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Construction Begins in Front of Carbondale City Hall

Thursday, June 28th, 2018 - 11:58am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
June 28, 2018

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS IN FRONT OF CARBONDALE CITY HALL


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE –
Work along Illinois Avenue, east of Carbondale City Hall, has begun as part of the Illinois Avenue Streetscape Improvements Project. 

The contractor is removing existing sidewalk and steps. For your safety, visitors are asked to avoid this area as much as possible. In addition, parking will not be available along Illinois Avenue during contractor working hours

A temporary walkway will be in place until the new sidewalk is constructed. Visitors are encouraged to use the west entrance of City Hall.  

If you have questions or would like more information, contact the Carbondale Public Works Engineering Department at (618) 457-3270.

“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”

City of Carbondale to Host Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Display

Friday, June 15th, 2018 - 3:47pm


NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
June 15, 2018

THE CITY OF CARBONDALE TO HOST ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS DISPLAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale will host its annual fireworks display on Wednesday, July 4 at the Carbondale Superblock. 

Vehicles can park at the Superblock by using the South Lewis Lane entrance. However, this entrance will close at 8 p.m. Drivers are encouraged to use the Sports Blast Drive entrance during the fireworks. Spectators can watch the fireworks from the parking lots at Lewis School, Carbondale Middle School and Carbondale Community High School. In the event of rain, the City’s fireworks display will be held on Thursday, July 5 at dusk. 

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939.

“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”

Founders Park Committee Seeks Public Input on Landscape Designs

Monday, June 11th, 2018 - 2:07pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
June 11, 2018

FOUNDERS PARK COMMITTEE SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON LANDSCAPE DESIGNS 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Founders Park Committee will display student landscape designs on Wednesday, June 13 at the Carbondale Civic Center. 

First year agriculture students at Southern Illinois University have completed 32 landscape designs for the “Founders Park” property located behind the police station. Designs will be on display from 3-7 p.m. in Room 108.

Residents are encouraged to come and see what the students have envisioned for a future outdoor recreation space. Public comments are welcome. 

For more information, contact the Founders Park Committee Chair Tom Grant at tgrant@explorecarbondale.com.

“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”

City of Carbondale Issues Water Plant Public Notification

Friday, June 8th, 2018 - 8:58am


NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
June 8, 2018




CITY OF CARBONDALE ISSUES WATER PLANT PUBLIC NOTIFICATION  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale has issued a Public Notification following a major filter renovation at the Water Treatment Plant. 

On May 31, following the final phase of renovations at the Water Treatment Plant, two of the six filters were disinfected with drinking water and added chlorine. Some of this disinfectant mixed with drinking water in the storage tanks before it was pumped into the distribution system. This caused a negative reaction in the water that resulted in higher than normal turbidity levels. 

While the City’s water was still crystal clear, turbidity levels exceeded standard EPA regulations. In an effort to assure there was no risk to public health, 32 water samples were collected throughout the City which all contained no bacteria. The drinking water returned to compliance the same day the event began. Most of the high turbidity water was discarded and not put into the City’s water system.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Water Plant Manager Tony Harrison at (618) 529-1731, ext. 2. A media event will be held today at the City’s Water Treatment Plant, located at 2401 S. McLafferty Road, at 10:30 a.m.

“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”

City of Carbondale Names Mike Hertz as New Fire Chief

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 - 8:08am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
June 1, 2018

CITY OF CARBONDALE NAMES MIKE HERTZ AS NEW FIRE CHIEF



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE –
The City of Carbondale is happy to announce Mike Hertz will take over as Fire Chief, effective June 2.

Hertz began his firefighting career in 1992 and started working at the City of Carbondale in 2004. In 2013, Hertz was the Captain in charge of Fire Department training and also, the Emergency Management Coordinator. His training certifications include the prestigious Illinois Emergency Management Certification that he received in 2015; the first and only City employee to ever receive this distinction. In 2015, Hertz was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief, the position that he has held until this recent promotion. 

If you have questions or would like more information, call Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams at (618) 457-3226.

“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.” 

City of Carbondale Names Mike Hertz as New Fire Chief

Friday, June 1st, 2018 - 9:06am

The City of Carbondale is happy to announce Mike Hertz will take over as Fire Chief, effective June 2.

