Businesses close, economy hopeful

With a handful of businesses closing in Carbondale recently, some citizens question whether this could be the sign of an economic trend. Carbondale restaurants such as Mississippi Flyway, El Greco, El Bajio, Whiffle Boys and Spinoni’s all closed within ... Continue Reading →

Area businesses: the ups & downs

Establishments react differently to changing economy  Although many area businesses are closing their doors because of the recession, some are optimistic about southern Illinois’ economic future. Local eatery Mississippi Flyway served its last customer ... 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 →
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