WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry about recent discussions between the city and Carbondale Park District.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about projects in the downtown area, as well as the "Town-Gown" relationship with SIUC.

The Carbondale City Council is directing the town's tourism agency to narrow its focus.

Carbondale Tourism executive director Cinnamon Wheeles -Smith says her organization has been working to attract visitors to town for overnight stays. But, now she says the City Council is wanting it to just get people to town for the day, or hopefully for longer.

Carbondale Police Community Christmas Store
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The Carbondale Police Department and the Victim’s Advocates of Jackson County are making sure some children in Carbondale will have presents to open on Christmas.

For the last 19 years the Carbondale police department makes sure that some kids aren’t left out.

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Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry talked about the strong points and challenges facing the city, at the annual State of The City address on Tuesday December 12th, 2017.  At the top of the plus list, the Mayor unveiled the new logo the city will soon be using to market itself.  He said 50–thousand visitors came to the city for the August eclipse, and he said that worldwide advertising was invaluable.  In 2015 statistics showed the lowest crime rate in the city in over 20 years.  On the down side Henry said budgeting is getting tougher, primarily because the state has recently reduced the city's s

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports on this week's marking of the 25th anniversary of Carbondale's Pyramid Apartments fire.

The Carbondale Park District has approved a plot of land for the city's first dog park.

The site will be at the southwest corner of Parrish Fields.

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Amtrak and the Illinois Department of Transportation showed off one of its new locomotives at the Carbondale station Wednesday.

Illinois has received 12 of the 44-hundred horsepower diesel-electric locomotives  that are also being put on routes in Missouri, Michigan and Wisconsin.

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SIU, the City of Carbondale and VFW Post 2605 held a joint Veterans Day ceremony Friday at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Carbondale.

SIUC Chancellor, Carbondale Mayor to Hold Q/A

Oct 9, 2017

On Monday, October 16th, the public can sit down face to face with SIU Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno and Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry for an informal question and answer session. 

Carbondale Fire Station on South Oakland
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The old Carbondale fire station may have new owners as early as tonight.

The Carbondale City Council is having a public hearing on the sale of the property located at 300 South Oakland Ave.

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About 14,000 people filled Southern Illinois University's Saluki Stadium in Carbondale to watch Monday's total solar eclipse.

One local group is asking for volunteers to pick up litter in Carbondale, in advance of the expected thousands of eclipse visitors. 

Two weeks ahead of the 2017 Solar Eclipse, WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Amy Fox, the Public Relations Officer for the City of Carbondale. The city, along with SIU and other regional entities, are preparing for tens of thousands of visitors for the August 21st event.

A little more than a month from now, Carbondale will play host to tens of thousands of visitors during a total solar eclipse. WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about their last-minute preparations.

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When you think of a water park, you likely picture children splashing and having a good time. That’s true for Carbondale’s Super Splash Park, but there’s more to it than that.

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Leaders with the City of Carbondale and SIU-C attended a ribbon cutting Wednesday for the new entrance monument along Route 13 on the east side of town.

Jackson County State's Attorney

One of the men involved in a fatal shooting incident last year on West Walnut Street in Carbondale has avoided prison time, at least for now.

Online court records show 22-year-old Dwayne Dunn was sentenced this week to 30 months' probation after pleading guilty to reckless discharge of a firearm.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Park District Director Kathy Renfro and SIU Nutrition Grad Student/Fitness Instructor Tori Gusewelle about the upcoming "Fresh Fitness" program.

This time of year, cycling is many people's choice to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors.

But, a study by Yale researchers in 2006 linked cycling to problems with sexual health and urinary dysfunction. Now, a new team of scientists disputes those results.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about downtown updates, budget issues, and more.

City of Carbondale

Those post-card style water bills will soon be a thing of the past for the City of Carbondale.

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Carbondale Police Department

A Carbondale man is wanted for murder in connection to a shooting on the city's northeast side Thursday evening.

Carbondale Police are looking for suspects and answers after a shooting Thursday afternoon.

A group of concerned citizens wants the City of Carbondale to protect immigrants in the community.

Group spokesperson Natalie Long says members proposed an ordinance during Tuesday's City Council meeting.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about their rebuilding efforts - both downtown redevelopment and relationships.

Voters in Jackson County will be asked next week whether they support a sales tax increase to help fund public schools.

The City of Carbondale is exploring the possibility of building a new skate board park.

The committee studying the issue is holding a public meeting Wednesday to gather public input for the design and construction of the facility.

City of Carbondale

The City of Carbondale recently gathered the community's thoughts about architectural design standards for the Downtown area.

Less than 12 hours after responding to a shooting, Carbondale Police were called to another incident Saturday.