News Flash

Posted on: July 2, 2020

City Resumes Second Notices on Water and Sewer Accounts

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – After being suspended for more than three months, the City of Carbondale has resumed sending second notices for water and sewer accounts with past balances.

Any account holder can call the Water and Sewer office ...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Residential Spring Cleanup Begins July 10

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CARBONDALE – After being postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Carbondale announces the annual Residential Spring Clean-Up Program will begin July 10th, 2020. This program serves single-family dwellings up to and...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Carbondale City Hall Reopens To The Public

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – On Monday, June 15, City Hall will re-open to the public. The Civic Center will remain closed, as events are still limited to 10 people or less under Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan.

Face masks or face cover...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2020

City Leaders and the Carbondale NAACP Send Message To The Community Amid National Unrest

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CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale and the Carbondale NAACP have joined together to address the community amid national unrest over the senseless killing of another person of color.

In their letter, Carbondale Mayor Mike Hen...

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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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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

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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: April 13, 2020

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

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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 13, 2020

City of Carbondale Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus

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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: July 2, 2020

Four Lifesaving Skills You Should Learn

Life Saving Skills

Lifesaving skills such as first aid, CPR, fire prevention and utility management can help save lives during a disaster.  

The Carbondale Office of Emergency Management and IEMA suggest the following to help prepare in a disaster:

  • Shut off the gas, ...
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Fire Carousel
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Summer Season: Peak Time for Grilling Fires

Grilling Safety

With barbecue season here, the Carbondale Fire Department would like to remind grillers to use cooking safety during the summer months when grilling fires occur most often. According to the latest grilling statistics from NFPA:

  • 10,600 home fires are starte...
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Fire Carousel
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Do Your Emergency Plans Include Your Pets?

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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

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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

News Flash

Posted on: November 21, 2019

Fire Department Raises Money to Help Local Cancer Patients

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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

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News Flash

Posted on: July 8, 2020

Prescription Drug Takeback Event

Prescription Drug Takeback Event July 15th, 2020 at the Carbondale Police Department 

On Wednesday July 15, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Representatives Terri Bryant and Patrick Windhorst along with the Carbondale Police Department, will be ho...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm Investigation

On 07-07-2020, at approximately 8:15 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 800 block of North Wall Street in reference to a report of shots fired.   During the course of the investigation, officers learned a victim arrived at ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Missing Juvenile - Located

The Carbondale Police Department is pleased to report that Ireranna Akins has been located safe, and has been returned to her family.

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Missing Person Investigation – Habitual Runaway

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Missing Person Investigation - Habitual Runaway

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile. Ireranna L. Akins, age 15, was last seen on 07-05-2020 at about 10:00 p.m. in the 300 block of East Elm Street in Carbondale. &nbs...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Criminal Damage to Property - Update

On Sunday evening an individual was arrested for criminal damage to property and a news release regarding the incident was disseminated. Following the news release there has been concern expressed from the LGBTQ community and others regarding the misgende...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 06-26-2020, at 10:35 p.m., Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 700 block of North Giant City Road in reference to multiple reports of shots fired.  Officers learned the suspect fired several shots at individuals believed to be in a veh...

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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
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Missing Person Investigation

Missing Person Investigation (From Indiana)

The City of Carbondale Police Department is assisting the Evansville, Indiana Police Department in locating Dawnita L. Wilkerson, age 44, of Evansville, Indiana. Dawnita is described as a black female, 5&rsqu...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Missing Person Found Safe

Missing/Suicidal Person Found Safe – Update

The Carbondale Police Department is pleased to report officers located 18 year old Rakim Verner safe and in good health in rural Jackson County in a remote area near US Highway 51 south of Carbondale at...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Missing Suicidal Person

Missing Suicidal Person Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person from Chicago, Il. Rakim J. Verner, 18 years old.  Rakim left Chicago on an Amtrak train on ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Business Burglary Investigation- Arrest

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On 06-01-2020 at approximately 12:34 a.m., City of Carbondale Police officers responded to an alarm at Blue Fish Liquors, 2335 Sweets Drive, and initiated a burglary investigation. During the course of the investigation, officers arrested Ebony A. Bradley...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Missing Juvenile - Located

 

On 06-18-20 at approximately 2:59 p.m., Amarion Roberts was located by the Murphysboro Police Department.  Roberts was found in good health and unharmed.

Prior Release:

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public&...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Auto Burglary Prevention

The City of Carbondale Police Department is currently investigating several auto burglaries throughout the City in which the vehicles were left unattended and unlocked. Please keep in mind that locking the doors on your car is the best way to prevent a bu...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Missing Person Investigation – Habitual Runaway

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 06-13-2020 at about 10:00 p.m. in the 400 block of South Marion Street in Carbondale. &am...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Recovered Missing Juvenile

Recovered Missing Juvenile

On 06-15-2020 the City of Carbondale Police Department met with Larryhon (Larry) D. Granger who returned back to his residence and was found to be safe and in good health.

Prior Release: The City of Carbondale Police Department is...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Theft Investigation

On 06-10-2020, at 4:25 p.m., Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 400 block of West Monroe Street in reference to a report of a theft from a person.  The victim reported being inside a parked car with friends when the suspect ran up to the...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm Investigation

On 06-11-2020, at 10:36 p.m., Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 900 block of West Sycamore Street in reference to a report of person who received a non-life threatening gunshot wound.    Officers located the victim, who was tra...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Business Burglary Investigation - Update

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On 06-01-2020 at approximately 12:34 a.m.  City of Carbondale Police officers responded to an alarm at Blue Fish Liquors, 2335 Sweets Drive. Officers found the suspects forced entry into the business, stole property and fled.  The invest...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm

On 06-05-20 at approximately 11:32 p.m., City of Carbondale Police officers responded to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in reference to a gunshot victim. Officers learned a 17 year old male victim was shot and the incident occurred in the 300 block of We...

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Police-Press Releases