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Posted on: October 22, 2020

UPDATED LIST: Support Carbondale Restaurants and Bars Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

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CARBONDALE - Support our bars and restaurants by ordering curbside, delivery, or pick-up! Thanks to Southern Illinois Eats, here is the most up-to-date list of Carbondale restaurants offering safe ways to patronize their business.  If you are a r...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

City of Carbondale Reminds Residents of Increased COVID-19 Mitigations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALEOn Monday, October 19, the Governor’s Office and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced that Region 5, which includes Jackson County, has activated the state’s mitigation plan due...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

City of Carbondale Updates Trick-or-Treat Safety Guidelines

Trick-or-Treat Hours

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – Due to Governor Pritzker’s announcement today that additional COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be applied to Region 5 effective October 22, the City of Carbondale is now discouraging door-to-door t...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2020

City of Carbondale Announces Virtual Halloween Contests

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – Unpack the Halloween decorations, pick out your pumpkin, and grab the art supplies! The City of Carbondale is launching three virtual Halloween contests for you to participate in during October. 

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Construction Set to Begin on Chautauqua/McLafferty Roundabout

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale will begin the construction of a new roundabout, located at the intersection of W. Chautauqua Street and S. McLafferty Road, on Monday, October 19, 2020.  

During the first phase o...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2020

City of Carbondale Names Interim Chief of Police

Deputy Chief Stan Reno

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – City Manager Gary Williams has named Deputy Chief Stan Reno as the Interim Chief of Police. Deputy Chief Reno will replace Chief of Police Jeff Grubbs, whose last day is today, September 30.

Deputy Chief Reno was born and ...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2020

City of Carbondale City Council Election Petition Packets Available Beginning August 25

City Council Election Packets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – In April 2021, the City of Carbondale will hold an election to select three City Councilmembers for four-year terms. Information and petition forms will be available in the City Clerk’s Office beginning on August 25, 2020...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Sunset Drive To Close For Bridge Replacement Project

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is alerting motorists that beginning on Monday, August 24, West Sunset Drive will be closed between Emerald Lane and Parrish Lane for the demolition and complete replacement of the bridge ...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Carbondale Receives $1.2M Grant To Improve Evergreen Park

Evergreen Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – Today, Governor JB Pritzker’s Administration announced the recipients of the Rebuild Illinois Grants, which were awarded to communities to help jumpstart capital improvement projects.

The City of Carbon...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2020

City Ordinance Requires Face Masks In Public

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – In response to the recent tide of new coronavirus cases in Jackson County, on July 30, 2020, the City Council unanimously approved an ordinance requiring face masks in all public places within Carbondale city li...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Status Update: City and Park District Negotiations

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Dear Citizens of Carbondale,

In a recent editorial written by the Carbondale Park District Board, commissioners claimed to clarify aspects about a proposed merging of operations between the City and the park district (CPKD). In their effort to pr...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Small Business Stabilization Grants Available For Certain Carbondale Businesses Affected by COVID-19

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – In an effort to assist Carbondale’s small businesses, the City of Carbondale, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), is making the Downstate Small Busi...

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News Flash

Posted on: October 16, 2020

Halloween & COVID

Trick-or-Treat Hours

Halloween is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for children, and the Carbondale Fire Department wants to help keep you safe! 

The International Association of Fire Fighters have put together a Halloween Safety Toolkit that addresses h...

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Do You Have A Kit?

Emergency Supply Kit

Preparedness means being equipped with the supplies you may need during an emergency or disaster. Keep them in an emergency kit you can use at home or take with you in case of an evacuation.

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Danger

In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide.

Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane,...

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery

Smoke Detector

Don’t forget to change your smoke alarm batteries when changing your clocks back to standard time on November 1st! 

The City of Carbondale Fire Department has once again joined forces with the International Association of Fire Chiefs for...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

5 Simple Steps to Campfire Safety

Campfire Safety

There’s nothing like the tempting smell of marshmallows toasting or hot dogs roasting over an open fire. Whether camping, hiking or just hanging out in the backyard, this year more families are spending time outdoors. The Carbondale Fire Departm...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Ideas for Community Improvements Wanted!

