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.

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