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  • Former SIU-Carbondale clerk accused of theft

    The top administrator at Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus says there's now tighter oversight after a former employee was charged with stealing thousands of dollars.


  • Auditor general says SIU missing 357 computers

    The state auditor general's office says Southern Illinois University is missing 357 computers, and school officials don't know if they're lost or stolen.


  • Audit: SIU schools had $40,000 stolen

    Southern Illinois University cannot account for hundreds of computers and overlooked the thefts of tens of thousands of dollars in cash, potentially for nearly two years, a state audit shows.


  • In this April 30, 2014 photo, Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard, 68, talks with his son from his campus office in Carbondale, Ill., on his last day on the job. The newly retired president of the Southern Illinois University system says he's bittersweet about stepping down from the post. He has been affiliated with the school for nearly 50 years. Poshard, a former congressman and Illinois gubernatorial candidate, has retired but will stay on through June as a consultant to his successor, Randy Dunn.  (AP Photo/The Southern, Steve Matzker)

    Retired SIU chief fears for higher ed funding

    Glenn Poshard has been active in Illinois' public affairs for more than 30 years - U.S. congressman, state senator, Democratic candidate for governor and, most recently, president of the Southern Illinois University system. He has three degrees from SIU, starting classes there in 1966 with the help of the GI bill after serving in the U.S. Army. And he considers his decades-old ties to the university his greatest source of pride.


  • In this April 28, 2014 photo, Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard poses in front of the Stone Center, which has been his office since assuming the presidency in 2006. Poshard,  a former congressman and Illinois gubernatorial candidate who has been affiliated with the university for nearly 50 years, officially retired Wednesday, April 30. Though retired, he will stay on through June as a consultant to his successor, Randy Dunn. (AP Photo/The Southern, Adam Testa)

    Poshard reflects on time as SIU president

    The newly retired president of the Southern Illinois University system says he's bittersweet about stepping down from the post.


  • New SIU president to start work next month

    Southern Illinois University officials say the system's incoming president will be on the job May 1, two months earlier than expected.


  • New warden named for Menard prison

    A new warden is in charge of the maximum-security Menard Correctional Center in southern Illinois.


  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivers the State Budget Address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Springfield Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

    Extension of income tax hike may be key 2014 theme

    The crux of Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to prevent big budget cuts is making permanent an income tax increase, which he acknowledges isn't palatable for many Illinoisans. And the move is even riskier in an election year as his Republican challenger, Bruce Rauner, has blasted the idea in hopes of appealing to tax-weary voters.


  • FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, Randy Dunn gestures as he speaks to members of the Florida State Board of Education in Tampa, Fla. Dunn was named Feb. 17, 2014, as Southern Illinois University's eighth president replacing Glenn Poshard, who is retiring in June. According to a report published Wednesday, March 12, 2014, there's a clause in Dunn's four-year contract that requires him to reimburse the school $250,000 if he leaves his new post within three and a half years. SIU Board of Trustees Chairman Randal Thomas says the money covers the cost of another presidential search. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

    New SIU president has refund clause in contract

    The incoming president at Southern Illinois University will have to pay $250,000 if he leaves his new post within three and a half years.


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