SIU Holds Memorial 25 Years After Deadly Apartment Fire

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) – Five Southern Illinois University students who died in an apartment building fire 25 years ago have been remembered at a campus memorial. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports school officials, the Carbondale Fire Department and others participated in the Wednesday service. One speaker, Carla Coppi, remembered a cold night Dec. 6, 1992,…

Congress Seems On Track To Avert Weekend Government Shutdown

By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite incendiary words from President Donald Trump, Congress seemed on track Wednesday to approving legislation that would avert a partial government shutdown over the weekend as all sides seemed ready to avert a confrontation — for now. Increasingly confident House leaders planned a Thursday vote…