Carbondale Fire Department to Fill Pool at Super Splash Park

Monday, May 1st, 2017 - 2:49pm


CARBONDALE – Preparations are underway for the 2017 Super Splash Park season.

The Carbondale Fire Department will fill up the pool on Friday, May 5 at 3 p.m. Members of the media are invited to attend.

The Super Splash Park is located at 625 S. Lewis Lane. Opening day is scheduled for May 27.

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

Water Service Interruption

Friday, April 28th, 2017 - 3:39pm

Due to water main construction along South Dixon Street. It will be necessary for water service to be interrupted in the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of South Dixon Street; the 200 and 300 Block of South Friedline Drive.
Interruptions are expected to be 2-3 hours in duration and will not start before 9:00 AM on Monday, May 1, 2017. Any interruptions in water service are planned to be concluded by 4:00 p.m.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause you.   

 If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works/Engineering Office at 618-457-3270.

Improvements for the Solar Eclipse

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 - 8:22am


CARBONDALE –With less than four months until the solar eclipse, the City of Carbondale is encouraging all businesses to give their properties some extra attention as the community prepares to welcome thousands of visitors.
Improvements include touching up paint, landscaping upgrades, repairing sidewalks and repainting parking lots. 
Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry said, “If we all work together over the next few months, it will make a big difference in how people perceive Carbondale.”
The total solar eclipse will reach its greatest point of totality just south of Carbondale on August 21.

For more information about the solar eclipse, contact:
Carbondale Tourism
(618) 529-4451

CarbondALE Brew Fest

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 - 2:36pm


Carbondale Main Street is partnering with the SIU Fermentation Science Institute and Southern Illinois Brewers to present the CarbondALE Brew Fest!  This festival will feature more than 30 brews from all over the US, including ones from local breweries as well as those from Indiana, Missouri, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania.

CarbondALE Brew Fest will be held at the Town Square Pavilion on Friday, May 5th from 6pm-9pm, with early entry for VIP ticket holders, and an after party at Hangar 9 beginning at 9pm. This is rain or shine event!

Limited advance tickets are currently for sale; General Admission tickets are $25 and include a souvenir tasting glass and tastes, VIP tickets are $45, and include a premium (larger) tasting glass, tastes, early entry to the Fest, access to the VIP tent,  and more!  This year, for $100, Platinum VIP ticket holders will also receive an event  tshirt, complimentary lunch and tour of the Fermentation Science Institute earlier in the day.

Pricing will be $30 for General Admission and $50 for VIP at the door.

This year, the event area is expanding to include more food vendors and activities.  The CarbondALE Brew Fest is sure to be a great time, with lots of information from brewers and representatives from more than 30 breweries (a full list, and ticket information can be found at  Several breweries are bringing seasonal craft beers and special releases!

Proceeds will benefit Carbondale Main Street and the SIU Fermentation Science Institute.  To learn more, call 618-529-8040 or visit

For more informtion, please access the flyer.

Contact: Meghan Cole
0ffice:    618-529-8040
Mobile: 618-927-6878

Ribbon Cutting for BPL Plasma

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 - 4:11pm

Ribbon Cutting for BPL Plasma
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
10:30 a.m.

The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 2 at BPL Plasma. The facility is located at 301 W. Main Street in Carbondale.

For more than 25 years, BPL has been a leader in the plasma industry. The Carbondale location is one of 33 BPL facilities nationwide.

The ribbon cutting is in recognition of a recent rebranding and BPL’s membership in the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce. Representatives of the Chamber, City and business will participate in the ceremony. The event is open to the public.


Carbondale Chamber of Commerce
Phone:  618-549-2146
Fax:  618-529-5063

Outdoor Weather Siren Activation

Monday, April 10th, 2017 - 1:43pm

News Release
Office of Emergency Management

April 7, 2017

Outdoor Weather Siren Activation - On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, repairs will be made to the outdoor weather warning siren located at 212 W. Willow Street. This may result in this siren and/or all sirens sounding. Work is scheduled to begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. and may extend through the morning. In the event severe weather occurs, all testing will be postponed.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this causes you and appreciate your cooperation.

For more information please contact Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Terril Kaufmann at 457-3245.

City of Carbondale Office of Emergency Management
401 North Glenview Drive
Post Office Box 2047
Carbondale, IL 62902-2047
Phone: 618-457-3245
Fax: 618-457-4132  



Carbondale Begins Downtown Revitalization Project

Monday, April 10th, 2017 - 1:34pm

City of Carbondale, Illinois
April 10, 2017



CARBONDALE – After months of discussion, plans to revitalize downtown Carbondale are finally underway.

Ameren Illinois is starting to set new poles behind businesses along S. Illinois Avenue as part of the first phase of the streetscape project.

Power line relocation is expected to take 4-6 weeks to complete.

In addition, there will be changes coming to sidewalks and curbs as well as the addition of plants and flowers throughout the downtown area.

The first phase of renovations will cover W. Mill Street to W. Cherry Street.

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





Carbondale Named Bicycle Friendly Business

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 - 2:19pm

City of Carbondale, Illinois
April 6, 2017



CARBONDALE – The League of American Bicyclists has named the Carbondale Civic Center/City Hall a Bicycle Friendly Business at the Bronze level.

This award is presented only to businesses who are dedicated to encouraging a more welcoming atmosphere for bicycling employees, customers and the community.

There are currently 1,315 Bicycle Friendly Businesses in 49 states and Washington D.C.

To learn more about the program or to apply, visit

Members of the media should contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939 or




Fire Department Hydrant Flushing

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 - 8:11am

News Release
Fire Department

Date:   April 3, 2017

Fire Department Hydrant Flushing 

The City of Carbondale Fire Department will conduct hydrant flushing, scheduled to begin on Monday, April 10th. The work will include three crews working from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The areas where the hydrant flushing will occur are near the intersections of South Illinois and West Grand Avenues, South Oakland Avenue and West Chautauqua Street and South Wall and East Park Streets. 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 City Vision Channel 16 and the City’s web site at

If you have any questions, please contact Fire Captain Aaron Hine at (618) 457-3234.


Carbondale Receives Financial Excellence Award

Monday, April 3rd, 2017 - 10:49am

City of Carbondale, Illinois
April 3, 2017




CARBONDALE – The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City of Carbondale the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2016.

Individual departments or agencies are responsible for meeting the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) requirements for CAFR.

This is the 24th consecutive year the City has received the award.

A PDF version of the report can accessed on the City’s website at

A certificate and plaque will be presented to City Council on Tuesday, April 11 at 7 p.m.

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






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