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.
A black man serving an 85-year prison sentence on a murder conviction deserves a new trial because of racial remarks Williamson County State’s Attorney made while summarizing the case for the all-white jury, the inmate's appellate attorney said June 27.
A heated email exchange between the mayor and a city councilwoman over discretionary spending allowed to the city manager cooled off by the time the issue came to a vote June 26.
The search for a new principal for Carbondale Middle School will begin soon as the District 95 school board has accepted the resignation of its current position holder. Chuck Goforth has been named the new superintendent at Anna District 37. His final day with District 95 was June 30.
The Carbondale Community High School Board of Education hired several new employees at its June 21 meeting. An assistant principal, Stephanie Finke, was added to the CCHS faculty, and in addition, Brandon Lutz was promoted from hall monitor to teacher, Superintendent Stephen Murphy said.
Democrats in Southern Illinois could have a new candidate by this weekend to run against Republican Jason Plummer for the 12th Congressional District. The Congressional Committee of the 12th District of Illinois announced Tuesday that it will conduct interviews Saturday, June 23.
One Carbondale man is in custody and another wanted by authorities following a weekend burglary in northwest Carbondale. Police say the responded at 1:45 a.m. Saturday, June 16 to a reported burglary in progress in the 500 block of North Oakland Avenue.
Music, art and wine will come together this weekend at the Shawnee Art and Wine Festival, scheduled for Saturday, June 23 at Murphysboro’s Riverside Park.
Those looking to enjoy this weekend’s summer-like temperatures should exercise extra caution outdoors after a batch of mosquitoes in Jackson Counted tested positive last week for West Nile virus.
The Spirit of Attucks 2012 Homecoming will take place June 29 to July 1 at venues throughout Carbondale. A hospitality event is set for 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 29 at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church’s Anderson Fellowship Hall, located at 400 E. Main St.
A Carbondale resident pleaded guilty last week in federal court to a charge of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Sammeyale O. Williams, 22, appeared in federal court in Benton May 18 and entered a guilty plea to a one-count information charging possession with intent to distribute more than 28 grams of crack cocaine.