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Molly Young FOIA fight continues

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Despite recent letters from the Attorney General’s Office directing police to provide records related to Molly Young’s 2012 death to her father, law enforcement agencies have made little to no progress toward actually doing so. “Why is there such a deceitful, lying atmosphere among the people in charge of this case?” Larry Young asked.

Sidewalk project underway on Route 13

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A project to build a new bike and pedestrian path along East Main Street near University Mall recently got underway and is expected to end this fall. The joint project between the city and the Illinois Department of Transportation will see the installation of a sidewalk and bike path starting on Lewis Lane near Fazoli’s.

Chamber joins push for Amtrak funds

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The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce has joined a growing chorus of voices hoping to see funding for Amtrak spared from the state chopping block. In a letter sent to Gov. Bruce Rauner, Chamber President Steve Falat stressed the train service’s importance to college towns such as Carbondale.

SIU anticipates flat fall enrollment

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SIU is not anticipating a second consecutive increase in fall enrollment numbers on the Carbondale campus, although the university’s spokesperson says a change in how the numbers will be tabulated will lead to “some potential apples-to-apples issues.” Overall, total enrollment at the university is down about a quarter from its peak in 1991.

Carbondale expects big crowds for Isbell show

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Carbondale’s downtown will radically transform for just one night in early October when the city plays host to a free concert by rising rock and country star Jason Isbell. The Oct. 9 concert, first reported in Saturday’s Times, will necessitate the closure of South Illinois Avenue from College to Elm streets, City Manager Kevin Baity said. Northbound Illinois Avenue traffic will be detoured at Mill Street.

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