Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Two programs at SIU-Carbondale that help students with leadership and career awareness are once again getting financial support from AT&T.

AT&T Illinois vice president Jim Maurer visited the Carbondale campus Thursday to deliver a 50-thousand dollar award for the Rising Scholars Program and Metro East Leadership Weekend.

Lawmakers have approve funding for 9-1-1 centers throughout Illinois.

The funding mechanism for call centers ends June this new legislation is needed to keep 9-1-1 up and running.

Consumer rights groups in Illinois are leading the opposition to proposals before the state legislature that they say could end traditional landline phone service. They claim AT&T wants to shift customers to more expensive plans. But the telecommunications company says that conclusion is not accurate.

AT and T Donates $5,000 to Olive Branch Flood Victims

Mar 18, 2016
WSIU/Kevin Boucher

On Friday afternoon, at a barbecue and get together at the Alexander County Community Center, A T and T presented a $5,000 check to the Olive Branch Area Community Development Corporation to help with flood relief and to recognize the local efforts of the many volunteers who are working to recover from the flood damage caused when the levee broke near Olive Branch on New Year's Day 2016.

After delivering grant funding to SIU-Carbondale on Wednesday, AT&T was doling out more money Thursday in southern Illinois.

The telecommunications giant delivered  Investing in Illinois Awards to Hospice of Southern Illinois and the Lighthouse Shelter, both in Marion.

Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

AT&T is making a monetary contribution to benefit students in two SIU-Carbondale programs.

The telecommunications giant says it's providing the university with an Aspire Grant for Rising Scholars and the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute's East St. Louis Metropolitan Leadership Institute.