Barb Eidlin, Southern Illinoisan

Barb Eidlin

Southern Illinoisan

Carbondale, IL, United States

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Past articles by Barb:

66th annual Murphysboro Apple Festival Grand Parade celebrates community

MURPHYSBORO — The crown of the annual Murphysboro Apple Festival is the Grand Parade, considered by many to be the largest parade in Southern Illinois. → Read More

Angelo Hightower to run for mayor of Marion in 2019

MARION — City Commissioner Angelo Hightower on Thursday formally announced his intention to run for mayor of Marion in the 2019 election. → Read More

Proponents of Illinois' first fracking permit hope for success. Opponents vow to keep fighting

ENFIELD — As the dust settles in the controversial battle to issue the first high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing permit in Illinois, people in Enfield, where the first operational well → Read More

Metropolis native's journey through armed forces leads him to job in Pentagon

When US Army Capt. (P) William “Will” Thorne, 37, graduated from Massac County High School in 1998 he was looking for a change. → Read More

Williamson County States Attorney fights to solve opioid epidemic

WILLIAMSON COUNTY — Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti has tried to become something of a problem solver in facing the opioid epidemic that faces the region. → Read More

UPDATED: SIU Carbondale enrollment drops; new chancellor says 'reasons cannot be excuses'

CARBONDALE — Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Tuesday announced their 10-day enrollment figures, indicating that fall 2017 enrollment will be 14,554, a decline of 8.96 percent compared to the fall → Read More

SIU Carbondale enrollment drops; new chancellor says 'reasons cannot be excuses'

CARBONDALE — Southern Illinois University Carbondale's 2017 fall enrollment will be 14,554, a decline of 8.96 percent compared to Fall 2016. → Read More

IDNR issues first fracking permit in Illinois

ENFIELD – In a historic move, regulators from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Department of Oil and Gas Resource Management on Thursday approved the state’s first fracking permit. → Read More

Marion VA Chief of Volunteer Services arrested on felony criminal sexual assault, abuse charges

MARION — The Chief of Volunteer Services for the Marion VA, Douglas E. Bowers, 55, of Cape Girardeau, was arrested Aug. 22 after felony criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal → Read More

National Overdose Awareness Day event in Eldorado to focus on opioid deaths

ELDORADO — Community members, educators and health department officials will gather at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Egyptian Health Department in Eldorado to acknowledge International Overdose Awareness Day. → Read More

Marion mall owners seek disqualification of city attorney in lawsuit against the city

MARION — The latest series of volleys in the ongoing dispute between the City of Marion and the owners of the Illinois Star Centre Mall were fired Aug. 23 by → Read More

Marion liquor law changes allow expanded alcohol sales on Sundays

MARION — The Marion City Council on Monday unanimously approved two amendments to the city’s liquor ordinance, both of which will allow expanded alcohol sales on Sundays. → Read More

Du Quoin State Fair competitions showcase the next generation of farmers

DU QUOIN — While the midway at the state fairgrounds in Du Quoin on Saturday afternoon shook itself awake to the sound of rumbling generators and rock music, a day → Read More

City of Marion urges residents to download mobile app for eclipse safety updates

MARION — In light of the influx of traffic expected in the region over the next few days, the City of Marion has updated its mobile app to make sure → Read More

Local musicians set to shine on eclipse weekend

It's been said that our region has done a lot of work for what amounts to 2 minutes and 38 seconds of total solar eclipse, but the upcoming celestial event → Read More