Nearly 200 cities told the Illinois Municipal League that they expect to bring in less money from taxes on shopping, gaming, gas and other sources due to the coronavirus pandemic. The responses come from a survey conducted between June and July.
WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams, as the city continues to deal with COVID-19 and prepares for thousands more students to return for classes at SIUC this month.
Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry says he's preparing to take steps to help keep local government operating during the state's Stay at Home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During a Facebook live session, Henry says he's strongly considering declaring a State of Emergency because some decisions -- that would normally require City Council approval -- need to be made more quickly.
After a weekend that saw two fatal shootings, Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams talk with WSIU's Jennifer Fuller about the city's image, as well as how to address violent crime.
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.