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  1. 'He can now rest in peace': Mother of SIU murder victim...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 15 | Chicago Tribune

    Flowers and a rosary adorn the grave of Pravin Varughese at Maryhill Catholic Cemetery in Niles. When Southern Illinois University student Pravin Varughese was found dead in the woods in 2014 after being missing for five days, authorities in Carbondale initially chalked it up to a tragic accident.

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  2. Closing arguments today in trial of man charged with murder in death of SIU student from Morton GroveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | Chicago Tribune

    Closing arguments are set to begin in trial of man charged with first-degree murder in the February 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student from Morton Grove. Twenty-three-year-old Gaege Bethune of Eldorado, Ill., is accused of striking Pravin Varughese several times and driving off, which led to his death from hypothermia.

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  3. SIU board chairwoman blasts colleagues attempting to replace presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 7 | Chicago Tribune

    The chairwoman of the Southern Illinois University board fired back at two trustees who are seeking to oust President Randy Dunn, calling the move a "power play" and contending that the pair has no authority to act on Dunn's employment status on their own. The board's vice chairman, J. Phil Gilbert, and secretary, Joel Sambursky, unexpectedly on Wednesday convened a meeting of the board's executive committee - made up of them and Chairwoman Amy Sholar - for Friday to consider two items: putting Dunn on administrative leave and appointing an acting president.

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  4. Trial underway for man accused in 2014 death of SIU student from Morton GroveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 7 | Chicago Tribune

    Gaege Bethune, left, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Pravin Varughese. Opening statements were given Wednesday in the trial of a man accused in the 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student from Morton Grove.

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  5. SIU trustees unexpectedly move to replace president without his prior knowledgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 6 | Chicago Tribune

    Southern Illinois University president Randy Dunn gestures as he speaks to members of the Florida State Board of Education on Dec. 11, 2012, prior to his taking the helm at the university. Southern Illinois University president Randy Dunn gestures as he speaks to members of the Florida State Board of Education on Dec. 11, 2012, prior to his taking the helm at the university.

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  6. Amid dispute, SIU leaders resist lawmakers' reform effortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 30 | Chicago Tribune

    The Pulliam Hall clocktower strikes 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. The Pulliam Hall clocktower strikes 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

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  7. Tensions escalate at SIU as leadership ponders possibility of independent campusesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 30 | Chicago Tribune

    A recurring question long has loomed over Southern Illinois University : Should the two-campus system remain unified or should Carbondale and Edwardsville each go it alone? The issue often bubbles to the surface in times of strife and has led to at least four failed attempts by the Illinois legislature to split the schools since the 1970s. Now, lawmakers are once again taking aim at the Southern Illinois University system on the heels of an intensifying and unusually public battle over how the central office advocates for and distributes state funding to each campus.

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  8. Lawmaker to SIU president: 'Go to hell, sir'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    Two of Southern Illinois University's residential buildings are seen on Feb. 19, 2018, in Carbondale, Ill. Two Downstate Republican lawmakers on Thursday called for Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn to resign over an email in which he referred to members of the Carbondale campus as "bitchers."

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  9. Illinois reports record tourism numbers, with nearly 114 million visitors from near and farRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    People watch the solar eclipse at Saluki Stadium on the campus of Southern Illinois University on August 21, 2017, in Carbondale, Ill. The state's tourism director Cory Jobe said the event was one of many things that helped boost tourism numbers last year.

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  10. At Southern Illinois University, a growing Edwardsville campus flexes its musclesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    Pulliam Hall towers over the Carbondale skyline on May 8, 2018, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. For years, there was a natural order to life in the Southern Illinois University system: The flagship campus in Carbondale had the higher enrollment, the bigger budget and the storied men's basketball team while Edwardsville, established nearly 90 years after Carbondale, worked to build up its cachet.

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  11. SIU chancellor, facing probes for hiring family and qualms about his...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    Southern Illinois University Chancellor Carlo Montemagno speaks to prospective students at the SIU Arena in Carbondale on Feb. 19, 2018. Southern Illinois University Chancellor Carlo Montemagno speaks to prospective students at the SIU Arena in Carbondale on Feb. 19, 2018.

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  12. Morning Spin: Rauner, Ives to spar live online at 11 a.m.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, left, and primary challenger state Rep. Jeanne Ives will appear before the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board on Monday. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, left, and primary challenger state Rep. Jeanne Ives will appear before the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board on Monday.

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  13. Illinois' higher education leaders at odds over proposed budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    Students walk on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago on Sept. 19, 2017.

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  14. With enrollment plunging, SIU Carbondale chancellor pushes a radical overhaulRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Faced with plummeting enrollment and deteriorating finances, the chancellor at Southern Illinois University is proposing a radical reorganization that has spurred fierce backlash from many faculty members and stoked broad confusion about how it would be implemented. SIU Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno is pushing to eliminate academic departments and department heads, a highly unorthodox move that eschews the customary structures of higher education.

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  15. Morning Spin: Pritzker boasts of Poshard backing, but they're a political odd coupleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Glenn Poshard, then president of Southern Illinois University, speaks before the state Senate on June 18, 2013. Poshard, a Downstate, socially conservative Democrat, has endorsed J.B. Pritzker for governor.

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  16. Why did Tom Skilling cry? A critic fell in loveRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    WGN chief meteorologist Tom Skilling sees a total eclipse for the first time in Carbondale, Illinois. It was a very emotional moment.

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  17. Tom Skilling's solar eclipse sob a joy to viewersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    WGN chief meteorologist Tom Skilling sees a total eclipse for the first time in Carbondale, Illinois. It was a very emotional moment.

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  18. Eclipse may spark bright future for CarbondaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Makanda, a tiny, artsy enclave seven miles south of Carbondale prepares on Thursday, August 17, 2017, for crowds to observe a solar eclipse on Monday. Makanda, a tiny, artsy enclave seven miles south of Carbondale prepares on Thursday, August 17, 2017, for crowds to observe a solar eclipse on Monday.

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  19. Eclipse offers rare opportunity to study sun, atmosphere, animalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    When daylight slowly surrendered into darkness during a solar eclipse in ancient times, some civilizations believed the spectacle was the result of an enormous creature devouring the sun. In the centuries that followed, solar eclipses continued to be seen as harbingers of disaster or death.

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  20. Column: Amtrak's eclipse train shows value of nation's rail passenger serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Amtrak, shown here in operation in Connecticut, sold out a special Eclipse Express to downstate Carbondale to view the Aug. 21 total eclipse of the sun. Amtrak, shown here in operation in Connecticut, sold out a special Eclipse Express to downstate Carbondale to view the Aug. 21 total eclipse of the sun.

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