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SIU Carbondale 2021 Fall Commencement is Dec. 11

CARBONDALE, Ill. – The academic achievements of 1,400 Southern Illinois University Carbondale students and recent graduates will be celebrated at fall 2021 commencement exercises on Dec. 11 at the Banterra Center. In an effort to keep graduates and their guests safe, two separate ceremonies – broken down by colleges and schools – are planned. Ceremonies

SIU Carbondale to Award Posthumous Degrees to Students

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois University Carbondale will award posthumous degrees to four students who tragically died during the fall 2021 semester. Chancellor Austin Lane informed the SIU Board of Trustees during his presentation of plans to recognize each student the university lost this semester. “We lost precious members of the Saluki family this semester,”

Carbondale Police Seeking Whereabouts of Missing Teen

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police need your help locating a teen who was reported missing Tuesday. Police say 16-year-old Kyshon L. Frye was last seen on Saturday, Nov. 27 at about 9 p.m. in the 400 block of South Washington Street in Carbondale. Frye is described as 5’8” tall, weighing 130 pounds with black hair, brown

Southern Illinois COVID-19 Information

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Click on the links below to see the latest COVID-19 information from our local health departments.  Egyptian Health Department Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department Hamilton County Health Department Jackson County Health Department Jefferson County Health Department Perry County Health Department Southern Seven Health Department Illinois Department of Public Health

Two Killed in Wednesday Morning Crash in West Frankfort

WEST FRANKFORT – Two people were killed in a multi-vehicle accident in West Frankfort Wednesday morning. According to Illinois State Police, around 10:45 a.m. a 37-year-old Carbondale man was driving a gray Hyundai Elantra north on Illinois 37 near Country Club Road and slowed to turn left. A truck driven by a 18-year-old man was

Holiday Block Party Thursday in Eldorado

ELDORADO – A collaboration of organizations and citizens of southern Illinois are coming together to host a Holiday Block Party in downtown Eldorado. The event is sponsored by the Parents and Caregivers Empowered (PACE) group led by families of children with mental health challenges. This Holiday Block Party will be held Thursday from 4 to

Summer 2022 Student Employment Open House at Rend Lake

BENTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is recruiting for Student Trainee Intern Positions (Pathways Interns) for the 2022 recreation season. The Pathways Internship Program provides paid opportunities to explore federal careers while still in school. Additionally, Pathways Interns may be non-competitively converted to a permanent or term (1-4 years) position

Williams Donation to Help Fund New SIC Career Center in Carmi

CARMI – Southeastern Illinois College has announced plans to break ground in Carmi on a career and technical education center for welding, commercial driver’s license (CDL), and auto/diesel programs, as well as introductory trades education. The new complex will be located to the north of the David L Stanley White County Center on SIC’s Carmi