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A former southern Illinois judge, attorney and author has died.

The Southern Illinoisan Obituary page lists 74-year-old Brocton Lockwood as passing away on Monday at Parkway Manor in Marion.

WSIU InFocus: SIU Pitcher Brad Harrison

May 23, 2018

The SIU baseball team received a boost in the pitching rotation this season from sophomore left-hander Brad Harrison.  WSIU's Patrick Codo has more on Harrison's increased role on the mound.

When a new employee is fingerprinted for a job in Illinois, the employer receives a snapshot of their criminal record, and they receive notifications for any future run-ins with the law in the state. But lawmakers are considering a proposal that would also allow employers to be notified of convictions that happen across state lines.

Southern Illinois' first hybrid medical clinic is set to open.

Heartland Regional Medical Group held an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Tuesday at the brand new clinic located in the Marion Crossing complex on The Hill in Marion.

A group of school superintendents is suing Gov. Bruce Rauner and the State of Illinois seeking more than $7 billion for schools.

More than 20–thousand dollars is going to schools and libraries in southern Illinois thanks to the "Back To Books" grant.  In a recent news release, Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White announced that the money is going to the Marion Unit School District, Giant City and Unity Point schools in Carbondale and two libraries:  Crab Orchard Public Library in Marion and Harrisburg Public Library. 

SIU President Randy Dunn says he's "all in" for the Carbondale campus - and maintains his job is to foster the strength of the university system.

Egyptian Area Agency On Aging To Hold Public Hearings.

May 22, 2018

Three public hearings are being planned to gather input on how the Egyptian Area Agency on Aging can better serve the senior adults in southern Illinois.  The Agency, which supports efforts to help  senior adults  maintain their independence, will hold the hearings on the following days and at the following sites:

An official with the Rend Lake Conservancy District says the plant has been able to keep pace with demand and keep all tanks and towers filled since repairing a water main break.

General Counsel Larry Sanders says there are small leaks, which is common in all water systems. Sanders says no breaks have occurred in the system and all leaks are minor. He says no leak currently warrants doing anything more than monitoring.

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A Williamson County jury has found Jack Thomas, Jr. guilty of first-degree murder.

The Williamson County State's Attorney's office says jurors Monday convicted Thomas of murdering Michael Reed of Marion in 2015.

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