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Details scarce about Thursday's shooting

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Details are few regarding an early morning shooting this week in Carbondale that seriously injured one person. Police responded around 5:18 a.m. Thursday, May 19 to a small apartment complex at 905 W. Sycamore St., just across the street from the former National Guard Armory, regarding a complaint of shots fired.

Chamber gets sneak peek at Splash Park

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The day was wet in all the wrong ways, but that didn’t stop dozens of local citizens and business leaders from taking a sneak peek at the soon-to-open Super Splash Park Outdoor Aquatic Center Tuesday.

Will more state money trickle down to SIU?

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SIU President Randy Dunn says recent state allocations to the university have sidelined for the moment any talk of deep cuts or layoffs, although university leaders will have to fight for the rest of the funding they expected to receive nearly a year ago.

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.

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