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Local agencies plead for budget action

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Representatives of area organizations with their livelihoods on the line gathered Tuesday in Carbondale to send a united message: It’s time for Illinois leaders to pass a budget and, in the words of one, “do their duty as sworn public servants.”

Town hall focuses on city’s potential

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Dozens of Carbondale citizens came together last week for a wide-ranging exchange of ideas on how to make the city a more attractive venue for entertainment and cultural events, and their conversation is expected to continue in coming weeks.

New Splash Park campaign to begin

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The Carbondale Park District is hoping the city will “glow blue” in support of the ongoing Super Splash Park project. As soon as next week, the park district will formally unveil its “April Pools Day” capital campaign, the proceeds of which will go toward construction costs for the pool.

Tax sale may save county school district

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A buyer has stepped in to take on the tax bill of the Grand Tower Energy Center — a bill worth more than $2 million that has gone unpaid long enough that it has severely threatened the operations of a small Jackson County school district.

Carbondale falls short in ABC competition

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The city of Carbondale has fallen short in its pursuit of a national prize that could have netted up to $3 million for revitalization plans. Leaders announced this week that Carbondale is not among the 15 semifinalists in the America’s Best Communities Prize Competition, a contest initiated by Frontier Communications.

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