State Senator Dale Fowler

Shop, Eat, Play Southern Illinois Made
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A new initiative is highlighting products made in Southern Illinois.

Area chambers of commerce have teamed up with Senator Dale Fowler and Shop Southern Illinois to promote products, businesses and attractions in Southern Illinois.

Shop, Eat, Play Southern Illinois Made
Shop, Eat, Play Southern Illinois Made / Shop, Eat, Play Southern Illinois Made

A new initiative is highlighting products made in Southern Illinois.

Area chambers of commerce have teamed up with Senator Dale Fowler and Shop Southern Illinois to promote products, businesses and attractions in Southern Illinois.

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Sen. Dale Fowler

A popular visitor area in southern Illinois is getting a new attraction.

Local officials broke ground this week on an amphitheater project in the Vienna Community Park. It will be named after Vienna's Director of Tourism Phil Morris.

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An economic development project in one of Illinois' most impoverished communities is taking a big step forward.

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Southern Illinois Senator Dale Fowler says he thinks Governor Pritzker should've taken a regional approach to his modifications to the Stay at Home order.

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Southern Illinois Strong is an online fundraiser selling t-shirts to support local small businesses through grants.

“The $30 t-shirts are kind of a way that someone can chip in, they can show their support.”

Representative Terri Bryant says there’s not many qualifications to apply.

“25 or less employees and that’s basically it.”

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Illinois Governor J-B Pritzker visited the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus Tuesday to highlight the state's capital program funding for higher education.

Pritzker said in his first year in office, higher education funding has been increased.

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Senator Tammy Duckworth

The co-chair of the Delta Regional Authority visited Cairo Friday for a meeting with local and regional officials, as well as a tour of the city.

Chris Caldwell was invited to Alexander County by the office of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth in another effort to help bring stakeholders at all levels together to work toward moving Cairo forward.

Railco Repair Of Illinois Wants To Expand

Oct 21, 2019
Railco Repair of Illinois
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State Representative Dave Severin and Senator Dale Fowler were in Williamson County Monday to take a tour of Railco Repair of Illinois.

Railco specializes in rail car repairs and is looking to expand after recently opening.

Railco Repair of Illinois bought the closed Rail Ready property in August of this year and business has been taking off.