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Here's how abortion clinics are preparing for Roe to fall

May. 19, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of a Tennessee abortion clinic calculated driving distances and studied passenger rail routes as they scanned the map for another place to offer services if the U.S. Supreme Court lets states restrict or eliminate abortion rights. They chose Carbondale...

Crash kills 2 Southern Illinois students, Missouri woman

Apr. 21, 2022 21:03 PM EDT

REYNOLDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Two Southern Illinois University-Carbondale graduate students and a Missouri woman died Thursday after their vehicles collided on a highway, police said. The crash that occurred about 4:15 a.m. on Illinois Route 3 in Union County killed Marie A. Meunier,...

Fairview Heights man sentenced in bank fraud scheme

Feb. 26, 2022 10:22 AM EST

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois man who led a sophisticated and “large-scale” bank fraud scheme has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reported that 21-year-old Lagardo Wright of Fairview Heights...

Coupet Jr. leads S. Illinois over Illinois St. 90-69

Feb. 23, 2022 22:31 PM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Ben Coupet Jr. had 22 points as Southern Illinois easily defeated Illinois State 90-69 on Wednesday night. Marcus Domask had 16 points and nine assists for Southern Illinois (16-13, 9-8 Missouri Valley Conference), which earned its fourth straight win. Lance...