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Playbook for Carbondale’s gigabit future is launched

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Civic leaders, residents and other community members toasted a plan Thursday at Carbondale Community Arts’ new gallery space that would involve what hopes to be the beginning of a revitalization plan to bring Carbondale into the future. Carbondale Main Street, the city of Carbondale and Connect SI have collaborated on a revitalization plan that utilizes the city’s growing gigabit infrastructure.

Bryant pushes to reopen IYC in Murphysboro

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Calling the Illinois prison system a 'pressure cooker that’s ready to explode,' state Rep. Terri Bryant announced proposed legislation Thursday that would reopen the Illinois Youth Center in Murphysboro as an adult facility. Former governor Pat Quinn closed the facility in 2013.

Park District may seek bond sale to finish pool

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The executive director of the Carbondale Park District plans to ask her board to secure a line of credit for $375,00 to complete the troubled Super Splash Park. Kathy Renfro said Tuesday that she will ask her board next month to issue general obligation bonds to fund the completion of the water park at the Superblock for a May 2016 opening. It originally was scheduled to open this past spring.

Student charged with cocaine, alcohol possession

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An underage SIU student faces multiple criminal charges after police found him allegedly in possession of alcohol and cocaine Saturday afternoon. Carbondale Police arrested James Burzawa, 20, an SIU sophomore, shortly after 1:10 p.m. Nov. 7 after an officer observed him allegedly walking down the sidewalk with an open container of alcohol.

AMC seeks to add alcohol to movie theater

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The city’s Liquor Advisory Board is examining the possibility of a new liquor code classification that would allow one of the city’s two movie theaters to begin serving alcohol to filmgoers. Any future action would not become codified into law until approved by the full city council acting as the Local Liquor Control Commission.


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