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  1. Poet's Theatre to Present Workshop Production of Blue Front, 10/24Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago |

    Conversations about race in America are always difficult and painful, doubly so when the theme is lynching. Poet Martha Collins has confronted this communal crime head on in her moving book-length poem, BLUE FRONT, about the lynching of Froggy James by an inflamed white mob in 1909 Cairo, Illinois.


  2. Groups Replace Civil War Soldiers' Grave MarkersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 2 | The Intelligencer

    ... in 1864. Verse was born in Virginia in 1825 and died in 1885. He enlisted in the Colored Infantry in 1863 at Cairo, Ill., and was medically discharged on June 17, 1865 in Lewisburg, Ark. His unit was formed near Little Rock, Ark., in 1863. Posey, ...


  3. RoundersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 1 | Seeking Alpha

    ... greatest three-card monte sharp to ever work the boats", on being told by his partner George Devol that a Faro game in Cairo, Illinois was rigged. You're a nice guy. You make me laugh. But our policy is: we can't give your money back. To me, at ...


  4. Illinois Urges Caution about Possible Toxins in Ohio RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 30 | WOOZ-FM Carterville

    ... with blue-green algae, rinse off with clean water. Illinois has been working with the Illinois American Water Company-Cairo public water system, which draws from the Ohio River. Officials want to raise awareness and make sure the best treatment ...


  5. How businesses, environmentalists can join forcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 28 | Finance and Commerce

    ... pouring onto thousands of acres of farmland, easing the Mississippi River floodwaters threatening the Illinois town of Cairo. (AP file photo)


  6. Low Water, Lock Repairs Cause Shipping DelaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 28 | Progressive Farmer

    ... River system, the center area of the Upper Mississippi River, and the Upper Mississippi River between St Louis and Cairo. Flooding conditions existed in these three problems areas for weeks, which led to slowdowns in barge traffic and some river ...


  7. IL urges precaution due to toxins in Ohio RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 25 | KFVS12

    ... tap water before cooking and eating. Illinois EPA has been working directly with the Illinois American Water Company-Cairo public water system, which uses water from the Ohio River, to ensure awareness of conditions and optimization of treatment. If ...


  8. Durbin Announces Funding for Illinois Community Health CentersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 16 | WSIL

    ... - Christopher Rural Health Planning Corp (Christopher, IL): $354,402 - Community Health & Emergency Services, Inc (Cairo, IL): $296,636 - Rural Health Inc (Anna, IL): $264,624 - Shawnee Health Service And Development Corporation (Carterville, IL): ...


  9. Cairo man sentenced to prison for aggravated batteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 16 | KFVS12

    A Cairo man has been sentenced to prison following an aggravated battery conviction dating back to an incident in 2014. The Union County State's Attorney announced Wednesday that Lorenzo P. Golden, 39, of Cairo, Illinois has been sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one count of aggravated battery.


  10. Congressman-Elect Mike BostRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 5 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    A letter was released yesterday written by Senator Dick Durbin and Representative Mike Most recommending that the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development investigate on their review of allegations that the Alexander County Housing Authority management misspent money on employees while housing developments weren't being kept up. The letter included citations from the Southern Illinoisian's piece called "Chaos in Cairo", that was first seen on August 23rd.


  11. IL Dept. of Human Services office in Cairo to close, merge with Mounds officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2015 | KFVS12

    The Department of Human Services office for Alexander County, located in Cairo, Ill., will be closing and merging with the office in Pulaski County. According to a spokeswoman for the department, Veronica Vera, the Cairo office was experiencing a low number of clients, which was a factor that went into merging with the Pulaski County office, located in Mounds, Ill.


  12. Book challenges US Grant's reputation as a military genius & reliable chronicler of the Civil WarRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2015 | PR Log

    ... not cited before-it resolves such controversies as his drunken partying with the enemy on flag-of-truce boats out of Cairo, Illinois, dishonestly blaming Lew Wallace for the slow march to Shiloh, pretending that he had the plan to pass Vicksburg all ...


  13. Zimmerli Art Museum Opens 'Pop' Hart Exhibit TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2015 |

    ... to see his original watercolors and drawings next to the prints in which he revisited favorite subjects." Born in Cairo, Illinois, and raised in Rochester, New York, George Overbury Hart took up sketching while still living at home. After working ...


  14. Dredge Potter in service on the Mississippi RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2015 | KFVS12

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Dredge Potter launched for the beginning of the 2015-2016 dredging season yesterday from the St. Louis District's Service Base. The Potter's mission is to maintain a nine-foot deep, 300-foot wide channel on 300 miles of the Mississippi River from Saverton, Missouri, to Cairo, Illinois, making navigation possible for towboats to move commerce up and down the river.


  15. Safety milestone reached in Cairo, ILRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2015 | KFVS12

    Michael Brown, Operations Superintendent praised the employees of the water district who offer around the clock service to the 3,600 customers they serve in four cities in Alexander County. He went on to say, "Safety is something we take very seriously and our team is proud of our continued years of excellence in safety.


  16. Ohio River Sweep this SaturdayRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2015 | Tri-County News

    ... trash and debris. River Sweep encompasses the entire length of the river, from its origin in Pittsburgh to its end in Cairo, Ill., including nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline and many tributaries. More than 17,000 volunteers from public organizations, ...


  17. Despite tough conditions Moorhead man vows to continue trip down Mississippi ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2015 | KVOX-FM Fargo

    Battling whirlpools, strong currents, barge traffic and other water hazards, Moorhead's Bert Chamberlain continues on his trip down the Mississippi River in his homemade sailboat. He checked in Tuesday from what he calls "the middle of nowhere," somewhere upstream of Cairo, Illinois.


  18. IL Senator urges EPA to protect towns along Mississippi RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | KFVS12

    In a letter sent on Thursday, July 30, Sen. Dick Durbin urged the agency to veto the St. John's Bayou New Madrid Floodway Project. Durbin said the plan would close the last floodway along the river in Missouri, which would force the floodwaters into places like Cairo.


  19. Mississippi, Atchafalaya rivers expected to crest soon as water levels begin slow fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2015 | The Advocate

    ... for the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center in Slidell. Hydrologists watch river gauges on the Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois, to get an idea of what water levels in lower Mississippi River will do, he explained. Falling water levels at Cairo ...


  20. Mississippi River FlotillaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 |

    While most battles in the Civil War were land battles, a significant number of actions took place along the 859 mile stretch of the Mississippi River between Cairo, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana in an attempt to control the waterway. The Union Navy set up a river flotilla, led by Commander John Rodgers, in the summer of 1861 with its goal to initiate reconnaissance efforts in the river.


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