SIU Carbondale to add recruiters on the ground in St. Louis, Chicago

CARBONDALE — Southern Illinois University Carbondale is beefing up its student outreach in two cities that have long been key sources of new Salukis: St. Louis and Chicago.

Here’s a link to the story at the Southern Illinoisan.

Pritzker talks taxes with Illinois Broadcasters

NORMAL — Gov. J.B. Pritzker pleaded his case for the proposed graduated income tax at the Illinois New Broadcasters Association’s annual spring convention Saturday evening.

Here’s a link to the story at the Southern Illinoisan.

Franklin County Sheriff’s report

4-10-19 Joshua T. Kettering age 46 of Benton was arrested for driving on a suspended license and ticketed for operating an uninsured vehicle. He was transported to the Franklin County Jail where he later posted bond.

4-12-19 Joshua B. Harner age 32 of Marion was ticketed for improper use of an electronic device.

4-13-19 Joshua S. Hargett age 28 of West Frankfort was arrested for driving on a suspended license and ticketed for operating an uninsured vehicle. He was transported to the Franklin County Jail where he later posted bond.

4-14-19 Rocky L. Johnson age 43 of Kansas City, KS was arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, obstructing justice, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of cannabis, a failure to appear warrant out of Williamson County for aggravated fleeing police and a failure to appear warrant out of Franklin County for possession of a controlled substance. He is being held in the Franklin County Jail.

4-14-19 Brandie L. Bunting age 28 of Kansas City, KS was arrested for obstructing justice, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of cannabis. She is being held in the Franklin County Jail.

4-14-19 Timothy M. Morse age 33 of Kansas City, KS was arrested for obstructing justice, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of cannabis. He is being held in the Franklin County Jail.

WARRANT ARRESTS

4-11-19 Joshua G. Williams age 32 of West Frankfort. Failure to appear for possession of a controlled substance.

4-11-19 Gina L. Cooper age 49 of Benton. Violation of probation.

4-12-19 Chelsie D. Schaefer age 26 of West Frankfort. Violation of probation.

4-12-19 Jeremy R. Fulford age 31 of West Frankfort. Failure to appear for battery.

House passes measure to give tuition assistance to undocumented citizens, transgender students

Noncitizen students and transgender individuals not eligible for federal student loan aid because they’ve failed to register for the selective service would be able to access tuition assistance in Illinois under a plan passed by the House.

Here’s a link to the bill at Illinois News Network.

Illinois homeowners pay nearly double the national average in property taxes

For all of the outcry and political promises to help property taxes, Illinoisans still pay the second highest rates in the nation.

Here’s a link to the story at Illinois News Network.

Life Goes On program launches new campaign featuring 11-year-old heart transplant recipient

April is National Donate Life Month, and all across the country agencies are mounting campaigns to educate people about organ and tissue donation and encourage them to sign as organ donors.

Here’s a link to the story at Illinois News Network.

Jonesboro debate site added to Lincoln National Heritage Area

JONESBORO — On Feb. 12, Illinois celebrates the birthday of one of its favorite sons, President Abraham Lincoln. This year, the U.S. Senate passed a bill celebrating the legacy of Lincoln on his birthday. They expanded the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area to include sites in Jonesboro in Union County, Freeport in Stephenson County and Livingston County.

Here’s a link to the story at the Southern Illinoisan.

Trump campaign raked in over $30M in first quarter

Trump campaign shatters fundraising records, adds senior staff for 2020 race
President Trump’s re-election campaign raised $30.3 million in the first quarter of this year, far pacing the leading fundraisers among the Democrats, Fox News confirmed Sunday.

Here’s a link to the story at Fox News.

Already facing federal charges, Ald. Edward Burke thrust into spotlight of another bribery indictment

When real estate developer Charles Cui needed help at City Hall for his project in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood, he knew exactly where to go — and it wasn’t to the local alderman.

Here’s a link to the story at the Chicago Tribune.

Thundersnow drops more than 5 inches of accumulation at O’Hare, cancels more than 1,000 flights

A spring storm dumped more than 5 inches of snow on parts of the city and brought sightings of a rare weather phenomena — thundersnow — on Sunday, nearly breaking the record for snowiest day this late in the season, according to meteorologists

Here’s a link to the story at the Chicago Tribune.