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New Food Locker at JALC Helps Students Facing Food Insecurity

CARTERVILLE – Food insecurity can harm college students’ ability to achieve their educational and professional goals. According to the most recent Hope Survey from fall 2020, 38 percent of students in two-year colleges reported experiencing food insecurity. With higher gas and grocery prices crippling budgets, that number has likely increased over the past year. To

SIU Aviation-United Airlines Partnership Provides Most Secure Career Path to the United Flight Deck

CARBONDALE — A partnership between Southern Illinois University Carbondale and United Airlines is providing the most secure career path for aviation students interested in becoming professional pilots. Chancellor Austin A. Lane and United representatives signed a partnership agreement between the university’s School of Aviation and United’s Aviate career development program at the Glenn Poshard Transportation

Shawnee Community College Receives Two Grants for Student Success

ULLIN – Shawnee Community College has received two different grants to encourage students to continue their education beyond high school. The Illinois Community College Board has awarded $358,063 through the Pipeline for the Advancement of Healthcare Workforce Program (PATH) Grant to the College. The purpose of the grant is to create and support opportunities for

Metropolis Police Report

METROPOLIS – The following information was released by the Metropolis Police Department on Monday, September 12, 2022. August 30, 2022 Metropolis Officers were called to a disturbance in the 1000 block of E. 6th St. Upon arrival, officers learned that a person was struck in the head with a metal spike. The victim had a

SIU Carbondale Enrolls Largest Freshman Class in 6 Years

CARBONDALE, Ill. — With its largest class of new freshmen in six years, Southern Illinois University Carbondale has enjoyed a second year of stable enrollment, totaling 11,107, just 1.4% lower than 2021. This fall, 1,518 Salukis are starting their college career, an increase of 6.8% over their predecessors. In 2021, the university welcomed 1,422 new students.  

Southern Illinois Healthcare Transformation Collaborative iHub Breaks Ground on Project to Target Regions’s Behavioral and Physical Health Needs

ELDORADO – The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has announced the groundbreaking of Integrated Hub (iHub), a facility that will house one of its Healthcare Transformation Collaboratives, a partnership of healthcare providers that will bring the critical integration of behavioral health, substance abuse treatment and prevention and physical health services to a five-county

FBI Springfield Task Force is Making Communities Safer

SPRINGFIELD – The FBI works shoulder-to-shoulder with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies across the country through more than 300 task forces made up of close to 3,000 members. In some instances, task forces are created to address specific criminal or national security threats. One such recently organized task force is the FBI Springfield

IDOT Holds Open Houses for Seasonal Employment

CARBONDALE – The Illinois Department of Transportation recently announced it will hold a series of open houses for individuals interested in applying for seasonal positions to help with snow-and-ice removal statewide. Open houses will be held throughout the state to spread the word about the department’s annual “snowbird” program and help facilitate applications.   At