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Carbondale Community High School • The Class of 2019 earned nearly $3,000,000 in scholarships and will matriculate to over 50 colleges and universities throughout the US including Beloit College, Berklee College of Music, DePauw University, Emory University, John A. Logan College, Grinnell College, Harris-Stowe State University, Illinois State University, Purdue University, Saint Louis University, Southern Illinois University, University of Illinois, University of Arizona and Yale University. Graduates have also committed to serve in the US Army, US Air Force and US Marines as well as the US National Guard. • 34 Illinois State Scholars, 1 National Merit Commended Honoree,and 2 National Merit Finalists • Nationally Ranked Scholar Bowl Team

• Nationally Recognized Physics Team • Music Program Top 3 State Finalist Nine Years in a Row (State Champion in 2014) • National Scholastic Art Winners Four Years in a Row (One of only Eight Gold Portfolios Awarded Nationally in 2017) • State Finalists in Speech and History Fair, Science Fair, Science/Engineering Team, and Skills USA • Garwin Family Foundation sponsorship of students to pursue rigorous summer academic programs at Brown University, Boston University, Stanford, and the University of Michigan. • IHSA All State Academic Team Three of last Five Years • State Champion in Track (Discus) and Piano

Excellence in Education since 1923 For additional information: Mr. Stephen Murphy, Superintendent Administrative Center 330 South Giant City Rd. • Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 457-3371 • www.cchs165.jacksn.k12.il.us





To Do Business ............................................................................................... 4 Board of Directors ........................................................................................ 6 To Be Involved ................................................................................................ 7 To Call Home.................................................................................................. 9 Good to Know .............................................................................................10 Who to Call ..................................................................................................11 To Learn..........................................................................................................13 To Excel ..........................................................................................................16 To Thrive.........................................................................................................18 For Community ............................................................................................21 To Play .............................................................................................................22 To Unwind......................................................................................................26 Business Directory ......................................................................................28

Top to bottom: SIU players sing the school fight song while celebrating their 49-10 win over Murray State at Roy Stewart Stadium on Thursday in Murray, Kentucky. The Southern, Byron Hetzler The “Welcome to Carbondale” signs sits on the east side of town to greet visitors from near and far. Young and old participate in The Great Carbondale Pumpkin Race, held each year the Saturday closest to Halloween.

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he Carbondale Chamber serves the area as a strong non-profit, member driven, professional organization whose primary mission is to advance the interests of business. We strive to provide opportunities for business leaders to educate and promote themselves and their businesses. Additionally, we partner with a wide variety of organizations committed to making Carbondale a great place to live, work, visit, play and invest. Chamber members are people representing businesses who believe in their community and in conducting business the right way. Together they strive to be fully involved in all aspects of the city. They share a bias for action and the understanding that being a member is an investment not only for their business, but also in the quality of life for the entire region. The Chamber is a credible source of information for residents, visitors, people relocating to the area and new and existing businesses. Membership identifies businesses as reputable, trustworthy and invested. The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce



serves the city and the organization’s nearly 500 member-businesses through a variety of programs, services and activities. Major events such as the Chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet showcase the accomplishments and successes of our businesses. On-going programs include the Chamber’s regular Business Builders Breakfast, Round Pies/ Straight Talk and Networking at Noon series. Additionally, the Chamber regularly participates on the “Talk of the Town” radio program heard every Monday morning on WDBX-FM. The Chamber also stands as a credible source for the latest in information and business news for other local media outlets.

Ten months out of the year, the Chamber hosts a Monthly Membership Luncheon featuring a program on a topic of interest to the Membership. Each Spring and each Fall, the Carbondale Chamber works with other Chambers of Commerce in the region to host a Regional Chamber Luncheon. The members that reap the most benefit from membership are often the most active members, those who serve on committees and attend events. The following are just some of the many efforts that are the responsibility of the Chamber’s volunteer committees: The Ambassador & Membership Committee strives to promote member participation, support the mission of recruiting and retaining Chamber membership. Committee members also assist participating in ribbon cuttings, grand opening ceremonies and after hour events for member businesses. The members of this committee strive to make new and returning members feel welcome at Chamber events. The Saluki Pride Committee partners with Southern Illinois University in recruitment and retention efforts. The

committee participates in activities such as SIU Open Houses, Weeks of Welcome, Dinner in the Dale, Saluki Athletics, Homecoming and International Student Events. This committee is also responsible for the “Dawg Paws” seen on streets and in driveways across town. This committee provides many tools for area businesses to show their Saluki Pride. In addition to the Paws, they offer Saluki Banners and T-shirts. This committee also supports the Saluki Stay Scholarship that assists juniors and seniors by providing a variety of in-kind gifts from member businesses. Saluki Pride also funds the Chamber Scholarship and the Mayors Scholarship, which are awarded to Carbondale Community High School students committed to attending Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. The Government Affairs Committee, aka the DC Advocacy Committee discusses and researches pertinent state, local and national issues to help the Chamber best represent to governmental bodies the views and opinions of its membership. When appropriate, the committee supports a public stance by the Carbondale Chamber in support, or opposition of, actions being taken in government. Members of this committee have also attended Chamber Day at the State Capitol in Springfield. The nickname DC Advocacy Group is a result of recent trips to Washington DC to advocate for our city and county. These annual trips include area Mayors and City Officials, Chamber members, and representatives from local Unions, Southern Illinois University, and Southern Illinois Healthcare. The Economic Development Committee is comprised of community leaders with a bias for action. Three subcommittees exist within the Economic Development Committee. Each of the committees are focused on an area of Recruitment and Retention. The three areas are: Recruitment and Retention of Businesses, Recruitment and Retention of Residents and Recruitment and Retention of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Students. This committee conducted a Survey to change to assess the needs of the business community. The results of the survey were shared at a luncheon at Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek. These results have provided a road map for the work of this group. Accomplishments include hosting a Carbondale Connections event to connect business people with free and low-cost services, establishing new resident welcome bags, and working to better partner with the Southern Illinois University. The Carbondale Young Professionals (CYP) group provides a path for young professionals to live fully by being engaged, shopping local, and participating in events in the Carbondale community. This group provides opportunities for people to build their network of contacts through fun activities and networking events. CYP also provides programing designed to help its members grow in the

2018 Carbondale Leadership Class

areas of communication, leadership and management. Lastly, CYP works to join young professionals together to benefit the Carbondale community through participation in charitable efforts. The Leadership Carbondale Committee plans and executes an eight-month Leadership Course. The class meets monthly. The class is designed for members of the business community who seek further leadership development and want to learn more about the Carbondale Community. During the mornings of each session, a community leader leads the class through the Positive Leadership Curriculum. The class then travels to a Chamber Member Restaurant for a Lunch and Learn featuring a speaker on the topic of Leadership. The afternoon is reserved for a Field Experience in which the class tours unique locations throughout Carbondale. The class is exposed to a Community Leader who meets with them at each of the locations. The class will also complete a class project during the time of their course. Leadership Carbondale culminates with a graduation at our Monthly Membership Luncheon in November. This program had been dormant for some time and resumed in 2018. The program graduated 13 participants in 2018, and currently has a class of 10. The Finance Committee oversees the day to day financials of the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce. The Finance Committee provides guidance on high impact financial decisions. They also oversee the budget process and works to ensure that the Chamber is staying within its budget throughout the year. Additionally, the Finance Committee monitors the outsourcing of payroll for office staff and makes recommendations about employee expenses. The Chamber recently added a new Mentoring Program known as LIFT. The LIFT Mentoring Program prepares young adults for the workforce by equipping them with soft skills and needed contacts. The program allows unemployed and

underemployed persons to be paired with a series of business leaders who mentor them of over a six-week period. This program is in partnership with Man-Tra-Con Corporation. In addition to the ongoing committees mentioned above, there are two Special Event Committees that meet seasonally for six months leading up to each of the two major Chamber Events: Annual Awards Banquet and Golf Scramble/Fun Day. These Special Events Committees plan, execute and review results from these two large scale events. In addition to our own events, we support a variety of community events including Carbondale Halloween, Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church Backpack Give-AWay, the Crime Stoppers Convention, and many more. The Chamber President/CEO along with the Chairman of the Board of Directors attend a monthly meeting with the Chancellor and Chief of Staff of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and the Mayor and City Manager of the City of Carbondale. This meeting allows all three parties – Chamber, City, and University – to ensure that we are working in a cooperative manner to best serve all parties. Most of all, the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce tirelessly works to promote and support business in the city. From “Shop Southern IL” programs to bulk electrical aggregation efforts to save members money, business expositions and showcases, specialized training sessions and community outreach efforts, the Chamber is in business for business. The Chamber of Commerce is overseen by a Board of Directors consisting of 12 elected members and three appointed members. The three appointed members represent the City, the School District and the University. When quick decisions are needed, the Executive Committee is called into service. The Executive Committee consists of the current Board Chairman, the Past Board Chairman, the Chair-Elect, Treasurer and an additional member appointed by the Chairman. carbondalechamber.com


BOARD OF DIRECTORS JIM JACOBS Chairman Jacobs Air Conditioning and Heating

JOLENE FALAT Treasurer First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust

SHANE CARSRUD Past Chairman Banterra Bank

JUSTIN ZURLINDEN Chairman - Elect Realty Central DARREN BERGER The Bank of Carbondale

JOHN DOSIER First Southern Bank TENA BENNETT Southern Illinois University JOHN RATHJEN Vogler Motor Company DIANE HOOD Furniture King

CHRISTOPHER SWIMS Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church CAROLIN HARVEY Carbondale City Council AL TAYLOR Memorial Hospital of Carbondale




JOHN M. DUNN Interim Chancellor, Southern Illinois University

STEVE MURPHY Superintendent, Carbondale Community High School



hat does a typical day, or a week, or month in Carbondale look like? Well, sometimes it is best to look at a year to see what keeps us hopping. The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce runs on a paid staff of two people. During the school year, we employ two Southern Illinois University (SIU) Interns at ten hours per week. They primarily work in the areas of graphic design, public relations, special events, and member outreach. Our Board of Olson Directors, Committee Chairs and Participants, and countless Volunteers help support and assist us through many efforts and activities. Despite the small numbers, together we are a mighty team. Member Businesses are our heartbeat. Members are included in print directories and other materials and listed and promoted online. We also send them referrals, provide training, and host member events. Member events include ten monthly Membership Luncheons, two Regional Chamber Luncheons, 12 Networking at Noon Lunches, six Round Pies / Straight Talk Lunches, six Business Builder Breakfasts, numerous Business After Hours, and many Ribbon Cuttings. We do our best to connect the business representatives and provide a place for them to promote themselves. In addition to these essential services, we are active in the community in a myriad of ways. The Chamber team works on a number of outside committees including Saluki Start-Up / Weeks of Welcome, Homecoming, Celebrate 618, Carbondale Halloween, City of Carbondale Job Fair, National Small Business Week Committee, Crime Stoppers, Southern Illinois University (SIU) 150th Birthday, Carbondale Proud, Fashion Week, Southern Illinois (SI) Made Expo, The American Heart Association Go Red for Women, Leadership Carbondale, The Great Carbondale Pumpkin Race, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In Event. We frequently work with Carbondale Main Street, Carbondale Tourism, Keep Carbondale Beautiful, Carbondale Park District, Green Earth, the City of Carbondale, and many other organizations to put on events or programs. We have had the opportunity for brainstorming on Trails, Outdoor Recreation, and Local Economy from Illinois Main Street. The Chamber is visible as a Representative of the Business Community. Some of the events attended include the Banterra Center Announcement, Meet the Mayor, Saluki Women’s Excellence Event, Progressive

