Commencement

This is high school graduation season across southern Illinois.

It's likely no class was prouder than the one in Cairo, where HUD's closure of two public housing complexes further damaged the already struggling community.

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A longtime film and television star is back at SIU-Carbondale this weekend to receive an honorary degree.

Richard Roundtree - who came to fame as the first black action hero in his portrayal of private detective John Shaft in the 1971 filmĀ  Shaft - will receive a Doctorate of Performing Arts during commencement exercises Saturday, May 12.