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Carbondale, Park District Merger Study Underway

Jul 2, 2019
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Courtesy of the Carbondale Park District.

In the April municipal elections, voters in Carbondale by a wide margin chose to further study the merging of the Carbondale Park District with the City of Carbondale.

A local city commission released a survey to have public input influence a sustainability action plan. WSIU's Amelia Blakely has more.

City of Carbondale

Carbondale's Sustainability Commission is seeking public input to develop an action plan focused on adapting the city to climate change and improving its resilience to extreme weather events.

Sustainability Action Plan Subcommittee member Jane Cogie says the commission was asked by Carbondale's City Manager to create a sustainability action plan that had the input of the local community.

Cogie says this is to ensure equitable changes for local residents who will be impacted the most.

About 40 people attended the EPA's public hearing at Carbondale City Hall on June 12, 2019.Credit Amelia BlakelyEdit | Remove

  

The Environmental Protection Agency paid Carbondale residents a visit to present the agency's proposal to add about 16 acres to the cleanup plan for the former Koppers Wood-Treating site.

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The missing 7-year-old girl from Carbondale has been found alive.

Carbondale's mayor says he's moving forward after two domestic incidents this year... and wants his critics to do the same.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams.


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Judy Ashby of the RBF Dome Home NFP about their ongoing restoration efforts, along with a fundraiser to help push them into the next phase.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams. In this segment, discussion of traffic and other upgrades in neighborhoods across the city, along with a new plan to fix problems in how the city billed SIUC for water and sewer services.

Carbondale Police say one person is wanted after a shooting on the city's town square Friday night.

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Carbondale Police

Carbondale Police say they have obtained an arrest warrant for a 19-year-old related to an incident on a school bus this morning that prompted a school lockdown for a brief time.

Officers say 19-year-old Jekiary Anderson is wanted on charges for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Carbondale's Mayor says a weekend incident at his home can be explained by "hurt feelings in a difficult family situation."

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Carbondale Park District's Website

On April 2nd when voters go to the polls and vote for Mayor and City Council, they will also see a question on the ballot asking if a study should be done to determine if the Carbondale Park District Operations should be merged with the City of Carbondale.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams about the city's reaction to Governor J.B. Pritzker's budget proposal, along with other priorities. Williams also discusses the importance of 150 years of Southern Illinois University on the eve of the school's anniversary kickoff.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams about the upcoming 2020 census and what it means for southern Illinois.

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City of Carbondale

With extreme cold temperatures this week, the City of Carbondale will open its doors to the public during the day.

A warming station will be set up in Room 112 of the Carbondale Civic Center, now through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

A Southern Illinois activist organization - Women United Network - is celebrating the third anniversary of the Women's March this Saturday.

To start the day, there will be a community engagement fair beginning at 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center.

"We hope community members will come out and meet organizations that they may be interested in joining," organizer Liz Hunter says. "So they can kick off 2019 with an organization with some hope and plans for volunteering throughout the year."

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams about plans for a new city warming center, along with discussions of allowing alcohol delivery.

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Thursday night Carbondale’s Liquor Advisory Board unanimously voted to recommend the city council change title 2 of the city code to allow the delivery of package alcohol.

Carbondale Mayor Delivers State of The City Address.

Dec 18, 2018
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The Mayor of Carbondale, Mike Henry, was the featured speaker recently  at the regular Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon.  He highlighted the positives as the city moves forward, while stressing the uncertainty of the financial picture as the City gets ready for the 2019 Fiscal Year which starts on May 1st 2019.

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City of Carbondale

The City of Carbondale is giving the gift of free parking this holiday season.

Beginning Monday, December 10, visitors will be able to park at no cost for up to two hours in several locations. You can see the list of free parking lots here.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale NAACP Vice President Pepper Holder about the upcoming World Cafe, set for December 13.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about what they're hoping for in the New Year, as well as how the city expects to close out 2018.

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Carbondale Police are looking for two men accused in a forgery scheme.

Toys For Tots Moves To Carbonddale

Nov 26, 2018
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Toys for Tots will have a new location this year thanks to the city of Carbondale. 

For over 70 years the Marines have been making sure kids don’t have a Christmas without presents.

Amelia Blakely

At Carbondale's City Council meeting Monday night, the council voted to deny the solar company Brightfield a special-use permit that would allow the company to build on the former Kopper's Tie Plant site.

The meeting was well-attended, and Carbondale's residents voiced their disapproval of the special-use permit to the council. City Council members listened to their consituents, and voted to deny the special use permit 6-1.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about President Donald Trump's rally at the Southern Illinois Airport, along with a recap of the city's Halloween celebration and more.

Two Carbondale Men Charged with Armed Robbery

Nov 1, 2018
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Jackson County State's Attorney

Two Carbondale men have been charged with armed robbery.

The Jackson County State's Attorney says 20-year old Joseph Paden and 18-year old Jered McPike are charged with two counts each of armed robbery.

Carbondale Halloween Returns

Oct 27, 2018
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While the crowds gathered Saturday to see President Donald Trump, others gathered at various locations around Carbondale for the return of the "Official Carbondale Halloween."

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams and Economic Development Director Steve Mitchell about planning for President Trump's visit to the Southern Illinois Airport, along with a renewed Halloween celebration in the downtown area.

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