Residents troubled by Arbor District safety

After a string of violence and large parties in the Arbor District of Carbondale, a group of residents are planning to meet with Carbondale City Council to discuss ways to make the area safer for families and non-students. Members of the Arbor District ... Continue Reading →

No charges filed in Molly Young case

No charges will be filed in the 2012 case of the death of Molly Young, according to a report by the state’s attorney appellate prosecutor obtained by KFVS-TV. The report says there is insufficient evidence to declare the case a homicide, but that it ... Continue Reading →

Police investigate shootings on Cherry Street

Shots were fired around 12:15 a.m. at the intersection of West Cherry Street and South Rawlings Street, according to Carbondale police officers and witnesses. A nearby resident said he saw a sedan speeding west on Cherry Street, and a silver SUV following ... Continue Reading →
Police broke up an Unofficial Halloween party Saturday at 408 S. Ash Street. At least two people were maced and Illinois State Police officers were on the scene.

Three arrested after police break up house party

Three people, two of whom are SIU students, were arrested after police broke up an unofficial Halloween house party about 12 a.m. Sunday when 200 people met on the lawn of 408 S. Ash Street where a car was flipped by partiers. Zachary Justus, 19, a ... Continue Reading →

Morton Grove mayor shows support for Varughese family

On the eight-month anniversary of the death of SIU student Pravin Varughese, Morton Grove Mayor Dan DiMaria held a news conference to show support for the family. “We are a close-knit community in Morton Grove. We pride ourself on family,” ... Continue Reading →

Gunshot victim sent to hospital

A person was sent to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in life-threatening condition Wednesday morning from a gunshot wound. The Carbondale Police Department responded to a report of a gunshot victim about 12:35 a.m. Wednesday to the 900 block of East Grand ... Continue Reading →

Illinois gun groups mixed about new legislation

  Various gun supporters and denouncers in Illinois have mixed feelings about the new legislation. Illinois is now the latest and final state to legalize the concealed carry of firearms for public possession. On July 9th, the state legislation vetoed ... Continue Reading →

Ban on Halloween lifted after 12 years

  After nearly two decades of strict Halloween weekend regulations specific to the Strip, the Carbondale City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday to lift the ban on downtown bar operations for a one-year trial period, making this the first time in twelve years ... Continue Reading →

Missing Plano man found safe

A missing 21-year-old former university student from Plano with cerebral palsy was found unharmed in Carbondale Sunday. Plano Police Department Chief Steven Eaves said he was called to the Cann residence around 7:45 p.m. Feb. 22, when Corey Cann’s family ... Continue Reading →

Commission reflects on party

Racial and legal issues were among the concerns addressed at a meeting held in relation to a party earlier this semester. The events that took place surrounding an Aug. 26 student-led party left some students and community members with unanswered questions. ... Continue Reading →

Citizens, police give break-in prevention tips

Although break-ins, thefts and robberies can be a problem for some Carbondale residents, a new neighborhood association president can offer helpful advice for citizens who deal with the issue. Adam Loos, president of the Northwest Carbondale Neighborhood ... Continue Reading →

Party goes from beers to tears

Partygoers flee after police use Mace to break up a fight by West Walnut and South James Streets around 2 a.m. Sunday. Police arrived to break up a party, where approximately 700 people were in attendance. A violent altercation erupted between two females ... Continue Reading →
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