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RMTD Suspends Fare Collection

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – As new cases of COVID-19 continue to spread throughout the state of Illinois, including some within the Rides Mass Transit District service area, our primary focus is the safety of our passengers and staff. Effective Wednesday, April 1, RMTD will suspend fare collection indefinitely. Monthly passes will be valid through May 1,

Carbondale City Hall Closed Through April 30

CARBONDALE – Pursuant to the Governor’s stay-at-home order, City Hall, the Civic Center and all other City of Carbondale offices will remain closed to the public through April 30. City staff will continue working and be available to assist you by phone or email. Go to for a list of departments and contact information.

Two Arrested in Recent Home Invasion in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Two Carbondale men were arrested Monday in connection with a home invasion that happened in the early morning hours of March 20 in the 1000 block of West Sycamore Street. According to Carbondale Police, officers learned that 30-year-old Jeremiah A. Akin and 28-year-old Zachery O. Rennison entered the victim’s home, battered the victim

SIU Fraternity Suspended for Violating In-person Activities Ban

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University has suspended the Delta Chi fraternity for violating the chancellor’s order banning in-person activities to slow the spread of COVID-19. Carbondale Police over the past weekend responded to a house party hosted by Delta Chi which violated an administrative directive issued March 27 by interim Chancellor John Dunn

Mt. Vernon Market Days Cancels Original Kick-off Event

MT. VERNON – Mt. Vernon Festivals, Inc. has decided to cancel the May 9 Market Days kick off due to the COVID-19 outbreak and social distancing guidelines. This Market Days was scheduled to be the first of the 2020 season at Veteran’s Park. Market Days will instead begin its season on June 13. This year’s season will take