News Flash

Posted on: September 20, 2019

Evergreen Lake Closed Due to Algae Issues

Closed Sign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – Evergreen Lake is currently closed due to potentially harmful algae in the water; this algae is a temporary problem, typically caused by hot dry weather.

During this time, fishing, boating and swimming are NOT permitted. P...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Carbondale Announces Music Lineup for Halloween

Carbondale Halloween 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Halloween Committee is excited to officially announce the 2019 concert lineup. 

The following artists will take center stage at the Washington Street Venue, located at the corner of Washin...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2019

City of Carbondale Receives Funding for Roundabout Project

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Illinois Department of Transportation has selected the City of Carbondale's Chautauqua and McLafferty roads roundabout project for local Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funding.

The City will use th...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Mayor Henry Announces Trick-or-Treat Hours for Carbondale

Trick-or-Treat Hours

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry is excited to announce trick-or-treat hours for Halloween.

Kids can trick-or-treat throughout Carbondale on Thursday, October 31 from 5-8 p.m. Residents wishing to hand out candy to “tric...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Fresh Fitness Returns to Turley Park

Fresh Fitness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale, Carbondale Park District and SIU Student Recreation Center are excited to offer Fresh Fitness classes this Fall at Turley Park.The exercise classes will be held on September 7, 14 and 21 ...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Carbondale Amtrak Station to Undergo Renovations

Amtrak

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – Amtrak will begin work on a series of renovations, including plaza and ramp access improvements, at the Carbondale station, located at 401 S. Illinois Avenue, beginning the week of September 3.

The proj...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Commission Seeks Input for Sustainability Action Plan

Sustainability Action Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Sustainability Commission is seeking ideas from the community to help develop a Sustainability Action Plan for Carbondale.

Ideas from individuals who live and work in Carbondale will be crucial in he...

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News Flash

Fire

4 Stories
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Fire Department to Host Open House on Oct. 5

Open House

The Carbondale Fire Department will host an Open House on Saturday, October 5 at Fire Station #2, located at 401 N. Glenview Drive, from 10 a.m.-noon.This is an opportunity for the community to tour the fire station, meet firefighters, learn more about de...

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Fire
Posted on: September 3, 2019

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. Emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere without notice. Preparedness is a shared responsibility; it takes a whole community. That's why the Carbondale Fire Department encourages everyone to be prepared in the ...

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Fire
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Fire Training

FD Training

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Fire
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Promotional Pinning Ceremony

Promotional Pinning Ceremony 2019

Jay Crippen was promoted from Fire Captain/OEM Coordinator /Training Officer to Assistant Fire Chief, Firefighter Brad Lam was promoted to Fire Captain and Firefighter Dylan Fairfield was promoted to Fire Captain/OEM Coordinator /Training Officer.

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2 Stories
Posted on: September 19, 2019

City of Carbondale to Host Employment Fair

Employment Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is teaming up with Carbondale Main Street, Man-Tra-Con, the Illinois Department of Employment Security and the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce to host an employment fair on Wednesday, Octobe...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

Carbondale Promotes Saluki Spirit

Saluki Spirit 2019

Ways to Show Your Saluki Pride 

  • Include a welcome message on your marquee 
  • Make your business maroon (display Saluki flags, banners, etc.)
  • Encourage all employees to wear Saluki appeals to work Friday-Sunday 
  • Run specials for studen...
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6 Stories
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Officer Maether Receives First Responder Award

First Responder Award

Carbondale Police Officer Ben Maether was named the Carbondale Community High School "First Responder of the Game" on September 13.

Every year, the school acknowledges the hard work and dedication of first responders throughout Jackson County at ...

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Police
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Child Passenger Safety Inspections

Car Seat Check

Did you know 9 out of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly? 

Common errors include:

  • Not properly securing the seat into the vehicle
  • Facing the child forward too soon
  • Improper placement of harness straps
  • Using a seat that is not appropriately sized f...
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Police
Posted on: March 15, 2019

House Watch Program

House Watch Program

Are you going on vacation soon? The Carbondale Police Department offers a House Watch program to assist residents who are away for an extended period of time. 

Police officers check residences daily, looking for suspicious activity or anything out...

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Police
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Carbondale Police Department Offers Safe Exchange Zone

Safe Zone

If you're looking to finish a sale on Craigslist or Heartland Community Swap, the Carbondale Police Department offers a safe exchange zone for online purchases.

While the Police Department has not investigated any incidents involving meetings where transac...

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Police
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Citizen's Police Academy

PD Badge

Get a first-hand look at the work officers perform on a daily basis by signing up for our Citizen's Police Academy.

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Before You Ride, Register Your Bike

Bike

All bicycles in the City of Carbondale, including Southern Illinois University, are required to be registered. 

Registering your bicycle helps law enforcement with the recovery of your bicycle in the event of loss or theft. All cyclists are requir...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 19, 2019

Missing Person - Update

Update – On 09-19-19 City of Carbondale Police Department investigators made contact with Kelsie Youngblood. Youngblood is unharmed and in good health. The investigation into her whereabouts is now closed.

***Previous Release*** 

On 09-18...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Missing Person

On 09-18-19 the City of Carbondale Police Department received a report of a missing person, Kelsie Marie Youngblood. Youngblood was last seen in Carbondale on 09-14-19 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Youngblood is described as a white female, 26 years of age....

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Aggravated Discharge of Firearm- Update

Update - Officers have arrested a 17 year old juvenile, who is in custody and has been charged with Unlawful Use of Weapons and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. 

The two of the individuals who received life-threatening injuries are now expected ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Stalking

On 09-08-2019 at approximately 3:53 p.m., officers of the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to Macy’s department store at the University Mall in the 1200 block of East Main Street in reference to a report of a possible attempt to ab...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Train Collision Update

In reference to the train and pedestrian fatality on 09-02-19, the victim is identified as Beverly Carvell, 57 years old of Carbondale.  At this point in the investigation, there is not any indication of foul play related to the incident. &nb...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2019

Train Collision

On 09-02-19 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Carbondale Police Officers responded to the railroad crossing on Main Street in reference to an individual struck by a train.  Officers determined the victim walked east bound across the railroad tracks and...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2019

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm

On 08-30-19 at approximately 9:45 p.m., Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 300 block of East Hester Street in reference to shots fired. Officers located a gunshot victim with non-life threatening injuries.  The victim was taken to Memori...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Armed Robbery

On 08-25-19 at approximately 4:21 p.m., Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 600 block of East College Street in reference to an Armed Robbery. Two victims reported four suspects approached them and one of them displayed a handgun. The armed suspec...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Armed Robbery

On 08-25-19 at 9:39 p.m., officers of the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 300 block of East Lynda Drive. Officers learned the victim, a delivery driver for a local restaurant was approached by two fema...

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