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Carbondale to Offer Warming Stations

Friday, January 6th, 2017 - 4:37pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
January 6, 2017

CITY OF CARBONDALE TO OFFER WARMING STATION

CARBONDALE – With overnight lows expected to be in the single digits this weekend, the City of Carbondale will open its doors to the public.

A warming station will be set up in Room 103 of the Civic Center beginning on the evening of January 6 and will be available overnight throughout the weekend.

The Civic Center is located at 200 S. Illinois Avenue.

 

Introducing Chat With The Chancellor

Thursday, January 5th, 2017 - 3:51pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
January 5, 2017

CHAT WITH THE CHANCELLOR

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale and the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce will host “Chat with the Chancellor” on Monday, January 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell and members of his leadership team will facilitate a community conversation about SIU, its direction and its relationship with the region.

For more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at: (618) 559-1939.

 

Neighborhood Alliance Meeting

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 - 1:45pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
January 3, 2017

NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE MEETING RETURNS TO CARBONDALE

CARBONDALE – The Neighborhood Alliance Meeting returns to Carbondale on Saturday, January 21.

The meeting will be held at First United Methodist Church from 10 a.m.-noon. The church is located at 214 West Main St.

Topics of discussion include the financial aspects of home-buying, reports from various neighborhoods/community organizations and a preview of the upcoming Homebuyer Education Seminar. There will also be a panel of City officials on hand to answer questions.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The meeting is open to all Carbondale residents. For more information, contact Sarah Heyer at: (618) 549-5302, Ext. 386 or (618) 525-5525.

The Neighborhood Alliance is a project of the Neighborhood Action Group designed to explore ways to improve neighborhoods and the community.

 

City of Carbondale Begins Meet the Mayor Program

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 - 9:41am

 

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
December 20, 2016

CITY OF CARBONDALE TO BEGIN MEET THE MAYOR PROGRAM

 

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is excited to announce that it will begin offering a “Meet the Mayor” Program in 2017.

Sessions will be held on the first Tuesday of every month from 8-9:30 a.m. Citizens will have the opportunity to talk to Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry and Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams over coffee.

The location will be as follows:

1/3      Harbaugh’s
2/7      Common Grounds
3/7      IHOP
4/4      Mary Lou’s
5/2      Sunny Street Café
6/6      Neighborhood Co-Op
7/11    Panera
8/1      Longbranch Café & Bakery
9/5      Harbaugh’s
10/3    Common Grounds
11/7    IHOP
12/5    Mary Lou’s

 

CITY OF CARBONDALE TO OFFER WARMING STATION

Monday, December 19th, 2016 - 1:26pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
December 16, 2016

CITY OF CARBONDALE TO OFFER WARMING STATION

CARBONDALE – With cooling temperatures and winter weather expected this weekend, the City of Carbondale will open its doors to the public.

A warming station will be set up in Room 108 of the Civic Center beginning on the morning of December 18 and will be available overnight.

The Civic Center is located at 200 S. Illinois Avenue.

 

 

 

City of Carbondale to Offer Warming Station

Friday, December 16th, 2016 - 1:47pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – With cooling temperatures and winter weather expected this weekend, the City of Carbondale will open its doors to the public.

A warming station will be set up in Room 108 of the Civic Center beginning on the morning of December 18 and will be available overnight. 

The Civic Center is located at 200 S. Illinois Avenue. 

2016 STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

Monday, December 12th, 2016 - 1:09pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
December 12, 2016

2016 STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce will host the 2016 State of the City Address on Tuesday, December 13 during their monthly luncheon.

Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry will highlight the city’s progress and accomplishments over the last year.

Lunch will begin at noon in the Carbondale Civic Center at 200 S. Illinois Avenue. Tickets for the event are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Reservations can be made by calling: (618) 549-2146.

Proceeds from the event will support the Mayor’s Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships for Carbondale Community High School students attending Southern Illinois University.

 

Lights Fantastic Parade Road Closures & Detours

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 - 1:08pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
December 2, 2016

LIGHTS FANTASTIC PARADE ROAD CLOSURES & DETOURS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The 26th Annual Lights Fantastic Parade returns to downtown Carbondale on Saturday, December 3.

The parade will begin promptly at 6 p.m. along Mill Street and will travel north on Illinois Avenue to Town Square.

Parade goers are encouraged to arrive early to avoid road closures and detours along Illinois State Highway 13 and U.S. Highway 51 from 5-8 p.m.

West Bus Service will provide rides to the parade from Murdale Shopping Center and the Main Entrance of University Mall. Buses will pick up passengers every 15 minutes between 4:30-6 p.m. Buses will return passengers following the parade.

For a complete list of detours and road closures, visit the Carbondale Lights Fantastic Parade Facebook page or the City’s website: www.explorecarbondale.com

The Detour Map is available here.

 

 

CANDIDATES FILE FOR CITY COUNCIL MEMBER

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 - 9:35am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois

Office of the City Clerk
November 28, 2016 – 5:00 p.m.

CANDIDATES FILE FOR CITY COUNCIL MEMBER

The period for filing nominating petitions for three City Council positions ended today at 5:00 p.m. Listed below are the five candidates who have filed for City Council Member. An “L” next to the name of the first three candidates indicates that those candidates will be involved in the Lottery for Ballot Placement to be held on Monday, December 5, at 4:00 p.m. in the City Clerk’s Office.

  • L - Jessica Bradshaw, 1113 W. Walkup Ave.
  • L - Lee M. Fronabarger, 1140 Morningside Dr.
  • L - Carolin Harvey, 109 South Tower Road
  • 4 - Tobias Merriman, 1200 W. Chautauqua Street
  • 5 - Jeff Doherty, 2918 W. Kent Drive

 The three candidates who receive the highest number of votes in the Consolidated Election on April 4, 2017, will be sworn into office at the City Council meeting on May 2, 2017.

Questions regarding the City Council election may be addressed to City Clerk Jennifer Sorrell at 457-3280 or by e-mail at jsorrell@ci.carbondale.il.us.

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NOTE TO MEDIA:  New filings are listed in red.

Jennifer R. Sorrell, CMC
Carbondale City Clerk/FOIA Officer
200 South Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
(618) 549-5302
 

CARBONDALE INSTALLS SECURITY CAMERAS DOWNTOWN

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 - 9:32am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 30, 2016

CARBONDALE INSTALLS SECURITY CAMERAS DOWNTOWN

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is installing security cameras downtown as part of a multi-phase safety project.

The first phase includes cameras that will be placed between College and Cherry Streets with additional phases that will extend along Illinois Avenue.

“The City of Carbondale continues its focus on revitalizing downtown, and enhancing the experience for our residents and visitors is a major part of that effort.  Improving safety and ensuring that downtown visitors feel safe is fundamental to our revitalization strategy,” said Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams.  

Members of the media should contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939 to set up an interview.

 

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