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Carbondale Veterans Day Ceremony

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 - 3:43pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 3, 2017

CARBONDALE VETERANS DAY CEREMONY 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE –
Southern Illinois University and VFW Post 2605 are teaming up to host a Veterans Day Ceremony to honor the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

The event will be held at Veterans Memorial Plaza (corner of Washington and E. Main Streets) at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 10.

There will be opening remarks by SIU President Randy Dunn, a keynote address by SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno and a proclamation by Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry.

If you have questions or would like more information about this event, contact Southern Illinois University Army ROTC Office Manager Tammy Sanders at (618) 453-5786.

City of Carbondale to Receive Finance Award

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 - 9:18am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
October 31, 2017

CITY OF CARBONDALE TO RECEIVE FINANCE AWARD 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE –
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City of Carbondale the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

In order to receive the award, the City must publish a budget document that meets program criteria as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide and communication device. 

Budgets must be rated as “proficient” in all four categories as well as 14 other mandatory criteria within those categories.

This is the 31st  year the City has received the award. 

A PDF version of the budget can be accessed on the City’s website at www.explorecarbondale.com.

The award will be presented to the Finance Director on Tuesday, November 7 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

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

City of Carbondale to Conduct Housing Survey for Rehabilitation Program

Friday, October 27th, 2017 - 8:57am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
October 27, 2017

CITY OF CARBONDALE TO CONDUCT HOUSING SURVEY FOR REHABILITATION PROGRAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – In an effort to continue to bring grant funding to the community, the City of Carbondale will be conducting a housing survey in northeast Carbondale to help determine a target area for future rehabilitation grants.

City staff will be conducting door-to-door surveys from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. now through November.

The survey will consist of demographics and economic and housing-related questions that are required by the state for housing rehabilitation assistance. Surveys will take approximately five minutes to complete.

All of the information gathered will be used solely for statistical analysis and will be kept confidential in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-579). Residents are encouraged to participate.

If you would like more information about this program or to be added to a mailing list for future housing grants, contact Carbondale Senior Planner Travis Taylor at (618) 457-3233 or ttaylor@explorecarbondale.com.

Carbondale Fire Department to Host Fire Truck Dedication

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 - 11:22am

The Carbondale Fire Department is hosting an official dedication and wet down ceremony for Fire Truck 7 on Wednesday, October 18.

The event will be held at Fire Station #2 (401 N. Glenview Drive) beginning at 1:30 p.m.

The public is encouraged to participate in this event.

Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact the Carbondale Fire Department Administrative Office at (618) 457-3234.

Meet the Mayor and Chancellor Event

Monday, October 9th, 2017 - 9:32am

The City of Carbondale and the Southern Illinois University Student Center will host
“Meet the Mayor and Chancellor” on Monday, October 16. SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno
and Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry will be at the SIU Student Center Starbucks
from 11 a.m.-noon. This is an opportunity for students and members of the community to talk to
the Mayor and Chancellor over coffee.

For more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939.

Carbondale Mayor Elected to IML Board of Directors

Thursday, October 5th, 2017 - 11:38am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is excited to announce Mayor John “Mike” Henry has been elected to serve as a Vice President of the Illinois Municipal League (IML).

Henry will serve a one-year term on the organization’s Board of Directors.

“Through my role on the IML board, I will collaborate with mayors from around the state on issues that affect all of our communities,” said Henry. “I am excited to exchange ideas and share solutions as we advocate for local government at the state and federal level.”

For more than 100 years, the Illinois Municipal League has continuously worked with local communities in Illinois to provide a formal voice on matters involving common interests.

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Carbondale Fire Department to Host Open House

Monday, October 2nd, 2017 - 9:49am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
October 2, 2017

CARBONDALE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO HOST OPEN HOUSE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Fire Department will host an Open House on Saturday, October 7 at Fire Station #2 (401 N. Glenview Drive) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

This is an opportunity for the community to tour the fire station, meet firefighters, learn more about department services and ask questions.

There will also be activities for kids, including a special appearance by the Fire Department’s mascot Sparky.

The Fire Department will also be selling t-shirts during the Open House to raise awareness for breast cancer. T-shirts are $20 and are available in a variety of sizes.

