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SIU Hopes Enrollment Doesn't Fall Again This Year
Monday, September 01, 2014 5:33 AM
Officials at Southern Illinois University say they're "guardedly optimistic" new figures will show an end to a trend of dropping enrollments. The Southern Illinoisan reports that official enrollment numbers for the Carbondale school are expected to be released on Tuesday. The school has seen its student body drop from about 21,600 to just less than 18,000 since 2004. That's a 16.8 percent fall. ...
Hear Elk Bugling at LBL's Elk & Bison Prairie
Saturday, August 30, 2014 2:00 PM
Every fall, beginning in September, mature bull elk in the Elk & Bison Prairie at Land Between The Lakes begin their mating season. Bugling actually sounds more like a loud squeal. The Elk & Bison Prairie is open seven days a week, from dawn to dusk. The prairie features a 3.5-mile paved loop road. Interpretive stops help visitors view wildlife and learn more about this native habitat. ...
Engine Trouble Forces Cancellation of Amtrak Train
Saturday, August 30, 2014 4:13 AM
Passengers were forced to leave an Amtrak train traveling from Carbondale to Chicago when engine trouble forced the cancellation of service. The train, which was scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 9:45 pm Friday, slowed to a stop shortly after leaving Carbondale. Amtrak Media Relations Manager Marc Magliari told The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale that Amtrak decided to cancel ...
Lane Closures on I-24 Bridge Begin Tuesday
Friday, August 29, 2014 3:25 PM
The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting drivers traveling on Interstate 24 that starting Tuesday at 11:00 am there will be lane closures on the Ohio River Bridge near Metropolis. Work will reportedly take place in both the eastbound and westbound lanes. The daytime lane closures will extend through Friday, September 5. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the construction ...
Illinois Women Charged with Cooking Meth in Church
Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:25 PM
Illinois authorities have charged two women with cooking methamphetamine in a rural Hillsboro church. The State Journal-Register reports 53-year-old Judith Hemken of Litchfield and 26-year-old Tiffany Burton of Hillsboro were charged with participating in manufacturing meth in a church Wednesday. They could each face nine to 40 years in prison if convicted. Undersheriff Rick Robbins ...
Southern IL Woman Gets 75 Years for Dad's Murder
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 6:22 AM
A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for soliciting and aiding in the 2011 murder of her father. Williamson County Judge John Speroni sentenced 55-year-old Cindy Stearns on Tuesday. She was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and aggravated assault with a firearm for plotting to kill her father, 73-year-old Charles James of Freeman Spur. Speroni says ...
Union, Honeywell to Resume Talks in October
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:17 PM
Company officials from Honeywell Metropolis and union representatives from the United Steel Workers Union have agreed on something - when to meet again for negotiations. The company and the union both issued press releases Tuesday afternoon confirming that negotiations on a new contract will resume October 2-3. Both sides met last week, but little progress was made on a new ...
Almanac Predicts Cold Winter, Hotter 2015 Summer
Thursday, August 21, 2014 5:59 AM
The Old Farmer's Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation. Published Wednesday, the New Hampshire-based almanac predicts a "super-cold" winter in the eastern two-thirds of the country. The west will remain a little bit warmer than normal. "Colder is just almost too familiar a ...
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