News Flash

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 29, 2020

Illinois Department of Agriculture Warns Not To Plant Mystery Seeds

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CARBONDALE - The City of Carbondale is sharing an important warning from the Illinois Department of Agriculture regarding the mailing of unsolicited seeds. 

A Statement from the Illinois Department of Agriculture regarding the mailing of unsolicit...

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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: June 12, 2020

Carbondale City Hall Reopens To The Public

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – On Monday, June 15, City Hall will re-open to the public. The Civic Center will remain closed, as events are still limited to 10 people or less under Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan.

Face masks or face cover...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2020

City Leaders and the Carbondale NAACP Send Message To The Community Amid National Unrest

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CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale and the Carbondale NAACP have joined together to address the community amid national unrest over the senseless killing of another person of color.

In their letter, Carbondale Mayor Mike Hen...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Mayor Signs Executive Order To Assist Bars And Restaurants With Outdoor Seating

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – On Thursday, May 28, Mayor Mike Henry signed an Executive Order allowing bars and restaurants to apply for permits at no charge to expand outdoor seating during the duration of Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Pl...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Oakland Avenue Reconstruction To Expand Work Zone

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – In an effort to complete the Oakland Avenue reconstruction project substantially earlier than anticipated, the construction area will expand from Freeman Street to Hill Avenue beginning June 1, 2020. Access to O...

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

Reminder of Refuse Collection Changes

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale recently transitioned to fully automated refuse collection, requiring a few changes in how carts need to be set out for collection.

To ensure refuse collection, follow these instructions:

  • A...
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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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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

City of Carbondale Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale has been monitoring the COVID-19 issue closely over the past few weeks and has maintained close communications with our federal and state health officials, the Jackson County Health Depart...

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News Flash

Posted on: August 4, 2020

Campus and Off-Campus Fire Safety

Campus Fire Safety

Going to college is an exciting time for students and their parents. Living in your new “home away from home” not only gives young adults more freedom to make their own choices, but it also instills in them an increased level of person...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Hot Weather Tips

Extreme Heat

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 600 people in the United States die from the extreme heat every year. But, heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable.

Here are some tips to help you stay safe in the extreme hea...

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: July 20, 2020

Keep Your Children Safe This Summer

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This year, more and more families are spending time in their backyards. With the rise in purchases of trampolines, slip n’ slides, kiddie pools, moon bounces, the Carbondale Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to remind you to es...

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Summer Season: Peak Time for Grilling Fires

Grilling Safety

With barbecue season here, the Carbondale Fire Department would like to remind grillers to use cooking safety during the summer months when grilling fires occur most often. According to the latest grilling statistics from NFPA:

  • 10,600 home fires are starte...
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News Flash

Posted on: November 21, 2019

Fire Department Raises Money to Help Local Cancer Patients

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – For the fifth year, the Carbondale Fire Department and Carbondale Professional Firefighters Local 1961 donated money to help cancer patients in need of financial assistance.

On Thursday, November 21, firefighters...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Missing Person Investigation – Runaways Returned

The Carbondale Police Department is pleased to report that Mark and Abrahim Cooper are safe and unharmed.   They have returned to their family.

Prior Release on 08-03-2020

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 08-03-2020 at approximately 1:35 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Department officers responded to the 600 block of East Main Street in reference to a report of shots fired.   Officers learned several shots were fired from a vehicle at the vict...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Motor Vehicle Theft and Unlawful Restraint Investigation

On 08-03-2020 at approximately 3:45 a.m., officers received a report of a male who was being held against his will in his vehicle by two suspects.  Officers located the vehicle and stopped it in 1300 block of East Main Street.  As office...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Missing Person Investigation –Runaways

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating two missing juveniles. Mark O. Cooper, 14 years old and Abrahim Cooper, 16 years old, were last seen on 08-02-2020 at approximately 6:00 p.m. in the 600 b...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 07-30-2020, at approximately 5:30 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the area of East Oak Street and North Gum Street in reference to a report of shots fired.   Officers learned an unknown suspect fired shots and witnesses o...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Missing Person Investigation - Runaway Recovered

The Carbondale Police Department is pleased to report that Iziekiel Garner was discovered to be safe and unharmed.   Iziekiel has been staying with other family members who do not live in Carbondale.

Prior Release on 07-09-2020:

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Forgery & Mail Theft Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department along with Investigators from the United States Office of Inspector General and the United States Postal Service conducted a joint investigation during the last several months in reference to numerous thefts of mai...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Fatal Train Pedestrian Crash Investigation

On 07-27-2020 at approximately 12:19 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the area south of the College Street railroad track crossing in the 600 block of South Illinois Avenue regarding a train crash involving a pedestrian. Witnesses rep...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2020

UPDATE: Intersections Reopened After Emergency Road Closure

UPDATE at 3:08 p.m.: The intersections of Grand Avenue and College Street at the railroad tracks have both been reopened.

