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ISP: Medical Emergency May Have Led to Fatal Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 26th, 2014

72-year-old Freeman Johnson of Norris City was traveling south on US Route 45, near White County Road 550 North.  At 9:11am, Johnson suffered a suspected medical emergency.

Image: Google Earth



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Governor Approves Funds for Construction Projects in Southern Illinois

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 26th, 2014

US 45 will receive 3.45 miles of HMA surfacing, leveling binder, surface removal and pavement patching for $990,715 by E.T. Simonds Construction Company of Carbondale.



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Workforce Activity Continues at High Level in Southern Illinois

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 26th, 2014

Unemployment decreased in each of the 21 counties in Southern Illinois when compared to one year ago.  The Illinois Department of Employment Security released county by county figures on Wednesday for October.



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IDNR Releases Preliminary Totals for First Weekend of Firearm Season

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 26th, 2014

Statewide, hunters harvested 51,830 deer during the first weekend compared to 55,708 during the same weekend in 2013. 

Photo: University of Illinois Extension



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IDFPR October 2014 Enforcement Report

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 26th, 2014

Victor Frohning, Cisne – (unlicensed) ordered to cease and desist unlicensed practice of any auctioneering activity and assessed a $300 civil penalty.



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Lighted Christmas Parade Line-Up Announced

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 26th, 2014

The 2014 Lighted Christmas Parade will begin at 6 p.m. on November 29. 



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Boil Order Issued for West Carmi

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 26th, 2014

A boil order has been issued for homes/businesses west of Fairground Road in Carmi.  The notice was issued due to a main break on Fairground Road, causing low or no water pressure in these areas.



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Motorists Advised to "Click It or Ticket," Drive Sober During Holidays

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 26th, 2014

To save lives during a time of year that can be one of the most deadly, the enforcement effort will focus on encouraging seat belt use and discouraging drunk driving.



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November 25 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 26th, 2014

A Sturgis, KY man escaped injury in a single vehicle crash on IL Route 141, just east of US Route 45.  Jonathon B. Robinson was distracted from inside the vehicle. 



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Fairfield Police Investigate Attempted Abduction

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 26th, 2014

Fairfield Police are searching for a man who tried to abduct a child.  It happened Tuesday near 1st and Sibley Streets. 



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Crossville Board Hears Positive Financial Report

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 26th, 2014

CPA Terry Harper commended Crossville trustees for their management of the village finances.  Harper presented the annual financial report at Tuesday’s board meeting.



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Illinois Farmers Winding Down Harvest

By: Associated Press
Nov 25th, 2014

Illinois farmers are winding down the harvest, with 97 percent of the state's corn crop having been brought in as of last week. 



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Power Outage Planned for Section of Carmi

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 25th, 2014

The City of Carmi will have a power outage on Tuesday, December 2nd from 2pm-4pm.  The affected area includes Gottzz’s, heading west on Cherry Street to Church Street.



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Carmi Man Found Guilty of Escape

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 25th, 2014

A White County jury has delivered a guilty verdict in the People v. Harley Lewallen Jr.  The 42-year-old Carmi man faced a Class 3 felony charge of Escape/Failure to Return from a Furlough.



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State Fire Marshal Stresses Cooking Safety

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 25th, 2014

The OSFM also recommends using the traditional oven as the safest way to cook the turkey. Using a deep fryer carries enormous risk of serious injuries and fires.



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Carmi Thanksgiving Meal Set for Nov. 27th

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 17th, 2014

You are invited to the Carmi Thanksgiving Meal on Thursday, November 27th.  Free meals will be served at the First Christian Church from 11am-1pm.



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Illinois AG Releases Annual Holiday Safe Shopping Guide

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 25th, 2014

The 2014 Safe Shopping Guide includes detailed descriptions and photographs of over 100 children’s products recalled in the last year.



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Donate to the Giving Tree

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 25th, 2014

For twenty years, First Bank has coordinated the Giving Tree, an endeavor that has provided hundreds of children with toys, clothing, and warm coats.



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Interview: White County to Implement Next Generation 911 in 2015

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 25th, 2014

Next Generation 911 is an Internet Protocol (IP)-based system that allows digital information (e.g. voice, photos, videos, text messages) to flow from the public, through the 911 network, and on to emergency responders.



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Carmi Police Issue Traffic Advisory for Christmas Parade

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 25th, 2014

All streets intersecting the parade route will be blocked beginning at 6pm.  These intersections will be manned by police and auxiliary officers, Carmi Fire EMA, or other volunteers. 

