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News Flash

Posted on: November 23, 2021

City of Carbondale Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – City of Carbondale offices will be closed on Thursday, November 25, and Friday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving. 

Utility bill payments may be made online on the City’s website, placed in the dropbox, or...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2021

City of Carbondale Announces Holiday Lights Contest and Tree Decorating Competition

Home and Tree Decorating Contest 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – It's time to break out the holiday lights and festive decorations and show your creativity! The City of Carbondale announces the return of the annual 'Let It Glow' Holiday Lights Conte...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2021

City of Carbondale to Host Community Tree Lighting Ceremony

Tree Lighting 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale will kick off the holiday season with the annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, December 1.

The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. at the Town Square Pavilion, located a...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Carbondale Warming Center Expands Capacity

Warming Center Logo - Web

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Warming Center has expanded capacity for the cold weather seasons! Effective immediately, the CWC will provide nighttime sleeping space on cold nights as a supplement to the city’s exist...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Hunt Road Water Main Construction to Begin Nov. 22

Road Construction Generic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE - Construction of a new water main along Hunt Road, from Walnut Street (Old Route 13) to Neal Lane, is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 22, 2021.

Due to this construction motorists are advised to use caution while trav...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Carbondale City Council Votes to Reinstate Mask Mandate

Masks Required Indoors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – During a Special City Council meeting on Monday, August 30, the Carbondale City Council unanimously voted to reinstate a city-wide mask mandate, effective immediately. The Council also approved an ordinance adop...

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City Hall-Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: November 12, 2021

Don't Crowd The Plow

Dont Crowd the Plow

November is winter weather preparedness month in Illinois, and the Carbondale Office of Emergency Management asks you to prepare now for possible extreme cold, snow, and ice.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)  provides the following...

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Don't Crowd The Plow Video Fire Carousel
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Move to the right for sirens and lights!

Move to the right(1)

When being approached by an emergency vehicle using audible and visual signals (lights and/or sirens), Illinois law requires motorists to immediately pull to the right side of the road and allow the emergency vehicle to pass. In some cases, a complete sto...

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: October 25, 2021

Keep Calm and Drive Safely

Deer Safety

Deer mating season can be a dangerous time for drivers, deer, and your vehicle. Here are some tips for avoiding a collision:

  1. Watch for the rest of the pack. Deer are pack animals and rarely travel alone. If you see one, there will be more to come. Slow dow...
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Fire Carousel
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen 2

As you prepare your holiday meal, the Carbondale Fire Department would like to share a guide from the NFPA for ideas on what different age groups can do around the kitchen.

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Do You Have A Kit?

Emergency Supply Kit

Preparedness means being equipped with the supplies you may need during an emergency or disaster. Keep them in an emergency kit you can use at home or take with you in case of an evacuation.

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Fire Carousel
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Turkey Fryer Tips

Turkey Fryer Safety

Turkey fryer mishaps are one of the leading causes of Thanksgiving cooking fires. Avoid using deep fat turkey fryers. If you decide to use one, follow these safety tips:

  • Turkey fryers should always be used outdoors at a safe distance from buildings and any...
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Fire Carousel
Posted on: November 1, 2021

The Most Dangerous Time to Drive

Drowsy Driving

As Daylight Savings Time begins, please take extra care on the road.

The National Safety Council reports that shorter days, fatigue, compromised night vision, rush hour, and impaired drivers are some of the risks we face when driving at night. 

Wha...

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News Flash

Posted on: October 29, 2021

Move to the right for sirens and lights!

Move to the right(1)

When being approached by an emergency vehicle using audible and visual signals (lights and/or sirens), Illinois law requires motorists to immediately pull to the right side of the road and allow the emergency vehicle to pass. In some cases, a complete sto...

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Fire-Press Releases

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: November 17, 2021

Annual Coat Drive

2021 Coats for Kids

The annual CPD Coats for Kids drive and the Christmas Store are great opportunities to help local families in need as we get into the winter months.

