Saturday, February 13, 2016

More Video Gaming Parlours

The Lab approved 2 more B3 liquor licenses for video gaming locations in Carbondale at its Thursday night meeting, both on the west side of Carbondale, one in the plaza where Tequila's is located and the other back behind Jane's Consignment Shop. That brings the total to 4 stand alone gaming parlours and at least 2 more locations that have video gaming machines set up. 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Carbondale Bike Plan


Still working to make Carbondale a bike friendly city. Doing something with the bike lanes that begin and end in the middle on the block on Main would help, as would sharrows on several streets such as Poplar. Marking bike routes that avoid Main and Walnut would be good. I get worried someone will get hit every time I see a bicyclist, especially a bad one, on either of those two streets. 

SBDC May Close

SIUC's Small Business Development Center may close March 31 as a result of Illinois budget kerfluffle, which would be quite ironic given the business orientation of our current governor.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Intermodal Transport Hub Follow-up

An email I received indicates that the proposed plan for the graded area north of the Amtrak station is as a parking lot to replace the one lost when the new Hilton hotel gets built on the parking area just south of P. K.s. Later, when the city finds funding for the proposed intermodal complex, the parking area gets incorporated into it.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Intermodal Transport Hub

The plans for the proposed intermodal transport hub may be moving along a bit as some work has been done leveling and clearing the spack north of the Amtrak station, where Animal Crackers/ T. J. McFlys, /Golden Galleon stood for a number of years before getting demolished a few years ago. The plan is to move the bus depot to this area again, as well as provide pick-up/drop-off spots for the town's taxi services. Ideally, even Enterprise would move its offices to the spot,as would the various area transit services, providing a convenient location for all public transit within the community.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Kevin Graham Services

From an email sent out by the Arbor District:

Kevin Joseph Graham, 53, beloved father, life partner, son and brother, of Carbondale passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale with burial in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  A memorial at Lake County IL will be arranged at a later date.

Memorials are the preferred form of remembrance and can be made to Ivy Graham's college fund in care of Susan Mullen.
You can read more details here:  http://www.meredithfh.com/webcast/37522