Other Stories

11-24 Police Reports



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Judges To Be Sworn In on December 1

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 24th, 2014

William C. Hudson (pictured) will be sworn in as Wabash County Resident Circuit Judge.  Michael J. Molt will be sworn in as Wayne County Resident Circuit Judge.



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State to Appeal Pension Ruling

By: Illinois Radio Network
Nov 24th, 2014

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says her office will be filing an appeal shortly, asking for an expedited hearing before the Illinois Supreme Court.



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Road Ranger to Open Grayville Travel Center on December 4

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 24th, 2014

The site is located at 1776 South Court Street, off of Exit 130 of Interstate 64 in Grayville, Illinois.  There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new store opening on December 5th at 10:00 AM at the site.



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FMH Named Top 7 in Quality

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 24th, 2014

Fairfield Memorial Hospital is among the 100 Illinois hospitals voluntarily participating in the IHA HEN, and was also named in the top 7 hospitals for their commitment and delivery of quality care.



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Judge Denies Bid to Halt State's Fracking Rules

By: Associated Press
Nov 24th, 2014

A southwestern Illinois judge has denied a bid by a landowners group to put Illinois' new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling on hold.



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Shelton, Musgrave to Appear at Carmi Library for Book Signing

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 24th, 2014

The pair wrote “Inside the Shelton Gang” which came out last year. Ruthie is the daughter of "Little Carl" Shelton, one of the nephews involved in his infamous uncles', the Shelton Brothers, gang.



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Community Thanksgiving Service Held at First UMC

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 24th, 2014

The new pastor of New Beginning Church of God, Michael LeBuhn, delivered the sermon.  He received a warm welcome from the crowd.



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It's A White County Christmas Events-Week 3

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 24th, 2014

The highlight of the weekend will be the Frozen Wonderland Lighted Christmas parade, which beings at 6 p.m.  Santa will be officially welcomed to Carmi during the parade. 



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Gingerbread House Decorating Contest Winners Announced

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 24th, 2014

Winning homes will be on display beginning November 24 in a window at Old National Bank.  Other gingerbread homes will be on display at the Carmi Chamber of Commerce.

Made from Kit 18 and up: Trina Sauls, first place.



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November 21-23 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 24th, 2014

53-year-old Jeffery L. Medley of Sunset, TX is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Carmi Police found his vehicle abandoned on Jessup Street near Eckerle Park.



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Man Held for Making Terror Threats

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 21st, 2014

A Saline County man is being held on making terrorist threats.  Johnson County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call at approximately 7:36 am on Friday morning.



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All Clear: No Explosives Found in White County Courthouse

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 21st, 2014

No explosives were found in the White County Courthouse following a bomb threat.  Sheriff Doug Maier says his office received a call from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department at 7:34am Friday.



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November 20 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 21st, 2014

At 4:50pm Thursday, Carmi Police were dispatched to Walmart in reference to a shoplifter in custody.  44-year-old Angela Martin of Crossville was charged with Theft Under $500. 



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Coroner Identifies Victim of House Fire

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 20th, 2014

93-year-old Marie Vanarsdel died in the blaze at 1537 County Road 900 East (northwest of Carmi). 



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Richland County Man Sentenced on Meth Charges

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 21st, 2014

Nathan W. Headley, 39, of Olney, Illinois, was sentenced to 105 months in federal prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and fined $300.



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Carmi Man Apprehended on Warrants

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 20th, 2014

A Carmi man turned himself in on two White County warrants.  26-year-old Kyle W. Stephens remains in the White County Jail.



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It's a White County Christmas Window Winners Announced

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 21st, 2014

Jodi Duncan Designs, located at 112 S Division Street in Norris City, has captured the Winter Wonderland Storefront Window traveling trophy. 



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Dixon and Steed Prepare to Lead High School Bulldog Squads

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 21st, 2014

Eric Dixon’s boys basketball team is aiming for a 20 win season this year and though he lost 4 starters from last year’s 18 – 10 team, he’s got plenty of experience coming back. 



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Bethlehem Revisited Set for Dec. 5-7

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 21st, 2014

The members of the First Christian Church will portray Mary, Joseph, Gabriel, Herod, the Magi, shepherds, and Bethlehem villagers as they retell the original Christmas story.



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Harrelson Provides History Lesson on Photography

By: Rotary Club
Nov 21st, 2014

Thursday’s meeting of the Carmi Rotary club turned in to a very interesting history lesson from Norris City alumni, Duane Harrelson.