ORIGINAL: Please be advised, due to a serious crash, the intersections of Grand Avenue at the railroad tracks and College St. at the r...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2020

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 07-21-2020, at approximately 9:14 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 1000 block of East Grand Avenue in reference to a report of shots fired. Officers found damage to two vehicles as a result of the shots fired and learned the su...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Residential Burglary Investigation

On 07-17-2020 at about 4:24 p.m. officers of the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to the 600 block of South Emerald Street in reference to a report of a residential burglary. Upon arrival officers learned the suspect stole several musical in...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 07-21-2020, at approximately 2:10 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 700 block of South Lewis Lane in reference to a report of a shot fired.   Officers learned a disturbance occurred at a residence during a social gather...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Armed Robbery Investigation

On 07-15-2020 officers received a report of an armed robbery which occurred in the 400 block of East College Street on 07-12-2020 at approximately 2:00 p.m.   Officers learned the victim was approached by the suspect, described as a black male ab...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Missing Person Investigation - Runaway Returned

The Carbondale Police Department is pleased to report that Edgar E. Rivera is safe and has returned to his family.

Prior Release on 07-14-2020

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing juv...

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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: July 14, 2020

Motor Vehicle Theft Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department received three reports of theft of motor vehicles at various locations in Carbondale over the last two weeks. A suspect was developed as a result of the investigations which culminated in the arrest of Bridgett R. ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Burglary Investigation

On 07-10-2020 at approximately 9:55 p.m. officers of the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to Rural King (1702 West Main Street), in reference to an alarm. Officers learned an unknown suspect(s) entered the business and attempted to steal pro...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Wild Animal Alert

The City of Carbondale Police Department is alerting the community of a wild coyote that has been seen by many people in the city limits of Carbondale over the last several weeks.  While this Coyote has not yet shown aggressive behavior towards a...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Road Construction – Lane Reductions on East Main Street and West Walnut

The City of Carbondale Police Department would like to warn motorists of the following two Lane Reductions:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    CONTACT:  July 10, 2020    Greg McLaughlin    618-351-5311

LA...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Missing Person Investigation - Runaway

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile. Iziekiel “Zeke” Garner, age 14, was last seen in the afternoon on 07-05-2020 in the 800 block of North Wall Street...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 07-08-2020, at approximately 6:09 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 900 block of North Marion Street in reference to a report of shots fired.  During the course of the investigation, officers learned unknown suspects fi...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon Investigation

 On 07-08-2020, at approximately 11:58 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 200 block of East Larch Street in reference to a report of shots fired.   The investigation revealed a vehicle and residence were struck by ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Prescription Drug Takeback Event

Prescription Drug Takeback Event July 15th, 2020 at the Carbondale Police Department 

On Wednesday July 15, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Representatives Terri Bryant and Patrick Windhorst along with the Carbondale Police Department, will be ho...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm Investigation

On 07-07-2020, at approximately 8:15 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 800 block of North Wall Street in reference to a report of shots fired.   During the course of the investigation, officers learned a victim arrived at ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Missing Juvenile - Located

The Carbondale Police Department is pleased to report that Ireranna Akins has been located safe, and has been returned to her family.

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Missing Person Investigation – Habitual Runaway

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Missing Person Investigation - Habitual Runaway

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile. Ireranna L. Akins, age 15, was last seen on 07-05-2020 at about 10:00 p.m. in the 300 block of East Elm Street in Carbondale. &nbs...

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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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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Missing Person Investigation

Missing Person Investigation (From Indiana)

The City of Carbondale Police Department is assisting the Evansville, Indiana Police Department in locating Dawnita L. Wilkerson, age 44, of Evansville, Indiana. Dawnita is described as a black female, 5&rsqu...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Missing Person Found Safe

Missing/Suicidal Person Found Safe – Update

The Carbondale Police Department is pleased to report officers located 18 year old Rakim Verner safe and in good health in rural Jackson County in a remote area near US Highway 51 south of Carbondale at...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Missing Suicidal Person

Missing Suicidal Person Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person from Chicago, Il. Rakim J. Verner, 18 years old.  Rakim left Chicago on an Amtrak train on ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Auto Burglary Prevention

The City of Carbondale Police Department is currently investigating several auto burglaries throughout the City in which the vehicles were left unattended and unlocked. Please keep in mind that locking the doors on your car is the best way to prevent a bu...

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