McDaniel chosen for vacant council seat

The Carbondale City Council selected a familiar face to fill the vacant seat left by former Mayor Joel Fritzler. Corene McDaniel was appointed to the council by a unanimous vote at a special session of the city council Tuesday night. She will be sworn ... Continue Reading →

City holds off on Neighborhood Business District

City Council members pass Special Use Permit, liquor license updates After a more than five-hour meeting Tuesday, the City Council approved five agenda items and tabled another. The tabled item deals with an amendment to the city’s Neighborhood Business ... Continue Reading →

Council members discuss departure

Twelve candidates look to fill three open City Council seats in April’s election. The council is composed of six members and the mayor. Terms are staggered, so three members are up for re-election every four years. There is no maximum number of terms ... Continue Reading →

Gambling allowed in Carbondale, but will take time

The City Council may have approved an ordinance that allows video gambling machines in the city, but the Strip probably won’t be mistaken for Vegas anytime soon. After the Aug. 21 ruling to legalize the use of video-game gambling machines in bars and ... Continue Reading →

Council approves rezoning for hospital

  Southern Illinois Healthcare requested Tuesday at the Carbondale City Council meeting to rezone 112 and 200 N. Poplar St. from residential areas to professional administrative offices in order to house a generator and air conditioning units to ... Continue Reading →
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