The updated three-show subscription series now includes “Into the Woods,” June 16-18 and 23-25, “Sister Act,” July 7-9 and 14-16, sponsored by SIH Medical Group, and “Singin’ in the Rain,” July 27-30, co-presented by Carbondale Community Arts and MSP. These performances are in the McLeod Theater on the SIU campus.
Police say State Rep. Mike Bost’s Carbondale office received a suspicious envelope Tuesday morning, although the substance inside was found later not to be a hazard. Carbondale Police say they responded at about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday to Bost’s office.
A bracket-style competition between downtown Carbondale eateries dubbed “Carbondale Main Street Madness” will allow participating restaurants to advance through customers’ online votes, and the competition will last through March 26.
The City of Carbondale has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its current Fiscal Year 2012 Budget from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). This is the 19th consecutive year and the 25th year overall that Carbondale's budget has been recognized.
Republican primary voters in Southern Illinois favor former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 29 percent to 21 percent, according to a poll released last week by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIU.
Students in Carbondale, Murphysboro and other neighboring towns will have the opportunity to explore North America in a big way — with one of the world’s largest maps of the continent.
Freedom of Information Act requests filed with the city spiked dramatically in the weeks following the revelation that the police chief’s stolen gun had been used as the weapon in a murder, and the city attorney now charged with handling such requests to the Police Department says satisfying such requests came at notable expense to taxpayers and significant expenditure of city staff’s time.
The U.S. Postal Service said last week that it has decided to go ahead with plans to close some of its mail processing centers in Illinois, including the one in Carbondale. The Postal Service says it needs to close more than 200 processing centers and eliminate 28,000 jobs.
The African American Museum of Southern Illinois will hold the annual all-you-can-eat soul food sampler beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the Eurma C. Hayes Center, located at 441 E. Willow St.
The Carbondale Elementary School Board District 95 voted unanimously Sept. 23 to hire Justin Miller as the new assistant superintendent for the 2012-2013 school year. Miller comes to the district from Cairo District No. 1.
The City Council informally agreed Feb. 21 to slash $50,000 in funding to the Carbondale Convention and Tourism Bureau in the upcoming city budget — less than half the amount first proposed by Mayor Joel Fritzler but still a significant portion of the organization’s overall operating funds.