Hertz began his firefighting career in 1992 and started working at the City of Carbondale in 2004. In 2013, Hertz was the Captain in charge of Fire Department training and also, the Emergency Management Coordinator. His training certifications include the prestigious Illinois Emergency Management Certification that he received in 2015; the first and only City employee to ever receive this distinction. In 2015, Hertz was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief, the position that he has held until this recent promotion.

If you have questions or would like more information, call Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams at (618) 457-3226

Bike Luncheon to be held at Turley Park

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 - 3:14pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
May 30, 2018

BIKE LUNCHEON TO BE HELD AT TURLEY PARK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE –
The City of Carbondale will wrap up National Bike Month with its annual bicycle luncheon on Thursday, May 31 at Turley Park.

The free luncheon, catered by the Neighborhood Co-op Grocery, will begin at noon and will be held regardless of inclement weather. Awards for the longest commute and Bicycle Scavenger Hunt will be given out. There will also be additional prizes and giveaways at the event.  

For more information, contact City of Carbondale Bike Coordinator Sarah Lawrence at (618) 457-3257 or slawrence@explorecarbondale.com. 

Carbondale Fire Department to Conduct Hydrant Flushing

Monday, April 30th, 2018 - 4:54pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale
April 30, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE - Hydrant flushing will continue on Tuesday, May 1st. The Fire Department will run three crews from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. We will flush on the west side at Tower Road and W. Chautauqua Street going north and on the east side at S. Giant City Road and E. Pleasant Hill Road going north as well as Reed Station Road to include Sweets Corner. Customers may notice a change in water pressure and possible discoloration. The water is safe to drink. However, if your water is discolored, wait a few hours before doing laundry. If you have water related questions, please call 457-3240.

Daily updates for locations of flushing will be available on the City’s web site at www.explorecarbondale.com.

The City of Carbondale Seeks Entries for Halloween Name & Logo Contest

Monday, April 30th, 2018 - 2:12pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
April 30, 2018

THE CITY OF CARBONDALE SEEKS ENTRIES FOR HALLOWEEN NAME & LOGO CONTEST 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is seeking help from the community to come up with a creative, festive and one-of-a-kind name and logo to promote the City’s upcoming Halloween event. Artists are encouraged to submit entries that capture the true spirit of Halloween. 

The contest is open to all southern Illinois artists and Saluki graduates. The logo must be eye-catching, easily identifiable and legible. There are no limitations on color, but the logo must be easily readable in grayscale (black and white). The name of the event must include the word “Halloween.” Logos cannot contain copyrighted materials, third-party artwork or images. 

Contest applications are available online at www.explorecarbondale.com or at City Hall. Artwork (electronic entries should be JPG or PDF format) can be emailed with the words “Halloween Logo Contest” in the subject line to afox@explorecarbondale.com.  Entries may also be submitted via U.S. mail or in person. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 25 at 5 p.m. Entries received after the deadline will not be accepted. 

The Carbondale Halloween Committee will select the winning logo. The design will be unveiled at the June 12 City Council Meeting.

The winner will receive $150, plus bragging rights for designing Carbondale’s official Halloween logo. The City will acquire ownership for the winning logo and may use the image as it deems appropriate. 

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939.

Jackson County Communities Teaming Up to Host Memorial Day Sesquicentennial Celebration

Thursday, April 26th, 2018 - 1:09pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
April 26, 2018

JACKSON COUNTY COMMUNITIES TEAMING UP TO HOST MEMORIAL DAY SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Jackson County Board, cities of Carbondale and Murphysboro and General John A. Logan Museum are teaming up to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day in the United States on May 28.

Festivities include: 

Memorial Day service with special guests Gary Ecelbarger and Brian Ellis, Woodlawn Cemetery, Carbondale, 10 a.m. 

Wreath laying ceremony, General John A. Logan Monument, Murphysboro, 12:30 p.m.

BBQ lunch, General John A. Logan Museum, Murphysboro, 1 to 2 p.m.

Book signing with Daniel Bellware and Dr. Richard Gardiner, General John A. Logan Museum, Murphysboro, 2 to 3 p.m.

Tickets for the luncheon are available now through May 27 at the General John A. Logan Museum, City of Murphysboro Daum Building, 17th Street Bar & Grill, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust (Carbondale, Murphysboro, Carterville and Marion locations), Carbondale City Hall and Carbondale Tourism. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5-12. 

For more information about the event, contact General John A. Logan Museum Director Michael Jones at (618) 303-0569 or director@loganmuseum.org

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