Patio Tour, Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) Gala, EmpowHER Luncheon, Special Olympics Opening Ceremony, Grape Growers & Vintners Alliance Dinner, Saluki Athletics Logo Reveal, SIH Logo Reveal, Mayor’s Cup, Carbondale Community High School Awards Night, Southern Business Journal Leadership Breakfast, Veterans Honor Flight Check Presentation, Governor’s Press Conference at Walker’s Bluff, and the Economic Impact of Human Services Sector Report Release. The Chamber Co-Hosts a variety of off-site events with Carbondale Young Professionals including Hidden Gems at Route 51 Brewing, Music Bingo at Hanger 9, Speed Networking at Bandanna’s Bar-B-Que, and a Leadership Panel at Pagliai’s Pizza. The Chamber staff, along with the committee Chair, and its many volunteers serve as facilitators for Leadership Carbondale. In addition to assisting with the curriculum, we also help coordinate tours of area entities for the class. Maintaining the network of graduates of the Leadership Carbondale program is also a priority. We also provide speakers for a variety of groups such as Rotary Club, Professional Women’s Networking Group, Southern Illinois University Constituency Relations Committee, Study Circles Neighborhood Groups, Lions Club, College of Business Advisory Board, and Banterra Bank’s Life Scripts class. As mentioned, the Chamber employs two paid interns. Our office also hosts Participants from our LIFT Mentoring Program. We are a presenter for Jackson CEO (Creating Entrepreneur Opportunities); we are an investor in this youth development program. The SIU College of Business hosts Marketing U each year, and we present at the day-long student event. In partnership with the Illinois Department of Employment Security and Man-Tra-Con, we provided hands-on training for My Tax Illinois and other online programs. A monthly appearance on WDBX’s Talk of the Town is on the calendar. Additionally, our staff has appeared on Everything but the Kitchen Sink on WDBX, and Miller in the Morning on New Radio WJPF. We have also worked with Wither’s Radio. Our team has also made many television appearances on the KFVS-12 and WSIL-TV3. We were also part of a panel for live broadcast on NPR Illinois. We work closely with the Communications and Marketing teams of the City, SIH, SIU, and our Elected officials. Our staff works to continue to learn by attending training such as Workforce Development for Rural Communities, Illinois Manufacturing Association Seminar, Delta I-Fund, Delta Leadership Network Conference, Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Training, Grant Writing Workshop for Apprenticeships,

Jackson Growth Accliance Creative Placemaking, Enterprise Excellence, and the Building a Competitive Future workshop The Chamber has an active role in welcoming prospective and returning students. We staff vendor booths and speak at SIU Open Houses, attend FFA Night, SIU Day, student move-in, and more. We coach at the student Etiquette Dinner. We serve as docents on tour buses for student groups, new staff, and current SIU employees. Our Saluki Pride committee paints Saluki Paws on area roadways and does all they can ‘paint the town maroon’ to boost Saluki Spirit. We meet monthly with the Chancellor and Mayor’s offices to learn how we can continue to partner in support of SIU. The Chamber attended the House Hearing of the funding of Higher Education. While the focus of the work of the Chamber is for the benefit of Carbondale businesses, we are also active at the regional level. Our team attends a Regional Chamber Directors Meeting each quarter. We co-host two luncheons and participate in many other Chambers’ Annual Banquets. The Chamber has also had a role in events in the greater Delta region, of which Southern Illinois is a part. Carbondale Chamber had a significant role in the Shop SI Efforts during the Holidays, serving as social media coordinator. With a staff of two; Volunteers are crucial. Carbondale Chamber of Commerce VOLUNTEERS: • Call on Businesses to Promote Projects & Programs • Pick up Donations, Décor, and other needed Supplies • Make Outreach for New Memberships • Represent the Chamber to Media, on the News • Plan and Develop Programs • Represent the Chamber at Community Events • Paint Paw Prints on Streets • Act as a Welcome Face for Members • Serve as Mentors • Teach 100% of the Leadership Carbondale Curriculum • Speak and Present at reoccurring Events • Serve as Board Members, Chairs, and on Committees • Set-Up and Tear-Down at Events and Meetings • Make Follow-Up Phone Calls • Deliver Welcome Bags to New Residents • Provide Guidance to Other Members • Advocate for Businesses Without all the support, we would be unable to accomplish many of the things listed above. We bid them a hearty Thank You, and look forward to another great year serving the Carbondale business community, and the community at large. JENNIFER OLSON, President, and CEO of Carbondale Chamber of Commerce



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CARBONDALE: A PLACE TO CALL HOME By: Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry


he first two phases of the Illinois Avenue Streetscape Improvements Project are complete. Phase 3 is in the planning stage. You’ll notice new streetlights, sidewalks, trees, planters as well as traffic signals and security cameras. Improvements are also continuing at the Washington Street Venue where we are hosting Sunset Concerts and other events with great success. In addition to the improvements being made downtown, there are a number of economic development Mayor Henry projects taking shape in Carbondale. This includes the following: Southern Illinois Healthcare is opening a 42,000 square foot medical clinic and teaching space that will be used by the SIUC School of Medicine. • IlliniCare Health/Centene has rented and remodeled 80,000 square feet of office space at University Mall. It’s projected that they will employ over 400 people. • Captain D’s opened a new restaurant at the corner of East Walnut Street and Lewis Lane. • Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is now open on Giant City Road. • The former Ramada Inn on the City’s west side has new owners and is being completely remodeled. • Kohl’s is downsizing its store on Giant City Road in order to make room for Planet Fitness. • Sergio’s Mexican Restaurant is finishing a complete remodel and update to what was formerly Lonestar Steakhouse. • The new Hilton Home2Suites is now open downtown. The hotel features 99 rooms designed for business trips and extended stays. • The Sears building on Giant City Road has new owners and is occupied. • A 25,000 square foot HomeGoods store is going in next to Dick’s Sporting Goods and Best Buy, which has generated lots of public excitement. • A delivery/carryout only Pizza Hut is now open for business on East Walnut Street. • Two new restaurants, Keepers Quarters and the Underground Public House, moved in downtown. • Work on the new Regions Bank at the corner of Oakland Avenue and West Main Street is underway. • The Cellar is adding a beer garden to its property on West Monroe Street. • Mod Pizza is going into the old Verizon

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The Hilton Home2 Suites located in downtown Carbondale is now open, and taking reservations.


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Wireless store at University Place. • ZX Gas on West Main Street recently remodeled its station and added a new convenience store. • A new brewpub is coming soon to downtown in the former Street Bar location. This activity indicates that investors and business owners have renewed confidence

in Carbondale’s economy and businessfriendly attitude. As you may know, City Manager Gary Williams, Director of Economic Development Steven Mitchell, representatives from Southern Illinois Healthcare, Southern Illinois University, the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and I recently took a trip to Washington D.C. We met with Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, Congressman Mike Bost and officials from Amtrak, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Transportation. This was our second trip, and it is something we will continue to do annually. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale is the main economic driver for the region. The City remains dedicated to working alongside university officials to collaborate, grow enrollment, bring more entertainment to Banterra Center (formerly the SIU Arena) and promote Saluki spirit throughout the community. As I have said before, “By working together, we are making Carbondale the place that you and I, our children and grandchildren, are proud to call home.” carbondalechamber.com


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ducation is a cornerstone of Carbondale at all levels. Each educational institution, from prekindergarten to the university level, offers programs and opportunities to challenge, inspire, and equip students for success. A variety of school systems, both public and private, work to educate students.


Elementary, and Jr. High school students are served by Carbondale Elementary District 95, Giant City School District 130, Unity Point Consolidated School District 140 and the DeSoto Community Consolidated School District 86. Carbondale Elementary District 95 serves students within most of the city limits. The Giant City and Unity Point districts serve students residing south of the Southern Illinois University campus. Nearby DeSoto, to the north of Carbondale, is served by DeSoto School. Students from all four districts attend Carbondale Community High School District No. 165. Each district is administered by its own superintendent and board of education. CARBONDALE ELEMENTARY DISTRICT 95 With more than 125 teachers and 30 support staff, Carbondale Elementary District 95 educates more than 1,300 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The district is very proud of the rich cultural diversity of both its student and staff populations, which reflect that of the community as a whole. Many of the staff hold degrees at the master’s or doctoral level, and numerous teachers and specialists have been recognized on the state and national levels as outstanding educators. Facilities, curriculum, and programs are regularly evaluated to assure students are getting the best education possible. Students have regular access to computer laboratories and other technology, to make sure that they are ready to compete in today’s world. Education in the Carbondale Elementary School District is not all about books. Students have the opportunity to explore music, drama, career education, athletics, and foreign languages. Many students participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, including science and history fairs, fine arts, sports, environmental efforts, and more. The district has been honored with national awards for both students and teachers including recognition in history, science, math, and reading and distinguished performance in standardized testing.

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Carbondale Elementary School District 95

GIANT CITY SCHOOL Giant City School is located a few miles south of Carbondale off the Giant City Blacktop. Giant City School serves approximately 200 students in a rural, family-style setting. Our highly qualified staff is dedicated to helping all students become well-rounded citizens. This quality elementary school provides a variety of opportunities for students and families from age two through the 8th grade. Giant City offers students an engaging environment that challenges their academic, creative, and intra-personal intelligence. Giant City’s high academic achievement for all students reflects our commitment to creating partnerships with our students and families. Each student benefits from the daily curriculum in reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, physical education, and technology. In 2018, Giant City School was awarded as a National Blue Ribbon of Excellence School by the US Department of Education and the Illinois State Board of Education. Giant City School was honored to be named among the top ½ of 1% of all schools in the nation! The Giant City Board of Education demonstrates a continued pursuit of excellence by supporting the district vision: “Inspiring Our Students.” Innovative technological upgrades are evident in every classroom, while Maker Spaces renovations are complete in the Media Center. Creative spaces such as these will let children experiment and invent and create. The Board of Education has worked consistently to maintain a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities for students in the arts, and athletics.

The district offers an on-site daycare that works cooperatively with the Southern Region Early Childhood Program to provide wrap-around services. The district also offers after-school care for school-age students, as well as student care for our community at large, during the summer months. Giant City benefits from several positive communities and parent-led organization partnerships such as Southern Illinois Healthcare, the SIU School of Medicine, the Jackson County Health Department, our own Giant City School Progress Association, and Booster Club. These collaborations extend and enrich the environment provided for our students and families. Giant City feels a strong sense of commitment to our educational mission and is thankful to be a part of such a fantastic community in the Southern Illinois area. DESOTO COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT # 86 The DeSoto Community Consolidated School District #86, better known as DeSoto Grade School (DGS), is a feeder school district to CCHS District 165. The size of DGS makes it an attractive school for many families. There are less than 20 students per class on average. This ideal student to teacher ratio allows students to get excellent hands-on, individualized instruction from 20 certified staff members. The nearly 200 students in grades K-8 have direct access to Chromebooks in a 1:1 environment. In addition to their core classes, DGS students also have opportunities to receive instruction on drones, 3-D printing, gardening, iPad apps, carbondalechamber.com


environment where each child feels accepted and supported. This holistic experience produces students with the tools, skills, and confidence to become effective selfadvocates and independent learners able to succeed in school, find fulfilling careers, and lead balanced multi-faceted lives. CARBONDALE NEW SCHOOL Carbondale New School is a privately owned and operated school offering quality, progressive education for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. For more than 30 years, Carbondale New School has offered small class sizes which allow children to learn at their own pace. A strong sense of community among faculty, students and parents is a hallmark of the school, which maximizes students’ intellectual, social, and emotional growth.

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John A. Logan College graduation.

fine arts, and more. The school’s athletic teams, band, chorus, and Beta club all compete at high levels and represent the district well in their extra-curricular efforts. Teaching students to be problemsolvers and critical thinkers, on their way to becoming productive citizens, is the goal of DeSoto Grade School. This is all accomplished in a caring, loving educational environment daily. UNITY POINT Unity Point offers nearly 700 students pre-k through eighth grade with opportunities to access challenging and current curricula in language arts, math, science, social studies, physical education, art, music, and technology. The district fosters student independent learning lead by dedicated staff with access to resources in both print and technology. Each classroom teacher delivers their instruction through a differentiated approach to learning that best meets students and their individual educational needs. In our current school improvement process, we have set our goals of continuous improvement in both student achievement and whole-child progress. We strongly believe ALL students can learn, and therefore focus on both academic achievement and responsive teaching as the means to ensure the success of our students. CARBONDALE COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 165 The success of Carbondale Community High School students and alumni has earned the school recognition and respect as one of Illinois’ top institutions year 14


after year. The most recent graduating class included 34 Illinois State Scholars, 1 National Merit Commended honorees and 2 National Merit Finalists. Graduating seniors earned over $3,000,000 in scholarships to attend 40 universities, as well as pursuing opportunities in the US Army, US Navy, and US Air Force. CCHS offers ten Advanced Placement (AP) and sixteen dual credit courses. The music program has been a Top 3 State Finalist for nine years in a row (winning the State Championship in 2014.) The Scholar Bowl and Physics teams are nationally ranked, and CCHS students have been state finalists in Speech and History Fair, Science Fair, Science/Engineering Team, and Skills USA. CCHS has produced National Scholastic Art winners four years in a row, and CCHS students have been named to the IHSA All-State Academic Team in three of the last five years.