Donations of new toys and coats for boys and girls ages 1-10 are welcome. You can drop off your donation at...

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Police Carousel
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Compliment An Officer

Compliment An Officer

The Carbondale Police Department strives to provide the best police services and maintain high professionalism and rapport with the community.

If a Carbondale Police Department employee has positively impacted your life, please consider filling out this on...

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Police Carousel
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Lateral Police Officer Program

Carousel Image- PD Salary

If you have two or more years of post-probationary work experience as a police officer and meet the outlined qualifications, you are eligible for the Lateral Police Officer Program. Applications for experienced police officers are accepted on an on-going ...

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Police Carousel
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Carbondale Police Department Arrest Summary

Arrest Summary

Click the image above to view the latest Arrest Summary from the Carbondale Police Department.

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News Flash

Posted on: November 24, 2021

Carbondale Police Community Christmas Store

Chief Stan Reno announces that the Carbondale Community Christmas Store is in operation once again at the Carbondale Police Department for the 20th year.  Each year the Christmas Store along with the Coats for Kids program, provides coats and toy...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Carbondale Crime Stoppers Seeks Information for Unsolved Murder

The City of Carbondale Police Department in cooperation with the Carbondale Crime Stoppers is urging anyone with information leading to the arrest of the murderer of Keeshanna Jackson to immediately provide anonymous tip information by calling 618-549-COP...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 11-20-21 at approximately 1:26 a.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to the area of East Oak Street and North Marion Street in reference to a report of shots fired.  There were no reports of injuries.  The investigation r...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 11-16-21 at approximately 12:05 a.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to the area of the 400 block of East Chestnut Street in reference to a report of shots fired.  Officers learned that a suspect described as a black male fired s...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2021

Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon Investigation

On 11-08-21 at 10:21 am, City of Carbondale police officers responded to the area of the 1000 block of East Main Street in reference to a report of a road rage incident where a firearm was displayed by the passenger of the suspect vehicle.  Durin...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2021

Home Invasion Arrest

On 11-05-21 at 11:36 am, City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 200 block of South Lewis Lane in reference to a report of a home invasion. Officers learned the suspect, identified as Eric D. Lescault, age 34 of Carbondale, forced his way into...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Unlawful Use of Weapon by Felon/ Aggravated Battery

On 11-05-21 at 1:15 am, City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 500 block of South Illinois Avenue to a report of a stabbing. Officers located an adult male with multiple non-life threatening stab wounds. The victim was transported to the Memo...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Missing/Habitual Runaway Juvenile Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person reported on 11-03-21, Kaylin M. Gannon, age 15, of Carbondale.  Kaylin, pictured below, was last seen on 11-02-2021 at about 11:...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Armed Robbery Investigation

On 10/30/21 at approximately 8:59 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 900 block of West Main Street in reference to a report of an armed robbery.  Officers learned the victim was walking westbound on the north sidewalk in th...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Homicide Suspect Arrested

On 11-03-19 the City of Carbondale Police Department investigated a homicide in the 500 block of South Illinois Avenue.  The victim, Keon Lavonte Cooper, was found shot to death.  Carbondale Detectives identified Thomas Evans Jr., Tyren ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2021

Reckless Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 10-24-21 at approximately 7:50 p.m., City of Carbondale Police officers responded to the area of South Rawlings and West Freeman Street in reference to reports of shots fired.  A witness reported seeing a teenage black male with a slim build, ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2021

Update: Missing Person Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department was advised of a missing adult, Lamont Chick, 45 of Carbondale, on October 18th, 2021.  The family of Lamont Chick has since notified the police department that they have made contact with Lamont Chick and...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2021

$15,000 in Reward Money Offered for Information Regarding the Murder of Keeshanna Jackson

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Springfield Division is offering a $10,000 reward and Carbondale Police are offering $5,000 to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the subject(s) involved in the August 22nd, 2021 mu...

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Police-Press Releases