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Former South African President Jacob Zuma had avoided a host of corruption charges for roughly a decade, in the meantime winning and serving for years in his country's highest elected position — but on Friday, just over a month after Zuma resigned the presidency under significant political pressure, those criminal charges finally caught up with him.

The death of Nikolai Glushkov, the 68-year-old Russian businessman whose body was found in his London home on Monday, is being investigated as a murder. The cause of death was "compression to the neck," police say.

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The NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament is underway. This is the favorite time of year for college hoops fans.

To commemorate Illinois' bicentennial year, WSIU Radio contributor Pete Peterson gives us a history lesson into the state's most notable teams of all time.

Carbondale Police are searching for anyone involved in the burglary of a construction site.

Officers responded to the 2500 block of East Walnut Street at around 7:30 Thursday morning.


SIU-Carbondale has released the amount of money raised from the second annual Day of Giving earlier this month.

School officials say the event brought in 480-thousand dollars from more than 18-hundred donors.

School Safety Measure Passes U.S. House

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A bill aimed to protect students from school shootings passed the U.S. House this week.

The STOP School Violence Act would place emergency buttons in the classrooms. They would be similar to those used at banks in case of a robbery.

Two democrats are seeking the party's nomination in southern Illinois' 12th congressional district. WSIU's Brad Palmer introduces us to Brendan Kelly and David Bequette.

Area College Benefits from Archery Expert

Mar 14, 2018

A Herrin man is now volunteering his time to help students at Southeastern Illinois College. Paul McHargue will help the College's archery team with basic bow and recurve archery.

Alli Armstrong is the Head Archery Coach at SIC and she said McHargue is a very experienced archer.

Murphysboro's Mike Bost is seeking a 3rd term representing southern Illinois' 12th congressional district. His primary opponent is Preston Nelson of Benton. WSIU's Brad Palmer profiles both candidates.

SIU Carbondale will bring students together in residence halls on the west side of campus this fall.

The students will be housed at Thompson Point. The towers will not be used.

Illinois AARP Calls for End to State Budget Crisis

Mar 13, 2018

Leaders of the Illinois AARP say Illinois' budget crisis has gone on for too long and say it's time to put an end to the state's fiscal problems.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Tuesday vetoed the only gun-control legislation to reach his desk ... since last month’s shooting in Parkland, Florida.

The legislation would require gun dealers be licensed by the state. Backers say it would help keep guns away from criminals.


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