For families desiring a private or parochial education for their students, several options are available. BREHM PREPARATORY SCHOOL Since 1982, Brehm Preparatory School has been empowering students with learning disabilities and differences to recognize and optimize their potential throughout their lives. Brehm’s caring, highly qualified faculty and staff welcome students in grades 6 through 12 into a dynamic new learning environment brimming with optimism. Working quickly to break down barriers, build trust, and rebuild self-confidence, they embrace students in a nurturing

TRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Trinity Christian School provides a high standard of academic excellence from a biblical worldview for grades K3 through high school. Trinity’s goal is to provide support to Christian families and their churches in educating students for lifelong learning by emphasizing a classical perspective in education, integrated with the truth of scripture.


JOHN A. LOGAN COLLEGE John A. Logan College is an openadmission, comprehensive community college designed to provide high-quality, affordable educational opportunities for students of all ages and backgrounds. Located just minutes east of Carbondale, JALC offers a variety of degree programs in both traditional baccalaureate transfer and occupational programs. John A. Logan College is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) for its dual credit program and designated as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE2Y) to promote higher education for a growing number of students interested in information assurance and cybersecurity. A particular focus on retraining and continuing education make JALC a leader in adult education. The college serves most of Jackson and Williamson counties as well as parts of three other area counties. Nearly 4,000 students enroll at John A. Logan College each year. John A. Logan College traditionally has one of the lowest tuition rates in Illinois and offers approximately 66 degrees and certifications. Articulation agreements with several universities make transferring credits easy, and scholarship programs, as well as other forms of financial aid, ensure that quality education is affordable.

Brehm Preparatory School

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY More than 220,000 alumni throughout the United States and 126 countries around the globe can’t be wrong. Over more than 150 years, Southern Illinois University has grown from a small teachers’ college to one of the nation’s top comprehensive public research universities. Today SIU is home to nearly 15,000 students from around the world with the goal of quality education at an affordable cost. The University offers a myriad of degree programs leading to associate’s, bachelor’s, masters, doctoral and specialist degrees from eight colleges, a law school, and a medical school. Academic programs include programs in agriculture, art, aviation, business, computer science, education, engineering, forestry, history, journalism, mortuary science, music, radio-television, recreation, science and more — more than 200 majors in all. Extensive student work and research opportunities, study abroad programs, internships and an extern program, which places undergraduates with alumni for one-week mini-internships, give students real-world experience in their chosen fields. Students at SIU excel, both in their chosen fields and also in intercollegiate competitions. From moon-buggy

The Chamber’s LIFT Mentorship Program participant recognition ceremony.

design and cardboard boats to national championship aviation teams and debate squads, the University and its students are recognized for academic excellence. One of the missions of the University is a commitment to the region. Cooperative efforts between SIU and the community benefit both students and residents. The University serves as a training ground for

business leaders; faculty members often consult and advise local business owners and civic leaders and graduates offer a steady pool of talented and trained workers. The economic impact of SIU cannot be downplayed, nor can the role the institution plays in the community as a center for performing arts, culture, and recreation. carbondalechamber.com




outhern Illinois University’s welcoming reputation extends to the Carbondale community. Whether you’re new to our friendly college town or have been here for years, you’ll find lots to do thanks to your proximity to a major university. From theater to concerts to athletic events, there’s always something happening at SIU. Community members can work out at the Student Recreation Center, explore the outdoors at Touch of Nature Environmental Center, take a class, or benefit from a range of services – including legal, dental hygiene and speech and language clinics. Children can expand their horizons through a variety of summer camps on campus. Learn more at forthecommunity.siu.edu.


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Students walk in between Morris Library and Faner Hall.



SIU is celebrating past achievements and looking forward to the future while marking its 150th anniversary through March 2020. The university has evolved since its 1869 founding, and it continues to re-envision itself based on the changing needs of students, employers, and communities. SIU is focusing on interdisciplinary academic programs in areas such as sustainability, healthcare, cybersecurity, and fermentation science as well as strong core programs in business, science, education, the humanities, and social sciences. Programs in agriculture, fine and performing arts, media, health and human services, law, engineering, and transportation are also among the university’s comprehensive academic offerings. The university’s goal is to ensure that graduates have both the professional skills they need to succeed in their field and the communication, cultural, and leadership skills they need to succeed in our global society. As a research university, students also benefit from opportunities to discover new knowledge and flex their creative muscles with guidance from nationally and internationally recognized faculty mentors. SIU faculty members are known for their work in energy, rehabilitation, nutrition, cancer, crop management, consumer behavior, and much, much more. The university combines its research strengths to address some of society’s most pressing challenges and work to translate these intellectual advances to contribute to the economic prosperity of Southern Illinois. Students can develop their research and creative projects, as well. The university awards grants to support promising student projects and will provide tools to explore new ideas.

Byron Hetzler, The Southern

John Jackson, a professor at SIU since 1969, holds a copy of “Southern Illinois University at 150 Years,” the book that he edited commemorating the university’s 150th anniversary.


SIU continues to develop living-learning communities that bring together students who share similar majors or interests. Each community is unique, allowing students, faculty, and staff to tailor their on-campus living and academic experience. Students can also participate in traditions like the Cardboard Boat Regatta and Watermelon Fest, take in outdoor concerts or movies, jog around Campus Lake, be a part of events like Saluki Con, a sci-fi and comic book convention, or relax and study in the Student Center or Morris Library. They can join one of more than 275 student-run organizations. They can use the climbing wall at the Student Recreation Center or hike at nearby Giant City State Park or the Shawnee National Forest. The university will continue to build a robust campus life – and also engage students in the Carbondale community through volunteer service, internships, and the area’s vibrant live music scene.

Byron Hetzler, The Southern

SIU students cool their feet in the fountain in front of Morris Library as they listen to speakers during the rally protesting proposed budget cuts at the university.


SIU is focused on fulfilling the promise of its mission statement: SIU embraces a unique tradition of access and opportunity, inclusive excellence, innovation in research and creativity, and outstanding teaching focused on nurturing student success. As a nationally-ranked public research university and regional economic catalyst, we create and exchange knowledge to shape future leaders, improve our communities, and transform lives. SIU is undertaking an ambitious revitalization of everything it does while retaining its reputation as a university that welcomes students and faculty from all backgrounds and around the world. SIU is also a place that is deeply interconnected to its community and region, inviting community members to

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Students walk through campus on a rainy afternoon.

engage in the life of the university. Any member of the Carbondale community can be considered an honorary Saluki, even if

they never attended SIU. So, if you feel at home in Carbondale, join the pack. You’re always welcome. carbondalechamber.com



Amy Fox, The City of Carbondale

New SIU School of Medicine building.


arbondale is the recognized regional leader for healthcare in Southern Illinois. Combining an exceptional level of community commitment and providing an array of specialized health care professionals, residents receive stateof-the-art medical treatment and illness prevention. SIH, a not-for-profit health system, is the region’s second-largest employer with approximately 3,800 physicians, nurses and employees. Headquartered in Carbondale, SIH operates SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, SIH St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro and SIH Herrin Hospital and many outpatient facilities including the Center for Medical Arts in Carbondale and the SIH Cancer Institute in nearby Carterville. With a commitment to caring that goes well beyond the walls of the hospitals, SIH works with other facilities and programs in the region to improve processes that best



help patients. They also share in a vast array of charitable and civic causes that center around their mission of improving the health and well-being of all people in the communities they serve.


SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, a 162-bed facility, is the regional leader in tertiary, high-level services for heart, brain, spine, obstetrics, cancer and robotic-assisted surgery. At time of publication, the hospital was also in pursuit of earning Level II trauma center designation.

SIH Prairie Heart Institute is headquartered on the hospital campus. Services cover the gamut of heart issues with 10 cardiologists and two cardiothoracic surgeons. The depth and breadth of the team allows Prairie to specialize in a comprehensive list of services including open-heart and vascular surgery, minimally invasive heart valve replacement and other interventional heart and vascular procedures for arrhythmias, chest pain and management of chronic cardiac conditions such as heart failure. The SIH Brain and Spine Institute in Carbondale allows a collective approach to caring for the complex issues of brain and spine. Neurosurgeons, neurologists, stroke specialists, and pain management physicians are all under one roof to allow a cooperative approach to patient care. The program is nationally recognized for its stroke care, and the facility is considered a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The Birthing Center at SIH Memorial

Hospital of Carbondale is a long-standing service of excellence in Southern Illinois, with more than 2,000 babies born each year. The facility has the region’s only Level II Plus Special Care Nursery for babies with intensive care needs. It also houses the area’s only dedicated pediatric unit. Although situated in Carterville, the SIH Cancer Institute is a service of SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Taking the different elements of the cancer care model, some of which were located at the hospital, the program is now under one beautiful outpatient roof, nestled against the Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge. Here patients receive coordinated cancer treatments in a facility that was created in large part to the generous support of the Southern Illinois community. Also, SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale is a teaching hospital, offering on-the-job training to family medicine residents and sports medicine fellows through Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The hospital, parent company SIH, and SIU School of Medicine collaborate to strengthen and expand rural health opportunities. The entities broke ground on a 40,000 square foot family medicine and teaching facility adjacent to the hospital on June 2018. The facility will open in mid-August 2019.


The Center for Medical Arts is SIH’s multi-specialty physician clinic located on the west side of Carbondale. It includes SIH Medical Group specialists in allergy and immunology; family and internal medicine; geriatrics; rheumatology; pediatrics; urology; ear, nose and throat (ENT) and gastroenterology. The facility features on-site lab and imaging; outpatient surgeries are performed at the adjacent Physicians’ Surgery Center. For conditions requiring immediate attention, patients are welcome at the Walk In Clinic where no appointment is necessary.


Shawnee Health Service operates multiple health centers in Carbondale. Shawnee Health Care, Carbondale, at 400 S. Lewis Lane, offers family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, behavioral health, addiction medicine, and chronic disease management. Shawnee Health Care, Same Day offers convenient walk-in care with day, evening, and weekend hours. Shawnee Health Care, Dental, located next door, offers general and pediatric dental services. Terrier Care, a school health center, is located at Carbondale Community High School and serves children of all ages and their parents, faculty, and staff of District 95. Shawnee Health Care, OB/GYN, is a full- service women’s health medical facility, located at 101 S. Wall Street. These centers accept all forms of payment, offer sliding

fee discounts, and provide free enrollment assistance in Marketplace Insurance and Medicaid.


Jackson County Health Department is dedicated to promoting health, preventing illness, protecting the environment, and preparing for emergencies. As such, the health department focuses on both individual services (things like immunizations and case management) as well as community services (such as disease surveillance and control). Through its own efforts and in collaboration with community partners, JCHD works to make the entire county, including Carbondale, healthy and fit. For more information, please visit www. jchdonline.org.


Southern Illinois University’s Student Health Center is a 75,000-square-foot ambulatory health care facility – one of the largest in the nation – that has maintained AAAHC accreditation since 1996. They provide centralized and coordinated medical care by facilitating partnerships between individual students and their health care teams. They use multiple professional disciplines to promote holistic health and comprehensive medical care as the student’s medical home away from home. Student Health Services offers prescription and allergy injections, immunizations, health education, in house laboratory services, confidential HIV testing, reproductive consultation including contraception, specialty consultation referral, treatment and screening for STDs, and women’s and men’s health care.


