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.
Classes resumed Thursday at North Mac Intermediate School, two days after a carbon monoxide leak sickened more than 140 students and adults.
Illinois unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent.
A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.