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Du Quoin candidate joins six-way GOP primary for 115th House District
Zachary Meyer, 23, thinks it's time for his generation to step up into politics.
By Renee Trappe
Dec 6, 2019 12:25 PM
Murphysboro mayor puts hat in ring for House 115
Murphysboro Mayor Will Stephens is joining an already crowded field in running for the Republican nomination for the 115th House seat.
By Jessica Wettig
Nov 21, 2019 7:12 PM
State school board to make emergency rule changes in response to isolation room report
The state's board of education announced emergency rule changes Wednesday in response to a news story which detailed an overuse of "isolation rooms" in several Illinois public school districts, including those serving students with special education needs.
By Jerry Nowicki
Nov 22, 2019 5:11 PM
GOP leadership won't pursue splitting Illinois into two states
SPRINGFIELD -- Leading Illinois Republicans have seemed to close the door on the party pursuing a two-state solution to Illinois' fractious political division -- saying it is "not possible" to split Chicago and Cook County away from the rest of the state, and that the party won't try. State Republican Party Chair Tim Schneider dismissed the idea of separation as official state GOP policy.
By Jerry Nowicki
Aug 28, 2019 10:12 AM
Bryant running for state Senate; Schimpf retiring after this term
State Rep. Terri Bryant says she will run for the 58th state Senate seat, in the wake of Paul Schimpf's announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2020.
Aug 28, 2019 9:52 AM
Illinois separation meeting Saturday at Hogg Hollow Winery
GLENDALE -- A meeting Saturday to promote a movement to split the rest of Illinois from Chicago and Cook County is the result of other Illinoisans frustrated with a lack of representation, the host of the meeting says. Steve Hogg, owner of Hogg Hollow Winery near Glendale, said many Illinoisans outside of Chicago feel that their voice isn't being heard.
By Travis DeNeal
Aug 28, 2019 11:31 AM
Police found mayor and wife in bloody dispute
Dramatic new details paint a different picture of what might have transpired at Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry's home just a few days before he comfortably won a second term in office.
By Geoff Ritter
Apr 15, 2019 9:29 AM
Henry claims second term as Carbondale mayor
Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry has claimed another term.
Apr 3, 2019 12:23 AM
Grant, Loos and Fronabarger elected to Carbondale city council
Some familiar faces will be returning to the Carbondale City Council.
Apr 3, 2019 12:24 AM
Guest view Online comments? Great. But remember who's reading
Imagine a family in mourning. A beloved 12-year-old child -- their daughter, granddaughter, sister, cousin -- has just died in a tragic accident. What kind of person would walk up to one of them and belittle their religious faith or condemn their circumstances?
Jan 30, 2019 1:00 AM
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