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Study Details Positive Impact of SIC on Local Economy

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 20th, 2014

A recent Economic Impact Study (EIS) released by the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) confirmed the extensive economic influence that SIC has in the region.

Photo: Gov. Quinn Announces Investment in SIC's Carmi Campus



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Stendeback Family Funeral Homes 'Gifts of Memory' Tradition

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 20th, 2014

Bill and Lynn Stendeback of Stendeback Family Funeral Homes would like to invite your family to join them in their “gift of memory” tradition.



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Martin Blackledge Trust Approves Donations

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 20th, 2014

Blackledge Trustee Cindy Birk Conley presents check to Sheryl Woodham of the Guardian Center



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Interview: Enrollment Underway for Affordable Care Act Marketplace

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 20th, 2014

The second enrollment period in the ACA marketplace is open until February 15. Visit GetCoveredIllinois.gov to find the health coverage plan that is right for you.



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Hunters Reminded About Safety During Deer Hunting

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 20th, 2014

The seven-day firearm deer season in Illinois this year is Nov. 21-23 and Dec. 4-7.

Photo: U of I Extension



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Sam Dale Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area Concession

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 20th, 2014

The Department of Natural Resources is seeking a business person to invest in and operate the concession facility at Sam Dale Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area in Johnsonville, IL.

Photo: Department of Natural Resources



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Relay for Life Info Booth at Carmi-NCOE Game

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 20th, 2014

The White County Relay for Life will be hosting an informational booth in the lobby at McDougal-Evers Gymnasium in Carmi on December 9, 2014 starting at 6:15 p.m.



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Kiwanis Donates $700 to Various Causes/Gets Positive Financial News

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 19th, 2014

The report shows the club in the black bringing in more than $90,000 over the 2013 and 2014 fiscal year while expenses and donations came in just over $85,000.



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Frerichs Declares Victory in Close Treasurer Race

By: Associated Press
Nov 19th, 2014

Mike Frerichs says he won the race for Illinois state treasurer by about 9,600 votes.



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US 45 Reopens After Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 19th, 2014

According to Illinois State Police, 33-year-old Darrell W. Terry II of Herrin was eastbound on White County Road 2200N at the intersection with US Route 45.



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Pickup Truck Crashes Into Dollar General

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 19th, 2014

87-year-old James E. Mitchell of Carmi was driving the Chevrolet C2500 truck.  His foot slipped off the brake and hit the gas in the parking lot.



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City of Carmi to Sue Phoenix Rehab & Nursing for Default on Revolving Loan

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 19th, 2014

“There was a unanimous vote of the council to initiate a lawsuit against Phoenix for default on their note and to foreclose the mortgage that secures the note,” said City Attorney Greg Stewart. 



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Council Approves Golf Cart Crossing at Oak and 7th Streets

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 19th, 2014

The city council approved the installation of a golf cart crossing and yellow flashing caution lights at the intersection of Oak Street (Route 14) and 7th Street.

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City to Apply for Fire Truck Loan



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Valve Replacement Program Underway in Enfield

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 19th, 2014

A valve replacement program has been put in place by the village as there have been 28 section gas valves purchased.



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Harrisburg High School to Undergo Renovation

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 19th, 2014

The Harrisburg school board has devised a plan to renovate and add on to the century old high school.  Voters rejected a brand new school in a referendum last year.



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Keith Brown Remains Saline County Sheriff

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 19th, 2014

Brown defeated Republican challenger Michael Gribble by 19 votes (3,996 to 3,977). 



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Hamilton Memorial Hospital Adds Interim CEO, Loses IT Director

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 18th, 2014

In an internal press release dated November 11th, Hamilton Memorial Hospital Board President Mike Lewis writes Greg Sims has accepted the role as Interim Administrator for the medical facility.



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Ribbon Cutting for Factory Connection

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 18th, 2014

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting for Factory Connection, located at 1340 Illinois Highway 1, Suite E earlier today.



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Carmi-White County Junior High Students of the 1st Quarter

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 18th, 2014

The following Carmi-White County Junior High Students were recognized by their teachers for outstanding citizenship and work ethic.



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Madrigal Feaste Rings in Christmas Season at SIC

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 18th, 2014

With Christmas fast approaching, Southeastern Illinois College will kick off the season by hosting its 35th annual Madrigal Feaste, Dec. 5 and 6 at 6 p.m., and Dec. 7 at 12:30 p.m. directed by SIC Music instructor Tiffany Kesler.



