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Carbondale Mayor gives State of the City Address
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Mayor Mike Henry talked with business leaders and community members this afternoon for his annual State of the City Address. In just four months, Carbondale's new budget year will begin. Mayor Henry said the difficult process of figuring out the city's finances is top priority ri
These Are The 10 Poorest Cities In Illinois For 2019
We used science and data to determine which places in Illinois are basically dead broke. Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the poorest places in Illinois.
Veteran to celebrate Christmas in new Habitat for Humanity house
CARBONDALE, IL — A southern Illinois veteran and his family received a sweet surprise just in time for the holidays. Williamson County Habitat for Humanity presented him the keys to a new three-bedroom house Monday.
Cobden man sentenced to 6 years in prison for possession of a stolen vehicle
A Cobden man will spend time in prison for possession of a stolen vehicle, according to a news release from Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds. Joshua Michael Hornback, 27, was sentenced to six years in state prison after pleading guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a stolen ve
Du Quoin native makes donations to local organizations
DU QUOIN, Ill. -- Two organizations in Du Quoin received generous donations on Monday from a native of the town. Monte Kuhnert is currently a financial adviser at Wells Fargo in Carbondale, but has spent practically his entire life in Du Quoin.
Statewide test results: 69 percent of Crab Orchard failed English language arts
About 31 percent of Crab Orchard Elementary School students passed annual English language arts assessments in 2018 and 69 percent of students failed, according to a Carbondale Reporter analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.
Steve McQueen’s missing 1979 Pontiac Trans Am pulled from Illinois barn
Although nobody could envision that 1980’s _The Hunter_ would prove to be Steve McQueen’s final motion picture, the fictionalised account of real-life bounty hunter Ralph ‘Papa’ Thorson boasted Hollywood’s usual McQueen-sponsored automotive carnage – albeit it with one major difference.
Illinois law enforcement groups eye teen marijuana use trends
A new survey from two Illinois law enforcement groups provide anecdotal evidence that more teens are using marijuana as state lawmakers draft legislation to legalize recreational use of the drug for adults.
Statewide test results: 33 percent of Carterville Junior failed English language arts
About 67 percent of Carterville Junior High School students passed annual English language arts assessments in 2018 and 33 percent of students failed, according to a Carbondale Reporter analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.
Flood warning issued for areas along the Big Muddy River
MURPHYSBORO — On Monday morning, the National Weather Service in Paducah issued a flood warning for areas along the Big Muddy River near Murphysboro. The warning is in effect from Wednesday morning to late Friday night.
Clinton, Obama and the Sweet 16: SIUC photographer shot over 30 years of Carbondale history
CARBONDALE — Steve Buhman might have a million photographs in his office. Luckily, they don’t take up nearly as much space as they used to. When Buhman became SIU Carbondale’s third-ever official photographer, in 1984, he was “a one-man band,” he said, shooting endless roles of film and developing t
One dead after a train hit a pedestrian north of Carbondale
An unnamed person has died after being struck by a train Friday near Helm Road in Carbondale. According to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, emergency crews were dispatched at about 1:20 a.m. to the railroad crossing at Helm Road about half a mile north of Airport Road off of
Vehicle hits daycare facility in Carbondale
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Police responded to a two vehicle crash on Friday, Dec. 14. According to Carbondale Police, one vehicle left the road at the intersection of Old W. Main and Glenview and struck the Kids Corner daycare facility.
Herrin C. U. S. D. 4 Elementary School reports 21% truancy rate
The truancy rate at Herrin C. U. S. D. 4 Elementary School rose to 21 percent during the 2017-18 school year, according to a Carbondale Reporter analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.
Luke Ford not currently with team but will travel to bowl game
The Bulldogs return to practice Monday, but freshman tight end Luke Ford is not with them. The Carterville, Illinois, native is at home, Smart said Monday, but Ford is expected to return to Athens next week ahead of the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.
Rule of Pie's success in Murphysboro keeps multiplying over time
MURPHYSBORO — To hear Rick Stapel tell the story, one of the iconic tastes of Southern Illinois began with a sort of a wager. Actually, it was more of a fight with his wife, Miranda. That 2013 disagreement was the genesis of Rule of Pie, a Murphysboro bakery the couple owns.
Two people killed in semi crash on Interstate 57
WILLIAMSON Co., Ill -- Illinois State Police confirm two people died in a semi-trailer crash on Interstate 57 Friday evening. It happened at 5:15 p.m. in the northbound lanes at milepost 52, south of Marion.
Dozens of tires slashed at Carbondale dealerships
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Two Car Dealerships in Carbondale, Illinois were recently victims of a vandal who slashed nearly 60 of their tires. Vogler Ford says that they had nearly 50 truck tires slashed causing about $10,000 in damage.
NubAbility Athletics Foundation receives $7K donation
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - The Wells Fargo Advisors Carbondale Branch gave an early Christmas present of $7,500 dollars to the NubAbility Athletics Foundation in Du Quoin, Illinois on Monday, December 17.
Marion Junior High School reports 5% truancy rate
The truancy rate at Marion Junior High School fell to 5 percent during the 2017-18 school year, according to a Carbondale Reporter analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.