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SIH breaks ground for new blended urgentcare, occupational clinic

MARION — Southern Illinois Healthcare broke ground Wednesday on a new blended Urgent Care and WORKCare clinic at 2804 East Outer Drive in Marion (just south of the Walmart parking lot).

Democrats drop bid to overturn Rauner veto of gun shop licensing bill

Democrats on Wednesday pulled the plug on efforts to override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill to license gun shops, demonstrating the difficulties of passing gun control legislation in a state where attitudes break not only along political lines but also regional ones.

State legislators approve spending $800 million for union raises in party-line vote

Illinois lawmakers want to lock in raises for more than 28,000 union members through 2022 at an estimated cost of more than $800 million.

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Student housing to be consolidated on West Side of SIU Campus

CARBONDALE – SIU Carbondale will bring students together in residence halls on the west side of campus this fall in order to increase student engagement, according to SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemago.

Toys R Us tells workers it will liquidate and sell or close all stores

Toys R Us told employees Wednesday that it is planning to sell or close all of its U.S. stores, and that it will file liquidation papers this evening in advance of a court hearing scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

James F. Perrotto – Royalton, IL

James F. Perrotto, 60, of Royalton, IL, died suddenly at his home Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

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Hurley named MVC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week

Southern Illinois thrower Ricky Hurley has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week following his performance at the Jesse Owens Classic, the conference announced Tuesday.

NFL Draft: Needs and projections for each NFC team

With the NFL Draft starting Thursday, find out what positions NFC teams needs to address, and possible first-round picks for each.

‘The perfect fit for Loyola,’ wrapping up Porter Moser through 2025-26 with contract extension a no-brainer

Everywhere Loyola coach Porter Moser went lately, he heard the same thing

Salukis shut out SEMO, 2-0

Dylan Givens, Trey McDaniel and Ryan Netemeyer combined for a shutout to lead the Southern Illinois baseball team to a 2-0 win over Southeast Missouri on Tuesday evening at Itchy Jones Stadium.

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Franklin County students enroll at RLC during College Signing Day

Sixteen Christopher High School students took their first step to becoming college students today during College Signing Day with Rend Lake College. RLC advisors met with the students to pass along important information, answer questions, and enroll students into summer and fall classes.

MVTHS seniors attend College Signing Day

Sixty-three seniors at Mt. Vernon Township High School took their first step to becoming college students last week during College Signing Day with Rend Lake College.

Special speaker comes to RLC for Prevent Child Abuse Awareness Month

Jo Poshard of the Poshard Foundation for Abused Children visited Rend Lake College on Wednesday to share the area’s staggering child abuse statistics with RLC students as part of Prevent Child Abuse Awareness Month.

Panthers send 44 to RLC at College Signing Day

Forty-four seniors at Pinckneyville Community High School took their first step to becoming college students today during College Signing Day with Rend Lake College. RLC advisors are meeting with the students to pass along important information, answer questions, and enroll students into summer and fall classes.

Illinois’ late fees skyrocket over past 3 years

Illinois has racked up more in late-payment fees in less than three years than it did in the 18 years combined, according to a report The Associated Press obtained Monday, and some major creditors say they’ve waited more than a year to receive the interest they’re owed.

Brothers Osborne set to perform at 2018 Du Quoin State Fair

Country duo The Brothers Osborne have been added to the 2018 Du Quoin State Fair grandstand lineup.