MAKANDA, Ill. (KFVS) - The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced on Sunday, September 26, that the Giant City State Park will be hosting a “How to get over your fears of snakes” program. According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Jeremy Schumacher, Forester and reptile enthusiast will be...
Women For Change hosted their annual March For Unity Parade, which went from Rock Hill Baptist Church to Attucks Park on Sept. 18. Women For Change is an organization dedicated to helping the Carbondale Community through food gardens, entrepreneur programs and other projects. Ginger Rye-Sanders, the organization’s president, said this parade is the organization’s biggest event of the year.
Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Marion: 1. 801 W Main St (618) 997-3155; 2. 1704 W Deyoung St (618) 993-6518; 3. 1315 W Main St (618) 997-1393; 4. 2709 Walton Way 618-993-5568; 5. 1710 W Deyoung St 618-998-1603; 6. 2802 Outer Dr 618-997-5618;
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A pair of books that shed light on pieces of the state’s history will be recognized next week as the 2020 and 2021 Friends of Morris Library Delta Award winners at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. “Stained with Blood and Tears: Lynchings, Murder and Mob Violence in Cairo, Illinois, 1909-1910” by...
CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - A legal challenge involves one of the largest medical groups in southern Illinois. At issue, whether Southern Illinois Healthcare did not allow some employees to use the religious exemption to not getting vaccinated. SIH received a 14-page letter on Wednesday, September 22 from a non-profit religious...
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MARION -- About 100 supporters gathered at Tower Square Pizza in Marion on Tuesday evening as Marion businessman Aaron Smith announced his candidacy for state representative for the Illinois 118th legislative district. Smith, who is vice president at Smith-Hafeli Construction in Marion, also serves on the John A. Logan board...
CARBONDALE — Jim Nesler has volunteered with Jackson-Union County Habitat for Humanity for decades, but none of the projects he has worked on have been as problematic as the home now being built in Murphysboro. “This one has to be the most challenging one I’ve ever been a part of,...
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CARBONDALE — The Center for Empowerment and Justice in Carbondale is facing an uncertain future after the death of its founder in August. The center is known for providing internet and laundry services to those in need, offering legal support and helping to find stable housing for those who are or were incarcerated and being a safe place to start new business and teach community classes like sewing. There is a community garden next door and it is beginning to operate a harm reduction clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays.
Catskin Days in Carrier Mills kicked off Thursday night and runs through Saturday, and while this is first and foremost a local festival, Mayor Tracy Felty says everybody in the region is invited. "The more the merrier," he encourages. The event began Thursday evening with the annual beauty pageant, where...
U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois will join Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute for a virtual conversation at noon on Oct. 4. Institute director John Shaw will interview Duckworth about the legislative agenda on Capitol Hill, challenges facing American foreign policy and Duckworth’s new memoir, “Every Day Is a Gift.”