NeuroRestorative’s flagship location in Carbondale, Illinois, is located across from Southern Illinois University, which provides a unique opportunity for collaborative research efforts and, for some participants, reintegration into post-secondary education. Founded in 1977, NeuroRestorative Carbondale was the first dedicated afterhospital rehabilitation program in the country for people with brain injury and has continued as a leader in the field for more than 30 years. We offer a continuum of care in nearly 30 community-based settings throughout Carbondale, including single-family homes, supported apartments, day treatment centers, and workshops, schools, and more. Through this continuum and range of program locations, we can help adults, children, and adolescents at all stages of post-acute rehabilitation. http://www.neurorestorative.com/statelocation/carbondale/


Centerstone offers a full range of mental health services, substance use treatment,

and intellectual and developmental disabilities services for children, adults, and families. They are located close to home with offices in Marion, West Frankfort, and in Carbondale at 2307 S. Illinois Avenue. Clients enter into services at Centerstone through the Open Access Assessment, which is offered on a walk-in basis MondayFriday from 8am-3pm. Clients with private insurance or Medicare should call to schedule a time when a paneled assessor is available: 855-608-3560. Plan to allow 1.5 to 2 hours for a therapeutic assessment and discussion of your goals and plans. Through Open Access, clients have access to care with issues such as: • Anger management • Anxiety or stress • Divorce or separation • Depression • Grief and loss • Parenting issues • Postpartum depression • Relationship problems • Substance use or addiction • Trauma Counseling services utilize a variety of services and supports, including: •T  he age-appropriate mental health of substance use assessments • Psychiatric services • Art and Play therapy •C  ommunity-based services (including at schools) • Family Support • Individual or group counseling • Residential and housing services •S  ervices for adults with intellectual disabilities • Linkage and referral to other services • Trauma-informed care Crisis assessments are also given on a walk-in basis anytime the office is open (typically 8am-5pm). After hours, Centerstone crisis counselors work in hospital ERs to ensure access and linkage to psychiatric supports, and in-patient hospitalization, if necessary. Centerstone is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to delivering care that changes people’s lives. We provide mental health and substance abuse treatment, education and support to communities in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee and additionally offer individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities life skills development, employment and housing services. Nationally, we have specialized programs for service members, veterans, and their loved ones, and develop employee assistance programs for businesses of all sizes. Our research institute improves behavioral healthcare through research and technology, and our foundation secures philanthropic resources to support our work. For more information, visit www.centerstone.org. carbondalechamber.com  19

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Byron Hetzler, The Southern

Locos Por Juana performs in front of Shryock Auditorium on the SIU campus during the Sunset Concert Series.


s I sit down to write this piece, at the end of a busy day promoting downtown Carbondale, my kids are in the next room getting ready for one of Carbondale’s longestrunning traditions, the Sunset Concert Series. Tomorrow our family will head downtown, to the Washington Street Venue, with coolers, blankets, and snacks in tow, to tap our toes. We will join hundreds of people of all ages Cole looking to do the same! I can hear my children talking over how many twinkies to pack, and whether or not dad will let them take their bean bag chairs (the answer is “no”). I would say this is a typical way that many families in Southern Illinois prepare for a summer Thursday sunset. Carbondale is a wonderful community

in which to raise a family, but also just a beautiful community in which to live. I encourage you to visit, and visit often, and to experience our community in all ways. As you thumb through the pages of this publication, you’ll read about the Sunset Concerts, but also about many other events, including the Brown Bag Concert Series, Fourth Friday Fairs, our annual Lights Fantastic Parade, and the Carbondale Classic (a more adult activity). In reality, we boast so much programming in our downtown, and throughout the city, there is something for everyone. We have long-standing businesses that succeed next to fresh new faces in our downtown. I’d recommend stepping into both old and new businesses, including anchors like Quatro’s Pizza and Mary Lou’s Grill, and excellent newer spots like Keeper’s Quarters and Underground Public House. With over thirty eateries and bars in downtown Carbondale, and a brewery joining our roster this October, we are the

place to eat and be entertained. Combined with excellent programming and frequent concerts and shows in venues such as the Hangar 9, Varsity Center, and Carbondale Community Arts’ Gallery 304, you’ll find something to do with or without your bean bag chair! It is my day job to sing the praises of downtown, and I genuinely love it. I also am a big fan of downtown in my personal life and am raising two young fans as well. As you read about the Carbondale community, if you are looking for a recommendation, answer to a question, or a friend, feel free to contact me. I’ll be at the Sunset Concert! MEGHAN COLE is the Executive Director of Carbondale Main Street, an organization dedicated to the improvement and promotion of downtown Carbondale. She is serious about being available; you can give her a call at 618-529-8040 or reach her at www.carbondalemainstreet.com. carbondalechamber.com



www.studentcenter.siu.edu Celebrate the diversity, inclusiveness and the cultural wealth of Southern Illinois University and the Carbondale Community with a week full of events from the Parade of Flags, International Food Fair and the Cultural Show. International Festival typically occurs in the first full week of February.

Valentine’s Day Craft Fair

www.studentcenter.siu.edu Show your loved one how much you care with a hand-made gift purchased at this one-day affair at the SIU Student Center featuring jewelry, art, and crafts. The Craft Shop holds three annual Craft Sales at the SIU Student Center: The Family Weekend Craft Sale, Holiday Craft Sale, and Valentine’s Day Craft Sale. Craft vendors from the community have come together over the last 30 years at these events to sell their professional and quality hand-made wares. All Craft Sales are open to the public. Photo courtesy: Center of International Education

Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

www.carbondalechamber.com Celebrate success in our community with Carbondale Chamber’s Annual Banquet at the SIU Student Center on the third Friday in February.

Big Muddy Film Festival

www.bigmuddyfilm.com Every February, films of all genres and styles are screened at this annual festival held at various locations throughout Southern Illinois.

Carbondale Classic

www.carbondalemainstreet.com Putt-putt your way around downtown Carbondale every March at nine eateries and bars on the third weekend in March.

Outside The Box Music Festival

www.cola.siu.edu/music/festivals-camps/ festivals/outside-the-box/ This week-long annual music festival, centered around SIU, showcases the extraordinary talent found in Southern Illinois. Many concerts and events are free and open to the public. This festival typically occurs in March.

Egg Hunt Extravaganza

Photo courtesy: Lynda Lorenz

Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet is held the second Friday in February.



www.cpkd.org Experience the joy and laughter from scores of children on the hunt for Easter Bunny eggs at Evergreen Park just before Easter.

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A member of the Plant and Services Operations crew stands on the boat during a race at the Great Cardboard Boat Regatta in April.


Cardboard Boat Regatta

www.conferenceservices.siu.edu/conferences/ cardboard-boat-regatta.php Catch the Saluki spirit, family fun, and creativity every April as hand-made human-powered boats made of corrugated cardboard traverse a 200-yard course on Southern Illinois University’s Campus Lake.

Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble

www.carbondalechamber.com Get out of the office for a day of networking and fun at our annual Chamber Golf Scramble, held on the first Friday in June at a member golf course.

Civil Service Council Flea Market

Chef Clash

www.cscouncil.siu.edu A spring tradition that takes place every April, the yard sale attracts hundreds of vendors and thousands of bargain hunters. Reserve a space to sell your treasures or browse and buy others one-of-a-kind merchandise.

http://www.chefclash.com First Mid-Illinois Bank hosts a unique fundraising event featuring 100 chefs from our local community who prepare their best culinary delights just for you in early June to help raise money for local charities.

Farmers Markets:

Carbondale Farmers’ Market of Carbondale: www.farmersmarketcarbondale.com Community Farmers Market: www.carbondalemarket.com Humpday Farmers Market: www.humpdayfarmersmarket.com Experience locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants fresh from the fields and hand-made crafts Saturday mornings at the Westown Shopping Center, April through November and indoors at Carbondale Community High School, December through March. The HumpDay Farmers Market takes place on Wednesdays at the intersection of Washington and Jackson Streets.

Fourth Friday Fairs

www.carbondalemainstreet.com Head downtown for free live music, crafts, kids’ activities, a food court and lots of familyfriendly fun on the Fourth Friday of May through October.

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Staff Sgt. Jeremy Kensler of the Illinois National Guard’s 634th Brigade Support Battalion lays a wreath at the Monument to Unknown Soldiers during the Memorial Day Service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Carbondale.

CarbondALE Brew Fest

www.carbondalemainstreet.com This Main Street Carbondale festival partners with SIU Fermentation Science Institute and Southern Illinois Brewers to feature brews from all over the U.S., including local and neighboring states breweries. The Fest typically takes place on the first Friday in May.

Memorial Day at Woodlawn Cemetery

Honor the past service of our veterans, near and far, at a special ceremony on Memorial Day at Woodlawn Cemetery where the very first memorial service was held in Illinois.

Brown Bag Concert Series

www.carbondalemainstreet.com Bring your own lunch and enjoy free live music at the historic Carbondale Pavilion downtown at noon on Wednesdays in May, June, and July

Southern Illinois Music Festival

www.sifest.com Musicians from all over the world gather in May and June for more than 30 orchestral music, chamber music, jazz, opera, and ballet performances throughout Southern Illinois.

Celebrate 618

www.celebrate618.com This multiple-day summer festival is a collaborative effort between Carbondale Tourism and several nonprofits to celebrate all things 618



The Great Carbondale Pumpkin Race

McLeod Summer Playhouse SIU New Student Programs

Saluki Family Weekend invites parents and guests to visit campus and take part in fun festivities.

Sunset Concert Series

www.studentcenter.siu.edu Soak up the sun and sounds at this free outdoor concert series on Thursday evenings in June and July from 7 – 9 p.m. Concert locations alternate between Shryock Auditorium, Turley Park and Washington Street.

McLeod Summer Playhouse

www.playhouse.siu.edu The professional arm of the SIU Department of Theater, the Summer Playhouse brings topnotch productions to Carbondale at the McLeod Theater in June and July.

Independence Day Fireworks

www.explorecarbondale.com Celebrate our nation’s independence with Carbondale’s annual fireworks display. It’s recognized as one of the largest in the area. The exhibition takes place on the campus of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

FALL Saluki Comic Con

https://studentcenter.siu.edu/eclipsecon Comic-Con is back!! Southern Illinois University will be hosting the “Saluki Comic-Con” in conjunction with Saluki Family Weekend. It will feature special guests, a wide array of vendors, artists, film screenings, gaming tournaments, and much more.

Saluki Family Weekend

www.familyweekend.siu.edu It’s a family affair, and you’re invited! Families, Parents, and guests are encouraged to attend and take part in the fun festivities. Go Dawgs! 24


Family Weekend Craft Fair

www.studentcenter.siu.edu Show your loved one how much you care with a hand-made gift purchased during Family Weekend featuring jewelry, art, and crafts. The Craft Shop holds three annual Craft Sales at the SIU Student Center: The Family Weekend Craft Sale, Holiday Craft Sale, and Valentine’s Day Craft Sale. Craft vendors from the community have come together over the last 30 years at these events to sell their professional and quality hand-made wares. All Craft Sales are open to the public.

Rotary Club of Carbondale (Breakfast Group) Community Yard Sale

http://www.carbondalebreakfastrotary.org Find great treasures, or sell a few of your own, at this annual community-wide rummage sale in September.

The Great Carbondale Pumpkin Race

www.carbondalepumpkinrace.com/ Ready, Set, Go! Pumpkin racers take to the Mill Street Underpass for this new tradition. Build your own pumpkin racer or just come watch the thrills and spills as the gourds go downhill on the Saturday closest to Halloween.

Homecoming at SIU

www.homecoming.siu.edu Show your Saluki Spirit and Pride! Celebrate homecoming week. This year’s events will feature a Block Party, Concert, Parade, Tailgate, and Saluki Football.

Murdale Safe Halloween

http://carbondalehalloween.com/ Carbondale Safe Halloween Family event will be held on Oct. 27th at Murdale Shopping center will feature inflatables, food concession (bison burgers/hotdogs), hayrides, Murdale Trick or Treat, Pumpkin Racers assistance, flash mob and more. Event proceeds go to Carbondale Crime Stoppers and Carbondale Boys & Girls Club.

Carbondale Halloween

http://carbondalehalloween.com/ Carbondale Halloween is a 2-day event. Friday’s activities will include a Pumpkin Glow, Jack-OLantern trail hike, outdoor movie, and Fourth Friday Fair. Saturday’s events will consist of a Monster Dash 5K Race, a Downtown Trick or Treat, The Great Carbondale Pumpkin Race, and Live Music/Entertainment on Washington Street.

WINTER Holiday Craft Fair

www.studentcenter.siu.edu This two-day Craft Fair held at the SIU Student Center will feature over 100 vendors from the Southern Illinois area showcasing quality handmade art and craftworks. The Craft Shop holds three annual Craft Sales at the SIU Student Center: The Family Weekend Craft Sale, Holiday Craft Sale, and Valentine’s Day Craft Sale. Craft vendors from the community have come together over the last 30 years at these events to sell their professional and quality hand-made wares. All Craft Sales are open to the public

Lights Fantastic Parade

http://lightsfantasticparade.com/ Gather downtown for Carbondale’s annual lighted holiday parade. Enjoy marching bands, lighted floats and a visit from Santa Claus on the first Saturday in December!

Santa Claus rides on a brightly lit sleigh as he brings up the rear of the Lights Fantastic parade in Carbondale.


