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
Benjy jeffords / WSIU

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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Jennifer Fuller, WSIU

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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