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Saluki, longtime radio announcer Bill Wilkerson dies

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Bill Wilkerson, whose animated baritone voice highlighted St. Louis radio for more than 35 years, died on Nov. 2, 2017, after collapsing at his home in Florissant. He was 72. Mr. Wilkerson first gained popularity when he joined KMOX-AM 1120 in 1969. He would go on to become a morning-drive host. But he became a…

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SIU cheerleaders take a knee during football game

Three Saluki cheerleaders knelt Saturday during the national anthem, joining the protests happening at sports events across the country. Read more from the Daily Egyptian: “It’s not a protest against the flag. It’s not a protest against Donald Trump,” the Chicago native said. “It was a protest for our civil rights that we are still fighting for, that we have…

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