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Southern Illinois Research Park Receives $150,000 Catalyst Prize to Help Entrepreneurs Succeed

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The Southern Illinois Research Park at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has received a $150,000 award, one of just eight given across the country by the U.S. Small Business Administration, in the competitive, inaugural Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Catalyst prize competition. The award went to SIU’s Southern Illinois Research Park Corporation, which

New Website for Herrin Road Extension

CARBONDALE – The Illinois Department of Transportation is inviting the public to learn more and comment about the proposed extension of Herrin Road from Cambria Road to County Line Road in Williamson County. Instead of hosting a regular public meeting, IDOT will share details on the project and encourage public participation from Oct. 18 through

Marion Police Report

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Friday, October 15, 2021. Rachel Rice, 41, of Marion has been issued citations for Possession of Methamphetamines, Possession of Cannabis, Expired Vehicle Registration and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle in the area of The Hill Ave and I-57 on October 4, 2021.

Johnston City Man Sentenced to Prison on Meth Charge

MARION – A Johnston City man recently pleaded guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine – a Class X felony – and was sentenced in Williamson County to 12 years in state prison. According to Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti, 38-year-old Timony E. Long was arrested for possessing 114 grams of meth following a traffic stop

SSM Health, BJC HealthCare, and HHS Partner to Expand Access to Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for COVID-19 Patients

MT. VERNON – Two of the region’s largest health care systems are expanding access to COVID-19 therapy. BJC HealthCare, one of the largest nonprofit healthcare organizations in the United States, and SSM Health, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), have expanded access to COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapies. For