A shadowy group has promised to change the conversation at SIU, but talk of racism and rioting hijacked its plans. A look at how a faceless dialog devolved, unsurprisingly, into one of hate and fear.
From race and the economy to a simple sense of disconnect between neighbors, citizens have plenty of theories regarding what is driving a spate of violence in Carbondale.
Recent incidents of gun violence in Carbondale gave city officials much to discuss this week, with all agreeing the community needs to work together to find a solution.
One of the suspects in the Easter morning shooting incident that killed one and injured another has turned himself in to authorities and will make his first court appearance Monday.
City leaders tackled a brief agenda Tuesday evening that included expanding a shared economic enterprise zone.
A Carbondale man was sentenced to 65 years in prison last week for his role in an armed robbery in late 2014 at a local trailer park.
A Carterville man escaped remarkably uninjured after his pickup truck collided with a train just north of Carbondale.
Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Thursday evening just north of the SIU Communications Building.
A youth mentoring program first started 22 years ago will close as a result of the lack of a state budget.
Citizens of Carbondale now may operate golf carts on many city streets following action last week by city leaders.
An Illinois lawmaker is advancing legislation, dubbed “Molly’s Law,” that would stiffen penalties against public bodies that fail to comply with orders to release information through the state Freedom of Information Act.