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CWCHS Drama Students Prepare for Flapper; Roaring Twenties Musical

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 18th, 2014

“Ev’rybody Charleston” your way to Carmi-White County High School for “Flapper,” a musical set in the Roaring Twenties.



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White County Historical Society Approves Work at Ratcliff Inn

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 18th, 2014

The Ratcliff Inn needs some attention, as noted by building chairman, Judy Cutchin. An estimate was received from Don Winkleman to paint all the windows, doors, and porch.



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Fire Destroys Grayville Residence

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 18th, 2014

Crews were dispatched around noon to the home of Steve Galloup at 938 North Main Street.  Little Wabash Fire Chief Rob Spencer says the back porch and attic space were fully involved. 



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Mt. Carmel Man Pleads Guilty to Burglary

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 18th, 2014

25-year-old Matthew W. Boyd will serve two years of mandatory supervised release.  He must pay court costs and restitution to the three victims. 



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Carmi-White County School Board Gets Early Look at New Tax Levy

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 18th, 2014

This levy is against the property values of 2014.  It will be extended in the summer of 2015 and the district will spend the money during the 2015-2016 school year, beginning July 1st.



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White County 911 Board Approves Funds for Road Signs

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 17th, 2014

The White County Emergency Telephone System Board discussed the replacement of missing county road signs at Monday’s board meeting.



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White County 911 Board Minutes

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 18th, 2014

Julie Irwin noted to the Board the number of Test Calls being 132 for the month of October. She stated that she had been working with AT&T to transition the six (6) Alltel towers in the county to the AT&T network as Alltel had been purchased by AT&T.



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November 14-16 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 17th, 2014

A Carmi teen was transported to Fairfield Memorial Hospital after a one-vehicle accident in Enfield Township.  16-year-old David A. Jackson was traveling west on County Road 1600 North at 2:21pm Saturday. 



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Miss Merry Christmas Pageant Held at CWCHS

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 17th, 2014

Olivia Bohleber was named 2014 Miss Merry Christmas and Adrian Lamp finished 1st Runner Up and Miss Congeniality. 



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Pinckneyville Man Injured in Hamilton County Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 17th, 2014

24-year-old John D. Kelly was northbound on Route 142, approximately ¾ mile south of Hoodville, when he reportedly fell asleep and crossed the center line. 



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Law License of Fairfield Attorney Suspended

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 17th, 2014

Mr. Borah, who was licensed in 2002, was suspended for two years and until he makes certain restitution and until he completes the ARDC Professionalism Seminar.



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State Bar Association Challenging Illinois DUI Law

By: Associated Press
Nov 17th, 2014

The bill cites a 2011 Lake Island incident in which a father was charged with homicide after his son died in a crash caused by a distracted driver.



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WROY/WRUL Radio Invites Region to Help "Elf a Shelf"

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 14th, 2014

WROY/WRUL Radio is inviting you to get involved in our call to stuff food pantry shelves in communities throughout the tri-state.



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Chamber Welcomes New Members

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 14th, 2014

The Board of Directors welcomed Albert and Patricia Walsh Farms and Slay’s Carpet and Restoration as new members.



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IDNR Named in Additional Lawsuits

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 14th, 2014

According to the Evansville Courier & Press, more than two dozen landowners in White, Edwards, and Hamilton counties have joined a class action lawsuit. 



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Farm Service Agency and Farm Bureau Hosting Farm Bill Seminars

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 14th, 2014

Area farmers who have questions about programs included in the 2014 Farm Bill are invited to attend one of the informational meetings scheduled in southeastern Illinois. 



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Midway BBQ Shack to Open This Weekend

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 13th, 2014

The family owned restaurant features smoked pulled pork, beef brisket, chicken, turkey, and ribs.  Other menu items include specialty pizzas, desserts, and ice cream.



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Security Enhanced at White County Jail

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 13th, 2014

On October 11th, the security of the White County Jail was put to the test when two inmates bore through the ceiling of the facility.



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Saline County Sheriff Investigating Bomb Threat at Courthouse

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 13th, 2014

The threat was made prior to the normal operational hours of the Saline County Courthouse, and the few employees in the building, were asked to leave.



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Illinois Vehicle Crashes Involving Deer Still on the Decline

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 13th, 2014

Data reveals a one percent decline in motor vehicle vs. deer crashes, from 15,495 in 2012 to 15,334 in 2013.



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Pecan Fundraiser Underway at Carmi Library

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 12th, 2014

These new crop Mascot Pecans, never stored or frozen, are brighter in color and are the freshest product available direct from the pecan orchards in Georgia. 



