Randolph County News

SIU’s student cybersecurity team claims Illinois state title

by Tim Crosby CARBONDALE, Ill. — The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Security Dawgs clinched the top spot at the Illinois State Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition on Feb. 17, placing first among eight schools vying for the top position.   The team, a registered student organization, bested teams including those from the Illinois Institute of Technology,

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SIU hosts ‘STEM University’ for scouts on Saturday

by Tim Crosby CARBONDALE, Ill. – More than 200 Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and adult leaders from around the area will invade Southern Illinois University Carbondale this weekend to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.   The 9th annual Boy Scouts of America/SIU STEM University event begins Saturday morning at the Neckers

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Rep. Friess releases statement following State of the State and Budget Address

SPRINGFIELD – Yesterday, the Governor delivered his State of the State and Budget Address. Following the largest budget proposal in state history, Rep. Friess released the following statement:   “The majority party’s overspending is spiraling out of control, putting a severe strain on Illinois’ financial future. We must have a balanced, responsible budget to secure a better tomorrow for all of

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SIU musical theater performances of ‘She Loves Me start Feb. 29

by Pete Rosenbery CARBONDALE, Ill. — The Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Theater and Dance and the School of Music are inviting audiences to share a time before emails and text messages – when letters sent by actual mail carried the hopes, dreams and passions of the lovelorn. “She Loves Me,” a whimsical musical tale of two co-workers

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SIU Law to honor five alumni at 50th anniversary gala March 23

by Pete Rosenbery CARBONDALE, Ill. — Five distinguished graduates of the Southern Illinois University School of Law will be honored next month when the law school holds its 50th anniversary gala. The event is set for March 23, starting at 5 p.m., at the Southern Illinois Airport’s Hangar One Event Center, 556 N. Airport Road, Murphysboro. Tickets

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Rep. Friess comments on Republican budget priorities

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois House Minority Leader Tony McCombie and Republican Budgeteers discussed their priorities for the Fiscal Year 2025 State Budget at a press conference in Leader McCombie’s Capitol office Thursday. As the General Assembly begins a new legislative session and looks ahead to the Governor’s budget address in two weeks, the Republican leaders wanted to

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Randolph County Sheriff’s report

CHESTER – The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office has released its latest reports.   Arrested were:   32-year-old Wayne R. Eggemeyer of Sparta, February 13, 2024 by Randolph County Sheriff’s Office on a Pretrial Release violation. Is incarcerated.   43-year-old Cynthia L. Hillman of Chester, February 13, 2024 by Chester Police for unlawful possession of methamphetamine

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