“This is home!” Tom English Executive Editor

Why do I love Southern Illinois?

I’m not from here, but Southern Illinois is home. Just because I wasn’t born here doesn’t mean I can’t love it here. Southern Illinois is where I met my wife. It’s where my children were born. It’s where we’re raising our children. Many people think that because I work for the newspaper, I don’t care about the people. I do. I shop at local stores. I eat at local restaurants. I even coach some of your children. I am your neighbor. This is home, and it’s a place I want to be for a long time.




Byron Hetzler, The Southern

The Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra rehearses in Altgeld Hall at SIU.



Southern Illinois Music Festival



he Southern Illinois Music Festival (SIFest) recently completed its 15th summer of presenting three-dozen performances of classical music, opera and jazz in two-dozen venues throughout Southern Illinois presented by world-class professional artists. We have been nationally recognized: • In Symphony magazine, the premier publication for American orchestras, as one of only five professional music festivals in Illinois, (and the only one South of I-80), alongside such distinguished peers as the Ravinia Festival, summer home of the Chicago Symphony; • By the Chicago Tribune Travel section as one of 24 top summer activities (musical and otherwise) in an eight-state region; • By AAA Midwest magazine as a Midwest Travel Treasure; • By WTTW’s Arts Across Illinois, in

The 2020 Southern Illinois Music Festival runs May 31 through June 14, presenting three-dozen performances in venues from Carbondale to Cairo, Murphysboro to Marion and at many points in between, with the epicenter at SIU Carbondale. The centerpieces of the 2020 Festival are two fully staged operas—Puccini’s great tragedy, Tosca, and Donizetti’s delightful comedy, The Elixir of Love—presented in historic Shryock Auditorium with English supertitles and an internationally acclaimed cast. Two large orchestral concerts feature music by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Strauss, Wagner, and Sibelius; multiple chamber music performances celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday, and Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz engage younger audiences with free admission performances in smaller venues. Complete details are available at www.SIFest.com. Southern Illinois Music Festival

Chamber Music America; and with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council and a variety of private foundations. Many SIFest events are admission-free, including over a dozen geared primarily for young persons, with remaining events reasonably priced. All performances are presented in an informal and audiencefriendly manner. The Southern Illinoisan recognized the Festival in its “101 Things To Do In Southern Illinois” and “Southern Illinois in 99 Things,” and gave the 2014 Festival a “Thumbs Up” on their editorial page, with the following description: It’s the best time of year for local lovers of great music. This year’s selections at the Southern Illinois Music Festival have been impressive and outstanding, notably the Battle of Normandy 70th Anniversary Tribute performances. It was primarily inspired to invite the 97-year-old composer, Lionel Semiatin of White Plains, New York, to the Tuesday night performance at First United Methodist Church in Carbondale. Semiatin is a World War II veteran and Normandy survivor who likely holds the sole distinction of writing the only chamber orchestra piece while on the battlefield. Semiatin received a standing ovation by the near-capacity crowd. This was a quality classical music offering that matched what’s

Southern Illinois Music Festival

offered in larger metropolitan areas. We are fortunate to have such gold-standard cultural events in Southern Illinois… In addition to activities in Carbondale and on the SIU campus SIFest has

provided cultural outreach in communities throughout Southern Illinois, including those in Jackson, Williamson, Franklin, Jefferson, Union, Alexander and Perry counties. carbondalechamber.com


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Naomi Ariel 804 S. Oakland Ave Carbondale (618) 319-0410

Express Employment Professionals 1301 West Main Street Carbondale (618) 457-1001

Today’s Technology Auto Repair 1235 E Walnut Carbondale (618) 457-2151 Vic Koenig Chevrolet, Inc. 1040 E. Main St. Carbondale (618) 529-1000

Mary’s Restaurant 509 S Park Ave. Herrin (618) 942-2742

Live music at a Chamber Business After Hours event held at the Southern Illinois Airport.



Grand River Spirits 428 Wood Road Carbondale (618) 503-9050

Mary Kay Cosmetics – Tammy Whitlock 2150 Red Row Marion (434) 238-2866

Manny’s Spirits Food & Gaming 801 Giant City Road Carbondale (618) 457-7701

Rahim’s Beauty Supply Store 110 E. Oak St. Carbondale (618) 529-1222

Pinch Penny Liquors 700 E. Grand Ave. Carbondale (618) 549-3348

Salon Euphoria, LLC 701B South Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 549-5874

Legence Bank 925 West Main Street Carbondale (618) 297-9860

PK’s 308 South Illinois Avenue Carbondale (618) 529-1124

Skincare by Marcy Casico-Hale 2008 Spruce Street Murphysboro (815) 289-8515

Regions Bank 816 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 549-2102

S&B’s Burger Joint 1237 E Main St. Carbondale (618) 549-2191

Studio Day Spa 515 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 490-1013

SIU Credit Union 395 N. Giant City Road Carbondale (618) 457-3595

The Cellar 101 West Monroe Street Carbondale (618) 529-9510


Banterra Bank 1917 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 549-4445

First Mid Bank & Trust 509 S. University Ave. Carbondale (618) 457-3381 First Southern Bank P.O. Box 758 Carbondale (618) 549-3621

The Bank of Carbondale 216 E. Main Street Carbondale (618) 549-2181 The First Bank & Trust Company of Murphysboro 1403 Walnut Street Murphysboro (618) 687-1711

Underground Public House 717 S University Ave. Carbondale (618) 490-1586

BEAUTY SALONS/SPAS/ BARBERSHOPS/ BEAUTY SUPPLIES Intuitive Massage and Bodywork 201 E. Main St. Carbondale (618) 713-4002

Castle Perilous Games/Books 207 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 529-5317

Wild Thyme Books 705 W. Main Street Carbondale (618) 713-8790


Southern Illinois Family Fun (S.I. Bowl) 10240 Samuel Road Carterville (618) 985-3755

The Sauced Up Smokers 40 Helm Road Murphysboro (618) 559-7012


PayArc Merchant Payment Solutions P.O. Box 62 Carbondale (618) 201-4479

Presbyterian Child Development Center 310 S. University Carbondale (618) 529-1551

Saluki Ventures 1740 Innovation Dr. Carbondale


ShopCarbondale.com LLC 1700 Robinson Hill Road Makanda (618) 713-2896 The Payne Team CPAs, LLC. 334 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 529-9393


Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek 503 Stone Creek Drive Makanda (618) 351-4653 The Lookout at the Lake 13107 Bearden Court Creal Springs (618) 925-3835 Woodland Cabins 299-301 Green Ridge Rd. Carbondale (618) 687-1932


Universal Glass & Carpet, Inc. 411 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 549-3314


Great Boars of Fire 920 Kratzinger Hollow Rd. Cobden (618) 833-5858

Allied Physicians & Rehab of Southern Ill 1100 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 529-5172 Carbondale Chiropractic Injury Clinic 624 E. Walnut St. Carbondale (618) 519-9334

The Natural Health Improvement Center of Southern Illinois 300 E. Main St. Carbondale (618) 351-9364 Thalman Chiropractic 606 A. Eastgate Drive, Suite A Carbondale (618) 549-8228

CHURCHES/ RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS Bald Knob Cross of Peace 3630 Bald Knob Road Alto Pass (618) 521-1917 Cornerstone Church 1301 E. Walnut St. Carbondale (618) 997-7884 First United Methodist Church 214 W Main Carbondale (618) 457-2416



Carterville Chamber of Commerce 120 North Greenbriar Road Carterville (618) 985-6942

Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church of Carbondale, IL 400 E. Main St. Carbondale (618) 529-3975 Called together by the Holy Spirit, we proclaim God’s presence and love in the world through prayer, worship, education and service. We invite children, youth and adults to become disciples of Jesus Christ, live fully in the Holy Spirit and embrace God’s love.

First United Methodist Church 214 W. Main Carbondale, IL 62901 618-457-2416 fumc@fumc-cdale.org Sunday worship services at 8:15 am and 10:45 am

Olivet Free Will Baptist Church 409 North Marion Carbondale (618) 549-3374 The Ridge Church 7530 Old Highway 13 Carbondale (618) 457-0479 The View Church 725 Lewis Lane Carbondale (618) 351-0853 University Baptist Church 700 S. Oakland Carbondale (618) 457-0323 Victory Dream Center 607 E. College Street Carbondale (618) 351-8018 Vine Church 1445 S Wall Street Carbondale (618) 351-8463


Shine On A Dime 324 1/2 N. 15th St. Murphysboro (618) 519-0530


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City of Carbondale 200 South Illinois Ave Carbondale (618) 549-5302

Cristaudo’s Cafe, Catering, and Bakery 209 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 529-4303

Networking at Noon event held at member business, Chango’s.


African American Museum of Southern Illinois 1237 E. Main St. Carbondale (618) 457-2217 Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter 805 W. DeYoung Marion (217) 801-9352 Better Business Bureau of Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois 3065 William St. Suite 202 Cape Girardeau (573) 803-3190

Gloria Jean’s Coffee 1237 E. Main St. Carbondale (618) 529-3153 Longbranch Cafe & Bakery 100 E. Jackson Carbondale (618) 529-4488

Boys & Girls Club of Southern Illinois 250 N. Springer Street Carbondale (618) 457-8877


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United Adjustment Service Inc. 2150 N Illinois Ave Carbondale (618) 529-3812

Carbondale Chamber of Commerce 131 S Illinois Ave Carbondale (618) 549-2146

Carbondale Community Arts 304 W. Walnut St. Carbondale (618) 457-5100 Carbondale Crimestoppers P.O. Box 521 501 South Washington Carbondale (618) 457-3200 Carbondale Elks 220 W. Jackson St. Carbondale (618) 457-4455 Carbondale Main Street 121 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 529-8040 Carbondale Park District P. O. Box 1326 Carbondale (618) 529-4147 Carbondale Public Library 405 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 457-0354

Dayemi Community Center 218 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 559-1317 Dispute Resolution Institute, Inc. 1400 N Wood Road Murphysboro (618) 549-1200 Food Works P.O. Box 3855 Carbondale (618) 370-3287 Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois #4 Ginger Creek Parkway Glen Carbon (618) 692-0692 Herrin Chamber of Commerce 3 North Park Avenue Herrin (618) 942-5163 Illinois Heartland Library System 1840 Innovation Dr. Suite 107 Carbondale (618) 985-3711 Jackson Growth Alliance PO Box 23 Carbondale (618) 713-9210

Carbondale Tourism 126 S Illinois Ave Carbondale (618) 529-4451

Jackson-Union County Habitat for Humanity Carbondale (618) 457-8480

Carbondale Young Professionals 131 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 549-2146

Keep Carbondale Beautiful, Inc. 1115 W. Sycamore Carbondale (618) 525-5525 Kiwanis Club of Carbondale PO Box 3095 Carbondale (618) 534-0165

BUSINESS DIRECTORY AES Solar 1804 Supply Road Carterville (618) 893-1717

Marion Chamber of Commerce 2305 West Main Street Marion (618) 997-6311

Bernstein Painting, Inc. 3428 Creek Nation Blacktop Mulkeytown (618) 924-8201

Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce 1709 Walnut St., Suite A Murphysboro (618) 684-6421

Clover Roofing Construction 153 Seeker Hill Rd. Murphysboro (618) 687-4824

Rotary Club of Carbondale PO Box 3975 Carbondale (618) 457-8866 Rotary Club of Carbondale— Breakfast PO Box 3992 Carbondale (618) 985-9013 Station Carbondale 111 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 867-2203 The Night’s Shield 301 E. Garland West Frankfort (618) 932-6400 The Salvation Army of Southern Illinois 906 Tower Square Plaza Marion (618) 993-5854 United Way of Southern Illinois 1800 W. Boulevard Suite D Marion (618) 997-7744


Liason Technologies Inc. 1075 Reed Station Rd. Suite B Carbondale (404) 433-5925 Mayer Networks 608 Eastgate St. Carbondale (618) 529-4922 Northbridge Professional Technologies 578 Future Lane Murphysboro (618) 565-0471 SINC/So.IL.Network Consultants 1170 Cedar Court Carbondale (618) 300-3389

Brown Bag concerts are held every Wednesday at noon in the Town Square Pavilion, May-July.

