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Rauner’s TV ad campaign launches, targets Democratic lawmakers

Gov. Bruce Rauner Tuesday launched his long-promised TV ads critical of Democrats for not embracing his legislative initiatives.

Forgiveness, tears at hearing for church shooting suspect Dylann Roof

They forgave him. They advised him to repent for his sins, and asked for God’s mercy on his soul. One even told Dylann Storm Roof to repent and confess, and “you’ll be OK.”

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Too Big To Fail, Too Big To Maintain, Too Sluggish To Respond

Senator Bill Brady’s legislation, SB1565 for changing the nature of higher education boards in Illinois, will be difficult to endorse: Large government organizations loathe change. George Will observed it’s not so much that organizations are “too big to fail” but that they are “Too Big To Maintain.”

How Madigan builds his patronage army

When House Speaker Michael Madigan accidentally triggered a patronage scandal at the Metra commuter rail agency, it was the result of two extraordinary events.

DCFS under fire about the number of child deaths in state

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.

Michael Allen Furlow – Royalton

ROYALTON — Michael Allen Furlow, 49, Royalton, died Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia as the result of a car accident.

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Meet & Greet with new SIU AD Tommy Bell at The Cubby Bear on June 25

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Chicagoland Saluki fans will have the opportunity to meet Tommy Bell, SIU’s new director of athletics, on Thursday, June 25 at The Cubby Bear downtown. The meet-and-greet will take place from 6-8 p.m. with free refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.

Saluki volleyball announces 2015 schedule

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Saluki volleyball released the team’s 2015 schedule this week, with a string of non-conference tournaments to start the season, followed by stiff competition from Missouri Valley Conference opponents.

Lady Vols basketball to sign three recruits

CARTERVILLE – There is no doubt that first-year John A. Logan College women’s basketball coach Amanda Shelby has her work cut out for her in assembling a roster for next season.

Saluki Football adds Matt McIntosh – Evansville, Ind., native has one season of eligibility remaining

CARBONDALE, Ill. – The Saluki Football program announced the addition of Matt McIntosh on Friday. McIntosh, a quarterback, has one season of eligibility remaining after playing at Northern Illinois the past three seasons.

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Fowler-Bonan Foundation of Southern Illinois receives $5,000 Grant from Ameren Illinois

Harrisburg, Ill. – The Fowler Bonan Foundation has received a $5,000 grant from Ameren Illinois to support the purchase of complete, new wardrobes for 50 underprivileged children.

Summer, Fall Concealed Carry dates and handgun trainings scheduled

INA, Ill. – Seven Concealed Carry Firearms Training sessions and three different handguns training courses have been scheduled at Rend Lake College for the Summer and Fall 2015 semesters. Each unique class will prepare locals to apply for their Illinois Concealed Carry license or improve upon their firearm skills.

Presence of toxic algae closes Campus Lake

Campus Lake in Carbondale is closed, and contact with water in the lake can cause skin rashes in humans, and sickness in animals that can be fatal, Southern Illinois University officials said in a release Friday.

School faculty, admin invited to “Technology in the Classroom” workshop

INA, Ill. – Grab your laptop, tablet, or smartphone and come to Rend Lake College for a free “Technology in the Classroom” workshop designed to help school administration and faculty interact with their students through flipped instruction.

Logan spiker picks Kentucky State

CARTERVILLE – A second John A. Logan College volleyball player in as many days has announced that she will continue her collegiate career this fall. Sophomore rightside hitter Lauren Person will transfer to Kentucky State University this fall.

GRAC All-Sports trophy goes to Logan

CARTERVILLE – The John A. Logan College Athletic Department recently received news that it had won the Great Rivers Athletic Conference All-Sports Trophy for the sixth time in the last 15 years under the supervision of its director, Jerry Halstead.