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Happy hour remains illegal in Carbondale

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“Happy hour” may be coming back to Illinois, but it isn’t yet a sure thing in Carbondale as leaders wade through a section of the city code that still prohibits such drink specials. Carbondale’s status as a home rule municipality allows it to have an ordinance contradicting state law provided nothing in the state law specifically forbids such variation.

Officer safe after Sunday night chase

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A Carbondale Police officer sustained only minor injuries following a Sunday night incident that began with a man allegedly attacking patrons at a bar in Dowell and ended with him crashing head-on into a Carbondale Police car. Police arrested Grant D. Choate, 24, following the Sunday evening incident.

Bost faces his first 2016 challenger

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The area’s freshman representative in the United States Congress already has a challenger in next year’s election. C.J. Baricevic, a labor attorney in Fairview Heights, said Monday he will challenge U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, a Republican, in the 2016 election. Baricevic is running as a Democrat.

Downtown committee at center of feud

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City leaders are struggling to clarify the continuing role of a citizen advisory committee in the ongoing development of a downtown master plan for the city. The citizen-led Downtown Advisory Committee hosted a series of meetings last fall aimed at gathering public opinion on what form a downtown master plan should take.

Molly Young family presses forward

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The family of a woman found dead under murky circumstances in 2012 continues to press forward in its quest for a complete investigation and now is appealing a recent dismissal of a civil lawsuit. Molly Young, 21, was found dead from a bullet wound to the head in March 2012 in the Carbondale apartment of Richie Minton.

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