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New Ownership for Gottzz's in Carmi

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 12th, 2014

Denton Weiss and Matt Slay have purchased Gottzz’s from Tony Gott.  The establishment at 105 E Cherry Street serves up traditional favorites and features a large buffet on Sundays.



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Candidates Pick Up Petitions for 2015 Consolidated Election

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 12th, 2014

With the 2014 General Election in the rearview mirror, eyes turn to the April 7, 2015 consolidated election.  In the City of Carmi, one alderman will be elected in each of the city’s four wards.   



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White County Board Approves Balanced Budget

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 12th, 2014

The White County Budget is balanced, but only by $2,665.  Adopting that budget was the first task of the board Tuesday night.  



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Fair Stockholders to Meet on December 3rd

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 12th, 2014

White County Fair Board Secretary Gary Barbre says the annual stockholders’ meeting of the White County Agricultural Society will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd. 



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More than $40,000 raised for family of Jace Burzynski

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 8th, 2014

Hundreds of folks from Carmi and beyond gathered at the Carmi White County High School track Saturday afternoon to help Jace Burzynski and his family.  The 11 year old is battling Grade 4 Medulloblastoma, a form of brain cancer.  Friends helped organize the “Walk for Jace” that took place from 1 – 4pm.



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HMHD Board of Directors Announces Next Steps After Administration Changes

By: Press Release from HMHD
Nov 10th, 2014

The Hamilton Memorial Hospital District Board has appointed board member Wayne Morris and newly-elected board President, Mike Lewis to be responsible for procuring an interim administrator while a search committee explores options for permanently filling vacant roles at the hospital.



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White County Ag Society to Hold Annual Stockholders’ Meeting

By: WROY/WRUL News
Nov 10th, 2014

White County Fair Board Secretary Gary Barbre says the annual stockholders’ meeting of the White County Agricultural Society will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd.



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Fracking Can Begin in Illinois

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 6th, 2014

On Thursday, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules approved regulations that govern hydraulic fracturing in Illinois. 



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WFIE-TV Meteorologist Recalls 2005 Evansville Tornado

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 6th, 2014

WFIE-TV Chief Meteorologist Jeff Lyons spoke to the Carmi Kiwanis Club about the Evansville tornado of 2005.  The nine year anniversary of the storm happened to fall on Thursday, November 6th.



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Citizens National Bank to Acquire Bank of Lawrence County

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 5th, 2014

Citizens National Bank of Albion today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Bank of Lawrence County, based in southern Illinois.



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Mayor Discusses Residency Requirement for Liquor License

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 6th, 2014

Jeff Pollard says the Illinois statutes allow the establishment owner to create a corporation or LLC.  If the owner didn’t live in the city, the manager would have to.



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White County Election Results

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 5th, 2014

In White County, 6,229 of 10,782 registered voters cast ballots or 57.77 percent.  The county treasurer’s race was perhaps the closest in history.  Thirty five votes separated the two candidates. 



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Local Election Recap

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 5th, 2014

White County Sheriff Doug Maier won easily over former sheriff Jerry O’Neal.  Maier collected 4550 votes or 74 percent to O’Neal’s 1608 or 26 percent.



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Interview: Former Carmi Times Editor Reflects on Past, Previous Elections

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 5th, 2014

WROY/WRUL News Director Jordan Rowe interviewed former Carmi Times Publisher and Editor Barry Cleveland during Tuesday’s election broadcast.    



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Phillipstown Couple Presents Plan for Restaurant, Requests Liquor License

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 4th, 2014

The couple will purchase the former Nick's Ivy building (between Rent One and Jeff’s Car Care) in East Carmi, if they can obtain a liquor license for their planned establishment.



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Carmi Council Approves Annual Property Tax Levy

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 4th, 2014

The Carmi City Council approved the annual property tax levy for the fiscal year January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.  City CPA Keith Botsch announced a total levy of $448,366.



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A Deeper Understanding of Gravestones

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 4th, 2014

A visit to any graveyard or cemetery will teach you some obvious things, including names and dates.  However, Sue Berry of Henderson, Kentucky says we can look for clues on headstones for much more insight into the lives of those who rest below. 



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Weller Finishes Stellar Career

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 3rd, 2014

Saturday's playoff loss closed the book on senior Logan Weller's career for the Bulldog football team.  The 5-foot-8, 170-pound running back finished in the top five in four major statistical categories.



