• YSU president Dunn named to replace Poshard at SIU

    by  • February 17, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The Southern Illinois University system is about to get a new president. The university’s board of trustees announced this afternoon that Randy J. Dunn, who served seven months as Youngstown State University president in Ohio, is reportedly leaving to become president of Southern Illinois University at an annual salary of $430,000. Dunn will replace...

    Read more →

    Missing teens have been found

    by  • February 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois State Police is reporting 14-year-old Amanda R. Reynolds of Carterville, Illinois, and 17-year-old Trevor T. Villalpando of Mascoutah, Illinois have been found. Reynolds was reported missing by her family on February 13, 2014, and was believed to be in the company of Villalpando who was reported missing on February 12, 2014. Both...

    Read more →

    Gubernatorial candidates discuss road fund disparity

    by  • February 13, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Does downstate Illinois get too big of a share of the state’s road fund? The republican candidates for governor don’t think so. Legislators from Chicago and its suburbs have complained that less populated parts of the state receive a disproportionate amount of transportation revenues. Currently, funds are divided in a 55/45 split, with the...

    Read more →

    BREAKING: Rutherford will not release findings of investigation

    by  • February 13, 2014 • 0 Comments

    According to the Sun-Times, Treasurer Dan Rutherford will not release the findings of an independent investigation into sexual harassment allegations. “On the advice of counsel and due to the federal lawsuit — no further information on the independent investigation will be released — except through the court,” Mary Frances Bragiel is quoted in the...

    Read more →

    Domestic battery call results in meth charges

    by  • February 13, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A 46-year-old Centralia man originally being investigated for a domestic battery has also been charged with drug charges. Centralia police say they had been called to the home of Darren Featherstone on a report of domestic battery. While inside his home taking him into custody for aggravated domestic battery, police allegedly saw a small...

    Read more →