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November 22, 2006
Center aims to connect older, younger generations
CARBONDALE -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale is now headquarters for a statewide initiative designed to connect older and younger generations.

November 16, 2006
Boat, facilities aid SIUC research on rivers
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Researchers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are increasing their ability to study the rivers surrounding Southern Illinois.
November 22, 2006
Illinois minimum wage proposed to $7.50
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today applauded members of the Illinois Senate for approving legislation to increase the minimum wage to $7.50 per hour, and provide for future cost of living adjustments indexed to inflation. Senate Bill 1275 now moves to the Illinois House of Representatives for consideration. Under terms of the Senate bill, the state’s minimum wage would rise by $1.00 per hour to $7.50 per hour beginning July 1, 2007. Starting in January 2008, the minimum wage would be indexed to inflation to provide an annual wage adjustment in order to help workers keep up rising prices. Up to 647,000 Illinois workers are expected to benefit from the minimum wage increase either directly or indirectly. In addition, 269,000 children are expected to benefit.

November 22, 2006
Researcher leads regional technology mapping
CARBONDALE -- A researcher at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is signaling a change in telecommunications service for the region.

City Council boycotts meetings

2005 archived articles

Gov., families & advocates urge assault weapons ban (April 19, 2006)
Gov. urges House to reject lax consumer protection legis. (April 19, 2006)
Study shows cell conversations put drivers at risk (April 12, 2006)
Converting manure to oil (March 15, 2006)
School district merger legislation (March 15, 2006)
SCC Student Scholarship Applications Due (February 27, 2006)
Small businesses making big impact in SE Missouri (February 26, 2006)
Track record of anti-poverty 'Enterprise Zones' is mixed (February 24, 2006)
Bridging the digital divide in classrooms (February 24, 2006)
New program to revitalize river communities (February 24, 2006)
WSIU to address region's meth epidemic in show (February 23, 2006)
Funding to address shortage of workers in S. Illinois (February 9, 2006)
Legislation announced to protect nursing homes (February 9, 2006)
Lawmakers take on mortgage foreclosure rescuers (February 9, 2006)
Taxes prepared for free (February 7, 2006)
WSIU to air documentary on Cairo (February 3, 2006)
Public schools equal or better in math than private (February 2, 2006)
St. John Praise and Worship Center hosts revival (February 1, 2006)
Fill 'er up...with water and U.S. coal (January 30, 2006)
Officials renew call for assault weapons ban (January 25, 2006)
State launches new trip-planning website (January 19, 2006)
Course to explore sites between Cairo and Metropolis (January 18, 2006)
Learn how to email, chat, share photos and more (January 10, 2006)
New Illinois labor laws protect workers and wages (January 7, 2006)
Understanding local government (January 7, 2006)
Preparing Illinois students for the information age (January 6, 2006)
Loan program to help working families buy homes (January 6, 2005)
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