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Gov. Rauner signs ‘Molly’s Law’

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The family of a Carbondale woman found mysteriously dead four years ago scored a substantial victory Tuesday when Gov. Bruce Rauner came to Murphysboro to sign legislation bearing her name.

Enrollment gap closing at SIU campuses

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Officials at SIU’s Carbondale campus are preparing for another decrease in enrollment this fall, although the university’s spokesperson says the release of any preliminary numbers at this point would be “misleading.”

City’s blueprint for 2017 eclipse nearly complete

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One year ahead of a historic total eclipse of the sun in the sky above Carbondale, planners have a simple message: “We’re on it.” That was the mantra repeated several times Tuesday during a public meeting on the forthcoming eclipse hosted at the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce by Diane Regan, whom the city hired last month to coordinate its planning efforts.

Council adopts Bicycle Master Plan

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At Tuesday’s meeting of the Carbondale City Council, leaders voted unanimously to adopt the Carbondale Bicycle Master Plan, a process that has been in the works since August 2015.

Dunn, Cole warn of impact of budget fight

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A “crisis of confidence” at Illinois universities brought on by the lingering state budget impasse stands to do long-term damage, SIU’s president said this week — and the destruction will surely spread to the communities those universities serve.

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