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Jackson County Mass Transit to Present at Human Relations Commission Meeting

Monday, January 8th, 2018 - 11:56am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
January 8, 2018

JACKSON COUNTY MASS TRANSIT TO PRESENT AT HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION MEETING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE – 
Jackson County Mass Transit Executive Director Ted Gutierrez will share a special presentation at tonight’s Human Relations Commission meeting.
The meeting will be held in Room 112 of the Carbondale Civic Center at 5 p.m. 
For more information, contact Human Resources at (618) 549-5302. 

Annual Neighborhood Alliance Meeting Set For January 13, 2018

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 - 1:46pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
December 19, 2017

ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE MEETING SET FOR JANUARY 13


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE –
Carbondale’s Neighborhood Alliance Meeting will take place on Saturday, January 13 at First United Methodist Church from 10 a.m.-noon. 
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to network and check out information tables prior to the start of the meeting. 
The meeting will highlight reports from neighborhood and community organizations as well as an hour-long panel discussion with City officials. 
Following the meeting, there will be a chili lunch.
The meeting is open to all Carbondale residents. For more information, contact Sarah Heyer at (618) 549 5302, ext. 386 or (618) 525-5525.

 

Saturday Fitness Class to be Offered at Winter Farmer's Market

Monday, December 18th, 2017 - 9:54am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
December 18, 2017

SATURDAY FITNESS CLASS TO BE OFFERED AT WINTER FARMER’S MARKET 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE –
The City of Carbondale is teaming up with the Carbondale Park District and the SIU Rec Center to host a series of group fitness classes during the Winter Farmer’s Market.   
The “Fresh Fitness” program will be held every Saturday from January 6-March 31 from 10-11 a.m. at Carbondale Community High School. 
Southern Illinois University Fitness Instructors Kelsey Brommel and Tori Gusewelle will teach a variety of cardio and strength training classes throughout the 13 week program.  
No experience is necessary. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle, towel and/or yoga mat. A cash donation of $5 is suggested. 
If you have questions or would like more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939 or afox@explorecarbondale.com.  

Carbondale Fire Department Encourages Residents to Have Working Smoke Alarms

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 - 9:43am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
December 6, 2017

 


CARBONDALE FIRE DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO HAVE WORKING SMOKE ALARMS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE –
As you deck the halls, the Carbondale Fire Department wants to remind residents to practice fire safety this holiday season. 
Things such as Christmas trees and other decorations, decorative lighting, increased use of extension cords and wrapped presents are all possible ignition sources for a fire. 
With the extra fire hazards this time of year, it’s important to have working smoke alarms in your home. Check your smoke detectors at least once a month and make sure batteries are changed twice a year. 
The Carbondale Fire Department has put out two house fires in the last five days where occupants were alerted to the fire, thanks to the use of smoke alarms.
If you have questions or would like more information, contact the Carbondale Fire Department Administrative Office at (618) 457-3234.

 

2017 State of the City Address

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 - 10:52am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
December 5, 2017

2017 STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce will host the 2017 State of the City Address on Tuesday, December 12 during their monthly luncheon. 
Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry will unveil the City’s new logo and branding. He will also highlight the City’s progress and accomplishments over the last year as well as discuss plans for 2018. 
Lunch will begin at noon in the Carbondale Civic Center located at 200 S. Illinois Avenue. Tickets for the event are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Reservations can be made by calling (618) 549-2146.
Proceeds from the event will go toward the Mayor’s Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships for Carbondale Community High School students attending Southern Illinois University. 
For more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939.

 

SIU Students to Display Landscaping Design Plans at Carbondale Civic Center

Friday, December 1st, 2017 - 11:29am


NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
December 1, 2017

 

 

SIU STUDENTS TO DISPLAY LANDSCAPING DESIGN PLANS AT CARBONDALE CIVC CENTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Founders Park Committee will display student design proposals for landscaping elements on Saturday, December 2 at the Carbondale Civic Center.

The SIU Landscape Design & Architecture class has completed conceptual drawings for the "Founders Park" property located behind the police station. Design proposals will be on display during the Lights Fantastic Parade from 4-8 p.m.

Everyone is 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 Committee Chair Tom Grant at tgrant@explorecarbondale.com.

City of Carbondale to Host Bicentennial Flag Raising Ceremony

Thursday, November 30th, 2017 - 10:01am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 30, 2017

CITY OF CARBONDALE TO HOST BICENTENNIAL FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale will host a Flag Raising Ceremony to celebrate Illinois’ 200th birthday on Monday, December 4.
The ceremony will kick off a yearlong celebration that will pay tribute to our history, people and community.
“Our Bicentennial will showcase Illinois’ influence on American history and culture, achievement and invention, business and art. Together, we can inspire pride in Illinois and show the world what makes this state so great,” said Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.
Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry will raise the Illinois Bicentennial flag at noon in front of City Hall located at 200 S. Illinois Avenue.
The public is encouraged to attend.
If you have questions or would like more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939 or afox@explorecarbondale.com.

 

Carbondale to Receive Fire Prevention Grant

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 - 10:08am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 29, 2017

CARBONDALE TO RECEIVE FIRE PREVENTION GRANT 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Fire Department has been awarded a $2,135 fire prevention grant by FM Global.

The award will be presented to the Fire Department at Fire Station #2 located at 401 N. Glenview Drive on Tuesday, December 5 at 12:30 p.m. 

The grant will be used to cover the costs of a new Sparky costume. The fire dog is the department’s mascot which is used to assist with fire prevention education and outreach throughout the community.

With fire being the leading cause of property damage worldwide, in the last 40 years, FM Global has contributed millions of dollars in fire prevention grants to fire service organizations around the world. Locally, the company has awarded grants to a number of Illinois-based organizations.

To learn more about FM Global’s Fire Prevention Grant Program and other resources for fire service, visit www.fmglobal.com/fireservice.

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

 

Lights Fantastic Parade Detours & Closures

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 - 2:30pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 28, 2017

LIGHTS FANTASTIC PARADE DETOURS & CLOSURES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The 27th Annual Lights Fantastic Parade returns to downtown Carbondale on Saturday, December 2.

The parade will begin promptly at 6 p.m. along Mill Street and will travel north on Illinois Avenue to Town Square.

Parade goers are encouraged to arrive early to avoid road closures and detours along Illinois Route 13 and U.S. Highway 51 from 5-8 p.m.

West Bus Service and Jackson County Mass Transit will provide rides to the parade from Murdale Shopping Center, University Mall, SIU Arena and Student Center. Buses will pick up passengers every 15 minutes between 4-6 p.m. Buses will return passengers following the parade.

For a complete list of detours and road closures, visit the Carbondale Lights Fantastic Parade Facebook page or the City’s website www.explorecarbondale.com.

The Detour Map is available here.

 

 

City of Carbondale Encourages Residents to Participate in Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 - 8:40am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 21, 2017

CITY OF CARBONDALE ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN GIVING TUESDAY  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is encouraging residents to participate in Giving Tuesday on November 28.

Every year, the City provides financial support for several nonprofit organizations in the community. This includes the Boys and Girls Club, Attucks Community Services, Carbondale Main Street, Good Samaritan Ministries, The Women’s Center, Carbondale Community Arts, I Can Read and WDBX Community Radio.

Giving Tuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday giving season.

To participate in Giving Tuesday, visit www.southernillinoisgivingtuesday.org. All charitable donations are tax deductible.

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

 

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