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Enfield Six-Year-Old Recognized for Life Saving Efforts

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 21st, 2014

Six-year-old Landon Garrison received a Certificate of Commendation from the White County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday.  He was recognized for his life saving efforts the previous day. 



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Friend of MHINDS Educates Students on Mental Health

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 30th, 2014

Friend of MHINDS (Mental Health Interest Needs Dedicated Students) is a group for high school students interested in learning more about mental health. 



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Katy Naas Writes Sci Fi Novel for Young Adults

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 16th, 2014

A Norris City-Omaha-Enfield High School teacher has written a science fiction novel for young adults.  “The Visitors” will be released Tuesday in eBook format by Astraea Press.



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Sheriff: White County Jail Escapees Caught in Saline County

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 11th, 2014

26-year-old Donald Currier of Golden Gate and 32-year-old Robert M. Mead of Johnston City were apprehended at a residence on Raleigh Road in Saline County. 



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City Attorney: Phoenix Owes City $500,000 in Loan Payments, Utility Expenses

By: WROYWRUL News
May 6th, 2014

City Attorney Greg Stewart spoke to the city council on Monday about the delinquencies.  He also shed light on several tax liens and a federal court judgment against Phoenix.



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City of Carmi Seeks State Audit of Phoenix Rehab and Nursing

By: WROYWRUL News
Jun 17th, 2014

City Attorney Greg Stewart was told that a $1.477 million payment from the state to Phoenix had been processed.  The net which Phoenix Nursing Home received was $1.186 million.  That money remains "parked" with the IRS. 



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CWC Schools Implementing Bullying Prevention Program

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 2nd, 2014

Parents will be informed of the new bullying prevention strategies on Thursday, October 16th from 6pm-7:30pm at the Jefferson Attendance Center.



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State’s Attorney Files Criminal Charges in Two Residential Burglaries

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 28th, 2014

35-year-old Carlos E. Kidd of Galesburg, IL faces two counts of residential burglary.  Bail was set at $75,000.



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Guardian Center Moves Into New Office

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 30th, 2014

The Guardian Center has a new, permanent location in Carmi.  Executive Director Sheryl Woodham appeared on Open Line to discuss the renovation of the former WADI building.



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Haunted Architectural Wonders of Southern Illinois

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 27th, 2014

Just in time for Halloween, Baysinger Architects of Marion assembled this year's top-ten haunted buildings for 2014.  The list covers most of Southern Illinois, with locations dating back to the early 1800's.



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Old McLeansboro High School to Be Replaced by Senior Housing Development

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 25th, 2014

Fox Meadows, NFP, which owns the Heritage Woods supportive living facility, took possession of the old school last Friday. 



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Carmi Council Approves Street, Sewer Work in West Industrial Park

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 2nd, 2014

The firm submitted low bids of $896,397 for the street work and $140,676 for the sanitary sewer installation.  The contracts will be sent to the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for approval. 



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White County Board Approves Contract with Schnepper for Assessments

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

The White County Board has approved a contract with Sheila Schnepper to fill the vacancy of the late Nancy A. Winter from October 29th to November 30th.



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Carmi Council Votes to Change Day, Time of Meetings

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 16th, 2014

The Carmi City Council will convene at a new time, beginning in October.  Council meetings are moving to the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

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1st Annual Elks Fall Ball Set for Sept. 27



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Three Applications Received for Medical Cannabis Grow Operation in D19

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 2nd, 2014

District 19 encompasses Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, and White counties. 



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President Obama Highlights Manufacturing in Princeton Visit

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 4th, 2014

Obama delivered remarks to a sizeable crowd at Millennium Steel Service, a minority owned supplier near Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana.



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Appellate Court Denies Coston Appeal

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 10th, 2014

Coston was sentenced to 53 years in the Department of Corrections for the shooting deaths of Jessica Evans and Jacob Wheeler.  The judgment followed a stipulated bench trial in August 2013.



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Kiwanis Officially Awards Corn King and Queen

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 24th, 2014

Kiwanis welcomed 5 attendants as well as the new Corn Queen, Eva Ochs and Corn King, Griffin Hart.  Dating back to early Corn Days festivities, the annual Corn King contest used to be awarded to the male farmer who had the largest crop.    



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Eagle Scout Project at Maple Ridge Cemetery

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 10th, 2014

A local Boy Scout, Eli Degenhardt, has created a sign for Maple Ridge Cemetery as part of his Eagle badge.  Previously, the cemetery did not have any signage near the road.



