For the first time in 15 years, Halloween will be back in full force in Carbondale. The city council voted last night to lift a ban on three bars along an area known as The Strip. It prevented them from doing business on Halloween as well as the following weekend.
Officials cite out-of-control partiers in the college town, home to Southern Illinois University, as the reason for the original ordinance. The ban will be suspended for a one-year trial period.