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Carbondale Fire Department Encourages Residents to Have Working Smoke Alarms

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 - 9:43am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
December 6, 2017

 


CARBONDALE FIRE DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO HAVE WORKING SMOKE ALARMS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE –
As you deck the halls, the Carbondale Fire Department wants to remind residents to practice fire safety this holiday season. 
Things such as Christmas trees and other decorations, decorative lighting, increased use of extension cords and wrapped presents are all possible ignition sources for a fire. 
With the extra fire hazards this time of year, it’s important to have working smoke alarms in your home. Check your smoke detectors at least once a month and make sure batteries are changed twice a year. 
The Carbondale Fire Department has put out two house fires in the last five days where occupants were alerted to the fire, thanks to the use of smoke alarms.
If you have questions or would like more information, contact the Carbondale Fire Department Administrative Office at (618) 457-3234.

 

2017 State of the City Address

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 - 10:52am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
December 5, 2017

2017 STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce will host the 2017 State of the City Address on Tuesday, December 12 during their monthly luncheon. 
Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry will unveil the City’s new logo and branding. He will also highlight the City’s progress and accomplishments over the last year as well as discuss plans for 2018. 
Lunch will begin at noon in the Carbondale Civic Center located at 200 S. Illinois Avenue. Tickets for the event are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Reservations can be made by calling (618) 549-2146.
Proceeds from the event will go toward the Mayor’s Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships for Carbondale Community High School students attending Southern Illinois University. 
For more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939.

 

SIU Students to Display Landscaping Design Plans at Carbondale Civic Center

Friday, December 1st, 2017 - 11:29am


NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
December 1, 2017

 

 

SIU STUDENTS TO DISPLAY LANDSCAPING DESIGN PLANS AT CARBONDALE CIVC CENTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Founders Park Committee will display student design proposals for landscaping elements on Saturday, December 2 at the Carbondale Civic Center.

The SIU Landscape Design & Architecture class has completed conceptual drawings for the "Founders Park" property located behind the police station. Design proposals will be on display during the Lights Fantastic Parade from 4-8 p.m.

Everyone is encouraged to come and see what the students have envisioned for a future outdoor recreation space. Public comments are welcome.

For more information, contact the Committee Chair Tom Grant at tgrant@explorecarbondale.com.

City of Carbondale to Host Bicentennial Flag Raising Ceremony

Thursday, November 30th, 2017 - 10:01am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 30, 2017

CITY OF CARBONDALE TO HOST BICENTENNIAL FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale will host a Flag Raising Ceremony to celebrate Illinois’ 200th birthday on Monday, December 4.
The ceremony will kick off a yearlong celebration that will pay tribute to our history, people and community.
“Our Bicentennial will showcase Illinois’ influence on American history and culture, achievement and invention, business and art. Together, we can inspire pride in Illinois and show the world what makes this state so great,” said Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.
Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry will raise the Illinois Bicentennial flag at noon in front of City Hall located at 200 S. Illinois Avenue.
The public is encouraged to attend.
If you have questions or would like more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939 or afox@explorecarbondale.com.

 

Carbondale to Receive Fire Prevention Grant

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 - 10:08am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 29, 2017

CARBONDALE TO RECEIVE FIRE PREVENTION GRANT 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Fire Department has been awarded a $2,135 fire prevention grant by FM Global.

The award will be presented to the Fire Department at Fire Station #2 located at 401 N. Glenview Drive on Tuesday, December 5 at 12:30 p.m. 

The grant will be used to cover the costs of a new Sparky costume. The fire dog is the department’s mascot which is used to assist with fire prevention education and outreach throughout the community.

With fire being the leading cause of property damage worldwide, in the last 40 years, FM Global has contributed millions of dollars in fire prevention grants to fire service organizations around the world. Locally, the company has awarded grants to a number of Illinois-based organizations.

To learn more about FM Global’s Fire Prevention Grant Program and other resources for fire service, visit www.fmglobal.com/fireservice.

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

 

Lights Fantastic Parade Detours & Closures

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 - 2:30pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 28, 2017

LIGHTS FANTASTIC PARADE DETOURS & CLOSURES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The 27th Annual Lights Fantastic Parade returns to downtown Carbondale on Saturday, December 2.

The parade will begin promptly at 6 p.m. along Mill Street and will travel north on Illinois Avenue to Town Square.

Parade goers are encouraged to arrive early to avoid road closures and detours along Illinois Route 13 and U.S. Highway 51 from 5-8 p.m.

West Bus Service and Jackson County Mass Transit will provide rides to the parade from Murdale Shopping Center, University Mall, SIU Arena and Student Center. Buses will pick up passengers every 15 minutes between 4-6 p.m. Buses will return passengers following the parade.

For a complete list of detours and road closures, visit the Carbondale Lights Fantastic Parade Facebook page or the City’s website www.explorecarbondale.com.

The Detour Map is available here.

 

 

City of Carbondale Encourages Residents to Participate in Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 - 8:40am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 21, 2017

CITY OF CARBONDALE ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN GIVING TUESDAY  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is encouraging residents to participate in Giving Tuesday on November 28.

Every year, the City provides financial support for several nonprofit organizations in the community. This includes the Boys and Girls Club, Attucks Community Services, Carbondale Main Street, Good Samaritan Ministries, The Women’s Center, Carbondale Community Arts, I Can Read and WDBX Community Radio.

Giving Tuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday giving season.

To participate in Giving Tuesday, visit www.southernillinoisgivingtuesday.org. All charitable donations are tax deductible.

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

 

City of Carbondale to Host Community Tree Lighting Ceremony

Monday, November 20th, 2017 - 3:50pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 20, 2017

CITY OF CARBONDALE TO HOST COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is kicking off the Lights Fantastic Parade a few days early with a special Community Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, November 27.

The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. in front of City Hall located at 200 S. Illinois Avenue.

The tree, donated by George Sheffer of Murdale True Value, will be lit every night at 5 p.m. throughout the holiday season.

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

City of Carbondale Encourages Residents to Recycle Old Trash Cans

Sunday, November 19th, 2017 - 11:26am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 17, 2017

CITY OF CARBONDALE ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO RECYCLE OLD TRASH CANS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – Carbondale residents who find themselves with unneeded trash cans following the new trash cart rollout have several options to choose from.

Residents can keep their old can and use it for other purposes; pass it on to someone who needs it; bring it to Southern Recycling (wheels and metal must be removed); or make a note on it asking City workers to take it to the landfill.

If you would like to give your trash can a new home, a site has been set up by Keep Carbondale Beautiful behind Hickory Lodge at 1115 W. Sycamore Street for “Trash Can Give Away.” Residents can leave cans in the back corner of the parking lot, next to the shed. Anyone in need of a free trash can is invited to come take one.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact the City’s Maintenance and Environmental Services Office at (618) 457-3275.

Carbondale Fire Department to Present Check to SIH Cancer Institute

Thursday, November 16th, 2017 - 9:08am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 16, 2017

CARBONDALE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO PRESENT CHECK TO SIH CANCER INSTITUTE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale Fire Department will present the SIH Cancer Institute with a $600 check from its breast cancer t-shirt sales on Friday, November 17.

Members of the media are invited to attend a check presentation at Fire Station #2 located at 401 N. Glenview Drive at 10 a.m.

Representatives from SIH and the Carbondale Fire Department will be available for interviews. 

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

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