News Flash

Posted on: February 19, 2020

UPDATE - Water Main Construction Continues Along Sycamore Street

Road Closure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE - Construction of a new water main along Sycamore Street, from Rural King rear entrance to Oakland Avenue has begun. On Thursday, February 20, 2020, Sycamore Street will be closed for water main construction from McKinley S...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Fresh Fitness Returns to Winter Farmer's Market

Fresh Fitness

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale has once again teamed up with the Carbondale Park District and SIU Recreation Center to host group fitness classes during the Winter Farmer’s Market at Carbondale Community High School.  

The...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2019

Warming Center Opens in Carbondale

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Warming Center will open at 8 p.m. on December 1, 2019. Organizers say their mission is to provide nighttime sleeping space on cold nights as a supplement to the city’s existing shelter ...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2019

City of Carbondale Leads With Solar Deployment

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE -  Reaching its goal of becoming a leader in sustainable energy, the City of Carbondale approved a PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) which will allow for the deployment of a $2.4M solar project which will pow...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Carbondale Mayor Supports Efforts to Improve Amtrak On-Time Performance

Traffic Delays

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE - Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry supports the Rail Passenger Fairness Act recently introduced by US Senator Dick Durbin. This legislation aims to provide Amtrak with a mechanism to keep frei...

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City Hall-Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: February 23, 2020

Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

Smoke Detector

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m. 

The Carbondale Fire Department recommends changing the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors when you move your clocks forward. In addition, the CFD recommends refreshi...

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: February 1, 2020

Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquake Preparedness

Whether you are at home, in a classroom or other type of building, it is important to know how to protect yourself during an earthquake.

Some of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in North America rocked the mostly rural central U.S. between December 18...

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Space Heater Safety

Space Heater Safety

The National Fire Protection Association reports that heating equipment, such as space heaters, is the second-leading cause of home fires in the U.S. Portable space heaters have become a popular way to supplement central heating. More than half (53%) of a...

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Preparing for Winter Weather

Final Winter Survival Kit

With winter upon us, the Carbondale Fire Department would like to remind everyone to be prepared to take care of yourself and those around you. Emergency Preparedness Kits should be prepared with at least three days' worth of essentials for your family an...

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that often goes undetected, catching individuals off guard or in their sleep. The "silent killer" is produced by burning fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, g...

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News Flash

Posted on: November 21, 2019

Fire Department Raises Money to Help Local Cancer Patients

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – For the fifth year, the Carbondale Fire Department and Carbondale Professional Firefighters Local 1961 donated money to help cancer patients in need of financial assistance.

On Thursday, November 21, firefighters...

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Fire-Press Releases

News Flash

News Flash

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 Carousel
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 Carousel
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Citizen's Police Academy

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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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News Flash

Posted on: February 18, 2020

Aggravated Assault/Unlawful Use of Weapons

On February 16th at approximately 2:15 a.m. Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 300 block of S. Marion regarding a man threatening others with a handgun. Officers learned that Montavious Burton, 27, of Carbondale, entered a residence occupied by o...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2020

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm

On 02-15-2020 at approximately 3:40 a.m., Carbondale Police officers responded to the 1000 block of East Park Street in reference to shots fired and a reported gunshot victim. During the course of the investigation, officers learned there was a dispute am...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Death Investigation

On 02-14-2020 at approximately 3:17 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of South Rawlings Street in reference to a death investigation. During the course of the investigation, officers and detectives learned a male and female couple got into a domes...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Reward Offered for Homicide Suspect

The City of Carbondale is announcing a $2,500 reward to anyone offering information leading to the arrest of homicide suspect Olando Sheron.  On 11-03-19, the City of Carbondale Police Department initiated a homicide investigation following the s...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm

On 02-09-2020 at approximately 2:15 p.m., officers responded to the area of North Robert A. Stalls and East Birch Street in reference to a report of shots fired. During the course of the investigation, officers learned that the suspect, identified as Step...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Mob Action

On 02-08-2020 at 9:15 p.m., officers of the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to the 500 block of West Cherry Street in reference to a report of a mob action complaint. Officers learned the two victims were approached and attacked by five mal...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Update - Missing Person Investigation - Recovered

On 02-01-2020 at about 1900 hours, the City of Carbondale Police Department learned Amarion Roberts was recovered by the officers of the Murphysboro Police Department. 

Prior Release on 01-31-2019:

The City of Carbondale Police Department is reques...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Missing Person Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile. Amarion T. Roberts, age 16. Roberts was last seen on 01-27-2020 at approximately 2:00 p.m. in the 400 block of South Marion Street in ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Unlawful Use of Weapons Investigation

On 01-29-2020 at approximately 11:10 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of South Crestview Street in reference to a report of shots fired.   When officers arrived, they learned the suspects fired shots at the victim before fleeing from the...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Homicide Investigation Update

On 01-22-2020 at 12:21 a.m., officers of the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to the 2200 block of North Illinois Avenue regarding a report of shots fired, where an individual was reported to be injured. Officers arrived and located an unres...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Spring 2020 Personal Safety for Women Classes Offered

The City of Carbondale Police Department will be offering Personal Safety for Women classes over the next few months. The classes, which are geared toward sexual assault prevention, are designed to teach women prevention and precaution methods and how to ...

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Police-Press Releases