The service launches at noon Thursday, meaning residents will be able to request a ride through Lyft by using their mobile device. Users will have to download the application, sign up and then request a ride.
The Carbondale Elementary School District 95 School Board heard Oct. 27 that its policy committee continues to comb through its procedures to be sure that the ones put in place are the right “fit” for the board as a whole.
The Carbondale City Council will conduct a special meeting Nov. 4 to discuss applications received for the position of city manager. The meeting, set for 2 p.m. in the mayor’s conference room at the Carbondale Civic Center, is for the Council to review 12 finalists for the position and to decide which ones should be invited for interviews.
A 29-year-old Makanda man was arrested Monday in connection with a series of residential burglaries reported south of Carbondale. Investigators with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joshua B. Meacham and charged him with residential burglary and possession of stolen property.
SIU and the Carbondale-based organization Food Works both have received grants from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) to help improve and expand local farmers markets.
City water customers will see an increase in their rates beginning next spring after the City Council approved a measure Tuesday evening. Under the new system, minimum water and sewer charges will end April 30, 2012, and new fixed rates will take effect May 1. The city’s current fixed rate for water, $3.35 per 1,000 gallons, will rise to $3.69.
A new Veterans Affairs medical clinic is expected to open on Carbondale's east side next year. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Oct. 7 that it had awarded a contract to the Carrington Company of Eureka, Calif., to build a 9,999-square-foot outpatient clinic at 1130 E. Walnut St. at the former location of Office Depot.
A new fire station to serve the city's west side is in Carbondale's future after the City Council approved financing for the project at Tuesday night's meeting.
Deaunta R. Spencer died Sept. 14 after a dispute at a residence on the north east of Carbondale. Though he was born in Carbondale, the 20-year-old was from Byltheville, Ark., and is being remembered as a young man ready to take a new lease on life. He likely was killed with a pistol stolen from Carbondale’s chief of police.
The Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale received a $1,500 grant last month from Cardinals Care: St. Louis Cardinals Community Fund to purchase science-related supplies and equipment.
Real estate properties deemed delinquent for the tax year 2007 will be up for sale in a public sealed auction set to conclude later this month.