Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

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.

The City of Carbondale recently provided cultural competence training to all city employees.

City Manager Gary Williams says that basically means they went through diversity training.

Carbondale leaders have approved a change to the city’s food and beverage tax – a revision from a controversial decision earlier this year.

Jennifer Fuller, WSIU

Carbondale's Super Splash Park is set to open at the end of this month, and leaders who've helped it become a reality say they're thankful that the community and the region didn't give up hope.

Preparing For The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta

Apr 27, 2016
Students building cardboard boats
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

An annual tradition returns to Carbondale for the 43rd year.

The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta takes place on April 30th.

The mother of an SIU student who was found dead in early 2014 says she wants Carbondale city leaders to help answer questions that remain from his case.

A group calling itself the May 2 Strike Committee is calling on all SIU-Carbondale students to strike on that first Monday in May.


A senior at SIU-Carbondale says there is a growing concern about student safety after a pair of recent shootings near the campus.

Carbondale Police

Another suspect in the March 27th shooting on West Walnut Street in Carbondale has surrendered to authorities.

Carbondale Police say 21–year–old Travis Tyler turned himself in Monday at the Jackson County Jail in Murphysboro.

Carbondale Police

The suspect in a shooting at the Evolve Apartment Complex in Carbondale is how being charged in the deadly shooting last Sunday on West Walnut Street.

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Carbondale Police

A Carbondale man is being sought for the shooting at the Evolve Apartment Complex.

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Carbondale Police

Authorities have identified their primary suspects in Sunday morning's shooting on West Walnut Street in Carbondale.

Carbondale Police are investigating another shooting - this time at the Evolve apartment complex on South Illinois Avenue.

Carbondale Police have arrested a man they believe is connected to a deadly shooting early Sunday morning.

Officers say 21-year-old Dwayne Dunn of St. Louis has been taken into custody and charged with reckless discharge of a firearm. The police department is attempting to locate two others, who are believed to be the primary suspects. 

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale Hybrid OR
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale gave a sneak peek at their state of the art Hybrid OR Tuesday.

They will start using the hybrid OR at the end of the month.

This is part of their 52 million dollar expansion they started in the fall of 2014.


Polar Bear is one of Carbondale's biggest party weekend's of the year.    It occurred this past weekend and local hospital officials say the number of ER visits related to the Polar Bear event were up 50% over last year.

The Emergency Department at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale says at least 30-individuals were treated for injuries associated with Polar Bear activities.  Hospital officials say they saw an increase in the number of alcohol-related incidents as well as incidents of assault.


Community leaders, realtors and city staff will discuss housing in Carbondale during a meeting this weekend.

Carbondale Study Circles, Neighborhood Action Group's annual Neighborhood Alliance Meeting will focus on issues regarding the City's housing market and stock.