The Open House will kick off National Fire Prevention Week October 8-14. This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”

If you have questions or would like more information, contact the Carbondale Fire Department Administrative Office at (618) 457-3234. 

Carbondale Fire Department to Sell Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirt During October

Thursday, September 28th, 2017 - 8:15am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
September 26, 2017

CARBONDALE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO SELL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
T-SHIRTS DURING OCTOBER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE –
Carbondale Fire Department Local 1961 will be selling t-shirts during the month of October to raise awareness for breast cancer.
T-shirts are $20 each and are available in a variety of sizes. 
 
Proceeds will support the SIH Cancer Institute Patient Support Fund for breast cancer patients.
To order a t-shirt, stop by Fire Station #2 (401 N. Glenview Drive) or call (618) 457-3299. T-shirts will also be available during the Fire Prevention Week Open House on Saturday, October 7.
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Businesses Encouraged to Participate in SIU Homecoming Window Decorating Contest

Thursday, September 28th, 2017 - 8:05am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
September 27, 2017

BUSINESSES ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN SIU HOMECOMING WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE –
The City of Carbondale encourages area businesses to participate in the 2017 Southern Illinois University Homecoming Window Decorating Contest.
This year’s theme is “The Saluki Odyssey: Heroes, Myths and Traditions.”
Window decorations should stick to the theme and highlight Saluki spirit in a unique way.
Applications are available online at https://goo.gl/N6ByhT. The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 29 at 4:30 p.m.
Photos of the decorated windows will be taken on Monday, October 9 and posted on the SIU Alumni Association Facebook page for voting. The top 10 windows will be judged by the Homecoming Committee on Friday, October 13.
The winner will be announced during the SIU Football Homecoming game against Illinois State on Saturday, October 14.
If you have questions or would like more information, contact the SIU Office of Student Engagement at (618) 457-5714 or homecoming@siu.edu.

 

For Kids' Sake 7th Annual Superhero 5K

Thursday, September 21st, 2017 - 3:33pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Carbondale, IL – The 7th Annual For Kids’ Sake Superhero 5K at Turley Park in Carbondale is just days away! Friday, September 22, is the deadline for pre-registration. It costs $20 for adults and $10 for kids 17 and under, and guarantees an Official Event T-shirt. Your $20 registration fee will feed an orphan 57 meals. If you miss the pre-registration deadline, register at the event, Friday, September 29 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm at Turley Park.

Join hundreds of participants at the starting line to run or walk in Carbondale’s largest 5K. This year, the local nonprofit is anticipating 400 “Superheroes” to participate. In addition to the race, local vendors will also offer free services including massages from John A. Logan Massage Therapists, 3D Body Scans from Natural Health Improvement Center, Shoe Screenings from Missouri Running Company, Face Painting from Plush UNLTD, fun kids activities from Carbondale Park District, and more.

After the race, stay for the Award Ceremony with individual and team awards for Top Fundraisers, Best Time, and Best Superhero Costumes. Prizes include gift cards, a bowling party, and custom-made For Kids' Sake Superhero capes. The Town Square Market Grill will have a delicious $5 dinner with a freshly grilled burger or hotdog, chips and a drink.

Donations towards the event can be made at www.fundly.com/fks5k2017

For more information, call For Kids’ Sake at 618-529-5044, email info@forkidssake.net or visit www.forkidssake.net.

This year’s event has wide support from 40 local business sponsors including:
Longbranch Café & Bakery, Southern Illinois GI Specialists, Southern Illinois Healthcare, Marion Eye Centers & Optical, Henry Printing, NeuroRestorative Carbondale, Withers Broadcasting, the Daily Egyptian, Cook Portable Warehouses, The City of Carbondale, Town Square Market, Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, Embroidery Station, WDBX, WSIU Radio, Natural Health Improvement Center, Gentry Couch, Greenridge Landscaping, Baine Roofing Co., G.L.Morris Refrigeration, First Mid Illinois Bank and Trust, First Southern Bank, Coleman Lawn Equipment, Midwest Propane, G. Meredith Funeral Home, Phoenix Cycles, Castle Perilous Games and Books, Anna Tire & Auto Center, Bella Sofia Threads, El Greco, Banterra, Brehm Preparatory School, and Gaia House.

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