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 →

Graduate student enters city council race

Graduate Assistant Brent Ritzel has submitted his application for the open Carbondale City Council seat. Ritzel is one of eight applicants and one of two SIU students vying for the seat left vacant by Acting Mayor Don Monty after Former Mayor Joel Fritzler’s ... Continue Reading →

Street music welcome

Carbondale sidewalks may soon be filled with musical talent. In a Feb. 2 press release, former Mayor Joel Fritzler invited street musicians to perform in public areas. Musicians are allowed to play non-amplified instruments and accept donations while ... Continue Reading →
ADRIAN MILLER

Miller seeks City Council position

Current Undergraduate Student Government President, Adrian Miller has announced he will pursue the vacant position on the Carbondale City Council. The council will begin accepting applications from community members interested in filling the position ... Continue Reading →

Council forms plan to fill vacant seat

The Carbondale City Council agreed to a plan to fill outgoing Mayor Joel Fritzler’s vacant chair. Potential candidates can apply for the position between Feb. 4 and Feb. 14. The city council will then hold closed sessions to narrow the number of candidates ... Continue Reading →
Councilman Don Monty discusses his
upcoming transition into the role of
mayor after a 6-0 vote Tuesday. Monty
will replace resigning mayor Joel
Fritzler for the remainder of the term.
The new mayor will be sworn in Feb. 4
at Carbondale City Hall.
JAKE HAINES· DAILY EGYPTIAN

Carbondale goes full Monty

Students may not know their soon to be new mayor. Councilman Don Monty was appointed the title of interim mayor after Mayor Joel Fritzler’s resignation, effective Feb. 3. Monty got his bachelor’s degree at California State University, Chico before ... Continue Reading →
Councilman Don Monty talks with local media Tuesday following a special city council meeting at the Carbondale Civic
Center. Monty was named acting mayor and will serve former mayor Joel Fritzler’s term, ending in April 2015.
LEWIS MARIEN · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Monty appointed interim mayor

A replacement for resigning Carbondale Mayor Joel Fritzler has been named. In a special session of the Carbondale City Council Tuesday, Councilman Don Monty was approved in a 6-0 vote as the interim mayor. Mayor Fritzler did not vote. Fritzler announced ... Continue Reading →
Councilman Don Monty talks with local media Tuesday following a special city council meeting at the Carbondale Civic
Center. Monty was named acting mayor and will serve former mayor Joel Fritzler’s term, ending in April 2015.
LEWIS MARIEN · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Monty named interim mayor

  A replacement for resigning Carbondale Mayor Joel Fritzler has been named. In a special session of the Carbondale City Council Tuesday, Councilman Don Monty was approved in a 6-0 vote as the interim mayor. Mayor Fritzler did not vote. Fritzler ... Continue Reading →
Carbondale Mayor Joel Fritzler announced his resignation Tuesday as he has accepted a position with Northern Arizona University. Fritzler was elected mayor in 2010 and the next November started the “Shave it or Save it” campaign to raise money toward the Carbondale Scholarship, a fund for Carbondale Community High School graduates attending SIU. The campaign determined if Fritzler would shave or save his mustache dependent on dollar votes. The following month Fritzler’s signature mustache was shaved and more than $600 was raised for the scholarship. Isaac Smith | Daily Egyptian file photo

Carbondale Mayor Joel Fritzler comments on resignation

In an unexpected move, Carbondale Mayor Joel Fritzler announced his resignation Tuesday. Fritzler announced he would forego his final 15 months as mayor as he accepted a position at Northern Arizona University. His last official day as mayor will be Feb. ... Continue Reading →

Mayor gives state of city B+

Increased sales tax, bike path, downtown redevelopment topics in address Carbondale Mayor Joel Fritzler reiterated his proposal for an increased sales tax in the city at the annual State of the City Address Tuesday. Fritzler said the city is $200,000 ... Continue Reading →
ALEXA ROGALS | THE WEEKENDER

A new home for the humanities

Arts organization will have a roof of its own The 25-year-old Carbondale Community Arts organization promotes the arts in southern Illinois and has never had office space or a permanent home for gallery use. But Gary Kolb, the group’s vice president, ... 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 →

State grant to fund transportation improvements

A recent state grant could call for celebration among Carbondale bicyclists and walkers. Governor Pat Quinn said Jan. 30 that select Illinois cities will receive a portion of $50 million from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program for community ... Continue Reading →

Council tables group home decision

  After much conversation Tuesday night, City Council members chose to postpone a decision to allow a group home for young adults with mental illness. Haresh Thakkar requested to gain a Special Use Permit to turn a professional administrative office ... Continue Reading →

Council, citizens torn over panhandlers

After an hour-long debate on the issue of panhandlers, council members passed a revised ordinance that was created to push panhandlers away from businesses on the strip. The new ordinance makes it illegal for panhandlers to be active on any publicly owned ... Continue Reading →
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