News Flash

Posted on: February 5, 2021

February Communique Now Available

To view the February edition of the Carbondale Communique, click here.  

Carbondale Communique
Posted on: December 10, 2020

December 2020 Communique

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News Flash

Posted on: April 9, 2021

Connect Carbondale Discusses American Rescue Plan and Infrastructure with Senator Durbin

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – A group, made up of local community leaders and regional economic development officials, met with Senator Dick Durbin this week to advocate for southern Illinois. The group, known as Connect Carbondale, meets with lawmake...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Residential Spring Clean-Up Begins May 7th

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The City of Carbondale will conduct the annual Residential Spring Clean-Up Program beginning Friday, May 7th, 2021. This program serves single-family dwellings up to and including 4-unit buildings. The Spring Clean-Up Program allows residents to dispose o...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2021

City Awarded Grant from IDNR to Make Improvements at Cedar Lake

Cedar Lake Imrovements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – Today, Governor JB Pritzker announced that the City of Carbondale would be awarded $120,000 in grant funds to make improvements at the Cedar Lake Boat Launch.

The funding was awarded to the City through the Illin...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Site Opening in the Civic Center

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is pleased to announce that the Civic Center will serve as a COVID-19 mass vaccination site beginning Friday, February 19.  

Governor JB Pritzker announced Wednesday morning that t...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2020

City Ordinance Requires Face Masks In Public

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – In response to the recent tide of new coronavirus cases in Jackson County, on July 30, 2020, the City Council unanimously approved an ordinance requiring face masks in all public places within Carbondale city li...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Small Business Stabilization Grants Available For Certain Carbondale Businesses Affected by COVID-19

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – In an effort to assist Carbondale’s small businesses, the City of Carbondale, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), is making the Downstate Small Busi...

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City Hall-Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: April 7, 2021

Gasoline Safety

Gas Pump Safety

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is aware of a few unusual fire incidents involving self-service customers who were refueling their vehicles in cool or cold, dry weather conditions. These incidents may be related to static electricity build-up and d...

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: April 6, 2021

April Showers Bring May Flowers - and Floods!

Flooding

Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The...

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant Flushing

The Carbondale Fire Department will begin hydrant flushing on Tuesday, April 6. Crews will be working weekdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Hydrant flushing will occur at the following intersections: 

  • South Illinois and West Grand Avenues
  • South Oa...
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Fire Carousel
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Let's Make a Plan

Get Ready! Kids

April is Youth Preparedness month and the Carbondale Office of Emergency Management would like to share information with you from ready.illinois.gov.

Ready Kids! provides tools and information to help before, during and after disasters.

Play games, learn ab...

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Carbondale Fire Department Smoke Detector Program

Smoke Detector

Since 1988 all dwelling units in Illinois have been required to have smoke detectors and alarms. A recent amendment to the 30 year old Smoke Detector Act reflects advances in technology and provides that by 2022 newly installed residential smoke alarms co...

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Spring Not Only Brings Warmer Days, but the Increased Potential of Severe Thunderstorms

Stormy Weather Ahead

The Carbondale Office of Emergency Management would like to share information from Ready.gov on severe weather preparedness.

Before Severe Weather

  • Know your area’s risk of thunderstorms. They can occur year-round and at ...
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News Flash

Posted on: April 1, 2021

Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant Flushing

The Carbondale Fire Department will continue hydrant flushing on Wednesday, April 7 with three crews from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Hydrant flushing will occur at the following intersections: 

  • Between Skyline Drive and S. Oakland Avenue at W. Chaut...
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Fire-Press Releases

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: January 22, 2021

Lateral Police Officer Program

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The City of Carbondale's Experience/Lateral Police Officer Program is initiated for qualified full-time sworn law enforcement officers.

Applicants for lateral appointment to the position of Police Officer must meet the followingminimum qualifications and r...

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Police Carousel
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Carbondale Police Department Arrest Summary

Arrest Summary

Click the image above to view the latest Arrest Summary from the Carbondale Police Department.

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

Lateral Telecommunicator

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The City of Carbondale's Lateral Telecommunicator is a regular, full-time, non-sworn position in the Police Department responsible for receiving telephone and in-person complaints and requests for police services from the Public. In addition, the...

