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.
CCHS has two new assistant principals for the 2012-13 school year, Terica Doyle and Stephanie Finke. Doyle is filling in for this school year, and the newly appointed Finke is replacing Darryl Cox, who has resigned. Finke taught in Murphysboro for 14 years.
CARBONDALE — Video gaming machines now will be allowed in Carbondale bars and fraternal organizations following approval by the City Council Tuesday evening.
By a 5-2 margin — Mayor Joel Fritzler and Councilwoman Corene McDaniel cast the dissenting votes — businesses and organizations within city limits that possess local and state liquor licenses will be allowed to have up to five video gaming terminals on their premises. Maximum wagers will $2, and the maximum win will be limited to $500.
The gears will start turning for Carbondale’s 2013 city election this week when packets for those interested in running for City Council become available.
A former staffer for a Wisconsin state senator and a first-year SIU law student faces charges of unlawful weapon use following an incident Aug. 18. Police arrested Eric Thompson, 22, shortly after 3 a.m. after responding to a report of several people fighting.
The fall campaign for Illinois’ 12th Congressional District seat got its ceremonial start this week with the first of three debates between the candidates vying to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello.
A horse in Jackson County has tested positive for West Nile virus — the first in the state to do so since 2010. According to public health officials, the presence of the virus in horses can be an indicator of increased risk to humans of West Nile virus.
The seventh-annual Tay-Sachs benefit concert at Blue Sky Vineyard will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. While rare, Tay-Sachs is one of the most devastating genetically linked degenerative childhood disorders.
The Carbondale Police Department will step up its efforts to enforce the state’s seat belt and intoxicated driving laws through Labor Day. The intensified enforcement effort against impaired drivers and seat belt law violators began Aug. 17 and run through Sept. 3.
Two teenagers are believed to have drowned in a rural Jackson County pool after they were declared dead Aug. 11 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
A new prescription drug discount card available to residents of Carbondale and the surrounding communities could yield savings of about 23 percent at local pharmacies — and the program is completely free to any and all residents.