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    Friday, September 18, 2020
    Beginning on Monday, September 21, 2020, Chautauqua Street at Oakland Avenue will close for approximately two weeks. This closure will allow construction crews to finish storm sewer and paving work on Oakland Avenue. Drivers will need to seek alternate routes or follow marked detours. Drivers coming from the southwest will be able to take Poultry Center Drive to Douglas Drive East to enter the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Friday, September 18, 2020
    September is National Recovery Month. Centerstone recognizes National Recovery month as a time to spread more awareness about substance use disorders (SUDs) and better equip people to care for others facing these challenges. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in 2017, approximately 19.7 million people in the U.S. aged 12 or older had an SUD. This ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    Routine mosquito testing has identified the first batch of mosquitoes positive for West Nile virus in Jackson County in 2020. The mosquitoes were collected on September 10, in and around Murphysboro. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird. One out of five people who are bitten by an infected mosquito will ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    Jackson County Health Department was notified in the past 24 hours of six Jackson County residents confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. The individuals are as follows: • Female – one in her twenties, one in her thirties, and one over 100 years old; • Male – one teen, one in his twenties, and one in his thirties. They acquired the disease either through contact with known cases or through ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs today reminded small non-profit organizations that provide food and housing assistance to apply for funding through the Charitable Trust Stabilization Program. “Applications are rolling in, but we want to make sure all eligible non-profits have a chance to apply for this grant funding,” Frerichs said. “We want to do our part to help provide the resources ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    JACKSON COUNTY REMAINS ON IDPH WARNING LIST Jackson County Health Department was notified in the past 24 hours of five Jackson County residents confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. The individuals are as follows: • Female – two teens, one in her forties, one in her sixties, and one in her seventies. They acquired the disease either through contact with known cases or through transmission in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    $220 Million Available for Business Owners through Second Round of the Business Interruption Grants; $25 Million Available for Communities through the Rebuild Distressed Communities Program. CHICAGO — Governor JB Pritzker joined the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today in the Bronzeville community to announce the latest in a series of grants made available for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, September 11, 2020
    A $2.8 million grant resulting from a partnership between the Jackson County Health Department, Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) and Southern Illinois University Carbondale will bring expanded COVID-19 testing to the county and SIU campus. The grant was made to the Jackson County Health Department by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Funding came to the state through the Paycheck ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Friday, September 11, 2020
    IDPH MOVES JACKSON COUNTY TO WARNING LEVEL Jackson County Health Department was notified in the past 24 hours of 21 Jackson County residents confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. The individuals are as follows: • Female – three teens, and two in their twenties; • Male – two teens, eleven in their twenties, two in their thirties, and one in his fifties. They acquired the disease either ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, September 02, 2020
    Centerstone Trauma Treatment and Training (CT3) program is now accepting clients.   Centerstone was awarded a $2 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Center for Mental Health Services to help clients who have experienced traumatic events in May. Centerstone used the grant – $400,000 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 02, 2020
    Jackson County Health Department sadly announces the death of a man in his sixties, previously confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. JCHD staff express our sincere condolences to his loved ones. The Health Department was also notified in the past 24 hours of twenty Jackson County residents confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. The individuals are as follows: • Female – four in their ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, August 27, 2020
    Jackson County Health Department was notified in the past 24 hours of twelve Jackson County residents confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. The individuals are as follows: • Female – one under ten, one pre-teen, two teens, one in her twenties, and one in her thirties; • Male – one pre-teen, one in his twenties, one in his thirties, one in his sixties, and two in their seventies. They ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 26, 2020
    Jackson County Health Department mournfully announces the death of a male in his seventies from COVID-19 complications. He was a previously confirmed case. We express our condolences to his family. The health department was notified in the past 24 hours of eight Jackson County residents confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. The individuals are as follows: • Female – one teen, one in her ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    The City of Carbondale is proud to announce Zippia, an online career resource company, recognized Carbondale as “The Best City in Illinois for Working Families.” The company ranked over 500 cities on the percent of median income that covers daycare costs, average home price, quality of public schools, and commute time. “Working families are the backbone of our community. We were thrilled to see ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    Jackson County Health Department was notified in the past 24 hours of thirteen Jackson County residents confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. The individuals are as follows: • Female – three in their twenties, one in her thirties and two in their forties; • Male – three teens, two in their thirties, one is his fifties and one in his seventies. They acquired the disease either through contact ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, August 24, 2020
      In April 2021, the City of Carbondale will hold an election to select three City Councilmembers for four-year terms. Information and petition forms will be available in the City Clerk’s Office beginning on August 25, 2020; these same forms are available now in the 2021 Candidate’s Guide which can be found on the Illinois State Board of Elections website. Signed, completed forms are to be ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, August 24, 2020
    This month’s Keep Carbondale Beautiful Bright Spot Award winner goes to 1013 Emerald lane. Retired Carbondale High school administrative employee, Sandy Brown dedicates time during the growing season to maintaining a lovely landscape. A healthy gumball tree shades a single story brick home. An adorable, silvery Yorkie named DeAngelo oversees the yard.  Welcome signs decorate and greet a visitor. ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Friday, August 21, 2020
    Jackson County Health Department was notified in the past 24 hours of seven Jackson County residents confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. The individuals are as follows: • Female – two in their twenties, one in her thirties, and one in her fifties; • Male – one teen, one in his thirties, and one in his fifties. They acquired the disease either through contact with known cases or through ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, August 20, 2020
    The City of Carbondale is alerting motorists that beginning on Monday, August 24, West Sunset Drive will be closed between Emerald Lane and Parrish Lane for the demolition and complete replacement of the bridge over Little Crab Orchard Creek. Local traffic will be able to access the Life Community Center from Parrish Lane, and residents living along Sunset Drive between Little Crab Orchard ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Tuesday, August 04, 2020
    The U.S. Census Bureau continues to evaluate its operational plans to collect and process 2020 Census data. Today, we are announcing updates to our plan that will include enumerator awards and the hiring of more employees to accelerate the completion of data collection and apportionment counts by our statutory deadline of December 31, 2020, as required by law and directed by the Secretary of ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community