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Pravin Varughese. (Credit: Twitter)

Missing SIU Student Found Dead

Pravin M. Varughese, 19, was last seen about 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of West College Street in Carbondale, according to Carbondale police.

02/18/2014

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SIU Basketball Team Stranded On Bus On I-57

About 6:30 p.m., the team was headed back to Carbondale after finishing their game against the Illinois State University Redbirds in Normal, when the driver of the team bus pulled over on Interstate 57 due to poor visibility

01/06/2014

Amtrak Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Chicago-Hub Amtrak Trains To Get Free Internet

The passenger train company says Wi-Fi will be installed on the Chicago-to-Carbondale and Chicago-to-Quincy lines. It’ll also be expanded to all four roundtrips on Chicago-to-St. Louis trains; those trains also stop in Springfield.

12/23/2013

Amtrak Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Amtrak Proving More Popular For Illinois Travelers

Amtrak provides service from Chicago to St. Louis, and several college towns in Illinois, including Champaign, Carbondale, Bloomington-Normal, and Macomb – and those rides have proven popular.

10/15/2013

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SIU Evacuates Dorms In Dead Of Night Due To Bomb Threat

Three residence halls at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale were evacuated overnight, following a bomb threat.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2012

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2 Chicago Area College Students Drown After Crash Near Carbondale

Two women, ages 20 and 21, both from the Chicago area, drowned early Sunday when the car they were in went into a lake near the southern Illinois town of Carbondale.

04/08/2012

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Amtrak: Freight Trains Delay 99 Percent Of Chicago-To-New Orleans Runs

Amtrak has filed an official complaint against Canadian National railway for regular delays on the route from Chicago to New Orleans.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

SIU

Weeklong Faculty Strike Ends At SIU

The weeklong strike by faculty at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is over.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011

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Amtrak Train Gets Stuck For 3 Hours Downstate

Some Amtrak train passengers were quite literally stuck in the middle of nowhere Tuesday, after a fuel problem stalled a train headed from Chicago to Carbondale.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

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Amtrak’s Chicago-Memphis-New Orleans Service Resumes

Amtrak’s City of New Orleans train resumes service over its full route Saturday, following nearly a month of service disruptions due to flooding north of Memphis, Tenn.

05/21/2011

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SIUC Wants To Recruit More Female Students

Southern Illinois University is looking for a few good women.

WBBM Newsradio–12/27/2010

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Poll: Most Think Illinois Heading In Wrong Direction

A new poll finds that 81.3 percent of Illinois voters say the state is headed in the wrong direction.

10/14/2010