News Flash

Posted on: September 30, 2020

City of Carbondale Names Interim Chief of Police

Deputy Chief Stan Reno

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – City Manager Gary Williams has named Deputy Chief Stan Reno as the Interim Chief of Police. Deputy Chief Reno will replace Chief of Police Jeff Grubbs, whose last day is today, September 30.

Deputy Chief Reno was born and ...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Cedar Lake Boat Launch Reopens After Resurfacing Work

Cedar Lake Boat Launch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Update 9/30/2020 at 8:45 a.m. - Cedar Lake Supervisor Eric Stead says the resurfacing work is complete, and the boat launch is now open.

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale has plans to resurface the boat launch at C...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Chautauqua Street to Close at Oakland Avenue for Final Stages of Oakland Avenue Reconstruction

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – Beginning on Monday, September 21, 2020, Chautauqua Street at Oakland Avenue will close for approximately two weeks. This closure will allow construction crews to finish storm sewer and paving work on Oakland Av...

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

Sunset Drive To Close For Bridge Replacement Project

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is alerting motorists that beginning on Monday, August 24, West Sunset Drive will be closed between Emerald Lane and Parrish Lane for the demolition and complete replacement of the bridge ...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Carbondale Receives $1.2M Grant To Improve Evergreen Park

Evergreen Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – Today, Governor JB Pritzker’s Administration announced the recipients of the Rebuild Illinois Grants, which were awarded to communities to help jumpstart capital improvement projects.

The City of Carbon...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Carbondale Census Self-Response Rate Below 50%

Census 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is at risk of losing millions in federal dollars to fund public services including transportation, education, social service programs, and city improvement projects such as road constructi...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2020

City Ordinance Requires Face Masks In Public

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – In response to the recent tide of new coronavirus cases in Jackson County, on July 30, 2020, the City Council unanimously approved an ordinance requiring face masks in all public places within Carbondale city li...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Status Update: City and Park District Negotiations

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Dear Citizens of Carbondale,

In a recent editorial written by the Carbondale Park District Board, commissioners claimed to clarify aspects about a proposed merging of operations between the City and the park district (CPKD). In their effort to pr...

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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 Henry and Dr....

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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

News Flash

Posted on: September 28, 2020

The Great Shake Out

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Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:15 a.m. on October 15th during the Great Shake Out Earthquake Drills.

Why is this important? Earthquakes can occur at anytime, anywhere and without warning. While we often associate earthquakes with the west coast, q...

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10

Fire Safety in the Kitchen

Before you serve a meal, it’s essential to serve up fire safety in the kitchen. 

The City of Carbondale Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)  - the official sponsor...

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: August 31, 2020

5 Simple Steps to Campfire Safety

Campfire Safety

There’s nothing like the tempting smell of marshmallows toasting or hot dogs roasting over an open fire. Whether camping, hiking or just hanging out in the backyard, this year more families are spending time outdoors. The Carbondale Fire Departm...

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: August 31, 2020

National Preparedness Month

2020 National Preparedness Month

Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.

The Carbondale Office of Emergency Management  would like to encourage you to start your family and community disaster plan now.   

Week 1 September 1-5: Make a PlanTalk to you...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Solarize Southern Illinois: 2020 Group Buy Program

Solarize Southern Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM SOLARIZE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS: 

Carbondale, IL - In April 2020, the Solarize Southern Illinois Working Group created the first Solar Group Buy program for homeowners, farmers, and businesses in five Southern Illinois counti...

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News Flash

Posted on: October 1, 2020

Pumpkin Patrol

The City of Carbondale Police Department is looking for volunteers this Halloween.  On Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the police department will be sponsoring a Halloween safety patrol called “Pumpkin Patrol&...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 09-30-2020 at approximately 9:30 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Department officers responded to the 200 block of North Wall Street in reference to a report of shots fired.  Officers learned unknown suspects fired shots in the area from a mov...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2020

City of Carbondale Names Interim Chief of Police

CARBONDALE – City Manager Gary Williams has named Deputy Chief Stan Reno as the Interim Chief of Police. Deputy Chief Reno will replace Chief of Police Jeff Grubbs, whose last day is today, September 30.

Deputy Chief Reno was born and raised in C...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm Investigation

On 09-26-2020 at approximately 2:49 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Department officers responded to the 800 block of West High Street in reference to a report of shots fired.  While responding, officers learned two victims with non-life threaten...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Missing Adult

On 09-21-20, the Carbondale Police Department was notified that Robin Williams, white female, 41 years old, of West Frankfort was last seen in Carbondale before May of 2020. Williams is a white female, 5”00”, 120 lbs. Williams may be w...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 09-20-2020 at approximately 10:00 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Department officers responded to the area of South Wall Street and East Mill Street in reference to a report of shots fired. During the course of the investigation, officers learned seve...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Motor Vehicle Theft Investigations

On 09-17-2020 at approximately 2:25 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Department officers responded to the area of the 300 block of South Emerald Street in reference to a report of a vehicle theft.   During the course of the investigation, an offic...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Missing Adult Recovered

The Carbondale Police Department is pleased to report that on 09-09-2020, Elizabeth Jett met with officers in Lexington, Tennessee who verified she was safe, unharmed and in good health.

Prior Release:

On 08-29-20, at 1:35 a.m., the Carbondale Police Depart...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 09-10-2020 at approximately 12:26 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Department officers responded to the 300 block of East Birch Street in reference to a report of shots fired.  Officers learned unknown suspect(s) fired shots in the area which s...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 09-08-2020 at approximately 3:15 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Department officers responded to the 500 block of South Beveridge Street in reference to a report of shots fired.  Officers learned unknown suspect(s) fired shots in the area. &a...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2020

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm

On 09-06-20 at approximately 12:31 a.m. City of Carbondale Police officers responded to the 900 block of West Sycamore Street in reference to reports of shots fired.  Officers found two victims with non-life threatening gunshot wounds.  ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Missing Person Investigation

On 08-29-20, at 1:35 a.m., the Carbondale Police Department responded to the 1000 block of East Park Street in reference to a report of a missing person.  Officers learned Elizabeth A. Jett, 34 of Decatur, IL., left the area on foot in an unknown...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Missing Adult

On 08-29-20, the Carbondale Police Department was notified that Marvin Simpson, 42 years old, of St. Louis, Mo was last seen in Carbondale on 08-26-20. Marvin was last seen in the Tatum Heights area at approximately 11:00 p.m. Marvin is 5’08&...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm

On 08-15-2020 at 2:59 a.m., Carbondale police officers responded to the report of two females who were shot in the 400 block of North Springer. The victims reported they were driving on North Springer when their vehicle was blocked by at least one other v...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Counterfeit Bill Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is investigating four separate incidents where a suspect passed a counterfeit $100.00 bill at four different businesses on August 9th, 2020.  The suspect is described as a black male with braids and a bun ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Missing Juvenile

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile, Edgar E. Rivera, age 15. Edgar was last seen on 07-10-2020 at 2:00 a.m. in the 1200 block of West Main Street. Rivera is described as ...

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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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