• News for Press Release

    Monday, April 06, 2020
    Jackson County Health Department was notified in the past 24 hours of four new confirmed cases of COVID-19. These cases include the following: • A female in her forties, who acquired the disease locally, is isolated at home and doing well; • A female in her thirties, who acquired the disease locally, is isolated at home and doing well; • A female in her twenties, who acquired the disease ...read more
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    Monday, April 06, 2020
    Jackson County Health Department was notified within the past 24 hours of two new cases of COVID-19. A female in her forties, who acquired the disease locally, is isolated at home and doing well. A female in her sixties, who acquired the disease locally, is isolated in a long-term care facility and her condition is fair. To date, there have been 12 total laboratory confirmed positives of ...read more
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    Monday, April 06, 2020
    Jackson County Health Department was notified within the past 24 hours of two new cases and one death due to COVID-19. A female in her nineties, who’s diagnosis was announced earlier this week, has passed away of COVID-19 related illness. She was a patient at a skilled nursing facility in Carbondale, but was hospitalized at the time of death. “We are deeply saddened by this loss. Staff at the ...read more
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    Friday, April 03, 2020
    Brehm Preparatory School (Brehm) is hosting an online 10 hour introductory course to Orton Gillingham training April 13 - 17.  This course provides an introduction to the Orton-Gillingham Approach, which  is a scientifically-based multi-sensory instructional approach to teaching reading, writing, and spelling to individuals with dyslexia and other related learning disabilities.  The course is ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    The entire 20th Annual For Kids’ Sake Art Auction has moved online for the first time in twenty years. For Kids’ Sake, a local nonprofit that supports orphans and students in Bangladesh, is accepting online bids in lieu of the Art Auction traditionally held at the Longbranch Café & Bakery. Everyone is encouraged to visit www.forkidssake.net/bidding to bid on unique art while supporting kids in ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    Pursuant to the Governor’s stay-at-home order, City Hall, the Civic Center and all other City of Carbondale offices will remain closed to the public through April 30, 2020. City staff will continue working and be available to assist you by phone or email. Please visit our website https://explorecarbondale.com/ for a list of departments and contact information. For those residents that need to ...read more
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    Monday, March 30, 2020
    Carbondale’s Annual Spring Cleanup and Recycling Day is usually just one day, but this year will extend for a month. The 30-Day KCB Challenge will run for the month of April. Street assignments and communication will be done remotely, by phone, email, Facebook, and through the website.  Volunteers can clean a site of their choice, or contact KCB for suggestions, then report back when it’s done.  A ...read more
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    Monday, March 30, 2020
    Jackson County Health Department was notified this morning of a Jackson County resident who tested positive for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The individual, a male in his late teens, is doing well and is at home on isolation. This is the third laboratory confirmed positive of COVID-19 in Jackson County. He is believed to have been exposed through contact with another individual with the ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    The City of Carbondale has teamed up with the St. Louis Area Foodbank to host a Virtual Food Drive in response to COVID-19. The online food drive allows participants to shop for food pantries’ most needed items such as canned goods, beef stew, and macaroni and cheese. The virtual drive also allows for cash donations. The St. Louis Area Foodbank provides food to two pantries in Carbondale; the ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    Jackson County Health Department was notified this afternoon of a Jackson County resident who tested positive for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The individual, a male in his early twenties, is doing well and is at home on isolation. This is the fourth laboratory confirmed positive of COVID-19 in Jackson County. He is believed to have been exposed through travel to Chicago and east coast ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Jackson County Health Department was notified this evening of a Jackson County resident who tested positive for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).  The individual, a male in his late teens, is doing fair and is at home on isolation.  This is the second laboratory-confirmed positive of COVID-19 in Jackson County.  This individual is thought to have been exposed to the novel coronavirus through recent ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
     In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, the City of Carbondale is making an effort to ease the financial burden on local business owners by extending the due dates for collection of the Motor Fuel, Hotel/Motel, Food and Beverage, and Package Liquor Taxes. The City of Carbondale will allow businesses a 30-day extension and waive any associated late fees. The new due dates are as listed ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, has instructed most of its staff of thousands of therapists, counselors and other professionals to provide services to clients and communities through virtual care – the use of video and telephone – during this Coronavirus pandemic. “We are going to use all of the technology at our disposal – including telehealth, video and telephone ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Jackson County Health Department was notified late this afternoon of a Jackson County resident who tested positive for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The individual, a female in her 50s, is doing well and is at home on isolation. This is the first laboratory-confirmed positive of COVID-19 in Jackson County. This individual is thought to have been exposed to the novel coronavirus through recent ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Friday, March 13, 2020
    Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care is asking the community for nominations for the 2020 Community Champions awards.In 2005, Centerstone’s board of directors created the Community Champions Awards to recognize those in its communities who have: Shown tremendous compassion and understanding of those experiencing mental illness and/or substance use disorderHeightened community ...read more
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    Friday, March 13, 2020
    The City of Carbondale has been monitoring the COVID-19 issue closely over the past few weeks and has maintained close communications with our federal and state health officials, the Jackson County Health Department, Southern Illinois Healthcare, Southern Illinois University, regional public transportation agencies, public schools, Amtrak, and the Illinois Governor’s office to maintain the most ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    Mike Skelton has been named Local Sales Manager for KFVS12 and The Heartland’s CW (WQWQ-TV). The announcement comes from KFVS12 General Sales Manager Greg Carter.  Skelton comes to KFVS12 from Spectrum Reach where he served as an Account Executive. While there he earned numerous honors including the Spectrum Reach Elite Award for the Midwest region.   Prior to Spectrum, Skelton served as Sales ...read more
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    Monday, March 09, 2020
    Steve Payne has been a good neighbor in Carbondale for nearly 45 years. While still in college, he purchased Quatro’s Deep Pan Pizza, which continues to be a local favorite today. In honor of Payne’s growing contributions to community organizations, and the top-notch Quatro’s pizza, he has received a 'Neighborly' Award. Inspired by educator and all-around great neighbor, Fred Rogers, this ...read more
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