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Posted on: August 8, 2019

City of Carbondale to Offer Citizens Academy

Citizens Academy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is launching a new Citizens Academy program beginning this Fall. The six-week program is designed to give residents an inside look at city government.

“This program will ...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Street Resurfacing Project to Begin Aug. 9

Road Closure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE –The City of Carbondale will begin working on a street resurfacing project along West Freeman Street on Friday, August 9.

Due to this work, there will be sidewalk closures and lane restrictions at various ...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2019

City of Carbondale Seeking Grant Applicants

City of Carbondale Logo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is seeking applicants for the Trust Fund Single Family Rehabilitation Program with Roof Only Option. There are two options for applicants to choose from: the Single Family Rehabil...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

August is School and Campus Preparedness Month

School and Campus Preparedness Month

As the kids get ready to head back to school, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies, including the Carbondale Fire Department, are encouraging parents to include emergency preparedness in their back-to-sch...

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Fire
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Walmart Donates Tents to Fire Department

Walmart Donation

A big thank you to Walmart for donating two 10’x10’ tents to the Carbondale Fire Department. They will be used as misting tents in the community as well as cooling tents for fire personnel.

Fire
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Fire Training at SIUC

High Rise Training

The Carbondale Fire Department held a special high rise training for all of its firefighters on the campus of Southern Illinois University. 

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Fire
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Leadership Carbondale Class Visits Fire Station #2

Leadership Carbondale

The 2019 Leadership Carbondale class stopped by Fire Station #2 on July 26 to learn more about the department and all of the services they provide the community.

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Fire
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Hot Weather Tips

Extreme Heat

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 600 people in the United States die from the extreme heat every year. But, heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable. 

Here are some tips to help you stay safe in the e...

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Fire
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Severe Weather

Lightening

Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. That's why the American Red Cross recommends creating an emergency plan, so your family will know what to do in the event of a dis...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Fresh Fitness Returns to Turley Park

Fresh Fitness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale, Carbondale Park District and SIU Student Recreation Center are excited to offer Fresh Fitness classes this Fall at Turley Park.The exercise classes will be held on September 7, 14 and 21 ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

Carbondale Promotes Saluki Spirit

Saluki Spirit 2019

Ways to Show Your Saluki Pride 

  • Include a welcome message on your marquee 
  • Make your business maroon (display Saluki flags, banners, etc.)
  • Encourage all employees to wear Saluki appeals to work Friday-Sunday 
  • Run specials for studen...
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Police

7 Stories
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Entry-Level Police Officer Examination

PD Badge

Do you have what it takes to join our team and be a police officer? The Carbondale Police Department is currently accepting applications for the entry-level police officer examination. 

Qualifications to Apply: 

  • Applicants for examination ...
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Police
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Back to School Safety

Back to School Safety

Students are headed back to school, and that means more children and buses on the roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the greatest risk to a child isn’t riding a bus, but approaching or leaving one. From 2008 ...

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Police
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Child Passenger Safety Inspections

Car Seat Check

Did you know 9 out of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly? 

Common errors include:

  • Not properly securing the seat into the vehicle
  • Facing the child forward too soon
  • Improper placement of harness straps
  • Using a seat that is not appropriately sized f...
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Police
Posted on: March 15, 2019

House Watch Program

House Watch Program

Are you going on vacation soon? The Carbondale Police Department offers a House Watch program to assist residents who are away for an extended period of time. 

Police officers check residences daily, looking for suspicious activity or anything out...

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Police
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Carbondale Police Department Offers Safe Exchange Zone

Safe Zone

If you're looking to finish a sale on Craigslist or Heartland Community Swap, the Carbondale Police Department offers a safe exchange zone for online purchases.

While the Police Department has not investigated any incidents involving meetings where transac...

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Police
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Before You Ride, Register Your Bike

Bike

All bicycles in the City of Carbondale, including Southern Illinois University, are required to be registered. 

Registering your bicycle helps law enforcement with the recovery of your bicycle in the event of loss or theft. All cyclists are requir...

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Police
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Citizen's Police Academy

PD Badge

Get a first-hand look at the work officers perform on a daily basis by signing up for our Citizen's Police Academy.

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News Flash

Posted on: August 21, 2019

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm Investigation

On 08-19-19 at approximately 1:08 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 800 block of E. Grand Avenue for a report of shots fired. Officers discovered a 24 year old male victim with gunshot wounds. The identity of the victim is not bein...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Citizen’s Police Academy

The Carbondale Police Department is taking applications for the Basic Citizens Police Academy class. The purpose of the Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) is to develop positive relations, and a better understanding and communication between the pol...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Residential Burglary Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects in a residential burglary investigation which occurred on 07-27-2019 at 9:11 p.m. in the 500 block of South Forest Street.  Officers lea...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Robbery Investigation Follow-up

The City of Carbondale Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a robbery investigation.  On 07-28-2019 at about 9:45 p.m., officers with the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to a bu...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2019

Business Burglary Investigation

On 07/30/19 at about 10:11 p.m., officers with the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to a burglar alarm at Dollar General located at 2160 West Ramada Lane.  Upon arrival, officers learned three suspects forcibly entered the business ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Aggravated Battery Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a battery investigation.  On 06-29-2019 at approximately 12:26 a.m. officers responded to the 500 block of South Illinois Avenue in ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Robbery Investigation

On 07-28-2019 at about 9:45 p.m., officers with the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to a business located in the 1900 block of West Main Street in Carbondale in reference to a report of a robbery.  Officers learned an unknown suspe...

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