Carbondale Adds Second Vaccination Clinic On Friday

Feb 18, 2021
City Hall Vaccine Site
Roni LeForge / City of Carbondale

Carbondale will add two mass COVID vaccination sites on Friday.

The state of Illinois is opening mass vaccination sites at the Banterra Center and the Carbondale Civic Center to help boost the number of shots available in southern Illinois.

Carbondale Warming Center Recieves $10,000 Donation
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

The Carbondale Warming Center received a financial boost Tuesday.

Church Women United Illinois donated ten thousand dollars to the Carbondale Warming Center.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks wtih Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry.

Carbondale Christmas Tree Recycling Program
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

The City of Carbondale is helping some residents clean up after Christmas.

Carbondale residents that still have a real Christmas have an easy way to dispose of it.

The city’s Maintenance and Environmental Services holds a Christmas tree recycling program every year during January.

Once the tree is cleared of all decorations it can be left at the curb on trash day and it will be picked up within a few days.

The Carbondale Park District canceled the lights fantastic parade this year, but there’s still some holiday events happening.

The lights fantastic parade might be canceled this year, but the Carbondale Park District will still kick off the holiday season during the first weekend in December.

Some of the floats will be on display at the South Washington concert venue.

On Saturday the city will still have the cookie walk scavenger hunt and window display contest.

Changes Coming To Carbondale Winter Farmer's Market

Nov 30, 2020
A table full of gourds in baskets.
Carbondale Community Market

The Carbondale farmer’s market will be making some changes this winter, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The winter market will be moving to the University Mall, and will operate on Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm for in person shopping. Vendors will be set up in the east wing, near the movie theater and Bed Bath and Beyond.

Manager Libby Ervin said there will be fewer vendors than previous years, to allow for social distancing.

Due to a significant increase in active COVID-19 cases in Jackson County, the City of Carbondale will be closing offices to the public until further notice beginning Tuesday.

City Hall staff will continue working and will be available to assist residents by phone or email. Visit the city's website for a list of departments and contact information. 

City of Carbondale

The City of Carbondale plans to re-stripe the boat launch and parking area at Cedar Lake next week.

The Lake Management Supervisor says the work should be completed in one day and will happen between Monday, November 16, and Friday, November 20, depending on the weather.

Oakland Ave Construction Almost Complete

Nov 10, 2020
Oakland Ave Reconstruction Project, Carbondale
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

The Oakland Ave reconstruction project in Carbondale is in the final stages.

South Oakland Ave is partially open after months of construction replacing the pavement, sidewalks, storm sewer and driveway aprons.

Carbondale City Council Preparing For F-Y 21Budget

Nov 9, 2020
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The Carbondale City Council will discuss the fiscal year 21 budget and how COVID-19 will affect it, as they meet this week.

The Carbondale City Council wants to begin looking at how their F-Y 2021 budget might look, as COVID-19 has taken a big toll on revenues.

The City of Carbondale will hold a public hearing at Tuesday night's remote council meeting regarding the City's intent to designate a resident parking pass system for the following areas:

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about how COVID-19 is affecting the city's financial status.

Carbondale Police say they're looking for two vehicles in connection to a shooting Monday evening that left one person dead.

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Masks are now required in Carbondale - in all public places where distancing isn't possible.

Carbondale Town Hall On Policing
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Thursday night Carbondale leaders, social activist and members of the NAACP held a town hall on policing and other concerns.

With cases of racial injustice being highlighted across the country, city and community leaders came together to discuss solutions on a local level.

Through multiple platforms the panelist answered questions on many topics including residency requirements, body cameras, school programs, de-escalation training, and defunding the city's police department.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams. Communities across the region have lost revenue due to the COVID-19 restrictions, and leaders say they're hopeful as people get back out, there will be a positive economic impact.

Carbondale City Hall to Reopen June 15

Jun 12, 2020

Carbondale City Hall is planning to reopen on Monday, June 15.

Face masks or face coverings will be required to enter City Hall, and there will be plexiglass and social distance markers at locations where employees interact with the public.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry after a peaceful vigil in Carbondale calling for an end to racism and police brutality, along with burglaries of several businesses.

Seven Carbondale businesses were burglarized in the overnight hours between Sunday and Monday, and police say they're poring over evidence to find suspects in the cases.

Amelia Blakely

Even the way a farmers market operates has changed since the pandemic started as social-distancing practices become more critical for maintaining public health.

In Carbondale, Illinois the farmers market switched to a drive-thru allowing some local producers to sell their goods in a physically-distant manner with masks and gloves. 

Carbondale Turley Park
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

The spread of COVID-19 has forced park districts around the state to make some changes.

Many people consider Memorial Day the official beginning of summer, marking the start of youth ball leagues, summer camps, and the opening of community pools.

For park districts in the region the summer of 2020 is becoming one of uncertainty and revamping form the spread of COVID-19.

University Mall to Reopen Friday

Apr 30, 2020

University Mall will reopen Friday, following retail-to-go guidelines issued by Governor J-B Pritzker’s Executive Order.

Carbondale Police Wanted for Weekend Shooting

Apr 29, 2020
Carbondale Police Department

Carbondale Police are searching for a man involved in a weekend shooting and traffic crash. 

Police say 23 year old Shephen  Moultire of Carbondale is wanted for aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful use of weapons by a felon. 

Summertime Tradition in Carbondale Canceled

Apr 29, 2020
SIU News

The Sunset Concert Series, a summertime tradition in Carbondale for more than four decades, has been canceled for 2020.

Carbondale Park District Facilities Operating  With Modifications
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

The spread of COVID-19 has forced park districts in the region to make some changes.

The Carbondale Park District had to make some modifications to how they operate their facilities due to COVID-19.

Poplar Camp Beach

A popular beach at a Carbondale lake will not be opening for the 2020 season. 

Carbondale Police are investigating two separate shootings. 

Illinois continues to try to expand testing capacity across the state.

During the daily briefing on Friday, Governor J-B Pritzker said that includes rural areas.

Amelia Blakely

For many people, Governor JB Pritzker's stay-at-home order means that to stay safe during the COVID-19, you stay home. But for individuals experiencing homelessness, where can they go to protect their health and others?

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Carbondale leaders met in special session Monday evening, to officially declare a state of emergency within the city and to discuss how to enforce violations of emergency orders.