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Collinsville Man Receives 20 Year Sentence in Fatal DUI Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 19th, 2014

49-year-old Darrell G. Delong was the sole survivor of the wreck on November 23rd.  He pleaded guilty in July to a Class 2 Felony of Aggravated DUI. 



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O.IL Hosts Final County Hall Meeting in McLeansboro

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 29th, 2014

In just over a week’s time, 6 Republican members of the House and Senate along with 6 Democrats will determine the fate of fracking in southeastern Illinois. 



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Interview: 200 Trees To Be Sold To Commemorate Carmi's Bicentennial

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 21st, 2014

To commemorate Carmi's 200th birthday in 2016, the Bicentennial Committee has approved the sale of 200 specially designed trees. Dr. Clint Taylor says the project will beautify the town for future generations.



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Tenants Announced for Revamped Strip Mall

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 8th, 2014

Mayor Jeff Pollard said the tenants will include Midway BBQ Shack, AT&T, State Finance, James Cook State Farm, and the Factory Connection. 



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City Attorney: Phoenix Pays $90,000 Toward Overdue Utility Bills

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 22nd, 2014

Greg Stewart has been in contact with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and their audit division for not-for-profit or charitable organizations.  They are addressing the issue of an audit for Phoenix Nursing and the Phoenix Foundation.



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"Where There's a Will, There's a Harmony Way"

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 19th, 2014

Posey County Commissioners are now in the process of developing a plan and a sub-committee of commissioners to help tackle the group’s newest interest.



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Rauner Brings Gubernatorial Campaign to Carmi

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 1st, 2014

The Republican spoke at the Southern Illinois Custom Aerial hangar at the Carmi Municipal Airport.  The tour was labeled “100 Years is Enough” and included stops in Lawrenceville, Harrisburg, and Marion.



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Burnt Prairie May Expand Water Lines to New Customers

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 27th, 2014

The Village of Burnt Prairie water distribution system is planning to build a new water tower and possibly expand water lines to serve new customers.



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Wyoming-Based Firm Interested in Building Medical Marijuana Facility at Grayville

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 15th, 2014

The Grayville City Council has approved a real estate contract with Deerpath Development, LLC.  The site approved by the city council spans 22.85 acres at the I-64 Plaza (former prison property).

Other News:

Commissioners Approve Engineering Agreement for IDOT Grant

O'Daniel Trucking to Relocate Ditch at I-64 Plaza



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Maier Named 2nd Vice President of Illinois Sheriffs' Association

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 6th, 2014

He just returned from a summer training conference, held August 3-5, in Decatur.  Maier would become president of the organization in two years if he wins re-election this November.



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Poshard: "I love this town, its people"

By: WROYWRUL News
May 30th, 2014

Glenn Poshard is a 1962 graduate of Carmi Township High School and former U.S. Congressman.  He recently retired as President of Southern Illinois University.  



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The Social House Sold to Gary Boggs Family

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 29th, 2014

The previous owners, Marge Pfister and Julie Shearer, were on Open Line to discuss the sale.  “They are going to take it over and continue it as a Bed & Breakfast and social event venue," said Shearer.   



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Fatal Mobile Home Fire Under Investigation

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

Authorities do not suspect foul play in Saturday’s mobile home fire in Carmi.  One person was killed in the blaze at 407 8th Street.



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Outdoor Amphitheater Planned at Burrell's Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 8th, 2014

Darrell Marshall, Greg McVey, and Jade McAllister approached the mayor about the idea.  McAllister owns the farm ground on the left as you drive into Burrell’s Woods.  He would like to donate the two acres nearest to the park for the amphitheater construction.     



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Phoenix Rehab & Nursing Faces Another Lawsuit, City Awaits Financial Records

By: WROYWRUL News
May 20th, 2014

The skilled care facility owes the city approximately $500,000 in revolving loan fund payments and utility expenses.  At the May 5th council meeting, aldermen instructed Administrator Lil Fortner to turn over general ledgers and related financial documents.



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Elastec/American Marine Hosts International Oil Spill Response Workshop

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 10th, 2014

Approximately 90 oil spill responders and industry representatives have converged on the Atheneum for the conference.



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City Attorney Submits Memo on Phoenix Rehab and Nursing

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 8th, 2014

Greg Stewart was able to meet with Administrator Lil Fortner on September 3rd.  She brought a computer with nursing home records for 2013 and part of 2014.



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O.IL White County Hall Meeting Draws Hundreds of Supporters

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

In the neighborhood of 300 locals turned out for the White County Hall meeting Tuesday night put together by a grassroots effort who identifies itself as O.IL (Opportunity in Land). 



