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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams. Communities across the region have lost revenue due to the COVID-19 restrictions, and leaders say they're hopeful as people get back out, there will be a positive economic impact.

Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and Dr. Linda Flowers, the President of the Carbondale Branch of the NAACP, issued a joint statement Wednesday saying while they can't undo what happened recently in Minnesota, the city can "... control how we respond to it, and hopefully prevent it from ever happening in Carbondale." 

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry after a peaceful vigil in Carbondale calling for an end to racism and police brutality, along with burglaries of several businesses.


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.

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The Amtrak route between Chicago and Carbondale is the least on-time state-supported passenger rail route in the country … according to Amtrak’s own data.

Amtrak blames the Canadian National Railroad … which owns the tracks … for not giving the passenger trains priority … which is required by law.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry about the impact of SIUC's students returning for the Fall 2019 semester, and previews a joint meeting between the Carbondale City Council and Carbondale Park District regarding a potential merger.

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.


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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Part of SIU-Carbondale's 3rd annual Day of Giving included the kickoff of the school's 150th anniversary celebration.
 
During an event Wednesday at Morris Library, a huge gift box opened with students dancing to celebrate the many different career paths offered at SIU-C.

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A Carbondale native is throwing his hat into the ring for mayor.

Nathan Colombo owns a small business called Brand Advocacy Group, which provides digital media services for other local businesses around the region.

Carbondale mayor Mike Henry announced Friday he is running for reelection.

SIU Move-In Weekend is Underway

Aug 16, 2018
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Traffic is noticeably busier in Carbondale and the SIU-C campus as students move in for the upcoming fall semester.

Mayor Mike Henry even helped with the move-in along with plenty of other volunteers.

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A group of regional leaders is voicing its concern about the SIU Board of Trustees consideration of a fund shift between the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses.

Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry organized the gathering Wednesday at the Civic Center.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about city action that cancelled a potential concert over the weekend due to safety concerns.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry about recent discussions between the city and Carbondale Park District.

Mayors around Illinois are asking lawmakers for help to put a Home Rule referendum on the November ballot. 

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about projects in the downtown area, as well as the "Town-Gown" relationship with SIUC.

Student Affairs at SIU-Carbondale held a memorial service for the five university students that died in an early morning fire at Pyramid Apartments 25 years ago.

The service Wednesday was held at the memorial stone near the boat dock on Campus Lake.

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SIU, the City of Carbondale and VFW Post 2605 held a joint Veterans Day ceremony Friday at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Carbondale.

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A building that housed a well-known bar in Carbondale for nearly three decades is gone.

The City of Carbondale demolished Sidetracks on Tuesday.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about their rebuilding efforts - both downtown redevelopment and relationships.

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Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry stressed transparency and greater access for the community during his State of the City address.

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Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry delivered his first State of the City address Tuesday at the Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon.

The Carbondale City Council will vote on an amended contract for Chief of Police Jeff Grubbs.