News Flash

Posted on: June 2, 2020

Public Works Food Drive Brings In More Than 400 Donations

Public Works Food Drive Collection 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale Public Works Department would like to extend our appreciation for everyone that helped make our Fill a Truck Food Drive a success during National Public Works Week!

We were able to collect ...

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

IL 13 (E Walnut St) Closed For Railroad Crossing Repairs

Traffic Delays

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced a two-day road closure in downtown Carbondale for railroad crossing repairs. According to IDOT, beginning June 2, IL 13 (E. Walnut St) will be closed at the CN...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Mayor Signs Executive Order To Assist Bars And Restaurants With Outdoor Seating

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – On Thursday, May 28, Mayor Mike Henry signed an Executive Order allowing bars and restaurants to apply for permits at no charge to expand outdoor seating during the duration of Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Pl...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Oakland Avenue Reconstruction To Expand Work Zone

Oakland Avenue Construction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – In an effort to complete the Oakland Avenue reconstruction project substantially earlier than anticipated, the construction area will expand from Freeman Street to Hill Avenue beginning June 1, 2020. Access to O...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Reminder of Refuse Collection Changes

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale recently transitioned to fully automated refuse collection, requiring a few changes in how carts need to be set out for collection.

To ensure refuse collection, follow these instructions:

  • A...
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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Fourth of July Fireworks Show Canceled

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – Due to uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Carbondale has decided to cancel this year’s annual fireworks display on the Southern Illinois University campus.

This longtime Fourth of July ...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Spring Clean-Up Postponed Until Further Notice

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale has postponed its annual Residential Spring Clean-Up due to concerns related to COVID-19. This decision was made to protect the Refuse and Recycling employees who handle the refuse during ...

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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
Posted on: March 31, 2020

City of Carbondale Offices Closed Until Further Notice

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – Pursuant to the Governor’s stay-at-home order, City Hall, the Civic Center, and all other City of Carbondale offices will remain closed to the public until further notice.

City staff will continue worki...

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

City of Carbondale Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale has been monitoring the COVID-19 issue closely over the past few weeks and has maintained close communications with our federal and state health officials, the Jackson County Health Depart...

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City Hall-Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Do Your Emergency Plans Include Your Pets?

Per Preparedness

If your family includes a dog, cat, hamster or other furry, feathered or scaly friends, don’t forget to include their unique needs in your home emergency plans.

According to IEMA, home emergency supply kits for people should include the following...

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: June 1, 2020

June is Summer Safety Month

Summer

June is the official start of summer and a good opportunity to consider summer safety. The City of Carbondale Office of Emergency Management would like to share the following tips:

Vacation Safety Tips:

  • Pack a travel-size emergency supply kit with water, sn...
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Fire Carousel
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Furniture/TV Tip-Overs

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Make sure your furniture and TVs are secure from tip-overs! 

The Carbondale Fire Department would like you to be aware of the dangers of children climbing on furniture. 

Tips to avoid possible childhood injuries and death:

  • Use brackets and ...
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Fire Carousel
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Liquid and Steam Burn Like Fire

Burn Awareness

Scald burns from hot liquids and steam comprise 34% of overall burn injuries admitted to U.S. burn centers. 

The Carbondale Fire Department would like pass on these tips from the International Association of Fire Fighters to stay safe:

  • Set your wat...
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Fire Carousel

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: June 1, 2020

Business Burglary Investigations

Between 05-31-2020 at 10:52 p.m. and 06-01-2020 at 3:29 a.m., officers of the Carbondale Police Department responded to burglaries to multiple businesses.   

On 05-31-2020 at 10:52 p.m., Officers responded to alarms from businesses inside...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Missing Person Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person, Larryhon (Larry) D. Granger, age 14.  Granger, pictured below, is described as 6’1” tall, weighing 150 poun...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Missing Person Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person, Elijah N. White, age 17.  White, pictured below, is described as 5’10” tall, weighing 150 pounds, with red ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Missing Juvenile

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile. Amarion T. Roberts, age 16, was last seen on 05-23-2020 at about 8:00 p.m. in the 400 block of South Marion Street in Carbondale. Robe...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Residential Burglary & Criminal Trespass to Residence

On 05-21-20 at approximately 11:03 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 500 block of S. Forest St. regarding a residential burglary in progress. Officers found an unknown suspect forced entry into a residence and numerous items had be...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm

Aggravated Battery with a
Firearm

 

On 05-21-20 at approximately 12:50 a.m., Carbondale Police Officers heard and also received reports of shots fired in the area of the 700 block of North Robert A. Stalls. Officers responded to the area and locat...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Missing Person Investigation

Update:  The City of Carbondale Police Department has located a missing person, Madison V. Huesmann, age 19.  On 05-19-20 Huesmann was found to be in good health and unharmed.

Previous release:

The City of Carbondale Police Department is ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Missing Person Investigation - Recovered

On 05-13-2020 officers of the Carbondale police department learned Kirtayvion D. Taylor-Kirk was located by the East Moline Police Department unharmed and in good health. 

Prior Release on 04-29-2020:

The City of Carbondale Police Department is req...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Armed Habitual Criminal Investigation

On 05-11-2020 at approximately 6:21 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of South Lewis Lane in reference to a report of a person displaying a firearm.   Officers located the suspect, identified as Kevonta Thomas, 24 years old of Carbondale,...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm Investigation

On 05-12-20 at approximately 2:26 a.m., Carbondale Police Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Dorthella Street and Lynda Drive.  Officers learned a gunshot victim arrived at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale and another gunsh...

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Police-Press Releases