Local Businesses

Local Business Owners Prepare for Next Phase

Jun 25, 2020

Lack of Foot Traffic is Hurting Local Restaurants

May 14, 2020

While the state’s stay-at-home order appears to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the lack of foot traffic is hurting businesses.

The Murphysboro City Council will be holding a special City Council Meeting this evening to consider the Murphysboro Economic Relief COVID-19 Event.

Mayor Will Stephens says this program would be City funded, and would provide economic relief of up to a thousand dollars for small business owners in Murphysboro.

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WSIU Recently talked with Carbondale Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jennifer Olson about the effect the COVID-19 pandemic is having on local businesses.

Petition Asks For Tax Moratorium

Mar 31, 2020

As restaurants continue to see their sales drop, because of the COVID-19 stay at home order, one southern Illinois couple is calling on a Tax Moratorium in the City of Carbondale.