Emails: Ex-SIU President Didn’t Approve Recruitment Spending

CARBONDALE, IL (AP) — Documents show that the former Southern Illinois University president might have hindered student recruitment efforts for its Carbondale campus by not approving a mailing list purchase. The Southern Illinoisan reports emails show then-President Randy Dunn didn’t take action during his final two months in office on spending $499,000 to buy contact information…

Climate Change Rarely Mentioned in Missouri Senate Race

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) — Even with the Environmental Protection Agency predicting that climate change will cause more flooding and more extremely hot days in Missouri in the future, the issue has been virtually absent from the state’s U.S. Senate race. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, and her Republican challenger, state Attorney General Josh Hawley,…

Lincoln Museum Head Cuts Foundation Tie over Stovepipe Hat

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — Friction over attempts to verify an iconic stovepipe hat’s connection to Abraham Lincoln has prompted the director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum to sever financial ties to the organization’s fundraising arm at a critical juncture for the nonprofit foundation, which is struggling to pay back millions of dollars borrowed to…

Federal grant helping Southern Illinois Airport Add Hangars

CARBONDALE, IL (AP) — Two new aircraft hangers are being planned for Southern Illinois Airport, which officials say will boost businesses at the airport near Carbondale.Officials say the project is moving forward with a $3.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to improve the airport’s infrastructure.The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports one of the new…