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 city council will take action Tuesday to a ratify a newly negotiated contract with Police Chief Jeff Grubbs — one that does away with a contentious housing allowance but greatly increases his overall pay.
Mayor Mike Henry says the bleak state budget situation has Carbondale officials preparing for the worst as preliminary talks on next year’s city finances get underway.
Just three and a half hours into his new job as SIU Carbondale’s interim chancellor, Brad Colwell took a seat, caught his breath and reflected momentarily on what has changed at SIU.
The Carbondale City Council is “going to hustle” in the coming days, Mayor Mike Henry says, to name a temporary city manager after abruptly parting ways with former manager Kevin Baity last week.
SIU President Randy Dunn says the university is not yet seeing major problems with employee health care plans amid the ongoing state budget strife, but employees who have issues with a provider should contact SIU administrators.
The special prosecutor charged with reviewing the circumstances behind an SIU student’s mysterious death in early 2014 says his office expects to finish its work within the coming several weeks.
A local man is facing a range of felony charges after allegedly fighting at a strip club, damaging a pair of vehicles and then fighting again with responding deputies.
While the nation’s first Latina lieutenant governor described how she climbed the ladder, other Illinois politicians showed support while still questioning the Illinois budget stalemate and recent health care concerns.
The former director of the Carterville High School band has been sentenced to 150 days in the Jackson County Jail.
A project to build a Hilton hotel just south of PK’s on the Strip continues to move forward.