News Flash

Posted on: November 29, 2019

Warming Center Opens in Carbondale

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Warming Center will open at 8 p.m. on December 1, 2019. Organizers say their mission is to provide nighttime sleeping space on cold nights as a supplement to the city’s existing shelter ...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2019

City of Carbondale Leads With Solar Deployment

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CARBONDALE -  Reaching its goal of becoming a leader in sustainable energy, the City of Carbondale approved a PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) which will allow for the deployment of a $2.4M solar project which will pow...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Carbondale Mayor Supports Efforts to Improve Amtrak On-Time Performance

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CARBONDALE - Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry supports the Rail Passenger Fairness Act recently introduced by US Senator Dick Durbin. This legislation aims to provide Amtrak with a mechanism to keep frei...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2019

Lights Fantastic Parade Detours and Closures

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The 29th Annual Lights Fantastic Parade returns to downtown Carbondale on Saturday, December 7.

The parade will begin at 6 p.m. on South Illinois Avenue at Mill Street and will travel north on Illinois Avenue and...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2019

City of Carbondale to Host Holiday Lights Contest

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is excited to launch its second annual holiday lights display contest.

Share photos of your holiday lights display with us on Facebook @CarbondaleCity now through December 18. Our team of reindeer wi...

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News Flash

Posted on: December 2, 2019

Practice Fire Safety This Holiday Season

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As you deck the halls, the Carbondale Fire Department wants to remind residents to practice fire safety this holiday season.

Things such as Christmas trees and other decorations, decorative lighting, increased use of extension cords and wrapped presents ar...

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Preparing for Winter Weather

Final Winter Survival Kit

With winter upon us, the Carbondale Fire Department would like to remind everyone to be prepared to take care of yourself and those around you. Emergency Preparedness Kits should be prepared with at least three days' worth of essentials for your family an...

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Fire Department Raises Money to Help Local Cancer Patients

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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 presented a check for $1,030 to the SIH Fou...

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that often goes undetected, catching individuals off guard or in their sleep. The "silent killer" is produced by burning fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, g...

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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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Fire-Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: November 6, 2019

Fully Automated Refuse Collection Begins January 20, 2020

Refuse Changes Final 10-31-19

Beginning on December 16, 2019 new guidelines will need to be followed for refuse collection as fully automated collection service will begin on January 20, 2020:

  • All refuse must be contained completely inside cart(s) provided by the City with the lid(s) c...
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News Flash

Posted on: November 4, 2019

Carbondale Police Department Christmas Store

Christmas Store

'Tis the season to give. The Carbondale Police Department is honored to help families in the community this holiday season with the Christmas Store.Each year, the Police Department makes sure kids have gifts to open on Christmas. Starting the first Monday...

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Police Carousel
Posted on: November 1, 2019

2019 Coats for Kids Program

2019 Coats for Kids

The City of Carbondale Police Department has partnered with the Athletics Department of Southern Illinois University Carbondale this holiday season to collect NEW coats for boys and girls, ages 1-8 in Carbondale. The donated coats will benefit the childre...

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Police Carousel
Posted on: March 15, 2019

House Watch Program

House Watch Program

Are you going on vacation soon? The Carbondale Police Department offers a House Watch program to assist residents who are away for an extended period of time. 

Police officers check residences daily, looking for suspicious activity or anything out...

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Police Carousel
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Carbondale Police Department Offers Safe Exchange Zone

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If you're looking to finish a sale on Craigslist or Heartland Community Swap, the Carbondale Police Department offers a safe exchange zone for online purchases.

While the Police Department has not investigated any incidents involving meetings where transac...

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Police Carousel
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Citizen's Police Academy

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Get a first-hand look at the work officers perform on a daily basis by signing up for our Citizen's Police Academy.

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News Flash

Posted on: November 14, 2019

Home Invasion Investigation

On 11-13-2019 at approximately 6:01 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 900 block of East Park Street in reference to a report of a home invasion.  Officers learned at 5:30 p.m. two suspects entered the residence, one of whi...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Concealing or Aiding a Fugitive

On 11-12-19 Deputies with the Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Sheriff’s Department arrested Thomas Durell Evans Jr., 30 years old of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on a Jackson County, Illinois warrant for charges of Concealing or Aiding a Fugitive r...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2019

Murder

On 11-07-19 at approximately 11:00 a.m., officers and investigators with the Heartland Fugitive Task Force in Southeast Missouri and the Sikeston, Missouri Department of Public Safety arrested Tyren Johnson, 21 years old of Sikeston, Missouri, on a Jackso...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Residential Burglary Arrest

On 11-06-19 at approximately 9:00 p.m., the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to a residence on South Maple Street in reference to a burglary in progress.  Officers arrived at the residence and found the resident detaining the suspec...

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