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Cairo mayor running for Illinois lieutenant governor
Cairo Mayor Tyrone Coleman has been tapped to be the running mate of Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar, one of eight Democratic candidates for Illinois governor.
Aug 16, 2017 11:00 AM
Major viewing sites on Aug. 21
Saluki Stadium, Carbondale: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 31, Carbondale. Hosted by Planetary Radio's Mat Kaplan, programming by NASA EDGE, the NASA 2017 Eclipse Team, The Adler Planetarium of Chicago and the Louisiana Space Grant Consortium. Live eclipse video on the scoreboard; expert commentary; two high-altitude balloon launches from the field; performance by the Marching Salukis. Eclipse glasses provided. Tickets: $25 (some fees may apply); VIP suite packages available. Doors open at 9 a.m. (877) SALUKIS or eclipse.siu.edu/tickets. Park at University Farms, west side of campus; take shuttle to Saluki Stadium/SIU Arena. $20/vehicle. Cohen Complex, Chester: 3401-3545 Bodes Lane. Grounds open at 8 a.m. XMC Mobile DJ, arts and crafts sale, Ecliptic Chic, food vendors. HAB.education (High Altitude Balloons) will track a weather balloon from Chester to over 100,000 feet, and have on-ground photography setups to show eclipse artifacts like shadow bands, The Diamond Ring and Bailey's Beads. Amateur astronomer James DeCamp will bring eclipse shades and 7x50 eclipse-safe binoculars to share, and will photograph the main event using a Celestron 8" Schmidt Cassegrain telescope on an equatorial mount. Parking passes required to park. 10x10 reserved viewing spaces available with $40 VIP pass. Chester also is offering camping and viewing at Cole Memorial Park.
Aug 16, 2017 10:35 AM
Ken Clore running for sheriff
Harrisburg native and longtime law enforcement veteran Ken Clore says he intends to run for Saline County Sheriff on the Democratic ticket.
BY TRAVIS DENEAL
Aug 11, 2017 4:55 PM
Schimpf talks SB 1, highway plan
In a two-hour town hall meeting on Saturday at Red Bud City Hall, State Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) covered the gambit from education funding to the proposed four-lane highway from Pinckneyville to Waterloo.
By Pete Spitler
Aug 5, 2017 9:27 PM
Voss announces candidacy for county commissioner
Wayne A. Voss, of Red Bud, has formally announced his intention to run for Randolph County commissioner in next year's election.
By Staff Report
Aug 1, 2017 6:45 PM
Randolph County clerk will retire after this term
Randolph County Clerk and Recorder Pat Laramore will not run for a fifth term in November 2018, she has announced.
Jul 25, 2017 4:11 PM
Reagan son is keynoter for annual Ronald Reagan Tribute Gala
About 400 local Republicans gathered at the Marion Pavilion Friday evening to hear the son of President Ronald Reagan speak at the annual Williamson County Tribute Gala.
BY HOLLY KEE
Jul 3, 2017 5:41 PM
Michael Reagan to keynote Ronald Reagan Tribute Gala
Around Town: Michael Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan, will be the keynoter at the 2017 Williamson County Ronald Reagan Tribute Gala on Friday, June 30, at The Pavilion of the City of Marion, 1602 Sioux Drive.
By Dixie Terry
Jun 27, 2017 9:54 AM
Southernmost senators decry budget deal
Illinois state senators from the state's two most southern districts blasted the budget package passed by the Senate Tuesday as politics as usual, with no relief for taxpayers or businesses.
BY TRAVIS DENEAL
May 26, 2017 3:13 PM
Election yields one new Harrisburg school board member
A political newcomer took one of two in-city Harrisburg Unit 3 School Board seats Tuesday night, while both out-of-city-limits incumbents kept their positions.
BY TRAVIS DENEAL
Apr 5, 2017 4:53 PM
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