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.
After-school reading program "I CAN READ!" of Southern Illinois will host “A Tribute to a Legend: Elbert Earl Simon, Sr. — His Legacy Lives On” from 6 p.m. to midnight Nov. 19 at the Elks Club. Funds raised by this event will continue Simon's mission for the program's students.
Farmers in Jackson County who suffered crop losses this year due to drought or excessive heat now qualify for disaster aid following an approval made last week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
As the first week of veto session came to an end, Illinois State Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, was appointed Republican Caucus chairman by House Republican Leader Tom Cross. “I am pleased Leader Cross chose me for the position,” Bost said in a release.
The Carbondale Elementary School District 95 School Board heard Oct. 27 that its policy committee continues to comb through its procedures to be sure that the ones put in place are the right “fit” for the board as a whole.
The Carbondale City Council will conduct a special meeting Nov. 4 to discuss applications received for the position of city manager. The meeting, set for 2 p.m. in the mayor’s conference room at the Carbondale Civic Center, is for the Council to review 12 finalists for the position and to decide which ones should be invited for interviews.
A 29-year-old Makanda man was arrested Monday in connection with a series of residential burglaries reported south of Carbondale. Investigators with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joshua B. Meacham and charged him with residential burglary and possession of stolen property.
SIU and the Carbondale-based organization Food Works both have received grants from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) to help improve and expand local farmers markets.
City water customers will see an increase in their rates beginning next spring after the City Council approved a measure Tuesday evening. Under the new system, minimum water and sewer charges will end April 30, 2012, and new fixed rates will take effect May 1. The city’s current fixed rate for water, $3.35 per 1,000 gallons, will rise to $3.69.
A new Veterans Affairs medical clinic is expected to open on Carbondale's east side next year. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Oct. 7 that it had awarded a contract to the Carrington Company of Eureka, Calif., to build a 9,999-square-foot outpatient clinic at 1130 E. Walnut St. at the former location of Office Depot.
A new fire station to serve the city's west side is in Carbondale's future after the City Council approved financing for the project at Tuesday night's meeting.