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Every fall, the City of Carbondale solicits input and ideas from Community Members for projects and improvements that could enhance neighborhoods and the community. This input is an important part of the City’s budgeting process and aids in the ...

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News Flash

Posted on: October 20, 2020

Carbondale Prescription Drug Take Back Event

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CARBONDALE - As part of National Drug Take-Back Day, the Carbondale Police Department will host a prescription drug take-back event on October 24, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Unused medication can be dropped off at either of the following locations:&n...
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Police Carousel
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Lateral Police Officer Program

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The City of Carbondale's Experience/Lateral Police Officer Program is initiated for qualified full-time sworn law enforcement officers.

Applicants for lateral appointment to the position of Police Officer must meet the followingminimum qualificati...

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Police Carousel
Posted on: October 7, 2020

City of Carbondale Names Interim Chief of Police

Chief Reno

City Manager Gary Williams has named Deputy Chief Stan Reno as the Interim Chief of Police. Deputy Chief Reno will replace Chief of Police Jeff Grubbs, whose last day was, September 30.

Deputy Chief Reno was born and raised in Carbondale and graduated from...

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Police Carousel
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Pumpkin Patrol

Pumpkin Patrol

The City of Carbondale Police Department is looking for volunteers this Halloween. On Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm the police department will be sponsoring a Halloween safety patrol called "Pumpkin Patrol". The police depa...

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News Flash

Posted on: October 26, 2020

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 10-25-20 at approximately 1:48 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to a complaint of shots fired in the 300 block of E. Walnut St.  At this same time, a Jackson County Deputy was driving through the area and witnessed a vehicle ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Possible Scam Investigation - Unfounded

On 10-19-2019, the Carbondale Police Department received information about suspicious activity involving an unidentified male claiming to be an Ameren Illinois employee.  Officers learned the male contacted residents at their home, advising he wo...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Homicide Investigation Arrests

On 08-17-20 The City of Carbondale Police Department began investigating a homicide that occurred in the 1000 block of North Robert A. Stalls.  The victim is Jamonte Allison, 44 years old of Carbondale.  During the course of this investi...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm Investigation

On 10-02-2020 at approximately 2:13 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Department officers responded to the 800 block of N. Marion in reference to a report of shots fired.  Officers learned unknown suspects fired shots in the area from a moving vehi...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 10-04-2020 at approximately 9:33 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Department officers responded to the 400 block of E. Snider in reference to a report of shots fired.  Officers learned unknown suspects fired shots in the area from a moving vehi...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Pumpkin Patrol

The City of Carbondale Police Department is looking for volunteers this Halloween.  On Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the police department will be sponsoring a Halloween safety patrol called “Pumpkin Patrol&...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 09-30-2020 at approximately 9:30 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Department officers responded to the 200 block of North Wall Street in reference to a report of shots fired.  Officers learned unknown suspects fired shots in the area from a mov...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2020

City of Carbondale Names Interim Chief of Police

CARBONDALE – City Manager Gary Williams has named Deputy Chief Stan Reno as the Interim Chief of Police. Deputy Chief Reno will replace Chief of Police Jeff Grubbs, whose last day is today, September 30.

Deputy Chief Reno was born and raised in C...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm Investigation

On 09-26-2020 at approximately 2:49 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Department officers responded to the 800 block of West High Street in reference to a report of shots fired.  While responding, officers learned two victims with non-life threaten...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Missing Adult

On 09-21-20, the Carbondale Police Department was notified that Robin Williams, white female, 41 years old, of West Frankfort was last seen in Carbondale before May of 2020. Williams is a white female, 5”00”, 120 lbs. Williams may be w...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Missing Adult

On 08-29-20, the Carbondale Police Department was notified that Marvin Simpson, 42 years old, of St. Louis, Mo was last seen in Carbondale on 08-26-20. Marvin was last seen in the Tatum Heights area at approximately 11:00 p.m. Marvin is 5’08&...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Missing Juvenile

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile, Edgar E. Rivera, age 15. Edgar was last seen on 07-10-2020 at 2:00 a.m. in the 1200 block of West Main Street. Rivera is described as ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Criminal Damage to Property

Criminal Damage to Property

 

On June 28, 2020 at approximately 6:00 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers monitored a group of approximately 30 people demonstrating and marching through the City as a part of a planned protest. Officers assisted...

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