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Late turnover fuels Saluki home loss at home

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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.

Salukis drop road contest at UAB

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The Southern Illinois women’s basketball dropped a 76-66 road decision to the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers Monday night.

The Swamp Tigers last Carbondale show to be played at The Varsity

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One of the most popular bands in the region will be no more after December, and their last public solo show in Carbondale — and the penultimate public solo performance in Southern Illinois — is scheduled at The Varsity on Saturday, Nov. 18.

JALC celebrates 50th anniversary

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Today, the college — with its state-of-the-art facilities — includes 667,000 square-feet of buildings located on 169 acres along Route 13 in Carterville between Marion and Carbondale. The college also has extension centers in West Frankfort and Du Quoin.

Event May 20 to kick off campaign for new Carbondale pool

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A capital campaign to raise money for a planned outdoor aquatic center in Carbondale will begin in earnest at a public event planned for Sunday, May 20. The family-friendly event, set for 1 to 3 p.m. at Attucks Park on North Wall Street, will begin a fundraising effort aimed at collecting close to $1 million to construct a planned aquatic facility on the city’s east side.

Carbondale appoints Development Services director

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Chris Wallace has been hired to serve as the city of Carbondale’s Development Services director. Wallace, who has been employed by the city since 2006 and most recently served as the city’s senior planner, will lead the divisions of Planning Services, Building and Neighborhood Services and Housing Programs Administration.

Police break up fights at Premiere Lounge

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Carbondale Police continue to investigate an incident involving fighting and gunfire that took place in the early-morning hours of April 8 at the Premiere Lounge, located at 104 W. Jackson St. Officers responded to the club at about 1:55 a.m. after receiving a report of a disturbance. Upon arriving, officers learned that two unknown suspects had been seen firing handguns.

Friday Night Fairs to return May 4

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The popular Friday Night Fairs sponsored by Carbondale Main Street will return for a second year beginning May 4. The events, which will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. each Friday through Sept. 21 at the Town Square Pavilion in downtown Carbondale, will feature local vendors, produce, artisans and entertainment. Also, live music will be featured each evening, and a kids’ corner will feature crafts, games and educational activities.

CES 95 calls for action on transportation funds

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District 95 Superintendent Roger Pfister called on community action to urge local lawmakers that pending legislation on redistricting transportation funds for schools could have a detrimental effect on future financial years, including the nearest one on the horizon. Also during the March meeting, Superintendent Mike Shimshak provided the board with information to show the board a potential financial issue that might impact future district budgets.

Man arrested for local vehicular burglaries

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A homeless man has been arrested and charged with two counts of vehicular burglary after an incident April 13 on Carbondale’s northwest side. Carbondale Police say DeMarcus D. Watson, 29, was taken to the Jackson County Jail after officers responded to reports of a suspect entering vehicles in the 600 block of West Elm Street.


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