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The City of Carbondale to Begin Second Phase of Streetscape Project

Monday, May 21st, 2018 - 9:14am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
May 21, 2018

THE CITY OF CARBONDALE TO BEGIN SECOND PHASE OF STREETSCAPE PROJECT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is excited to begin work this week on the second phase of the Illinois Avenue Streetscape Improvements Project.  

Work will begin on Tuesday, May 22 where the first phase ended, at Cherry Street, and will continue to Monroe Street. Improvements include new street lights, sidewalks, curb ramps, entrances, trees, planters and traffic signals. 

The project is expected to be complete by August 10. Residents and visitors may experience travel delays during some phases of the project. 

If you have questions or would like more information, contact the Carbondale Public Works Engineering Department at (618) 457-3270.

Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…  All Ways Open … for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow. 

The City of Carbondale Not Impacted by Rend Lake Water Main Break

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 - 1:47pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
May 17, 2018

THE CITY OF CARBONDALE NOT IMPACTED BY REND LAKE WATER MAIN BREAK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – Carbondale residents are not impacted by the recent water main break at the Rend Lake Conservancy District.

If residents in surrounding communities are in need of water, the City has a bulk fill station at the Water Treatment Plant, located at 2401 S. McLafferty Road. 

If you have questions or would like more information about the bulk fill station, call the City of Carbondale Water Treatment Plant at (618) 457-3241 or the 24-hour hotline at (618) 529-1731.

Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…  All Ways Open … for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow. 

The City of Carbondale to Celebrate National Police Week

Friday, May 11th, 2018 - 9:02am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
May 11, 2018

THE CITY OF CARBONDALE TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL POLICE WEEK 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry has declared May 13-19 as National Police Week. 

The week recognizes the service and sacrifice of law enforcement across the country. The City would like to thank the officers of the Carbondale Police Department and the Southern Illinois University Department of Public Safety for their contributions to the community. 

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Sergeant Amber Ronketto at (618) 457-3200, ext. 465.

The City of Carbondale Releases New Bike Maps

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 - 3:13pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
May 2, 2018

THE CITY OF CARBONDALE RELEASES NEW BIKE MAPS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is excited to release its new Bikeway Network Map to celebrate the start of National Bike Month. 

The fold-up map features bike routes, paths, trails and other amenities for bicyclists in Carbondale.

In the last several years, the City has actively worked to expand its bicycle infrastructure and amenities available to the community. The City’s first bike map was adopted in 1982 and was last updated in 2004. 

Maps are available at City Hall and online at www.explorecarbondale.com under the “Carbondale Bikes” tab. 

If you have questions or would like more information, contact the City’s Bike Coordinator Sarah Lawrence at (618) 457-3257.

The City of Carbondale Seeks Entries for Halloween Name & Logo Contest

Monday, April 30th, 2018 - 2:12pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
April 30, 2018

THE CITY OF CARBONDALE SEEKS ENTRIES FOR HALLOWEEN NAME & LOGO CONTEST 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is seeking help from the community to come up with a creative, festive and one-of-a-kind name and logo to promote the City’s upcoming Halloween event. Artists are encouraged to submit entries that capture the true spirit of Halloween. 

The contest is open to all southern Illinois artists and Saluki graduates. The logo must be eye-catching, easily identifiable and legible. There are no limitations on color, but the logo must be easily readable in grayscale (black and white). The name of the event must include the word “Halloween.” Logos cannot contain copyrighted materials, third-party artwork or images. 

Contest applications are available online at www.explorecarbondale.com or at City Hall. Artwork (electronic entries should be JPG or PDF format) can be emailed with the words “Halloween Logo Contest” in the subject line to afox@explorecarbondale.com.  Entries may also be submitted via U.S. mail or in person. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 25 at 5 p.m. Entries received after the deadline will not be accepted. 

The Carbondale Halloween Committee will select the winning logo. The design will be unveiled at the June 12 City Council Meeting.

The winner will receive $150, plus bragging rights for designing Carbondale’s official Halloween logo. The City will acquire ownership for the winning logo and may use the image as it deems appropriate. 

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939.

