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As Cairo, Illinois, reckons with public housing crisis, basketball hangs on  The Washington Post

A story of a hoops-crazed town, the public housing crisis threatening its future, and its possible last basketball star.



Cairo High School graduates ready to tell the world "Here I come"  The Southern

CAIRO — Graduation is always a time of change for high school seniors, but those who crossed the stage Saturday for Cairo's commencement ceremony face a ...



Cairo High School Graduates 26  WSIU

This is high school graduation season across southern Illinois. It's likely no class was prouder than the one in Cairo, where HUD's closure of two public.



Cairo high school seniors dispute Kennedy's remarks about their education  The Southern

CAIRO — Members of Cairo Junior-Senior High School Class of 2018 believe Chris Kennedy, Democratic candidate for governor of Illinois, is wrong about their ...



Ben Carson called Cairo, Ill., a 'dying community.' Its people, and basketball, are hanging on.  STLtoday.com

CAIRO, Ill. • There are not as many pickup basketball games these days. Not as many kids dribbling in the street after school. Not anymore, at least. Not since the ...



Donald Trump Asked, “What Do You Have to Lose?” This Illinois Town Found Out.  Mother Jones

In April 2017, Demarion Duncan learned he'd have to move. That in itself would not be the end of the world; the McBride public housing project in Cairo, Illinois, ...



Chris Kennedy flunks data interpretation 101 with Cairo college readiness claim  PolitiFact

Democratic governor candidate Chris Kennedy declared recently that not a single high school senior was prepared for college in historic but economically ...



Ben Carson called this Illinois town a 'dying community.' Its people, and basketball, are hanging on.  Northwest Herald

CAIRO, Ill. - There are not as many pickup basketball games these days. Not as many kids dribbling in the street after school. Not anymore, at least. Not since the ...



Ben Carson Called Black Illinois Town A ‘Dying Community’ And Is Doing Nothing To Fix It  News One

Ben Carson called a Black town a "dying community" yet creating policies that will not help the community.



Shawnee College plans to offer GED classes  Annanews

Shawnee Community College is planning to offer GED classes in the area starting Aug. 13. The classes are planned throughout the college district. The class ...



This Town Was Already On Life Support. Now Cairo, Ill., Finds Itself On Life Support  NPR

Many properties in Cairo, Ill., are abandoned or condemned, leading to questions about where people in the projects will move. Bids on this house start at $640.



HUD long neglected these residents. Now as they move out, some feel HUD let them down again.  The Southern

Editor's note: This article was produced in partnership with ProPublica; The Southern Illinoisan is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network.



Two months later and no arrests in shooting death of 16-year-old Myron Jordan of Cairo  The Southern

Nearly two months later, no arrests have been made in connection to the shooting death of 16-year-old Myron Jordan of Cairo.



These are 2018's standout graduating seniors from Southern Illinois  The Southern

Every year, school administrators and guidance counselors and The Southern Illinoisan newspaper acknowledge the academic and leadership activities of the ...



'Stop the violence': Community remembers killed Cairo student  The Southern

CAIRO — Jayden Hollis says he's OK. He's a polite and intelligent young man, but it's hard to believe he is OK. The day before Thanksgiving, his best friend, ...



Carson in Cairo: 'I think by the grace of God it’s possible to save this place'  The Southern

CAIRO — During a visit to Cairo on Tuesday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said that in his career as a physician, he often took on ...



Cairo races to win at Du Quoin  The Southern

DU QUOIN — Two games is a very small sample size and Cairo is a very small basketball team.



Scholarships awarded for Weaver Endowment at Shawnee CC  KFVS

A former English faculty member at Shawnee Community College has endowed the college with scholarships for female students.



HUD To Begin Relocating Families From Public Housing In Cairo, Ill.  NPR

Cairo used to be a thriving river port and manufacturing hub. Now it's one of the fastest depopulating towns in rural America. The latest blow: Its two large public ...



As HUD Secretary Carson prepares for a visit Tuesday, meet the people who live and work in Southern Illinois’ ‘Egypt’  The Southern

CAIRO — Cairo has been called dying, a ghost town, decaying, abandoned and forgotten. It's often described as the poorest city in Illinois, and possibly one of ...



Column | Molly Parker: Southern Illinois' sins of the past hold lessons for the future  The Southern

Cairo, Illinois: A symbol of racial polarization” is what the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights named its 1972 report identifying recommendations for healing a city ...



Meridian fends off Cairo for sectional title  The Southern

ELIZABETHTOWN – The Meridian Bobcats didn't get caught up in the hype of rivalry.



Going Back to Cairo, Illinois: Good-bye and a Good-bye  ChicagoNow

A portrait of life in a small town, Cairo, Illinois in the mid-twentieth century: its institutions, its habits, and its citizens. A charming, wonderful place.



Myron Jordan death still unsolved 11 months later  The Southern

CAIRO – Nearly 11 months after teenager Myron Jordan was gunned down in the streets of Mounds in broad daylight, there have been no publicized ...



Sunday Conversation: Rich McBride  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

He had a sweet shooting stroke at Illinois. The former Lanphier standout is now dispensing advice to up-and-coming basketball talent in the Springfield area.



Starting to revitalize: Cairo leaders look ahead with hope  Southeast Missourian

CAIRO, Ill. -- On a sunny July afternoon, artist Willie Woods sat in front of a huge, once-stately house built in 1860, rebuilding one of the wooden columns that ...



