• News for Community

    Tuesday, December 03, 2019
    The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois on Saturday, December 7th, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  Enjoy a hot bowl of chili before the parade.  A yummy way to support a great cause!   Three types of chili will be the star of the event:  Spicy Beef Chili, Turkey Chili, and Veggie Chili.  Tickets are $5.00 per person.  Tickets are available at any of our sites and at the door.   Questions: email ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    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: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Monday, December 02, 2019
    The 29th Annual Lights Fantastic Parade returns to downtown Carbondale on Saturday, December 7. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. on South Illinois Avenue at Mill Street and will travel north on Illinois Avenue and around the Town Square on Jackson and Washington streets, to Main Street where it ends. Roads will close and detours of Main Street, Walnut Street, and Illinois Avenue will begin ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    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
    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: Press Release, Community
    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: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, November 04, 2019
    December 2019 marks the 31st annual World AIDS Day. To honor those who have been lost, as well as those living with HIV/AIDS, Jackson County Health Department and other community partners are holding the 2nd Annual Santa Speedo and Mrs. Claus in Bras 5K on Saturday, December 7th, 8:30 a.m. Location is the Life Community Center, 2500 West Sunset Drive in Carbondale. Come and join the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release