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SIU student trustee seat in limbo

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SIU’s fall semester will begin with a special election for student representative to the Board of Trustees after an “internal error” apparently invalidated election results from the spring. In the April student election, Adrian Miller of Carbondale beat out Kane Hudson of Peoria to claim the position on the university’s governing body.

City reins in downtown master plan movement

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At their meeting this week, members of the City Council informally agreed to hold off on selecting a consultant to help with instituting such a plan until members of the public, including an advisory panel selected in early June, have a chance to weigh in on the matter.

Closure remains elusive in Livingston case

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Police announced this week that a reward of $6,000 remains for information leading to an arrest and conviction in connection with the death of 22-year-old Ryan Livingston, who was stabbed to death July 13, 2006, while walking on the sidewalk in the 300 block of West Walnut Street.

Sarvela says enrollment is main concern

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The new acting chancellor for SIU’s Carbondale campus says the university must stay the course on efforts to increase student recruitment and retention because state funding is no longer enough.

Molly Young lawsuit faces 'vigorous fight'

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The lawsuit, filed Monday afternoon in Jackson County on behalf of Young’s father, Larry Young, seeks judgment in excess of $1 million against defendant Richard L. Minton. The lawsuit alleges that Minton shot Young on March 24, 2012, or provided her with the gun that caused her death.

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