Sprekk Technology Services, LLC 420 E. Grand Ave. #406 Carbondale (618) 481-3850

B & B Harris Management, LLC 636 W. Harrison Rd. Murphysboro (618) 687-1414


Charlie B. Brown & Associates P.O. Box 2496 Carbondale (618) 529-1500

Baine Roofing Co. P. O. Box 383 Carbondale (618) 549-7003

Fager-McGee Comm Construction 347 South Williams St. Murphysboro (618) 687-3900 Ground FX Flooring LLC. 2401 W. Herrin St. Herrin (618) 988-6700 J & L Robinson Devel. & Const. Co. 501 W. Indust. Pk. Rd. Carbondale (618) 549-3391 Ready Mix Solutions LLC 801 W. Industrial Park Rd. Carbondale (618) 889-1837


Applied Research Consultants 1125 Lincoln Drive Department of Psychology Carbondale (618) 453-3536

Olive Branch International Educational Services Inc. 2126 W. Meadow Ln. Carbondale (618) 203-4170 Saluki Ventures 1740 Innovation Dr. Carbondale

Magnolia Doulas 78 Wood Rd Carbondale (314) 881-8383


Mary Kay Cosmetics – Tammy Whitlock 2150 Red Row Marion (434) 238-2866

E. T. Simonds Construction Co. PO Box 2107 Carbondale (618) 457-8191 Ground FX Flooring LLC. 2401 W. Herrin St. Herrin (618) 988-6700 Judge Services 2007 W Meadow Ln Carbondale (618) 525-3406

1Source General Contracting 302 McDowell Road Murphysboro (618) 687-3042

Samron Midwest Contracting 1510 N. 7th Street Murphysboro (618) 687-5500

A & W Plumbing and Heating Inc 11 Alliance Ave Murphysboro (618) 687-5862

Thad Ellet Plumbing 115 N. 16th St. Herrin (618) 985-2021


Willow Street Studios, Inc. 205 W. Willow St. Carbondale (618) 549-9546


Aloha Dental 1240 Cedar Court Carbondale (618) 549-7621 Dianna Gaultney, DDS 1112 West Main St Carbondale (618) 549-1646 Douglas J. Baker, DDS 305 South Oakland Ave. Carbondale (618) 549-2166 Hudgins Orthodontics 1180 Cedar Court Carbondale (618) 457-7611 Massie Dental 200 N. Giant City Road Carbondale (618) 529-2711 Shawnee Hills Oral Surgery, P.C. 2250 Reed Station Parkway Suite 201 Carbondale (618) 519-9363

Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church Matthew 16:18 “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.”

219 E. Monroe St. (S Marion St. & E Monroe St.) Carbondale, IL 62901 Phone: (618) 457-5926 E-mail: rockhillchurch@frontier.com Reverend Sidney A. Logwood - Pastor Sunday School: 9:00 am Morning Worship: 10:15am Van Pickup: Nunley (618) 203-0716 carbondalechamber.com


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Smile Doctors Braces by Kevin Cook Orthodontics 715 N. Giant City Rd. Suite 3 Carbondale (618) 549-2100

The Panic Room 2145 Sweets Dr. Carbondale (618) 529-2929 The Science Center 1237 E. Main St. Carbondale (618) 529-5431

University Place Dental 1366 E. Main Carbondale (618) 549-0208

Varsity Center for the Arts 418 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 457-5353


Republic Services 716 Skyline Dr. Marion (618) 997-9561

EVENT PLANNING Prospective students from Northeast Normal University in China visited SIU and the Southern Illinois region.


Boys & Girls Club of Southern Illinois 250 N. Springer Street Carbondale (618) 457-8877 Brehm Preparatory School 950 South Brehm Lane Carbondale (618) 457-0371

Kettering University Online 1700 University Ave Flint, MI 855-418-0201

SIU Alumni Association Colyer Hall, 2nd floor Carbondale (618) 453-2408

Paul Simon Public Policy Institute 1231 Lincoln Drive Carbondale (618) 453-4009

SIU College of Agricultural Sciences 1205 Lincoln Drive Carbondale (618) 453-1764

Saint Andrew School 723 Mulberry St. Murphysboro (618) 687-2013 Carbondale Community High School #165 330 S. Giant City Rd. Carbondale (618) 457-4722

Carbondale Elementary School District #95 925 S. Giant City Rd. Carbondale (618) 457-3591 Carbondale New School 1302 E. Pleasant Hill Rd. Carbondale (618) 457-4765 Jackson CEO 1740 Innovation Drive Carbondale (618) 453-5236 John A. Logan College 700 Logan College Road Carterville (618) 985-3741



SIU—Career Development Center 1263 Lincoln Drive, Suite 0179 Carbondale (618) 453-1045 SIU—College of Business 1025 Lincoln Drive Carbondale (618) 453-3328 SIU—Evaluation and Developmental Center Carbondale (618) 453-2331 SIU—Office of Economic & Regional Dev. 1740 Innovation Drive Carbondale (618) 536-2424 SIU— Student Center 1255 Lincoln Avenue Carbondale (618) 536-3351


Asaturian, Eaton & Assoc. P. C. 1440 Old West Main St Carbondale (618) 529-3414


Chastain & Associates LLC 114 East Main Street Benton (618) 435-4400

Get MOST Termite & Pest Control 114-A West Church Street Benton (618) 438-6678

ENTERTAINMENT SIUC 1265 Lincoln Dr. Mail Code 4304 Carbondale (618) 536-3331

Garden Grove Event Center 1215 East Walnut Street Carbondale (618) 529-5511

SIUC Athletics 118 SIUC Arena Carbondale (618) 453-5338

Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center 2727 W. Glen Road Carbondale (618) 529-4386

SIUC Center for International Education 425 Clocktower Dr. Carbondale (618) 453-5774

Magical Twists 1301 Black Diamond Drive Carbondale (618) 490-1365

Smart Starters, Inc. 3301 Country Club Rd. Carbondale (618) 303-1619 Southern Illinois Research Park 150 E. Pleasant Hill Rd. Suite 103 Carbondale (618) 453-4327 Southern Illinois University Foundation 1235 Douglas Drive Carbondale (618) 453-7174

Garden Grove Event Center 1215 E. Walnut St. Carbondale (618) 529-5511

Saluki Sports Properties SIU Arena 118 Carbondale (618) 536-5327 Southern Illinois Miners 1000 Miners Drive Marion (618) 998-8499

Southern lllinois Symphony & Music Festival 1000 S Normal Avenue Carbondale (618) 453-2776

Enviro-Tech Termite P. O. Box 2346 Carbondale (618) 529-5594


Alliance Investment Planning Group 115 S. Washington Street Carbondale (618) 519-9344 Alliance Wealth Management, LLC 115 S. Washington Street Carbondale (618) 457-6525 Cash Store 401 E. Walnut St. Carbondale (618) 549-9500 Country Financial – Patty Koenig 220 N. 10th St. Murphysboro (618) 684-5326 Edward Jones— Brooks Venable Financial Advisor 1130 A E. Main St. Carbondale (618) 549-7799

Edward Jones— Kelly Venable Financial Advisor 1075 N. Reed Station Rd. Ste. 1 Carbondale (618) 457-7205 First Southern Wealth Management 301 E. Main St. Carbondale (618) 519-9411 Forbes Financial Group 1160 Cedar Court Carbondale (618) 529-1940 Liberty Wealth Management, LLC 2250 Reed Station Parkway Ste. 102 Carbondale (618) 351-7526 Murray Patterson Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors 1401 Financial Park Carbondale (618) 351-7850 Navreet Kang Insurance Agency— State Farm 808 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 549-1755 Northwestern Mutual Financial P. O. Box 3677 Carbondale (618) 549-2168 One Main Financial 1344 E. Main Carbondale (618) 549-2111 Shazam 9529 Fantasy Lane St. Louis (314) 399-4294 State Finance 706 E. Walnut Carbondale (618) 529-1442 Sun Loan Company 702 E. Walnut St. Carbondale (618) 519-9310

Wells Fargo Advisors 1401 Financial Park Carbondale (618) 457-8145


Garden Grove Event Center 1215 East Walnut Street Carbondale (618) 529-5511 Gold’s Gym 2421 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 457-0318

Touch of Nature 1206 Touch of Nature Road Makanda (618) 453-1121

G. Meredith Funeral Homes, Ltd. 300 S. University Ave. Carbondale (618) 457-4139 Walker Funeral Homes and Crematory PC PO Box 3498 Carbondale (618) 529-3100


Casey’s General Store 150 N. Giant City Road Carbondale (618) 351-0186 Casey’s General Store 905 E. Main St. Carbondale (618) 457-8152 Omar’s Food Mart 1123 E. Walnut St. Carbondale (618) 490-1481

GIFTS & SPECIALTY ITEMS Mary Kay Cosmetics – Tammy Whitlock 2150 Red Row Marion (434) 238-2866


Murdale Ace Hardware 1915 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 529-3400

BW Electric & Locating 60 Native Ridge Rd. Carbondale (618) 534-5221


Crain Funeral Home & Cemeteries 31 Memorial Dr. Murphysboro (618) 687-2500

Midwest Basement Tech PO Box 38 Brighton (618) 372-7077

Baker and Sons Plumbing 1701 East Main Street Marion (618) 993-6986

Ultimate Gymnastics and Activities, Inc 220 West Chestnut St Carbondale (618) 351-6296


Niemann’s American Flooring 3903 W Ernestine Dr Marion (618) 993-2632

Richard Sitler, The Southern

A young fan shows her support for the SIU Salukis at SIU Arena.


Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center at John A. Logan College 700 Logan College Road Carterville 618-985-2828 ext. 8571 Southern Illinois Airport Authority 556 N. Airport Rd. Murphysboro (618) 529-1721 Southern Illinois University Foundation 1235 Douglas Drive Carbondale (618) 453-7174

GROCERY STORES Aldi, Inc. 1232 E. Main Street Carbondale (636) 278-4700

Arnold’s Market, Inc. 2141 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 529-5191 Carbondale Save-A-Lot 301 E. Walnut Carbondale (618) 529-8701 Kroger 501 N. Giant City Rd. Carbondale (618) 457-5313

Neighborhood Co-op Grocery 1815 W. Main Carbondale (618) 529-3533 Town Square Market 106 E. Jackson St. Carbondale (618) 529-2312


G.L. Morris Refrigeration, Heating & Air 701 W Industrial Road Carbondale (618) 457-0190 Heartland Heating & Air Conditioning 511 Health Dept. Rd. Murphysboro (618) 684-4328

E-Z Rental Center, Inc. 1817 W. Sycamore St. Carbondale (618) 457-4127

Jacobs Air Conditioning & Heating 2330 N. McRoy Dr. Carbondale (618) 529-2989

Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. 1170 East Rendleman Road Carbondale (618) 529-8400

RSP Heating and Cooling 6951 E Grand Carterville (618) 549-2424

Murdale Ace Hardware 1915 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 529-3400


A & W Plumbing and Heating Inc 11 Alliance Ave Murphysboro (618) 687-5862 Automatic Comfort Systems 156 Thomas St. Carbondale (618) 549-1928

HOLISTIC HEALTH Allied Physicians & Rehab of Southern Ill 1100 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 529-5172

HOME FURNISHINGS Furniture King 2075 Sweets Dr. Carbondale (618) 549-8332

Southern Illinois Paint Supply 150 E. Miller Ct. Carbondale (618) 549-4800


C.H. Electrical 1519 Spruce St. Murphysboro (618) 318-6836

Allied Physicians & Rehab of Southern Ill 1100 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 529-5172

Dynamic Restoration Solutions 803 West Lincoln St. Desoto (618) 713-0615

Athletico 900 E. Walnut St. Carbondale (618) 319-7540

F-W-S COUNTERTOPS 610 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 457-2326 Get MOST Termite & Pest Control 114-A W. Church St. Benton 618 438-6678 Ground FX Flooring LLC. 2401 W. Herrin St. Herrin (618) 988-6700 Kasten 210 Industrial Dr. Carbondale (618) 457-8721 Leading Edge Mold, Fire & Water Restoration LLC 1212 E. Main St. West Frankfort (618) 694-4568 Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. 1170 East Rendleman Road Carbondale (618) 529-8400

Centerstone 604 E. College Carbondale (618) 457-6703 Fresenius Medical Care Carbondale 1425 E Main St Carbondale (618) 529-2112 Gateway Foundation 1080 E. Park St. Carbondale (618) 529-1151 Heartland Women’s Healthcare 1390 Hope Drive B Carbondale (877) 456-2496 Jackson County Health Department 415 Health Department Road Murphysboro (618) 684-3143 New Horizons Ob/Gyn 305 W Jackson Suite 100 Carbondale (618) 457-0404 Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois 510 Lincoln Dr. Herrin (618) 997-6800

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY Shawnee Health Service 109 California Street Carterville (618) 985-8221 Southern Illinois Healthcare PO Box 3988 Carbondale (618) 457-5200

Holiday Inn 2300 Reed Station Pkwy. Carbondale (618) 549-2600

Manpower 2015 W. Main Carbondale (618) 457-0414

Home2 Suites by Hilton Carbondale 200 West Elm Street Carbondale (618) 529-2555

StaffQuick 8341 Express Drive Ste. B Marion (618) 998-8200

Pine Manor Bed and Breakfast 26 Pine Lake Dr. Carbondale (618) 529-0252


Business Resource Group Midwest Inc. 809 S. Division Carterville (618) 985-6570 Express Employment Professionals 1301 West Main Street Carbondale (618) 457-1001 HireLevel 3911 W. Ernestine Dr. Marion (618) 993-9675


Chamber member, Cristina Pisoni State Farm, is ready to welcome SIU students back to campus during the 2018 Meet Me On Main event.