Jackson County Communities Teaming Up to Host Memorial Day Sesquicentennial Celebration

Thursday, April 26th, 2018 - 1:09pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
April 26, 2018

JACKSON COUNTY COMMUNITIES TEAMING UP TO HOST MEMORIAL DAY SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Jackson County Board, cities of Carbondale and Murphysboro and General John A. Logan Museum are teaming up to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day in the United States on May 28.

Festivities include: 

Memorial Day service with special guests Gary Ecelbarger and Brian Ellis, Woodlawn Cemetery, Carbondale, 10 a.m. 

Wreath laying ceremony, General John A. Logan Monument, Murphysboro, 12:30 p.m.

BBQ lunch, General John A. Logan Museum, Murphysboro, 1 to 2 p.m.

Book signing with Daniel Bellware and Dr. Richard Gardiner, General John A. Logan Museum, Murphysboro, 2 to 3 p.m.

Tickets for the luncheon are available now through May 27 at the General John A. Logan Museum, City of Murphysboro Daum Building, 17th Street Bar & Grill, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust (Carbondale, Murphysboro, Carterville and Marion locations), Carbondale City Hall and Carbondale Tourism. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5-12. 

For more information about the event, contact General John A. Logan Museum Director Michael Jones at (618) 303-0569 or director@loganmuseum.org

Jackson County Communities Present "The First Memorial Day" Play

Thursday, April 26th, 2018 - 8:59am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
April 26, 2018

JACKSON COUNTY COMMUNITIES PRESENT “THE FIRST MEMORIAL DAY” PLAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE –
The cities of Carbondale and Murphysboro, Carbondale Tourism, the Jackson County Board and the General John A. Logan Museum are proud to present "The First Memorial Day." 

The play, written and directed by Carbondale resident Betsy Brown, celebrates the rich history of Memorial Day in Carbondale. Throughout the show, you will meet real people, played by Carbondale youth, who brought the idea of a Memorial Day celebration to life, including General John A. Logan and Carbondale's founder, Daniel Brush. 

The production will be held at Carbondale Community High School on Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information about the event, contact General John A. Logan Museum Director Michael Jones at (618) 303-0569 or director@loganmuseum.org

Carbondale to Celebrate National Bike Month

Monday, April 23rd, 2018 - 4:18pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
April 23, 2018

CARBONDALE TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL BIKE MONTH 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – May is National Bike Month. To celebrate, the City of Carbondale is teaming up with several area businesses and organizations to host a variety of events. The goal is to promote the many benefits of bicycling throughout the community. 

Activities include group bike rides, safety checks, repair workshops and more. Bike Month festivities will wrap up on May 31 with the City’s Annual Bicycle Luncheon at Turley Park.

A complete schedule of events is available at www.explorecarbondale.com or www.facebook.com/ExploreCarbondale/.  

The City continues to expand its bicycle network with multi-purpose bike/pedestrian paths. This summer, the multi-use path at University Mall will be extended to Reed Station Road. A traffic study will also be conducted on South Wall Street to determine whether or not bike lines could be added between Main Street and Grand Avenue. 

If you have questions or would like more information, contact the City’s Bike Coordinator Sarah Lawrence at (618) 457-3257.

The City of Carbondale Calls on Community for Old Halloween Memorabilia

Thursday, April 12th, 2018 - 9:51am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
April 12, 2018

THE CITY OF CARBONDALE CALLS ON COMMUNITY FOR OLD HALLOWEEN MEMORABILIA 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale needs your help tracking down old Halloween memorabilia. 

We are looking for old t-shirts and posters to promote the return of Halloween. 

Email your pictures with the words “Halloween” in the subject line to afox@explorecarbondale.com. You can also post your pictures and ideas on social media using the hashtag #HalloweenInCarbondale.

If you have ideas or would like to get involved with the City’s Halloween festivities, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939.

The City of Carbondale to Hold Press Conference

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 - 4:05pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
April 10, 2018

THE CITY OF CARBONDALE TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE –The City of Carbondale will hold a press conference on Wednesday, April 11 at 1 p.m. in Room 103 of the Carbondale Civic Center.

Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry will be joined by regional leaders to discuss the recent funding proposal by the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees, and the economic impact it could have on the region’s economy.  

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939.

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