Actor Christopher Jackson clings to his roots as his star rises  The Southern

It's about 1000 miles from Cairo, Illinois, to The Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City where Christopher Jackson plays George Washington in the smash ...



Leaders, residents optimistic about the future of Cairo  The Southern

CAIRO – This city, nearly 200 years old, is trying to start over.



Heartland's Best Students for 2018  KFVS

KFVS is proud to recognize all of the Heartland's Best Students.



2017's stand-out high school students | Education | thesouthern.com  The Southern

Each year, The Southern Illinois Society for High School Achievement recognizes students from Southern Illinois high schools for their achievements in such ...



Duckworth taps downstate principal as State of the Union guest  Chicago Daily Herald

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth announced her guest for President Trump's State Of The Union address will be downstate Cairo High School's principal, while ...



Bobby Whitaker  The Southern

CAIRO — Bobby Whitaker, 75, departed this life at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Daystar Nursing Rehab Center in Cairo.



New Shawnee college president to share her history at "Hidden Figures" themed NAACP MLK Breakfast  The Southern

ULLIN — Peggy F. Bradford grew up in Pulaski, the middle child among nine children, in a family that strongly valued education. Her parents were both teachers ...



Benton Consolidated High School  The Southern

Benton Consolidated High School has recognized Allie Gischer, Derek Oxford, Cristen Shaw, Kaycey Webb, Austin Wills and Lauren Zinzilieta for academics, ...



Christopher High School  The Southern

Christopher High School has selected Athena Flint, Madeline Gossett, Camryn Maloney, Karla Tucker, Joshua Underwood and Megan Wilson for honors based ...



Elverado High School  The Southern

Elverado High School has honored Emma Bigham, Kaley Graff, Sierra Groskopf, Gabrielle Jescke, Corgan Lynch and James Thomas III for academic ...



First Cairo Bridge Meeting Tonight  WKMS

The first of two public meetings concerning the future of the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge is tonight from 4-7 at Cairo High School. Kentucky and Illinois.



Cairo On My Mind  ChicagoNow

Cairo on My Mind. Cairo, Illinois : the good old days. Lately, Cairo has been on my mind. I know my new-found Cairo friends will say, “It's about time,” and my ...



'Between Two Rivers' tells history of Cairo, Ill.  Southeast Missourian

EDITOR'S NOTE: The dates of the screenings have been corrected. A still shot of a part of Cairo, Ill. in “Between Two Rivers” film. When Lewis and Clark arrived ...



Your Illinois News Radar » 2011 » April  The Capitol Fax Blog

... * I'll post flood/levee/court updates as warranted. In the meantime, here's an e-mail from a reader… Dear Mr. Miller,. Thank you for posting so much information ...



KY, IL Plan Public Meetings for Cairo Bridge Input  WKMS

Highway department officials have set dates for two public meetings this month to discuss options for improving or replacing the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge.



Johnston City High School  The Southern

Johnston City High School has honored Jessica Buckner, Alora Mouyard, Clayton Selby, Ashley Smiley, Olivia Stout and Emily West for academics, leadership ...



Goreville High School  The Southern

Goreville High School has recognized Summar Albright, Arianna Escue, Nona Luke, Elijah Manier, Schylar Messmer and Ella Scola for outstanding academic ...



Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School  The Southern

Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School honored Chloe Brandon, Jessica Dunn, Morgan Jones, Emily Scott, Donovyn Valdez and Brody Walker for outstanding ...



Harrisburg High School  The Southern

Harrisburg High School has recognized Delaney Adams, Sarah Bittle, Morgan Douglas, Kirin Schlabitz, Jessica Schwartz and Micaylen Wolf for academic ...



Murphysboro High School  The Southern

Murphysboro High School has honored Emily Finke, Emma Nehring, Brittany Nolen, Jessica Stein, David Szoke and Connor Tincher for academics and ...



Marion High School  The Southern

Marion High School has chosen Anna Bartle, Madeline Bruce, Sarah Diederich, Matalin Olson, Alyssa Taylor and William Ziehm for honors for academics.



All 2015 honors recipients by high school | Education  The Southern

The Southern Illinoisan honored the region's top high-school graduates this past Tuesday at The Southern Illinoisan's 45th Annual Southern Illinois Society for ...



Carbondale Community High School  The Southern

Carbondale Community High School has selected Alexandra Apgar, Rebecca Connet, Ananth Panchamukhi, Walter Shaw, Thomas Sronkoski and Rea Yoh for ...



Heartland's Best Students for 2016  KFVS

High School Valedictorian Activities & Honors Advance High School Creighton Miles Creighton served as FBLA and Beta Club treasurer. He was FFA secretary.



Blog: Cairo's Christopher Jackson heading to Broadway in 'Hamilton'  The Southern

I don't know too many actors – community, student or professional – who don't dream of appearing in a play or musical on Broadway in New York City. It's still.



Sex ed law may mean little change for most schools  Chicago Daily Herald

Illinois schools that teach sex education will be required to provide information about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases -- not just abstinence ...



Cairo Bridge Repairs Delayed  WKMS

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has asked to delay the start of repairs on the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Ky. and Cairo, ...



I-24 Ohio River Bridge Work Expected to Delay Illinois-Bound Traffic  WKMS

Intense road work along the I-24 Ohio River Bridge is expected to cause heavy traffic delays throughout the week. Road crews from the Illinois Department.



Nesby scores 15 straight in Meridian win  The Southern

MARION – It felt like it was 1993 all over again at Marion Junior High School Saturday night.



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