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Area Community Colleges to Receive Infrastructure Grants

Area Community Colleges to Receive Infrastructure Grants

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Four area community colleges are among 15 across Illinois be receiving part of $103.5 million for infrastructure improvements, according to Gov. JB Pritzker. Pritzker announced Thursday the money will go toward expanding existing facilities and constructing new buildings, among other projects. The investments are made possible by the Rebuild Illinois capital plan. John A.…read more »

Carbondale Police Investigating Two Reports of Shots Fired

Carbondale Police Investigating Two Reports of Shots Fired

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are investigating a report of shots fired around 10:20 Wednesday night in the 700 block of S. Lewis Ln. According to a Carbondale Police press release, officers learned that an unknown suspect or suspects fired shots at two victims from a gold Cadillac, then fled the area in the vehicle in an unknown…read more »

IDPH Reports Highest Single-Day Increase of COVID-19 Cases

IDPH Reports Highest Single-Day Increase of COVID-19 Cases

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday announced 1,953 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional confirmed deaths. The amount marks the highest single-day increase since late May for the second time in a week, and raised the state’s preliminary seven-day positivity rate back to four percent. Local…read more »

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Luke Combs Marries Longtime Girlfriend Nicole Hocking

Luke Combs Marries Longtime Girlfriend Nicole Hocking

Country singer Luke Combs married his longtime girlfriend Nicole Hocking in a wedding ceremony over the weekend. Members of the couple’s family and close friends took part in the small-scale ceremony arranged at their home in southern Florida on Sunday. “Yesterday was the best day of my life. I got to marry my best friend.…read more »

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