The lack of a finalized budget for the state has left a lot of programs unfunded or cut.

Governor Bruce Rauner’s budget calls for a $16 million - or 40% - reduction to the funds Amtrak receives from the state.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Interfaith Council President and Sparrow Coalition Facilitator Maurine Pyle and SIU Lecturer Josh Phillips about the "Homeless in Carbondale" Community Forum on June 23.

Carbondale Police Department

Carbondale Police have released surveillance images of a suspect in an attempted armed robbery at Walgreens on West Main Street.

Kevin Boucher

The City of Carbondale has a new budget.


The mostly completed Super Splash Park Outdoor Aquatics Center in Carbondale won't open for at least two more months.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Journalism and Political Science Professor Scott McClurg about "The Carbondale Study," which aims to guage the views of residents on a range of issues from law and crime to environmental issues and race, healthcare, and community relationships.

Carbondale Super Splash Park Construction Suspended

Mar 12, 2015

Memorial Planned to Remember Varughese

Feb 13, 2015

This week marks the first anniversary of the disappearance and death of former SIUC student Pravin Varughese.

Carbondale leaders are continuing their look at potential revenue options for next year's budget.

The City of Carbondale and community leaders are continuing to build on the Gigabit City designation.

MLK Celebrations Monday

Jan 19, 2015

The Carbondale chapter of the NAACP hosts its annual breakfast to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

City of Carbondale

The City of Carbondale is in pretty good fiscal shape right now, but that will not be the case in five years unless steps are made to correct a troubling trend.

The 2014 elections are barely a memory, and already candidates are lining up for next year's contests.

Voter Turnout Higher Than Normal

Nov 5, 2014

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Bill Freivogel and Tammy Kochel about the upcoming panel discussion, "Race, Policing and Justice: Lessons From Ferguson."

Vintage Soul Donates to Carbondale Underground Network

Sep 26, 2014

A local Carbondale business is working to make a positive change in the community.

Motorists and pedestrians in Carbondale are learning to navigate a different traffic pattern at a major downtown intersection.

City of Carbondale

Former Carbondale Police Chief Jody O'Guinn is responding to his termination - saying he doesn't know why he was fired.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Downtown Advisory Committee Chair Jack Langowski, and Committee members Meghan Cole and Elaine Ramseyer, about upcoming meetings and plans for the city's downtown area.


Amtrak will begin looking into expanded service on its route from Chicago to Carbondale, at the behest of Governor Pat Quinn and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller interviews Carbondale Mayor Don Monty.

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Carbondale's Evergreen Park re-opened Tuesday morning, after city officials say environmental tests show a toxic algae bloom is dissipating.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with Keep Carbondale Beautiful Executive Director Sarah Heyer about their ongoing efforts to beautify and maintain Carbondale.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller interviews Carbondale Park District Executive Director Kathy Renfro about upcoming events for spring 2014.

WSIU Radio

A longtime former Carbondale City Council member will return to the body she left nearly a year ago.

Carbondale Police Department

Carbondale Police say they've arrested a suspect wanted in connection to last month's shooting near the Rebound alternative school.

The City of Carbondale is looking at how it will close a more than $700,000 gap in its general budget for the coming year.

Carbondale City Council to Consider FY'15 Budget

Feb 10, 2014
City of Carbondale

The Carbondale City Council meets Tuesday night and they have some hefty issues on the agenda.

Carbondale police are looking into a shooting, and asking for the public’s help in finding suspects.