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Carbondale passes FY2018 budget

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The Carbondale City Council managed to achieve something the state has failed to do for the past two years — pass a balanced budget.

Three men arrested for drug charges in Carbondale

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At about 5:43 p.m. the police received a report of a suspicious vehicle and retail theft at Kohl’s in Carbondale. As officers arrived, they located a vehicle with the three suspects.

Carbondale man sentenced three years for stealing TV

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Coats has been previously convicted of 14 theft-related offenses in Illinois, Missouri and New Jersey. Those convictions include retail theft, burglary residential burglary, forgery and receipt of stolen property.

JALC Board seats two new trustees

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The makeup of the John A Logan College Board of Trustees changed officially Tuesday as two new members started their terms and two long-serving members left.

Baseball and Marathons:They Happen Every Spring

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So every spring, for the past several years, I’ve been running in circles around SIU’s Campus Lake, or what’s left of Campus Lake these days, to get ready for the Pittsburgh Marathon. The Campus Lake path measures 2.2 miles, so to get myself into condition to run the 13.1 miles in the half marathon, I have to reach the point where I can run six times around the lake.

Southern Illinois LOCAL Media Group buys three Carbondale papers

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In the latest move of an active growth and diversification strategy, Paddock Publications purchased the Carbondale Times, Weekend Times and Nightlife. All are weekly newspapers with a combined distribution of 20,000. Paddock is the SILMG parent company and publisher of the Daily Herald in Chicago’s suburbs.

Legislators visit Autism Center at SIU

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Dustin Duncan
Weekend Times


Republican legislators Rep. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, Sen. Paul Schimpf, R- Waterloo, and Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, made a trip Monday to the Autism Center at SIU to see what could be done to maintain levels of funding in order for the center to continue its work. 

Stephanie Brown, director of the Autism Society of Southern Illinois, greeted the legislators and gave them a quick glimpse as to what having the center in Carbondale means to families in the Southern Illinois region. 

She said the next option outside of SIU is in Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis, where there is currently a six-month waiting list to receive services.

  Additionally, she said the earlier children with autism receive services, the better off they will be, and the fact there is a center in Carbondale means there is a family support nearby to help through tough times. 


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