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SIU Director of Athletics Jerry Kill stepping down; Liz Jarnigan named AD

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Director of Athletics Jerry Kill announced on Monday he is leaving his position at SIU to accept a job on the football coaching staff at Virginia Tech, effective immediately. Kill will serve as special assistant to fourth-year head coach Justin Fuente.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget reduction memo could be groundwork for graduated income tax push, analyst says

A memo Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration reportedly sent to state agency directors last week asks for ideas to save 6.5 percent through efficiencies, elimination of boards and commissions and other ideas. But how to deal with the state’s major cost driver of pensions is absent.

Illinois Supreme Court to decide challenge to state’s FOID card law

The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments in a case challenging the state’s Firearm Owner Identification card law that could affect a single person or the entire state.

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Op-Ed: Only in Illinois: Wife of indicted political boss will hold highest judicial post in the state

Illinois Supreme Court Justices chose Anne Burke as their chief on Sept. 10. One could almost hear the gears turning on the Chicago machine, a hobbled but still functioning apparatus now in the sights of federal investigators.

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.

Jenetta C. Trussell – Christopher, IL

Jenetta C. Trussell, 70, of Christopher, passed away at 11:41 a.m., on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at Herrin Hospital, Herrin, IL.

Jane Lampley – Logan, IL

Jane Lampley, 65, of Logan passed away on Friday Morning October 11, 2019 surrounded by her husband and children.

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Twins beat White Sox to open 5-game AL Central lead

MINNEAPOLIS — José Berríos pitched into the eighth inning to win his second straight start, Mitch Garver hit a go-ahead double and the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 Monday night.

Jerry Kill leaving SIU for position at Virginia Tech; Liz Jarnigan named athletic director

CARBONDALE — Jerry Kill called a full staff meeting for 10 a.m. Monday, and calmly told them he was on the move again.

Ozuna’s home run, double power Cards past Nationals

ST. LOUIS — Marcell Ozuna drove in four runs with a home run and double and threw a Washington runner out at the plate Monday night as the Cardinals defeated the Nationals 4-2 at Busch Stadium.

Schwarber homers, makes diving catch as Cubs beat Reds

CHICAGO — Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run homer and made a diving catch in left field, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory.

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Benton Terminix to hold car wash to help local food pantry

A local Benton business is taking an innovative approach to a national plan handed down by its parent company.

Man indicted on murder in Illinois state trooper’s death

A 45-year-old man has been indicted on first-degree murder in the death of an Illinois state trooper.

Trial set for December for Harrisburg man accused of murder in wife’s 2016 death

HARRISBURG — Despite his efforts to withdraw as counsel for a Saline County man accused of murder, Duane Verity will be Brian Burns’ defense attorney after all.

Illinois Attorney General files another lawsuit accusing drug companies of deceptive marketing in opioid sales

The Illinois Attorney General’s office has filed another lawsuit against several drug companies alleging they used deceptive marketing practices to sell opioids.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to lead hunting party to Illinois looking to bag businesses

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is planning a series of trips to Illinois to convince businesses to move to the Sunshine State.

Report: Illinois lost $310 billion in income to outmigration since 2000

When people leave the state, they take their paychecks with them and since 2000, Illinois has lost hundreds of billions of dollars in spending power as a result.

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