Friday, September 20, 2019

Evergreen lake

Stay out of Evergreen Lake for the immediate future. The long spell of hot dry weather has cause significant algae growth in the lake which could harm people and pets swimming in the lake. Hope we get some rain soon.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

West Main Plot for Sale

It appears the plans to build a gynecology clinic on the plot of land where the late Jeffery Laundromat stood across from Memorial Hospital have fallen through as there is now a For Sale sign on the plot. Unfortunately, it is not a great location for anything due to lack of parking, unless Memorial Hospital wants to pick it up for.....more parking.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Ghost Hunter Coming to SIUC

In case you are interested, received this email from the city. Wonder if they will take him to the various haunted spots on campus:

SPC will be hosting Ghost Hunter Chris Fleming on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 beginning at 6pm in the Student Center Auditorium. This event is open to the community, however the “spirit communication” at the end will be for students to participate in as it is limited to 50 people.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Halloween Concerts

Here is the lineup of concerts for Carbondale Halloween.  Concerts take place in the Washington Street Venue. Not familiar with most of the acts but I know the Jungle Dogs always bring out a good crowd

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Recreational Cannabis Sales

Both Murphysboro and Marion have voted down licensing the sale of recreational cannabis within the city limits. I heard one opponent in Marion say they wanted the city to remain "drug free". Wonder if that means they will target cigarette and alcohol sales next?

Will bet that Carbondale will allow the sale of cannabis in the city limits when it comes up for a vote. After all, council expanded the sales of beer and wine significantly and seems to have no problem with the number of video gaming parlous that have opened in the city.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

West Chautauqua Roundabout

Checked with the city and traffic count at the Chautauqua-McLafferty intersection is 4550 per day, which is a lot busier than I thought. A three vehicle crash took place there in 2013, killing one and sending 5 others to the hospital. This and that lack of visibility of oncoming cars are the main reasons the city decided to put the first roundabout there. The council voted at last Jan. 22nd's meeting to study what could be to improve safety at the intersection and the roundabout is the result

Monday, September 9, 2019

Trick or Treat Hours

Official Carbondale hours for Halloween trick or treating are Oct 31, 5 p.m. -8 p.m. Happily, we have not followed a national trend of designating the last Saturday of the month for Trick or treating. A lot of business, especially, that profit off sales of Halloween merchandise are pushing for the designation of the last Saturday of October as National Trick or Treat Day. Carbondale already does something similar with Trick or Treat on Main Street and Safe Halloween at Murdale and Unofficial Halloween, which always take place on the last Saturday of October and actually give kids two opportunities to run about for candy but I would hate to see 0ct. 31 trick or treating replaced with last Saturday trick or treating