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“Enough is enough” concerned residents speak out about gun violence at city council meeting

“Enough is enough” concerned residents speak out about gun violence at city council meeting

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter
February 11, 2020
Filed under City, Crime, News, Showcase

A shooting took place between two individuals Sunday near the Eurma C. Hayes Center and while no one was injured, residents who live on the northeast side of town are saying enough is enough.

Free of fee? Carbondale city council discusses parking

Free of fee? Carbondale city council discusses parking

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter
January 15, 2020
Filed under City, News

Carbondale's City Council discussed downtown parking after the trial period for free parking ended Jan 1.

Carbondale City Council approves solar panels

Carbondale City Council approves solar panels

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter
December 2, 2019
Filed under City, News, Uncategorized

The Carbondale City Council approved a $2.4 million solar panel project through the Power Purchase Agreement on Nov. 27, which will power a portion of the city’s municipal buildings.

Cannabis is coming to town, Carbondale City Council says yes to recreational marijuana

Cannabis is coming to town, Carbondale City Council says yes to recreational marijuana

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter
October 8, 2019
Filed under City, News, Showcase

The Carbondale City Council voted in favor of recreational cannabis dispensaries in the city at their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.

City Council discusses future of recreational marijuana in Carbondale

City Council discusses future of recreational marijuana in Carbondale

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter
September 24, 2019
Filed under City, News, Uncategorized

The Carbondale City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 24 to discuss the issue of recreational cannabis facilities opening in the city.  

City Council Meeting recognizes firefighters, strikes down panhandling ordinance

City Council Meeting recognizes firefighters, strikes down panhandling ordinance

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter
August 28, 2019
Filed under City, News, Showcase, SIU 150

At the Aug. 27 city council meeting, one of the agenda items was the repealing of the current Carbondale panhandling ordinance by the American Civil Liberties Union. 

SIU faculty members present on reorganization plan at city council meeting

SIU faculty members present on reorganization plan at city council meeting

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter
November 14, 2018
Filed under City, News

Scott Ishman, interim dean of SIU's college of science, gave a presentation at Tuesday's city council talking about SIU's reorganization plan. Ishman was one of six SIU faculty members who were sent by Chancellor Montemagno to Arizona State University in April to learn from their faculty, staff, ...

Carbondale city council announces petition packets for 2019 mayoral election, city council positions

Carbondale city council announces petition packets for 2019 mayoral election, city council positions

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter
October 4, 2018
Filed under Campus, News

Carbondale city council announced petition packets for the 2019 municipal election are now available for those interested in running for office. In April 2019, the city will select a mayor and three city council members for four-year term agreements, the press release said. The election is for the s...

Chicago City Council considers ‘Textalyzer’ to catch texting drivers

Chicago City Council considers ‘Textalyzer’ to catch texting drivers

By Elizabeth Donald | Belleville News-Democrat
January 12, 2018
Filed under State

Tech company Cellebrite has developed a hand-held device called a Textalyzer, which can determine if the driver was using a cellphone at the time of the accident.

City council approves resolution to welcome immigrants in city limits

City council approves resolution to welcome immigrants in city limits

By Abbey La Tour and Athena Chrysanthou
April 12, 2017
Filed under City, News

The Carbondale City Council passed a resolution Tuesday to establish a safe and welcoming community for immigrants. The resolution states city employees or departments will not ask the immigration status of residents unless required to do so by state or federal law, or by a court order. The policy devo...

City council election day kicks off Tuesday

City council election day kicks off Tuesday

By Francois Gatimu
March 29, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

The Carbondale City Council election commences Tuesday with important council decisions on the horizon. The election has three incumbent candidates and one newcomer running for the three open seats on the city council. As Lee Fronabarger, Carolin Harvey and Jessica Bradshaw aim to retain their p...

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