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High school mentor program gets boost in budget

By Tara Kulash

June 18

Filed under City, News

A grant from the U.S. Department of Education will result in an $11,000 increase in SIU’s Project Upward Bound budget.Project Upward Bound is a national program designed to prepare low-income and/or first generation students for ...

Sunset concert represents collaboration between community, university for 34 years

By Tiffany Blanchette

June 18

Filed under Campus, City, News

As the summer sun sets, turning the sky a shade of dark orange, and music begins to carry through the streets of Carbondale, residents sense it's Sunset Concert time.The 34th Sunset Concert series began Thursday and continues ever...

Old School offers mentors

By Tara Kulash

June 12

Filed under City, News

International community members now have the chance to not only learn English, but to receive a mentor to help them integrate into American life.The Old School Community Center, a non-profit organization for language and cultural...

Friday Night Fair grows in second year of operation

By Austin Flynn

May 22

Filed under City, News

While the upbeat tunes of the Giant City Slickers made people dance together in the heart of Carbondale, the Carbondale Main Street Executive Director Meghan Cole explained how the Friday Night Fair's creation was intended to revit...

State park advocates want more money for DNR

By Sharon Wittke

May 7

Filed under City, News

Illinois parks and natural areas need stable and secure funding in order to stay open, park advocates said Monday at a press conference in Giant City State Park.The organizers had one goal in mind: to send a clear message to ...

Carbondale seeks innovation for tourism program

By Sharon Wittke

May 7

Filed under City, News

Carbondale City Council’s decision not to renew its contract with the Carbondale Convention and Tourism Bureau opens the door for other organizations to provide tourism-related services to the city, Councilman Chris Wissmann ...

Officials: Robbery motives unclear

By Matt Daray

May 2

Filed under City, News

Religious items stolen at Jewish Hillel HouseNo price can be put on a person’s security or freedom of religion. But late last month, the Hillel House encountered a problem with both.The Hillel House, a house used as a study ho...

Carbondale explores ways to show compassion

By Sharon Wittke

April 30

Filed under City, News

Carbondale is kind, caring and concerned.This is the message organizers want to spread during “11 Days of Compassion,” a community-wide exploration of the human instinct to aid others who are suffering.The multi-venue initiative, wh...

City Council to decide on CCTB funding

By Eli Mileur

April 30

Filed under City, News

The future of the Carbondale Convention and Tourism Bureau could be greatly affected at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.The Council will vote on authorizing City Manager Kevin Baity to execute a contract with the CCTB, among oth...

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