The Southern Illinois University system’s governing board has approved two fee proposals to help sports programs and the student newspaper on the Carbondale campus. It voted Tuesday to increase the student intercollegiate athletic fee by $9 per semester and charge $9 per semester to keep the struggling Daily Egyptian newspaper afloat.
Sixty people in the Champaign-Urbana have been reported since April as having the mumps -- most of which are from University of Illinois students.
Two fires displaced at least 15 Springfield residents over the weekend.
A Springfield teenager is behind bars for what police suspect was a drive-by shooting Sunday night.
Tony Smith has a $225,000 salary.