Man-Tra-Con, Corp. 3000 West DeYoung Street Marion (618) 998-0970


Sams Materials and More Inc 309 S. Beaucoup Pinkneyville (618) 357-6612

Pepsi MidAmerica P.O. Box 1070 Marion (618) 997-1377

Grand Avenue Laundromat 867 East Grand Carbondale (618) 457-2492

Hampton Inn 2175 Reed Station Pky. Carbondale (618) 549-6900

Touch of Nature 1206 Touch of Nature Road Makanda (618) 453-1121

K & K Storage Barns, LLC 101 West Commercial Dr. Carterville (618) 927-0533


HOTELS/MOTELS/ LODGING Best WesternSaluki Inn 801 N. Giant City Rd. Carbondale (618) 351-6611

Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. 1170 East Rendleman Road Carbondale (618) 529-8400

Bishop and Elwell Insurance PO Box 217 Murphysboro (618) 351-6504 Cherry Insurance Services, Inc. 1729 W Main Carbondale (618) 549-7368 Clemens & Associates, Inc. 1257 E Walnut Street Carbondale (618) 852-91888 Consolidated Insurance Agency, Inc. 312 E. Main St. Carbondale (618) 457-0471 Cristina Pisoni, State Farm 600 Eastgate St Carbondale (618) 529-2909


Gentry-Couch, Inc. P.O. Box 396 Carterville (618) 985-4886 IlliniCare Health 1175 E. Main St. Carbondale (866) 329-4701 M & M Insurance Agency, Inc. 539 South Washington St. Du Quoin (618) 542-4831 Navreet Kang Insurance Agency— State Farm 808 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 549-1755 Oliver & Associates, LLC 2250 Reed Station Parkway, Suite 105 Carbondale (618) 529-4105 Ozburn Insurance Agency 303 S Birchlane Drive Carbondale (618) 684-2164 State Farm Insurance P.O. Box 396 Carbondale (618) 457-2113 State Finance 706 E. Walnut Carbondale (618) 529-1442

Vaughn Insurance Agency, Corp. 105 N Emerald Lane Carbondale (618) 457-0305

INTERIOR DESIGN Cory Mohr Design 1181 Rendleman Rd. Carbondale (618) 490-1379 F-W-S COUNTERTOPS 610 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 457-2326


TJ’s Fine Jewelry 1010 E. Main St. Carbondale (618) 351-1200 Midwest Cash 1200 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 985-9272


Thalman Chiropractic 606 A. Eastgate Drive, Suite A Carbondale (618) 549-8228

LANDSCAPING Coleman Lawn 210 E. Walnut Carbondale (618) 529-0181

Kasten 210 Industrial Dr. Carbondale (618) 457-8721


Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes & Hoke, LLC P. O. Box 3747 Carbondale (618) 457-0437 Feirich/Mager/ Green/Ryan P. O. Box 1570 Carbondale (618) 529-3000 SI Elder Law 1100 W. Boulevard Marion (618) 997-3500

LIQUOR / TOBACCO STORES Smoke House Discount Tobacco 1703 West Main Carbondale (618) 549-7744 Venegoni Distributing, Inc P.O. Box 1537 Carbondale (618) 549-4489

MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION Com-Pac International, Inc. PO Box 2707 Carbondale (618) 529-2421

Cook Sales, Inc. 3455 Old Hwy. 51 N. Cobden (618) 893-2114 Intertape Polymer Group 2200 N. McRoy Dr. Carbondale (618) 503-6802

Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc. 742 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 457-4167 Zap Labeler LLC 1809 West Main St #187 Carbondale (800) 617-5251


AlterEgo Marketing 508 S. Park Ave Herrin (618) 967-8637 BNI Mid America 36 Chelsea Rd Collinsville (314) 822-1030 Carbondale Times 2015 W. Main St. Westowne Center Carbondale (618) 549-2799 Idea Creative Marketing 201 E Main St. Suite 3C Carbondale (618) 529-0969 Roy Walker Communications, Inc. 441 Church Camp Rd. Makanda (618) 529-3301


Allied Physicians & Rehab of Southern Ill 1100 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 529-5172


Allied Physicians & Rehab of Southern Ill 1100 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 529-5172

BPL Plasma Inc (CD) 301 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 529-3241

So Il Foot & Ankle Clinic 1235 Cedar Court Carbondale (618) 457-0431

Cedar Court Imaging 1200 Cedar Court Carbondale (618) 529-8500

Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding 722 Giant City Road Makanda (618) 529-4110

Crabtree & Merriman Optometry 1001 N. Beadle Dr. #40 Carbondale (618) 529-4817 Harbory Medical Cannabis Dispensary 8195 Express Drive Marion (618) 969-8217 Heartland Women’s Healthcare 1390 Hope Drive B Carbondale (877) 456-2496 Ieso, LLC 3235 New Era Road Murphysboro (618) 457-4818

Work Care Ready Well 220 S. Park Ave Herrin (618) 942-2171


U.S. Bank 120 S. Front Ave. Cobden (618) 893-1164


Staples 1325 E. Main St. Carbondale (618) 457-2825

Integrity Healthcare Carbondale 120 N. Tower Road Carbondale (618) 549-3355

Stiles Office Solutions, Inc. 601 Industrial Pk. Rd. Carbondale (618) 529-4950

Midwest Medical Practice Management 201 E. Main St. Floor 2 Carbondale (618) 529-2200

The Rite Group 5303 Old Cape Rd E Jackson (573) 334-4439

Midwest Medical Thermography 218 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 559-1317 NeuroRestorative 306 W Mill Carbondale (618) 529-3060 Rassik Complete Recovery 1155 Cedar Court Carbondale (618) 490-1045

SIH Medical Group 1239 E Main Carbondale (618) 457-5200

The UPS Store 1809 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 529-6245

ONLINE RETAIL AthlEATS 515 S. Park Dr. Goreville (618) 201-8609

Koko Balm Inc 112 S. 1st St. Marion (618) 309-3542

OPTICAL SERVICES Complete Family Eye Care of Carbondale 1241 East Walnut Carbondale (618) 529-3452

Crabtree & Merriman Optometry 1001 N. Beadle Dr. #40 Carbondale (618) 529-4817


Lipe Orchards & Market 3925 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 549-1263


Rendleman Orchards Farm Market 9680 State Highway 127 N Alto Pass (618) 893-2771



Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek 503 Stone Creek Drive Makanda (618) 351-4653



Paradise Pools & Spas 209 W. Commercial Drive Carterville (618) 985-2486

E. Claire Salon 214 S. University Ave. Carbondale (618) 319-0672 HomeWise Senior Relocation 308 S. Cedarview St. Carbondale (618) 513-1340 Studio Day Spa 515 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 490-1013


Pure Pet 2355 Sweets Dr. Carbondale (618) 490-1222 St. Francis Care 6228 Country Club Rd. Murphysboro (618) 687-2079

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African American Museum of Southern Illinois University Mall 1237 E. Main St. (618) 457-2217

J Fortune Photography 115 E. Illinois Ave., Suite 4 Carterville (773) 234-1881

Susan Willis Photography 1919 Hortense St. Murphysboro (314) 282-5632



Family Drug 2300 W Main St Carbondale (618) 529-5351

Garden Grove Event Center 1215 East Walnut Street Carbondale (618) 529-5511

HireLevel 3911 W. Ernestine Dr. Marion (618) 993-9675


Wright-Way RescueAdmissions and Medical Services Campus 8459 Old Hwy 13 Murphysboro (618) 208-1509

Mon – Fri, 1pm – 5pm Others by Appointment

Kasten 210 Industrial Dr. Carbondale (618) 457-8721


ATVs and More Inc. DBA Southern Illinois Motorsports 2200 West Ramada Lane Carbondale (618) 549-7397 Black Diamond Harley-Davidson 2400 Williamson County Pkwy. Marion (618) 997-4577

Bald Knob Cross of Peace

• completed in 1963 • stands 111 feet tall • seen over 7,500 sq. mi. when illuminated at night

Welcome Center

provides light snacks, gift shop, rest rooms, and history of Bald Knob Cross.

Join Us

for our annual events (Easter sunrise, Blessing of the Bikes, etc) Purchase a brick to honor your loved one and place in our paver garden. Plan your group outing (reservations required). Book your outdoor special event (wedding, reunion, etc). Come enjoy the view, solitude and majesty of the Cross and its surroundings.


Bald Knob Cross is located between l-55 and l-57 in southern Illinois. From Illinois Highway 127 at Alto Pass, take the exit for Bald Knob, follow the signs for 4 miles. *A portion of the funding is provided by the Union County Tourism Tax Fund. Website: www.baldknobcross.com Email: info@baldknobcross.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/BaldKnobCross Twitter: @BaldKnobCross Address: 3630 Bald Knob Road, PO Box 35, Alto Pass, IL 62905 Phone: 618-713-8516









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Carbondale Times 2015 W. Main St. Westowne Center Carbondale (618) 549-2799 KBSI Fox 23 4501 W. DeYoung Marion (618) 993-1073

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Local Transportation Access! PLUS access to St. Louis and Evansville

River Radio 1431 Country Aire Dr. Carterville (618) 985-4843 The Daily Egyptian Room 1259, Communications Building Carbondale 618-536-3311

The Southern Illinoisan 710 N. Illinois Ave Carbondale (618) 529-5454 Town Square Publications 155 E. Algonquin Rd. Arlington Heights, IL (847) 427-4633



WDBX Community Radio 224 N Washington Carbondale (618) 529-5900 Withers Broadcasting 1822 N. Court St. Marion (618) 997-8123


Carbondale Times 2015 W. Main St. Westowne Center Carbondale (618) 549-2799

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Henry Printing, Inc. 975 W Charles Road Carbondale (618) 529-3040 The Printing Plant 608 S Illinois Avenue Carbondale (618) 529-3115

PROPERTY LEASING & MANAGEMENT Alpha Rentals 900 W Sycamore Carbondale (618) 457-8194

Arnold Properties 632 Kennedy Rd Carbondale (618) 967-5904 Aspen Court Apartments 1101 E. Grand Avenue Carbondale (618) 549-1700 Complete Property Management 1825 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 529-1499 Edgarton Construction & Rental P.O. Box 2263 Carbondale (618) 529-2535 G & R Property Management 851 East Grand Carbondale (618) 549-4713 Jennifer Gutierrez— Southern Illinois Living 316 S. Lu Ct. Carbondale (618) 892-2000 Liberty Village of Carbondale 2950 W. Westridge Place Carbondale (618) 351-6557 Milwood Executive Suites 1400 N. Wood Rd. Murphysboro (618) 529-5229 Prairie Living at Chautauqua 955 Villa Court Carbondale (618) 351-7955 Schilling Property Management 635 East Walnut Carbondale (618) 549-0895

The Pointe at SIU 900 E. Park St. Carbondale 618-529-6444 The Reserve at Saluki Pointe 500 Saluki Blvd. Carbondale (618) 529-3500 Villas of Carbondale 1601 New Era Road Carbondale (618) 549-3200 Woodruff Management 601 E. Campus Dr. Carbondale (618) 457-3321


