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Pravin Varughese. (Credit: Twitter)

Criminal Charges Won’t Be Filed In Death Of SIU Student Pravin Varughese

A Morton Grove woman whose 19-year-old son died a year ago in Carbondale says the state’s attorney has decided not to bring criminal charges against anyone.


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Bond Hearing Set For Chicago Man Charged With SIU Threats

A Chicago man accused of mailing threats of beheadings, bombings and other violence to Southern Illinois University’s Carbondale campus soon will learn if he can be released on bond.


Pravin Varughese. (Credit: Twitter)

Mother Files Lawsuit In Death Of SIU Student

A Morton Grove woman has filed a lawsuit against the city of Carbondale, the city’s police chief, and the man she believes killed her 19-year-old son in February.


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.


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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


Same Sex Marriage

Poll: More Than 4 In 10 Illinois Voters Support Gay Marriage

A new poll estimates that more than four in 10 Illinois voters now support full marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Poll: Illinois Voters Want Reform In State Government

Are Illinois voters ready for reform? A new poll suggests the answer is a resounding yes when it comes to state government.

WBBM Newsradio–09/27/2012

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Public Policy Expert: Many Voters Don’t Seem Interested In Election

A public policy expert says many voters do not seem interested in this year’s presidential election – or politics in general, for that matter.

WBBM Newsradio–09/26/2012


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

Water generic

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.


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SIU Hires Ex-Missouri St. Coach Hinson

Southern Illinois has hired former Missouri State coach Barry Hinson as its new men’s basketball coach, SIU’s athletics director confirmed Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Public Universities Begin Push For State Funding For Next Year

State university officials have begun their annual trek to Springfield, testifying before panels of House and Senate lawmakers about what their financial needs will be for the upcoming fiscal year.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2012

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Southern Illinois Fires Chris Lowery

Southern Illinois has fired men’s basketball coach Chris Lowery after back-to-back losing seasons.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012


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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University Presidents Want To Maintain Salaries

University presidents have begun their annual trek to Springfield to ask lawmakers for money for the next fiscal year.

WBBM Newsradio–03/03/2011

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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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Illini Wins Third Straight

Illinois is off to a great start winning their third straight game since the season opened. They defeated Southern Illinois 85-63.


Election Poll

Poll: Most Illinoisans Favor Death Penalty, Same-Sex Marriage

A majority of Illinois voters believe the moratorium on enforcing the state’s death penalty should be lifted, nearly 73 percent of them believe that gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve openly in the military and two-thirds favor legal marriage or civil unions for same-sex couples, all according to a poll released over the weekend.


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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.