July 15, 2014
BENTON — Family, friends and constituents will gather to say goodbye to retired U.S. Rep. Ken Gray this weekend.
July 15, 2014
Lawmakers are expected to finalize rules for medical marijuana in Illinois today, allowing people to start applying to be legal users as soon as September, officials said.
Starbucks and Arizona State University (ASU) announced a deal on Sunday: Starbucks employees who are juniors or seniors would be provided reimbursement for online education at ASU. The agreement shows insightful, mutually beneficial, action to reduce long-term indebtedness of student borrowers. It should be the tip of an iceberg of innovation.
When House Speaker Michael Madigan accidentally triggered a patronage scandal at the Metra commuter rail agency, it was the result of two extraordinary events.
CHICAGO — Lawmakers questioned Illinois child welfare officials Tuesday about an increase in the number of children reported to have died of neglect or abuse in the state, though agency officials argued the number partly reflected a change in the way neglect cases are counted.
EWING — Ted Denham, 79, passed away Saturday morning, July 19, 2014, in Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon. Ted was born Feb. 21, 1935, in Frisco, the son of Orville and Vada (Cunningham) Denham. He married Maxine (Fagan) on Feb. 5, 1956, in Corinth, Mississippi. Mr. Denham was owner and operator of […]
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June 9, 2014
Mykhaela Tolds of Houston is the newest member of the Rend Lake College Lady Warriors Basketball team after signing a national letter of intent Friday morning to play next fall on the 2014-15 team. She is the second Texan to play for the team under Head Coach Ward McDaniel.
June 4, 2014
(CARBONDALE, IL) One of southern Illinois’ most anticipated charity poker runs is coming back. Southern Illinois Healthcare and the Coach Kill Cancer Fund are pleased to welcome Martin and Bayley Corporation, the parent company of Huck’s convenience stores, as the corporate sponsor of Huck’s Ride for the Fund on Saturday, July 12. The poker run will begin and end at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds with card draws at Riverside Park in Murphysboro, John A. Logan College, West Frankfort City Park and the Harbor Oaks picnic area at Rend Lake.