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Morris LIbrary Showcases Old Quadrangle.

Sep 20, 2017

Southern Illinois University's Morris Library is showcasing a display called Old Campus: an Historical Exploration. WSIU's Jordan Maddox has more.

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Democratic state Rep. Scott Drury says he's dropping out of the race for Illinois governor to run for attorney general.

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The Democratic Governors Association is going after Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner ahead of next year's election.

The association launched its Rauner's Broken Record Tour Tuesday in Carbondale and Springfield.

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The old Carbondale fire station may have new owners as early as tonight.

The Carbondale City Council is having a public hearing on the sale of the property located at 300 South Oakland Ave.

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Residents in east-central Illinois may have felt a bit more than the rumble of thunder Tuesday morning.

Ameren Illinois Shows Off Drone.

Sep 18, 2017
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Drones are becoming more popular.   Hobbyists  use them to get a different look at their neighborhood and  farmers are using drones to check  their fields for trouble spots.  And now Ameren Illinois  is making use of these high–flying cameras to look down on power lines in order to quickly determine where a break is.  On Monday, September 18th, 2017,  Ameren's Kyle Maxwell demonstrated one of the company's drones at the Cambria power sub–station.  Maxwell said drones can cut down on the time it takes to get lineman to a break, which is critical after severe weather causes power outages.  H

WSIU INFOCUS: Vietnam Veteran Jon Mcclurken.

Sep 18, 2017

Southern Illinois native Jon Mcclurken served in Vietnam in 1970.  On this edition of WSIU INFOCUS he talks about what it was like as a 20-year old drafted to serve.

Apple Festival Celebrates Special Friend Day

Sep 15, 2017
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The 66th annual Apple Festival wraps up Saturday evening.

On Thursday the festival opened up for the special needs population of Jackson County.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she's not seeking re-election for a fifth term.  

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Six area churches and an area retailer are collecting supplies for the victims of the two recent hurricanes in the U.S.

Through September 25th, the Hands of Hope Foundation's Irma-Harvey Relief Aid Drive will collect items and monetary donations.

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A permanent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. is coming to Perryville, Missouri.

WSIU's Brad Palmer talked recently with Mike and Vicky Lundy of Perryville. They're spearheading the effort that is making this happen.

SIU Trustees have approved pay raises for the Edwardsville campus... but the move is drawing criticism.

The plan, which provides for a two-percent increase for last fiscal year along with a two-percent bump for this fiscal year, covers non-represented employees for now, but some bargaining units will have to wait for open contract negotiations to finish.

SIU Trustees heard pleas to save the Africana Studies program during their meeting this week in Alton.

SIU's Board of Trustees has approved a budget - for the first time in nearly three years.

The university had been essentially operating on a continuing appropriation while the state weathered its budget stalemate. But with passage of a budget this summer, leaders were able to formulate a full-year spending plan.

The massive Equifax data breach is prompting new legislation in the Illinois House.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says freezing your credit report is the best way to safeguard your information...but for most people, that costs 10 dollars for each reporting agency.

WSIU News: AM Update (9/14/2017)

Sep 14, 2017

Mostly Sunny today, Thursday, September 14th, 2017.

WSIU Almanac: September 14th, 2017.

Sep 14, 2017

In Mount Vernon the Jefferson County Historical Society is hosting coffee hour on September 23rd starting at 10:00AM.  For more information visit:  http://historicjeffersoncountyil.com/

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SIU Trustees are getting a look at the first full budget the system has put together in nearly three years.

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A crew of four lineman from Egyptian Electric Cooperative in southern Illinois is helping restore power in the southeast after Hurricane Irma.

Before the hurricane made land, the local crew was sent to Alma, Georgia. The Egyptian Electric linemen are Ronnie Gill, Robbie Knop, Matt McElroy and Cody Lee.

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An international organization is working to help people around the world following natural disaster and conflict.

Shelter Box USA partners with Rotary International to provide emergency shelter and tools for displaced families.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan Wednesday issued formal guidance to state and local police on immigration law. The document outlines recent changes in federal and state policy.

Hurricane season is focusing attention on budget decisions the White House has made that could undermine storm tracking and predictions.

WSIU Almanac: September 13th, 2017.

Sep 13, 2017

The First Annual Community Fun and Fitness Relays will take place on Saturday, September 23rd at Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex.  For more information visit:  https://www.facebook.com/Community-Fun-and-Fitness-Relays-1966451956936001/?hc_location=ufi

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is authorizing a major borrowing plan to pay down part of the state's nearly $15 billion dollar backlog of bills.

Lawmakers approved a state budget over Rauner’s veto earlier this summer.

That budget called for borrowing $6 billion dollars.

Electric utility Ameren Illinois is being criticized for backing away from energy efficiency goals agreed to late last year.

The company negotiated targets in the Future Energy Jobs Act — but now says it cannot meet them cost-effectively.

The American Red Cross is looking for more volunteers to help in disaster zones - and offering expedited training to help get people to where help is needed most.

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's top education advisor is leaving her post this week.  

SIU Carbondale lands in the top 100 safest campuses, according to a new survey from the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

The search for a new Director at SIU’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute has narrowed to six finalists.

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Eastern Illinois University data show that enrollment for the fall semester is down by about 5 percent but it's the school's lowest decline from fall-to-fall in six years.

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