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RLC announces Honor’s List for Spring 2021 Semester

INA, IL – Rend Lake College is proud to present its President’s and Vice President’s Lists for the Spring 2021 semester.

Benton police make arrests

On June 10th, 2021 at approximately 12:21 a.m. Benton Police observed a suspicious male suspect in the 1100 block of North Main Street.

Search underway for Southern Illinois man accused of sexual assault of a child

Local authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a 36-year-old accused of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.

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Gary W. Moore: The importance of family traditions

Family traditions are meaningful to me. The older I get the more important it is to preserve these annual happenings in hope that they will be passed down through generations.

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.

Brian Howard Lewis – Sesser, IL

SESSER – Brian Howard Lewis, 45, of Sesser, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 20, 2021.

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Four takeaways from the series at Guaranteed Rate Field in which the Chicago White Sox won three of four games against the Detroit Tigers.

Six-man rotation? Cardinals looking for five, or even four to share the load

Remember those days of the Cardinals’ six-man rotation? Well, those days are over. At this point, they’re trying to come up with five starters or even four.

MLB foreign substance crack down: Trevor Bauer, Gerrit Cole show reduced spin; ex-MVP calls out ‘coincidence’

Baseball’s foreign substance reckoning is here. Major League Baseball, after decades of looking the other way, is poised to begin cracking down on pitchers using foreign substances after a fact-finding mission earlier in the 2021 season determined the problem is widespread enough to warrant intervention.

Milestone Season: A look back at SIU’s 2020-21 football season

Take a look back at SIU’s historic 2020-21 football season in our online collection. The Salukis went 6-4 in an eight-month season, amidst a worldwide pandemic, that began last August and ended in the FCS quarterfinals. Here’s a link to the story at the Southern Illinoisan.

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County board discusses attorney fees, agreements for Walker’s Bluff casino project

MARION — Williamson County Board Commissioner Brent Gentry on Tuesday questioned what the county is paying a law firm to represent the local government in the Walker’s Bluff Resort project.

Body found at the Motel Marion demolition site

MARION – A body was discovered Tuesday at a demolition site for the Motel Marion, authorities said.

RLC to begin in-person classes on August 16

A sure sign that normalcy is slowly returning to the region is the fact that in-person classes will be held at Rend Lake College beginning in August.

Compass Christian Academy accepting applications for 2021-2022 school year

Compass Christian Academy is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.

Rend Lake College earns national recognition for trade program

INA, Ill. Rend Lake College’s trade programs rate among the best in the nation, according to a recent ranking from education website

State returns Metro East region outside St. Louis to phase 4 reopening rules after weeks under tighter restrictions

After more than a month under tighter restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, the Metro East region will return to phase four rules that allow indoor dining and bar service and gatherings of up to 50 people, state officials said Friday.

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