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SIU Reviews: Loving

Dec 3, 2016

The new Jeff Nichols film, Loving, is a bio-pic that tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving.  The Loving's were plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.

Film critic Walter Metz takes a closer look for this edition of SIU Reviews.   Loving is currently in limited release.  It is showing in the St. Louis area.

Carbondale Police

Carbondale Police say a missing teenager is back home.

Officers say they met with 17 year old Cassandra R Brooks on Wednesday at 11:00 p.m. at her residence after learning she voluntarily returned home. The incident is considered to be closed.


Half-a-dozen state representatives have sued the Illinois comptroller for holding up their paychecks during the state budget mess.

The Democratic lawmakers filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court Friday demanding that Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger and Gov. Bruce Rauner ``end unwarranted political pressure.''

Illinois Set To Begin The New Year Without A Budget

Dec 2, 2016

Illinois residents are once again facing the prospect of having their elected leaders not agree on a state budget.


After a full year without a budget - it looks like the state is heading in that direction again.

Illinois lawmakers' two-week, fall veto session has come to an end.

Gov.  Bruce Rauner used his veto pen on 37 bills this second half of the General Assembly's two-year session.

Legislators successfully overrode just one of them -- a relatively minor measure having to do with Chicago fire fighters' pensions. Leaving the rest effectively dead.

That includes automatic voter registration, higher wages for caretakers of the disabled and legislation that will leave a $215 million shortfall in the Chicago Public Schools' budget.

AFSCME Files Suit Against Gov. Rauner

Dec 1, 2016

The state's largest government labor union is asking a St. Clair County court to force Governor Bruce Rauner back to the bargaining table.

AFSMCE has filed a lawsuit on behalf of some 30-thousand state employees whose terms of employment, as of now anyway, are at Governor Rauner's whims.

Organizers of the Salukis SPEAK discussion series are calling the inaugural run a success.

Seven separate discussions were held during the fall semester on the SIU-Carbondale campus to encourage feedback between students, faculty, staff and administrators.

Some Lawmakers Call For Gov. Rauner To Resume Talks With AFSCME

Nov 30, 2016

Illinois will begin drug and alcohol testing for members of state government's biggest labor union. It would only apply to employees suspected of being impaired on the job.

Deep Divide Remains in Budget Talks

Nov 30, 2016

With just one month until Illinois government loses spending authority, the state's political leaders remain sharply divided on how to unwind the crisis.

Carbondale Police

The search is on for a missing teenager.

Carbondale Police say 17-year-old Cassandra R. Brooks was last seen on Sunday at about 5:40 the 2400 block of South Illinois Avenue.


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