SIU Carbondale to Launch Search for New Chancellor

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University at Carbondale is launching a search for a new chancellor. The Southern Illinoisan reports the search is being conducted at the same time that the Board of Trustees is searching for a new president of the SIU system. The board hopes to complete the presidential search by the

State Grant Funds $900K Solar Project at SIU

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Southern Illinois University at Carbondale a $900,000 grant to develop a solar energy and storage project. EPA Director John Kim announced the grant Thursday. The development will generate more than 150 kilowatts of solar energy and have capacity to store 310 kilowatts. It will

Williamson County Approves Recreational Marijuana Sales

MARION – Williamson County will allow the sale of recreational marijuana when it becomes legal across Illinois on Jan. 1. The Williamson County Board Tuesday unanimously approved the sale of recreational marijuana at its meeting. It also passed an ordinance to set the sales tax for cannabis sales at 3.75 percent. That’s according to WSIL-TV.