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Lighted Christmas Parade Entries Needed

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 14th, 2014

Parade entries are needed for this year’s It’s A White County Christmas Lighted Parade, set for Saturday, November 29 at 6:00 p.m.



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Chamber Releases Tentative Schedule for It's a White County Christmas

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 1st, 2014

The festivities will be underway beginning on November 13 with Business After Hours hosted by H.D. Bean Jewelers.  Friday, November 21, will kick off the Holiday Shopping Stroll. 



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Carmi Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Six New Members

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 9th, 2014

The Class of 2014 will be formally inducted on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Four Corners Restaurant in Carmi.  Dinner will begin at 5 that evening, with the ceremony scheduled for 6 p.m. 



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Governor Quinn Announces Investment in SIC's Carmi Campus

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 12th, 2014

Governor Pat Quinn has announced an investment to build a new vocational addition to Southeastern Illinois College’s Carmi facility.  The $1.46 million investment comes from the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program.



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Lowery Receives New Public Defender

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 17th, 2014

Rhonda Blades will represent Phillip Lowery during his second trial on a felony charge of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse.



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Maunie Woman Arrested in Drug Investigation

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 16th, 2014

42-year-old Jennifer L. Farny was apprehended Tuesday morning at 224 Morgan Street.  The arrest followed a several month long investigation by the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and White County Sheriff’s Department.



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City of Carmi to Participate in IMEA Efficiency Program

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 22nd, 2014

The City of Carmi has $27,508 in efficiency funds available between now and April 30, 2015.  Electrical Engineer David Coston said $20,000 will be available to commercial/industrial customers.



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Stolen ATV Recovered in Springerton

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 24th, 2014

30-year-old Jeffrey D. Parker of Carmi has been jailed on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Theft-Possession of Stolen Property, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Parker had two warrants for his arrest.



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State's Attorney Files Charges in Jail Escape

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 14th, 2014

26-year-old Donald H. Currier of Golden Gate and 32-year-old Robert M. Mead of Johnston City fled through a hole in the ceiling. 



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Chamber Presents Awards at Annual Dinner

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 7th, 2014

Small Business of the Year           Large Business of the Year               Citizen of the Year



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Mayor Delivers State of the City Address

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 7th, 2014

In his state of the city address, Carmi Mayor Jeff Pollard outlined recent improvements and efforts to promote community assets.  The city pursued upgrades to the airport and parks with the intention of bringing in more revenue.



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Man Safely Apprehended After Firing Shot in Burnt Prairie Residence

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 30th, 2014

The White County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 3:01pm on Wednesday in reference to a man with a gun at 211 Church Street in Burnt Prairie.



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Police Seeking Donations for Cops and Kids Christmas

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 8th, 2014

The FOP Lodge 249 will be accepting donations at the Carmi Police Department/White County Sheriff’s Department.  There is also a donation container at Maier Grocery in Crossville and Doug’s Food Mart in Norris City.



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Brad Futrell to Leave HMHD Following Dismissal of Randy Dauby

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 3rd, 2014

Brad Futrell, Chief Operating Officer at Hamilton Memorial Hospital District, has submitted his resignation, effective November 19th.  The McLeansboro native will leave a 19 year career at the hospital.



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Grayville Man Sentenced for Robbery

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 30th, 2014

35-year-old Joshua Reynolds accepted a plea deal on Wednesday.  He was ordered to serve two years of mandatory supervised release and pay court costs.



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Governor Quinn Announces Funding for US 45 Reconstruction

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 25th, 2014

US 45 will be widened from two lanes into four lanes with a bi-directional center turn lane.  The project will stretch from just north of IL Route 142 in Eldorado to north of Texas City Road. 



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Authorities Recover Several Stolen Vehicles

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 30th, 2014

A 2000 Ford F-250 was reported stolen by Wayne Bozarth of Vienna on Tuesday.  The vehicle was located on County Road 2350 North at County Road 1650 East, just south of Interstate 64.

Other Stories:

Vehicle Found Abandoned in Centerville



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It's a White County Christmas Craft Shows Announced

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 8th, 2014

As part of the It’s a White County Christmas celebration, two craft shows are planned.  On November 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. shows will be held at both the Farm Bureau Building and the Elks Lodge.



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Dispatcher Accepts Plea Agreement for Attempted Unlawful Communication with a Juror

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 28th, 2014

36-year-old Melissa Kittinger received two years of conditional discharge.  She must pay a $1,500 fine plus court costs and restitution.



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