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Susan Ford makes pitch for chancellor job

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Susan Ford has spent her career studying “dead monkeys and monkey bones,” but she knows that tackling SIU’s problems will be far from monkey business. Ford, who joined the SIU community in 1979 as a visiting anthropology instructor, was the first of four candidates for campus chancellor to address the community, and she is the only one to come from within SIU’s current administration.

Residents escape from Sunday morning fire

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Carbondale firefighters responded Sunday morning to a fire on West Hospital Drive that left a rental house owned by Home Rentals seriously damaged. Six people and a dog were inside when the fire began, but they all escaped safely after Mark Waicukauski, the owner of the Dairy Queen located just down the street, roused them.

Reports detail second Molly Young investigation

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Despite some assertions to the contrary, investigators attempted to interview dozens of potential witnesses as they undertook a second review of the 2012 death of Molly Young under the supervision of a special prosecutor. Illinois State Police documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request detail much of the work done.

Henry wins the race for Carbondale mayor

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In the end, a tightly organized campaign — and maybe just a little good luck — won John “Mike” Henry the office of Carbondale mayor Tuesday night. Whatever the reason, Henry walked away with a resounding win Tuesday night, taking 1,620 votes to Councilwoman Jane Adams’ 979.

City council approves Brightfields permit

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Following months of contention and raw discussions of justice, racism and reckoning with the past, city leaders on Tuesday voted to approve a special-use permit that will allow development of a solar energy array on the environmentally contaminated site of a former wood treatment plant to move forward.

How Mike Henry won the election

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By the time the lights finally went out Tuesday evening at Henry’s downtown campaign headquarters, the Carbondale businessman had scored a decisive, 24-point victory over his sole rival, Councilwoman Jane Adams. And he seemed to have done it the old-fashioned way: by getting voters to the polls.


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