Harvey, Fronabarger, Bradshaw to hold City Council seats

Three seats were filled in Tuesday’s City Council election. Carolin Harvey, Lee Fronabarger and Jessica Bradshaw were elected and will join Jane Adams, Lance Jack and Don Monty to fill the six-person council. Harvey, Fronabarger and Bradshaw received ... 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 approves real estate ordinance for corporation

An ordinance that authorizes the city manager to enter into an agreement with a packaging supply manufacturer was approved during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The ordinance will eventually allow the company Intertape Polymer Corporation to acquire ... Continue Reading →

Park district to receive $90,000 toward splash park creation

Mayor Joel Fritzler said the city will receive something it has waited on for nearly 40 years: a pool for all. “This is the city of Carbondale supporting the community of Carbondale for a project that has been wanted and needed for years,” he said. The ... Continue Reading →

City Council to look at funds, fees

The City Council plans to discuss district budget adjustments, splash park funding and increased parking fees during its meeting tonight at the Civic Center. City Council members have discussed making a donation to the proposed splash park’s construction ... 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 →

Historical properties may be zoned for hospital

City Council to discuss grant to rehabilitate old homes, liquor Control Commission to decide on renewal of Ice Box Bar and Grill liquor license Historical city properties could be torn down for hospital use after tonight’s City Council meeting. Southern ... Continue Reading →

Small Cities Week emerges in Carbondale to recognize success

Small Cities Week in Carbondale began Saturday to celebrate the successes of the town and all it has to offer. Mayor Joel Fritzler announced the occasion June 12 after the National League of cities declared June Small Cities Month and all leaders of small ... Continue Reading →

Community responds to trustee dispute

While SIU Board of Trustees members have had an ongoing public dispute, community members question the effect it could have on the university’s reputation. Board chairman Roger Herrin was voted out of his seat March 22 at the board’s annual elections ... Continue Reading →

Baity selected as next city manager

Editor’s Note: This article was updated at 9 p.m. Tuesday. A controversial zoning certificate caused a split vote in the Carbondale City Council over Kevin Baity’s appointment as the new city manager. The City Council met Tuesday night at ... Continue Reading →
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