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Local Carbondale organization holds Fall Fest

CARBONDALE, Ill (KBSI) – Fall Fest was in full effect at the Carbondale Lenus Turley Park for the Black Chamber of Commerce of Southern Illinois on Saturday. It was an opportunity for those in the community to learn about organizations and upcoming events in the Carbondale area while also getting a chance to support local businesses.
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Carbondale, IL Ranks as One of the Poorest Big Cities in the Country

Large cities and metropolitan areas have long been hubs of economic activity and prosperity in the United States. Large employers that can pay enough to attract top talent from around the country often have operations in places like Austin, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. As a result, these cities, and many others like them, have a high concentration of high-income residents. But while some American cities stand out for the economic opportunity they offer, many others are notable for the opposite reason.
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See Inside Illinois Tiny Airbnb with Catfish, Deer & Butterflies

If you love catfish, deer and butterflies, you need to see a tiny Illinois Airbnb next to a gorgeous lake that has all of that and much more. I found this Tiny House on the Lake located near Carbondale, Illinois on Airbnb. This place might be tiny, but the wildlife interaction possibilities are massive as the pond is full of fish, plus there are deer and butterflies everywhere.

Carbondale takes part in the 2022 Illinois Solar Tour

CARBONDALE, Ill (KBSI) – The city of Carbondale, Ill., took part in the 2022 Illinois Solar Tour on Saturday. Carbondale Planner and Sustainability Coordinator Lauren Becker said this tour was a request from the community. “It comes as a request from our community members in the past, we’ve participated...

Superintendent of the Year awarded to Christopher superintendent

FRANKLIN COUNTY - The Superintendent of Christopher CUSD #99 has been named as Superintendent of the Year by the Egyptian Division of the Illinois Association of School Administrators. Christopher Unit School District No. 99 Superintendent Richard Towers has served as Christopher’s superintendent for sixteen years, and will represent school superintendents...

Nurse hiring event in Carbondale

The Cape Girardeau Public School District is trying to increase student involvement in sports. Praise the Lard kicks off in Murphysboro, Ill. The Praise the Lard BBQ festival kicked off in Murphysboro, Ill. today. One in custody after 2-hour standoff in Rockview, Mo. Updated: 10 hours ago. |. A 2-hour...

Enormous house fire in Carbondale, Illinois

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – A house fire broke out on the corner of North Robert A Stalls Avenue and East Willow Street in Carbondale, Illinois. Several fire departments and agencies responded to fire. They include Carbondale Township Fire Department, Carterville Fire Department, Marion Fire Department, Murphysboro Fire Department, Carbondale...

National Archery Tournament to remain at Rend Lake through 2024

FRANKLIN COUNTY - One of the region's biggest drivers of economic revenue will be remaining in Southern Illinois through 2024. The S3DA National Archery Tournament was held for the first time at Rend Lake this Summer. The four-day tournament attracted over 4,000 people to Rend Lake in 2022. The Rend...

Catskin Days Starts Thursday in Carrier Mills

CARRIER MILLS – The annual Catskin Days in Carrier Mills gets underway Thursday and runs through Sunday. Carrier Mills Village President Tracy Felty says not only is it time for the festival, but this year is also the 150th Anniversary of the founding of Carrier Mills. Below is a...

Carrier Mills kicks off Catskin Days on Thursday

CARRIER MILLS, Ill. (KFVS) - Catskin Days will kick off on Thursday, September 22. According to city leaders, this year is also the 150th anniversary of the founding of Carrier Mills. Some events at the annual festival will include a 1917 restored Carrier Mills fire truck from Michigan, local artwork,...

Car Seat Safety Check Tomorrow in Marion

MARION – The Marion Fire Department will hold a Car Seat Safety Check tomorrow from 10 a.m. to noon at the fire department located on North Court Street. You’ll be able to have your child safety seat inspected, get guidance on installation, receive informative literature and learn about any product recalls.

Carbondale’s NAACP helps SIU students on National Voter Registration Day

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – Carbondale’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was at Southern Illinois University (SIU) for National Voter Registration Day to sign up as many people as possible for the November 8 election. Carbondale NAACP President Dr. Linda Flowers says her organization just...

Renovations continue in Downtown Marion to attract more visitors

MARION, Ill. (KFVS) - Things are heating up in downtown Marion as nearly the entire square is under renovation. From bringing in a new restaurant like a steakhouse, to an intimate music venue that’ll seat around 100 people, bakery, luxury apartments and a face lift to the iconic clock tower, private investors and city leaders are working to attract more people downtown.