• News for Press Release

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    Lone Howl will be joined by Ol’ Moose for a concert in the Big Room at The Varsity on Thursday, Nov. 7. Ol’ Moose, otherwise known as Doug Anderson, returns to perform occasionally in Southern Illinois, where he taught philosophy at SIU for nearly a decade and played solo and in bands that included Bone Dry River Band and Transcendental Cowboys. After spending the last several years in Texas ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, recently announced it was awarded a $119,517 grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (SUPR) to provide treatment and intervention services for those with a gambling disorder in and around Franklin, Jackson, Johnson, Perry, Saline, Union and Williamson counties.   “With the passing of ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    On Saturday, October 26, 2019 area residents are invited to participate in a drug take-back and confidential document disposal event from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. This event will be held at Jackson County Health Department, 415 Health Department Road, Murphysboro. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office will be on-site to provide safe and secure disposal of medications. Participants will be able to drop-off ...read more
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    Monday, October 21, 2019
    The City of Carbondale wants to remind everyone about the City’s liquor laws ahead of Carbondale Halloween weekend. In September, City Council approved a resolution to allow open containers in the downtown area October 26. Under the ordinance, alcoholic beverages may be possessed in plastic containers between Jackson and Mill streets and University Avenue and Washington Street on October 26 ...read more
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    Friday, October 11, 2019
    Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, participated in the Illinois Department of Human Services’ new statewide video campaign to bring awareness to the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances. The Illinois Helpline links not only those struggling with opioids use or other substance use but also those affected by substance use disorder with treatment and recovery ...read more
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    Friday, October 11, 2019
    Sure, you can see Ron Howard’s documentary “Pavarotti” on a streaming service, but the only way you will see it in Southern Illinois on a big screen with a state-of-the-art sound system is at The Varsity. The downtown venue will show the 2019 film twice on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who died Sept. 6, 2007, left behind an operatic legacy. Howard’s film takes ...read more
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    Thursday, October 10, 2019
    First Mid Insurance Group was recently named a 2019 IIABA Best Practices Agency by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) and Reagan Consulting. Over 1,300 independent agencies throughout the country were nominated, but only 267 agencies were selected for this designation. Since 1993, the IIABA and Reagan Consulting have partnered together to produce the Best Practices ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 09, 2019
    The Sustainability Commission needs your help developing a Sustainability Action Plan for Carbondale.   Throughout the summer, the Commission collected numerous strategies through its initial Sustainability Action Plan Survey. Ideas have been collected in five areas, including Energy Use in Built Structures, Energy Use In Transportation, Green Infrastructure, Food Consumption and Production, ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 09, 2019
    Banterra Bank employees from across Southern Illinois contributed $582.50 to Centerstone for mental health services and suicide prevention.  Carterville Banterra Branch Manager Katyee Rich and her staff were one of several branches that collected money throughout the  month of September.  She said that Centerstone is a central part of our community, and that she knows clients who rely on ...read more
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    Monday, October 07, 2019
    Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, will host the Developmental Relationships & Igniting Sparks Workshop on Wednesday, October 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at John A. Logan College Conference Center, Room F103, Carterville.  Relationships are developmental when they help young people discover who they are, develop abilities to shape their own lives, and learn how to engage ...read more
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    Monday, October 07, 2019
    The City of Carbondale wants to hear from you. Residents are encouraged to share input and ideas with the City for future projects and improvements. This input is an important part of the City’s budgeting process and helps in the development of the City’s Five-Year Community Investment Program (CIP). The budget document outlines the City’s construction projects for the next five years. Typical ...read more
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    Thursday, October 03, 2019
    Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, hosted the Community Champions Wall Unveiling on Monday, September 30 at 5 p.m. in the lobby of the West Frankfort Centerstone office, 902 West Main Street. The event began with appetizers and drinks. The unveiling of the Community Champions Wall, featuring photos of previous winners of the Community Champions Award, was held at ...read more
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    Thursday, October 03, 2019
    The Varsity will join the City of Carbondale’s Halloween celebration in a big way. Movies, music and two special events are planned for Oct. 25 and 26. We’re showing a double feature on Friday, and the Invincible Czars will be returning for a late show on Saturday.Friday, Oct. 25 “Beetlejuice” will be screened at 7 p.m.  The 1988 movie stars Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Catherine ...read more
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    Thursday, October 03, 2019
    The Varsity has formed a partnership with an SIUC professor to continue its Peripheral Vision Film Series."Running Time: Exploring the Nature of Shorts and Feature Films" will be presented each Wednesday evening for six weeks beginning Oct. 16. Walter Metz will explore the concept of duration in storytelling and will screen a film that illustrates the problems narrative artists encounter when ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 02, 2019
    The Jackson County Health Department is now providing flu shots on a walk-in basis and planning a number of outreach flu shot clinics. Walk-in vaccination is available from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours on Tuesday evenings until 5:30 p.m. In addition to the walk-in clinics, people can get their flu vaccine at health department clinics offered in the ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 01, 2019
    The 9th Annual For Kids’ Sake Superhero 5K held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 was a success by all measures! Hundreds of superheroes filled Turley Park to support kids in Bangladesh. For Kids’ Sake reached their $45,000 fundraising goal thanks to over 350 race registrants, the generosity of 50 local business sponsors and over 100 volunteers! Achieving this goal will help provide essential needs ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that certain Private NonProfit organizations (PNP)s in Illinois that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available following a Presidential disaster declaration for Public Assistance resulting from damages caused by severe storms and ...read more
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    Friday, September 13, 2019
    The Carbondale Halloween Committee is excited to officially announce the 2019 concert lineup.  The following artists will take center stage at the Washington Street Venue, located at the corner of Washington Street and Illinois 13, from 4 p.m.-midnight on October 26.  4 p.m. – Kristin Kearns 5:30 p.m. – Rip Lee Pryor 7 p.m. – The Jungle Dogs 9 p.m. –The Copyrights 10 p.m. – DJ Mista ...read more
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