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.
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.
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.
Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry talked about the strong points and challenges facing the city, at the annual State of The City address on Tuesday December 12th, 2017. At the top of the plus list, the Mayor unveiled the new logo the city will soon be using to market itself. He said 50–thousand visitors came to the city for the August eclipse, and he said that worldwide advertising was invaluable. In 2015 statistics showed the lowest crime rate in the city in over 20 years. On the down side Henry said budgeting is getting tougher, primarily because the state has recently reduced the city's s