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    Friday, December 13, 2019
    To celebrate the holidays, the Varsity has scheduled a very special drag show on Saturday, Dec. 21 The Naughty & Nice Yuletide Drag Show features comedy, dancing, singing, lip-synching and stories from the godmother of drag herself, emcee Blanche DuBois. The high-energy show will be performed at the downtown performance venue at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. Joining Blanche on stage will be Holly ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce will host the 2019 State of the City Address on Tuesday, December 17 during their monthly luncheon. Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry will highlight the City’s progress and accomplishments over the last year as well as discuss plans for 2020. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Carbondale Civic Center located at 200 S. Illinois Avenue. Tickets for the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber of Commerce, Press Release
    Thursday, December 05, 2019
    Ameren Illinois' progress in building a stronger energy infrastructure, offering energy management services, and implementing environmentally-friendly technology has landed the company among J.D. Power's top utilities in the nation for business customer satisfaction. J.D. Power surveyed business customers of 87 large U.S electric utilities; Ameren Illinois ranked 13th nationally and in the top ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, December 02, 2019
    Keep Carbondale Beautiful recently hosted an evening of presentations on ways to reduce waste.  Executive Director Sarah Heyer wanted listeners to "get real about recycling" - noting that food and paper are the obvious items that do not belong in a landfill.  She called for more backyard compost piles and the need to increase participation in paper recycling. Cardboard belongs in a green bin, not ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Monday, December 02, 2019
    The Carbondale Warming Center will open at 8 p.m. on December 1, 2019. Organizers say their mission is to provide nighttime sleeping space on cold nights as a supplement to the city’s existing shelter system. The after-hours center is open to everyone and will be open every night from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. until mid-March.   Upgrades were made this year to better sanitary conditions and strengthen ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 27, 2019
    Reaching its goal of becoming a leader in sustainable energy, the City of Carbondale approved a PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) which will allow for the deployment of a $2.4M solar project which will power a portion of the City’s municipal buildings. “Our goal was to become a leader in the deployment of sustainable energy in the Southern Illinois region and with the approval of this power ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, November 25, 2019
    Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry supports the Rail Passenger Fairness Act recently introduced by US Senator Dick Durbin. This legislation aims to provide Amtrak with a mechanism to keep freight railroads accountable by requiring them to give preference to passenger rail operating on their rail lines. “Carbondale was recently awarded $14 million to fund construction of a new multimodal station ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, November 22, 2019
    The City of Carbondale is excited to launch its second annual holiday lights display contest. Share photos of your holiday lights display with us on Facebook @CarbondaleCity now through December 18. Our team of reindeer will choose the best and brightest display. The winner will receive a special holiday yard sign and a $50 gift card to Ace Hardware.   For more information contact Public ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, November 21, 2019
    First Mid Insurance Group announced today that it will purchase GentryCouch, Inc. Insurance and Risk Services, a retail and commercial multi-line insurance agency specialized in the areas of public entities, professional occupations, not-for-profit organizations, and food and beverage entities. The Gentry-Couch agency is based in Carterville, Illinois, and has been helping families and businesses ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019
    Cape Air, the nation's largest commuter airline, begins service between Marion, IL, and Nashville, TN, starting Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Cape Air is set to operate 2 flights on weekdays between Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois (MWA) and Nashville International Airport (BNA).  On weekends, Cape Air operates 1 flight per day between MWA and BNA.   Cape Air continues to offer 4 flights ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, November 15, 2019
    Silkworm is a multimillion-dollar full-service screen printing, promotional product, embroidery, signage, awards, and graphic design company that is locally owned, regionally connected, and nationally recognized. A one-stop shop for anything and everything with a logo, it employs many people and supplies the community with quality products. Always willing to give back to the community, its ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, November 15, 2019
    The Varsity is happy to present again this holiday season the classic Dylan Thomas holiday story “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.” There will be two performances on Sunday, Dec. 15. Actor/director Kevin Purcell of Cobden performs the story, and select students from the Southern Illinois Children’s Choir will perform throughout the piece; they are directed by Michael Arthur. The musical underscore ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, November 14, 2019
    Art collection for the 20th Annual For Kids' Sake Art Auction is underway! Student artists of all ages are invited to submit their artwork from anywhere in the world. Accepted artwork will be professionally framed and hung for silent auction in the Art Auction from March 10 - April 24, 2020 at the Longbranch Café & Bakery in Carbondale, Illinois.   Whether it's a school art project or a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce is soliciting nominations for the annual awards to be presented at the organization's Annual Banquet, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.  The Chamber will honor recipients in several categories, including:  Business of the Year which recognizes a Carbondale business which exemplifies excellence in growth, innovation, civic leadership, impact on the community and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community