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City of Carmi City Council will meet February 19

City of Carmi City Council will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Call to order by Mayor Pollard, Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. Approve February 5, 2019, Council Meeting Minutes.


New Illinois mileage bill would tax drivers by the mile

ILLINOIS (KMOV.com)-- A new bill introduced Thursday would impose a tax on each mile driven by Illinois motorists. The bill, which was proposed by Rep. Marcus C. Evans, would create a pilot program that would charge motorists per the mile. Drivers who voluntarily participate in the program would pay


White County Board met February 12

White County Board met Feb. 12. 3. Approve the minutes of the January 8, 2019 meeting. 4. Approve the payment of all county bills. 8. Consider the 2019 Dues to the United Counties Council of Illinois for Board Members.


State Lawmakers In Champaign-Urbana Seeking Public Input About Legalizing Weed In Illinois

Senator Scott Bennett and Representative Carol Ammons will host a town hall on marijuana legalization on Feb. 18, 2019. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Illinois Terminal in Champaign.


Burglary in progress reported, 2 IL men arrested

JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A caller reported a burglary in progress to deputies with the Jefferson County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office and that led to the arrest of two men.


CARMI-WHITE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL: This week's Blast from the Past is 2003 graduate

Carmi-White County High School issued the following announcement on Feb. 15. This week's Blast from the Past is 2003 graduate, Tracy (Cantrell) Orr. Tracy now facilitates our CEO program and has a successful photography business.


Illinois' worst 100 grade school ELA scores: Where does your school district rank?

Grade school districts in Sauk Village, South Holland and Calumet City ranked among Illinois' lowest for reading aptitude, according to the Illinois State Board of Education. As part of the annual Partnership For Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers ("PARCC") examination, Illinois public


CARMI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Community coming together

Carmi Chamber Of Commerce issued the following announcement on Feb. 12. Please consider a Double Red Donation if your blood is O+, O-, or B- Original source can be found here.


Widow mourns Alabama man killed in Illinois warehouse shooting

The widow of an Alabama native killed in an Illinois workplace shooting on Friday has posted an account of learning about her husband’s death, including a text message from him after he was wounded.


Aurora communities mourn shooting victims in Illinois

Communities in Aurora, Illinois, held emotional vigils over the weekend for the victims of the deadly workplace shooting. Police identified the shooter as a disgruntled worker who was in the process of being fired. NBC’s Ron Mott reports for TODAY.


Addiction Researchers Question Illinois Plan To Swap Cannabis For Opioids.

Advocates of Illinois’ “Opioid Alternative Pilot Program,” which allows patients eligible for an opioid prescription the option to receive medical cannabis instead, argue that drug is proven to be the safer and less addictive option. But addiction researchers writing in this month’s edition of the J


Dental Safari Coming To Carmi

The Dental Safari Company, a mobile dentist, will be coming to Carmi in February and March! The state of Illinois requires children in grades K, 2, 6, and 9 to have a dental exam during those years on file at school, and all school-age children are encouraged to see a dentist annually. A visit to yo


Cheers! Illinois has the cheapest beer in the country

If you’ve seriously considered moving after this year’s polar vortex, here’s a good reason to stay. Illinois is the cheapest state in the country to buy a case of beer. That’s according to Simply.Thirfty.Thrive, a personal finance blog that calculated the average cost of a 24-pack of Bud Light and M


Several injured after morning shooting at Sidetrack Tavern in Evansville

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Around 3:15 a.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to Sidetrack Tavern in the 600 block of E. Illinois Street after six or seven shots were fired near the front entrance of the tavern.


Illinois woman claims SE Iowa lottery ticket worth millions

CLIVE, Iowa — An Illinois woman has plans to buy a house and a new car and get a big jump start on her retirement planning now that she has won a $2 million Powerball prize. “If I do it right, this should set me up for the rest of my life,” Lisa Hays said as she claimed her prize Monday at Iowa Lott


Cops knew Illinois gunman who murdered 5 illegally owned gun

Illinois police say they knew Gary Martin illegally owned a handgun years before he used it to murder five people Friday at his workplace in suburban Chicago. Authorities revealed Saturday that a state ban on violent felons owning guns failed to prevent Martin, 45, from possessing the gun he used to


Wanted Illinois man arrested in Clay County

CLINTON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) – A wanted Illinois man was arrested in Clay County after a pursuit. The Missouri Highway Patrol advised the Clinton County Deputies of a pursuit on Interstate 35 of a homicide suspect Saturday night.


State representative says Illinois should ditch pensions for new hires

While the Illinois Municipal League proposes a slew of initiatives to address growing local pensions costs, one lawmaker says it’s time to move away from pensions altogether.


KSP: Escaped Union Co. inmate found

UNION CO., KY (WFIE) - Kentucky State Police say they have found the inmate who escaped from the Union County Detention Center in Morganfield. According to KSP, 40-year-old Jason Stangel, of Uniontown, KY, walked away from a work crew in the Whispering Meadows area between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Thurs


Batinick: Of course businesses steer clear of Illinois

State Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) says he can count all the ways why so many businesses seem to steer clear of Illinois these days. “First, there’s the minimum wage issue; then there’s our crippling pension system and out-of-control property tax rates,” he told the Will County Gazette. “You ad