It's been a tradition for Southern Illinois Students for decades. After violence, the Carbondale City Council cancelled Halloween celebrations. That's all about to change again. Details here.


Halloween is officially returning to Carbondale after the holiday caused troubles in the southern Illinois city in the past.

The Carbondale City Council on Tuesday voted to approve lifting all restrictions on Halloween. The last time the city lifted restrictions in 2000 there were days of violent riots that caused costly damage to businesses according to WREX-TV.

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Councilman Adam Loos said he doesn't think "anything will happen" this year and if all goes well the city should look into organizing a street festival for next year.

All reports in The (Carbondale) Southern Illinois reports that if things don't work out the city can always re-institute the restrictions concerning Halloween Street Celebrations in Carbondale.

The City Council also stressed that the city should be prepared for the holiday so Southern Illinois University students and others know Halloween rioting "will not fly" in the event there is excessive celebrations.

I have heard stories from fellow workers who attended and graduated S.I.U. concern their Halloween Celebrations. Amazing stories.

Saluki pride is going to be tested October 31.