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Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Almost four months after Housing and Urban Development announced it was closing two public housing complexes in Cairo, the head of the federal agency visited the town.

Ben Carson toured the McBride and Elmwood developments Tuesday and then answered questions from some residents at Cairo High School.

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Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost met Thursday with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to discuss the ongoing housing crisis in Cairo.

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A southern Illinois congressman wants to help ease the transition of Cairo residents and other Americans who have been displaced from a public housing authority to a new location.

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Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Governor Bruce Rauner brought his campaign tour to southern Illinois Wednesday.

Speaking to a group of supporters and workers at Aisin Manufacturing in Marion, the governor says Illinois government is broken and his turnaround agenda items are needed to fix it.

An Alexander County official hopes the federal takeover of the public housing complex in Cairo will mean better days are ahead.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Monday it had taken possession of the Alexander County Housing Authority because of a long period of financial and operational mismanagement.

Federal authorities have taken over Alexander County's public housing authority, citing years of mismanagement.