Daily (more or less) commentary on news and events in Carbondale and the Southern Illinois region, with occasional excursions to other locales.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Sheila Simon bio
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
SIUC Theater Dept.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Big Muddy IMC is making a final push to finish renovations to The Space,
our multi-purpose event and meeting space. The biggest remaining task is
tearing off the old roof and replacing it with a rubber one that
actually keeps out the water.
TODAY: Now through late afternoon
TUESDAY through FRIDAY: 9-ish am through late afternoon
Anyone interested in volunteering for roof work should bring work
gloves, water, and thick soled shoes. Roofing type or flat end shovels
would also be nice but not necessary.
For more info, contact 618-713-7632. If you'd like to help but are
unable to do roofing work, contact Treesong at 618.525.0625 and we'll
organize a cleaning party (or two) for the interior of the building.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Jeffery Laudromat Closed
Friday, March 26, 2010
Elementary School Cuts
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Due to water main construction, West Sycamore Street between North Glenview and North Baine Drive will be closed to traffic on Thursday, March 25, 2010 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M..
In the event of inclement weather, this closure will occur on Friday, March 26, 2010.
The City apologizes for any inconvenience that this closure may cause and urges all vehicular traffic to use alternate routes during this time period.
If you have any questions, please call Robin Pengress, Senior Engineering Technician, at 457-3270.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
There is going to be an art exhibit at the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship
on March 24 at 7 p.m. featuring the glass creations of Carbondale local Tim
Shepherd. Tim is a senior in the School of Art and Design at SIUC, and he
has also attended a summer workshop at the famed Pilchuck Glass School in
Seattle, WA. He has done demonstrations at the Springfield State Fair and
at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Gallery in Wausau, WI. Tim will be in
attendance to discuss his art and techniques. Light refreshments will be
Glenn Poshard Available
Monday, March 22, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
However, comparing chickens to a pet such as a cat or a dog is a bit of a stretch. Chicken's are nowhere as well behaved as a cat or a dog and the owner will have to have multiples of them in order for a decent stream of eggs to come. However, there's no denying that a chicken is much more useful than the typical cat or dog, at least in terms of providing physical sustenance.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Next Wednesday March 24 at 7 pm in Browne Auditorium (Parkinson Bldg), there will be a speaker talking about a double - almost triple - murder case. Lt. Michale Callahan was a State Police Investigator who was assigned to confirm that the prosecutors had done a good job. Unfortunately, that's not what he found out. The local authorities were corrupt as well as incompetent. But what really surprised him was that he was told by his superiors to stop investigating because it was "too politically sensitive" - which turned into the title of the book he wrote about it. His presentation is fascinating.
more info at toopolitcallysensitive.com
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Presenvation Committee Meeting
More on DaveX's New Show
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Wanna Rehab Your House?
Property Tax Assessment Freeze--property taxes on the building can be frozen for over a 122 year period after rehab is completed.
Landmarks Illinois has the Preservation Heritage Fund Grant which provides assistance to preserve or protect significant structures and sites in Illinois
Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit--offers a dollar for dollar Federal income tax credit equal to 20% of the construction costs.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit--Offered a tax credit for the rehab of low income housing. Either 9% per year for 10 years for projects not receiving Federal subsidies or 4% for those subsidized. (Don't think the Stotlar House would qualify).
National Trust for Historic Preservation--A number of grant and loan programs are available.
Amtrak Schedule Change
Southbound Train 391 Departs Earlier
Temporary Weekday Schedule Change
March 15-19, March 22-26 and March 29-April 2
On Monday through Friday of each week from March 15 through April 2, southbound Train 391 (The "Illini") will depart Chicago 25 minutes earlier and depart all remaining stations on the route 30 minutes earlier, due to track work being performed by Canadian National Railway. The weekday schedule shown below replaces the one published in Amtrak’s Fall 2009-Winter 2010 System Timetable. Please note: Saturday and Sunday schedules will not change.
Northbound Train 392 – Possible Delays: During this period, northbound Train 392 will operate according to the published schedule, but may encounter delays of up to 30 minutes on Mondays through Fridays.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Toyota Hits Back
Update: It appears Gilbert has been retained by a safety expert who is working with lawyers, likely with an eye towards lawsuits aimed at Toyota.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Lt. Governor Post
Friday, March 5, 2010
The is visible evidence of the seam in the building. Look for a row of tiles about a dozen feet north of the bench in the atrium, with cracked filler between them. You'll see the cracked filler running from the east wall to the west. That marks the protective seam.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Business Resource Fair
The City of Carbondale in partnership with SIUC Entrepreneurship and Business Development, the Small Business Development Center, the Carbondale branch NAACP and the John A. Logan Procurement Technical Assistance Center, is hosting a Business Resource Fair. The event will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Eurma C. Hayes Center located at 441 East Willow Street in Carbondale. A light dinner will be provided by Southern Que BBQ.
Event sponsors encourage minorities and women who are interested in starting their own business or strengthening their existing business to attend. One of the goals of the event is to increase minority and women business participation in economic development projects in the area.
Participants will learn about business ownership, free counseling services and workshops available to assist with starting and expanding a business, methods of finding financial resources and securing financing, services available to help Illinois firms (contractors, vendors, suppliers, etc.) compete for government contracting opportunities, City economic development resources and incentives available for businesses that locate in an Enterprise Zone or a Tax Increment Financing District.
Registration is limited. Please register by March 16th. Registration forms can be obtained and completed at Carbondale City Hall located at 200 South Illinois Avenue, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. or at the Eurma C. Hayes Center located at 441 East Willow Street on Tuesdays and Fridays between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Completed registration forms may be placed in the drop box in the NAACP office at the Eurma C. Hayes Center. Registration will also be accepted by phone. To register by phone contact Faith Johnson at 457-3229. To request additional information contact Marilyn James, Community Relations Officer at 457-3246 or leave a message at the NAACP office for Rev. Sidney Logwood at 457-7722.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Notes from Pickle's Alley
Secular Student Alliance chapter starting up as SIUC
Memorial for deceased students yesterday.
Here's a report on the coal symposium held at Cedarhurst
SIUC still looking to borrow money.