of 232 precincts reporting. 


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