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Illinois sheriffs say new policy ‘aids and abets’ undocumented immigrants released after felony convictions

SPRINGFIELD — Sheriffs and Republican state lawmakers are calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to scrap a new policy that they say prohibits communication between state, federal and local law enforcement agencies when an undocumented immigrant is released from a state prison after serving a felony sentence.

Pritzker backs Cairo port project championed by Sen. Fowler, earmarks $40 million in capital budget

SPRINGFIELD — Governor JB Pritzker said Wednesday that he is backing the development of a multimillion-dollar river port in Cairo, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

Advocates rally to end cash bail in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — Criminal justice reform advocates rallied Tuesday at the Statehouse in hopes of making Illinois one of only a handful of states to eliminate cash bail in all or most criminal cases.

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Op-Ed: Who will be this week’s socialist rising star

For the past few decades, people have chastised dozens of Republican presidential candidates for shooting themselves in both feet in front of national TV audiences during notoriously bad primary debates. By the end of the last conflict, those left standing have made such fools out of themselves, their own party is embarrassed.

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.

Amy Joy (Leffler) Crawford – Benton, Illinois

Amy Joy (Leffler) Crawford, age 44, of Benton, passed away at 4:58 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

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Football Salukis announce 2020 schedule

CARBONDALE — The SIU football team announced its largely regional 2020 schedule on Monday

Indiana State spoils Senior Night with a 79-68 win over Salukis

CARBONDALE, Ill. – The Indiana State men’s basketball team shot a blistering 57.4% from the field to ruin SIU’s Senior Night, 79-68, on Wednesday night at Banterra Center.

Lady Warriors finish our regular season, post season play begins next week

With an 89-82 loss to Lake Land College tonight, the Rend Lake Lady Warriors finished the regular season 16-14 overall and 12-6 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference.

Goreville, Meridian advance to semifinals at Class 1A Crab Orchard Regional

GOREVILLE — The field of the eight-team Class 1A Crab Orchard Regional was whittled down to six after top-seeded Goreville and No. 7 seed Meridian both posted wins Monday night

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Bennett Metal Products donates to Rend Lake College Machining Program

INA, Ill. — Rend Lake College machining students will have new equipment to work with thanks to a generous donation from an area business.

Influential House Democrat calls chaotic South Carolina debate a ‘disgrace’

Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan called the fiery debate in South Carolina overnight a “disgrace” and chided the Democratic candidates for trying to destroy each other rather than debate the issues.

Apprenticeship programs showcased at Rend Lake College

INA, Ill. — Students and businesses from around the region got a firsthand look at how apprenticeships benefit the local workforce Wednesday at Rend Lake College.

Rod Blagojevich accused of ‘moral turpitude’ at hearing on his law license

Rod Blagojevich was famously convicted of an array of brazen corruption schemes as governor, but in a cramped administrative hearing room on Tuesday he was accused of something else.

Fundraising effort underway to make “The Hub” a reality at RLC

INA, Ill. — Plans to expand and enhance the Learning Resource Center at Rend Lake College are well underway.

New semester, new beginnings at RLC

INA, Ill. — Opportunities are endless at Rend Lake College, especially for those looking for a fresh start. And the chance to build upon your skills or choose a new career path is fast approaching.

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