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Police Carousel

News Flash

Posted on: April 11, 2021

Aggravated Battery with Firearm Investigation

Aggravated Battery with Firearm Investigation

 

 

On 04-11-21, at approximately 2:45 a.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 300 block of West Cherry Street.  Officers found 3 gunshot vic...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Aggravated Unlawful Use of Firearm Investigation

 On 04/05/21 at approximately 7:30 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling the wrong way on a one-way street.   During the course of the investigation, officers located an illegal firearm...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Traffic Crash Investigation

On April 2nd, 2021 at approximately 1206 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to a single vehicle crash at the intersection of South Illinois Avenue and West Pleasant Hill Road regarding a semi-truck that overturned. The Carbondale Fire Depa...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Aggravated Discharge of Firearm Investigation

On 03-31-21, at approximately 5:57 p.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to reports of shots fired from two vehicles in the area of East Walnut Street and South Wall Street.  Officers arrived in the area and found one of the suspect ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Distracted Driver Awareness Month

The Carbondale Police Department recognizes Distracted Driving Awareness Month with a reminder for motorists: Drop It and Drive

 

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month across the nation, and the Carbondale Police Department is urging...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Unlawful Use of Weapons Investigation

Unlawful Use of Weapons Investigation

 

On 03-30-21, at 10:01 a.m., Carbondale police officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 1400 block of East Main Street.  Officers located two victims with gunshot wounds.  All of th...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Missing Habitual Runaway Juvenile Investigation

 

Missing Habitual Runaway Juvenile Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person, Zachary Hook age 16.  Hook, pictured below, is described as 5&rsqu...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Home Invasion Investigation

Home Invasion Investigation

On 03/27/21 at 10:17 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 400 block of South Marion Street regarding a disturbance. Officers found two suspects identified in the forced entry of a residence of an acquaintanc...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Unlawful Use of Firearm Investigation

On 03/27/21 at approximately 5:42 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 300 block of East Walnut Street regarding a complaint of shots fired. No injuries were reported and no property damage occurred. During the course of the investiga...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 03-23-21, at approximately 5:26 p.m., Carbondale police officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 1400 block of East Main Street.  Officers learned there were no reported injuries, however, bullets struck two vehicles in the area. &...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Missing Juvenile - Located

On 03-18-21 at 9:00 pm, City of Carbondale police officers learned Isaiah L. Pryor, 15 years old, of Carbondale, had been successfully located in Eldorado, Illinois. He was found to be safe and in good health.   We thank the community for your as...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Missing Person Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile. Isaiah L. Pryor, age 15, who was last seen on 03-18-21 at approximately 4:17 a.m. in the 300 block of South Marion Street in Carbondal...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm

 On 12/25/2020 at approximately 11:20 p.m., City of Carbondale Police officers responded to the 500 block of South Beverage Street in reference to a report of shots fired. Officers learned unknown suspects shot at...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Motor Vehicle Theft Investigation

Motor Vehicle Theft Investigation

 

On 12-26-20 at approximately 1:30 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the area of the 300 block of East Walnut Street in reference to a report of motor vehicle theft.   Officers learned...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2020

City of Carbondale Names Interim Chief of Police

CARBONDALE – City Manager Gary Williams has named Deputy Chief Stan Reno as the Interim Chief of Police. Deputy Chief Reno will replace Chief of Police Jeff Grubbs, whose last day is today, September 30.

Deputy Chief Reno was born and raised in C...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Missing Adult

On 08-29-20, the Carbondale Police Department was notified that Marvin Simpson, 42 years old, of St. Louis, Mo was last seen in Carbondale on 08-26-20. Marvin was last seen in the Tatum Heights area at approximately 11:00 p.m. Marvin is 5’08&...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Missing Juvenile

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile, Edgar E. Rivera, age 15. Edgar was last seen on 07-10-2020 at 2:00 a.m. in the 1200 block of West Main Street. Rivera is described as ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Criminal Damage to Property

Criminal Damage to Property

 

On June 28, 2020 at approximately 6:00 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers monitored a group of approximately 30 people demonstrating and marching through the City as a part of a planned protest. Officers assisted...

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Police-Press Releases