Mayer Branding 608 Eastgate St. Carbondale (618) 529-4922


Amtrak 401 South Illinois Avenue Carbondale (618) 457-3388


Murphysboro Title & Abstract 1021 Chestnut Street Murphysboro (618) 684-6511 RE/MAX Realty Professionals 635 E. Walnut Carbondale (618) 549-9222 Sun Valley Property Management 2010 Black Diamond Dr. Carbondale (618) 549-7200 Terri Henry— Century 21, House of Realty, Inc. 1400 W. Main Street Carbondale (618) 924-6616


Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center 2727 W. Glen Road Carbondale (618) 529-4386 Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek 503 Stone Creek Drive Makanda (618) 351-4653

Arbor District Homes 606 W. Elm Street Carbondale (618) 457-8228

Sabens Martial Arts Academy 1224 W. Main Street Carbondale (618) 559-5239

Bob DavenportRealty Central Inc. 1825 W. Main Street Carbondale (618) 924-3644

Special Olympics Illinois 1740 Innovation Dr Carbondale (618) 457-2969

CENTURY 21 House of Realty, Inc. 1400 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 457-3344


Crab Orchard Manufactured Home 136 Court Rd. Carbondale (618) 549-7513 Five Star Realty 626 E. Walnut Carbondale (618) 457-2244 Janet McCreadyRealty Central 1825 W. Main Carbondale (618) 457-4663

Cimco Recycling Carbondale, Inc. PO Drawer 3250 Carbondale (618) 457-6319 Southern Recycling Center 300 W. Chestnut St. Carbondale (618) 549-2880


Baker and Sons Plumbing 1701 East Main Street Marion (618) 993-6986

BUSINESS DIRECTORY BW Electric & Locating 60 Native Ridge Rd. Carbondale (618) 534-5221

Bridges Italian Village 405 S. Washington St. Carbondale (618) 457-6559

Longbranch Cafe & Bakery 100 E. Jackson Carbondale (618) 529-4488

C.H. Electrical 1519 Spruce St. Murphysboro (618) 318-6836

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar 1435 E Main Carbondale (618) 529-4686

McAlister’s Deli 1382 E. Main Street Carbondale (618) 319-4028

Mid America Service 210 W. Willow St. Carbondale (618) 529-1411 uBreakiFix 859 E. Grand Ave. Carbondale (618) 351-0130

RESTAURANTS 17th Street Bar & Grill 214 N. 17th Street Murphysboro (618) 684-8902 2 Guys Pizza of Carbondale 715 N. Giant City Rd. #8 Carbondale (618) 529-2020 Bandana’s Bar-B-Q 309 E Main Carbondale (618) 490-1777 Blend Tea & Crepe Lounge 719 South University Ave. Carbondale (618) 300-1088

McDonald’s-South 51 1920 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 932-2110

Captain D’s 1040 E. Walnut St. Carbondale (618) 391-5461 carGo 338 Broadway Suite 602 Cape Girardeau (573) 388-7246

Ribbon Cutting ceremony to welcome new member, Captain D’s, to the Carbondale business community.

McDonald’sUniversity Place 1396 E. Main Street Carbondale (618) 457-5220

Chango’s Bar & Grill 519 S Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 457-6672

Dale’s Burger Shack 1709 W Main St Carbondale (618) 319-1943

Fazoli’s 1120 E. Main Street Carbondale (618) 529-4852

Global Gourmet 102 E. Jackson St. Carbondale (618) 549-0771

Moe’s Southwest Grill 715 N. Giant City Road Carbondale (618) 549-4200

Cool Spoons Frozen Yogurt & Treats 695 N Giant City Rd#2 Carbondale (618) 529-5030

Domino’s Pizza 887 E. Grand Ave. Carbondale (618) 457-2333

Freddy’s Frozen Custard 500 N. Giant City Rd. Carbondale (618) 490-2085

Golden Corral 2155 Reed Station Parkway Carbondale (618) 529-1472

Pagliai’s Pizza & Pasta 509 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 457-0321

Fujiyama Japanese Steak House 225 N. Giant City Rd. Carbondale (618) 549-2000

Harbaugh’s Café 901 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 351-9897

Panera Bread 1126 E Walnut Carbondale (618) 457-5755

Hunan, Inc. 710 E. Main St. Carbondale (618) 529-1108

Primo’s Pizza 604 E. Park St. #A Carbondale (618) 351-9999

Ihop 1345 E. Main St. Carbondale (618) 681-2308

Quatro’s Pizza 218 W. Freeman St. Carbondale (618) 549-5326

Cristaudo’s Cafe, Catering, and Bakery 209 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 529-4303 Culvers of Carbondale 1525 Reed Station Rd Carbondale (618) 927-7733

Don Sol Mexican Grill 715 N. Giant City Rd. Carbondale (618) 351-0002 Don Taco 780 E. Grand Ave. Carbondale (618) 549-3777 Fat Bottom Betty’s 2310 N. Reed Station Parkway Carbondale (618) 457-3625

Giant City State Park Lodge 460 Giant City Lodge Rd. Makanda (618) 457-4921

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Mission If you love to travel I can show you how to travel and make unlimited streams of income! You can earn unlimited complementary vacations with no blackout dates that features a private online shopping mall.

Call today for more info 618-713-9323

The Unity Point School, our students, our families, and our wider communities embrace the mission to build upon our strong academic standards by providing all students an intellectual, emotional, and social climate that is safe and challenging. Through our varied backgrounds, experiences, and knowledge we model and create an environment for lifelong learning.


In an effort to fulfill our mission, the Unity Point learning community recognizes and therefore treats individuals as unique and capable of reaching their fullest potential. Therefore…. • Students will demonstrate a responsibility to their individual learning, readiness for challenging work, and a respect for one another. • Faculty/Staff will be advocates for all students by providing a learning environment that will offer emotional and social opportunities. • Community and families will support collaborative partnerships that focus on education as a priority.



BUSINESS DIRECTORY S&B’s Burger Joint 1237 E Main St. Carbondale (618) 549-2191 Sergio’s Cantina 1160 E. Main St. Carbondale (618) 529-1173 Steak n Shake (SIU Student Center) 1255 Lincoln Drive Carbondale (618) 201-6021 Sunny Street Cafe 900 E. Walnut Carbondale (618) 529-3447 Taco Bell 1410 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 549-8433 Tequilas Mexican Restaurant 100 N Glenview Carbondale (618) 457-4026 Thai Taste Carbondale 100 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 457-6900 Tres Hombres 119 N. Washington St. Carbondale (618) 457-3308 Underground Public House 717 S University Ave. Carbondale (618) 490-1586


Security Alarm Corp. PO Box 665 Salem (618) 548-5768


JCPenney 1201 E Main Carbondale (618) 457-3311 University Mall 1237 E Main Carbondale (618) 529-3681 University Place Improvements 1315 W 22nd Street Oak Brook (877) 701-1700


Walmart Supercenter 1450 E. Main St. Carbondale (618) 457-2033

SIGNS/BANNERS/ SCREEN PRINTING Carbondale Times 2015 W. Main St. Westowne Center Carbondale (618) 549-2799 Liberty Crane and Signs 600 North Market Marion (618) 993-3344 Silkworm, Inc. P. O. Box 340 Murphysboro (618) 687-4077 The Printing Plant 608 S Illinois Avenue Carbondale (618) 529-3115

SOCIAL SERVICES Carbondale Elks 220 W. Jackson St. Carbondale (618) 457-4455

Caritas Family Solutions 10286 Fleming Road Carterville (618) 985-2000 Centerstone 604 E. College Carbondale (618) 457-6703 Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center 5512 State Route 154 Pinckneyville (618) 357-2990 The Women’s Center, Inc. 610 S. Thompson Street Carbondale (618) 549-4807

SPECIALTY RETAIL Black Diamond Harley-Davidson 2400 Williamson County Pkwy. Marion (618) 997-4577 Plaza Records 816 E. Main St. Carbondale (618) 549-2651


Stack’d Supplements 715 N. Giant City Carbondale (618) 490-1040 The Game Table 606 S. Illinois ave. Carbondale (618) 713-6880


AAA Safe Storage 2524 W Murphysboro Road Carbondale (618) 549-0000 Carbondale Self Storage 707 E. College Carbondale (618) 529-0012

TAX PREPARATION Barnett & Levine LLP 828 E Main St Carbondale (618) 549-5356

Gaertner CPA Group LLC 1130 E. Main St. Carbondale (618) 457-0449 H & R Block 628 E. Walnut Street Carbondale (618) 457-0449 Kerber, Eck and Braeckel, CPAs 1116 West Main Carbondale (618) 529-1040 The Payne Team CPAs, LLC. 334 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 529-9393

TAXI/ TRANSPORTATION BART Transportation 2519 E Jackson Blvd. Jackson (573) 388-2844 carGo 338 Broadway Suite 602 Cape Girardeau (573) 388-7246

Jackson County Mass Transit District 602 E. College St. Carbondale (618) 549-0304 Rides Mass Transit District 30 Veterans Dr. Harrisburg (618) 253-8761


Greplytix, Inc. 1740 Innovation Dr. Carbondale (855) 25-53282

WBGL 4101 Fieldstone Road Champaign (812) 249-4024

All Electric Services 290 E Miller Court Carbondale (618) 351-7070


Ameren Illinois 1800 W. Main St. Marion (618) 993-4623

Jackson County Abstract/Title P. O. Box 970 Murphysboro (618) 684-2766


Cape Air 10400 Terminal Drive Marion (618) 997-2266

Potentia Analytics 1840 Innovation Drive Carbondale (618) 505-2001 RocketJOBS Debbie & Kirk Powell 778 E. Pleasant Hill Rd. Carbondale (618) 305-3370


AT&T Mobility 1236 E. Main Street Carbondale (618) 529-2355 Clearwave Communications 2 N. Vine St. Harrisburg (618) 253-4174 Cricket WirelessGateway University Mall 1237 E Main Carbondale (618) 457-2516 Frontier Communications 214 West Monroe Carbondale (618) 997-0678 Mediacom Communications Corporation 1603 E. DeYoung St. Marion (618) 305-0231 Staymobile 1255 Lincoln Dr. Carbondale (618) 559-0216

Egyptian Electric Cooperative Assoc. 1732 Finney Road Murphysboro (618) 684-2143 Homefield Energy 1500 Eastport Plaza Dr Collinsville (888) 451-3911


Surge365/Vortex 525 Archie Jones Street Carbondale (618) 713-8951 TravelPlex Travel & Cruise 2150 W. Main St. Carbondale (618) 549-7347


Carbondale Trophy Company 118 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale (618) 457-0441


KFVS 12 500 E. Plaza Dr. Carterville (573) 335-1212 WPSD TV 3000 W. DeYoung Marion (618) 993-1471 WSIL TV 1416 Country Aire Dr. Carterville (618) 985-2333 WSIU TV SIUC, Mailcode 6602 Carbondale (618) 453-4343


Affordable Gas & Electric 10749 E. Garden Rd. Mt. Vernon (217) 821-1122

Lakeside Veterinary Hospital 2001 Sweets Dr. Carbondale (618) 529-2236


Alto Vineyards, Ltd. 8515 Hwy 127 Alto Pass (618) 893-4898 Blue Sky Vineyard 3150 S. Rocky Comfort Rd. Makanda (618) 995-9463 Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Association 2865 Hickory Ridge Pomona (618) 967-4097 Von Jakob Vineyard & Winery 210 Highway 127 Alto Pass (618) 893-4600 Walker’s Bluff, LLC 326 Vermont Road Carterville (618) 956-9900

Carbondale Elementary School District #95 Diverse Student Body (18 languages spoken at home) High-Quality Curriculum Feeder School to Carbondale Community High School Programs * Early Childhood Birth To Three * 3- to 5 Pre-K (Full- & Half-Day) * Full-Day Kindergarten * Academic Talent Program * Art * Music - Choir - Show Choir - Jazz Band - Marching Band - Orchestra * Physical Education Extracurricular * Beta Club * History Fair * MathCounts * Scholar Bowl * Student Council (grades 2-8) Sports * Baseball * Basketball * Cheerleading * Cross-Country * Softball * Track & Field * Volleyball For a tour, call 618.457.3591, ext. 2118, ~ www.ces95.org ~




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Carbondale Connections 2019 - An annual guide to Carbondale Illinois  

The Carbondale Chamber serves the area as a strong non-profit, member driven, professional organization whose primary mission is to advance...

Carbondale Connections 2019 - An annual guide to Carbondale Illinois  

The Carbondale Chamber serves the area as a strong non-profit, member driven, professional organization whose primary mission is to advance...