Digital Access

Digital Access
Access daily-chronicle.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more!

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
State

Texas couple gives $1 million to SIU

CARBONDALE – A Texas couple is paying it forward, having mailed a surprise $1 million check to Southern Illinois University to establish a scholarship fund.

Marsha and Gary Bertrand of Austin, Texas, sent the gift to the SIU Foundation.

The donation will be invested, with those returns used for annual scholarships to middle-income undergraduate students from southern Illinois.

–Wire reports

Marsha Bertrand graduated in 1970 from SIU with a business degree and got a master’s degree elsewhere. She said education has been essential in her and her husband’s lives, “and neither of us could have accomplished our career goals without it.”

Loading more