A fourth-quarter strip sack Saturday on SIU quarterback Matt DeSomer by Youngstown State defensive end Justus Reed at the 2:44 mark sealed the 28-20 victory at Saluki Stadium for the penguins.
My wife and I finally saw the movie 'Lincoln' last week at SIU. While watching the struggles that Lincoln had with his cabinet members and Congress (not to mention the Civil War), I realized that the recent “conversations” among Carbondale City Council members have been pretty trivial.
There likely will be further investigation into the 2012 death of Molly Young by the Illinois State Police, according to a letter received by the Times. The letter, written March 25 by Lt. Steve Lyddon, the State Police’s Freedom of Information Act officer, came in response to a FOIA request submitted earlier this month seeking State Police reports related to Young’s March 24, 2012 death.
District 95 Assistant Superintendent Justin Miller described a new option at the school board's last meeting that would change the way the elementary school district is reimbursed for its food services. During the District 95 school board meeting March 28, Miller unveiled the possibility of implementing a Community Eligibility Option.
A Carbondale man has been ordered to spend a decade in prison for his conviction of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl a year ago. Judge William G. Schwarz sentenced 44-year-old Galon Mack of Carbondale March 28 to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and two years of post-prison supervised release.
The Carbondale Times solicited essays of 250 words or less from each of the 12 candidates seeking three open seats on the Carbondale City Council in the April 9 election. Their responses follow. Candidates William Graham, Luke Adams Jr., Karim Abdullah and Pepper Holder did not respond to the Times’ request for information.
A member of the city’s Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals has demanded an apology from Councilwoman Jane Adams after language he says mischaracterizes recent efforts to broaden the city’s authority in granting special-use zoning permits to neighborhood businesses.
The Carbondale Community High School Board of Education addressed the controversial idea of Common Core State Standards, often referred to as Common Core Curriculum, at its March 21 meeting. The standards, which are more rigorous than previous Illinois standards, were adopted by the state in 2010.
Police have apprehended a suspect charged with first-degree murder in the March 9 death of 20-year-old Toren Stanley. Carbondale Police Deputy Chief Jeff Grubbs said Friday afternoon that police had arrested Kely Yajid Valentino Arbuckle, also known as Jay Arbuckle, 25, of Murphysboro.
Four of the five candidates seeking Carterville’s highest office faced off Tuesday, March 19 during a candidate forum held at the Carterville High School auditorium. Each candidate recognized that Carterville is in a unique position compared to many other cities and towns around the region. Carterville has doubled its size in just the past 10 years, but how to best harness that momentum to spur future development is where the candidates most differ.
The City Council on on March 19 unanimously passed a resolution opposing a current legislative plan to divide the SIU Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses into two separate systems. The Council easily approved the resolution with no discussion.