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Carmi and Chamber of Commerce welcome Kati Sturgal of Shelter Insurance

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 23rd, 2015

Kati Sturgal, a 2006 graduate of NCOE High School went on to get an Associates Degree from Rend Lake and is now proudly offering Shelter Insurance products from her new office on Oak Street in Carmi.  The Carmi Chamber held a ribbon cutting this week and we got a chance to sit down with and learn a little more about Sturgal.



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Illinois Unemployment drops to 6.2 in December

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 23rd, 2015

New Department of Employment Security Director Jeff Mays says that while the Illinois unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.2 in December, that the state’s employment growth remains lower than the national average.  



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Hamilton County holding first ever Electronic Recycling Event

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 23rd, 2015

Piggybacking off the success of Carmi’s electronic recycling event, Hamilton County held their first opportunity on Friday.  Steve Lapington, the city of McLeansboro’s zoning administrator had already counted more than 77 screens from TVs, computers and other electronics just a half hour into the event.  



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Illinois Deer Hunters Harvest Preliminary Total For 2014-2015 Season

By: WROY/WRUL NEWS
Jan 23rd, 2015

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 145,804 deer during all 2014-15 seasons. White County took in a preliminary total of 1,765 deer for this season. For more local county totals click read more.



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Pastor Bob McKelvey talks to Kiwanis about Emmanuel United Methodist Church History and Future

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 22nd, 2015

Amy Dixon provides the intro as McKelvey details the church's 140 year history.  He hopes they'll be able to have their first service in the new church on Easter, though it could be as soon as February if the weather cooperates.  Also inside, four 3rd graders recognized as 2nd Quarter Most Valuable Bulldogs.  They got to accompany Dixon for their excellent behavior and academics at school.



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Carmi Rotary Meeting From Thursday

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 23rd, 2015

At Thursday's meeting of the Carmi Rotary Club, the guest speaker was Dan Anderson the manager of the Sam's Club in Evansville.



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2nd Annual Carmi Lions Club Valentine's Dinner

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 23rd, 2015

The 2nd Annual Carmi Lions Club Valentine's Dinner will be on Saturday February 14 at the Carmi VFW from 4-7pm. Tickets must be purchased by February 6.



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16th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge at Rend Lake

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 23rd, 2015

The 16th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge at Rend Lake will take place on March 7th at the South Sandusky Beach Recreation Area at Rend Lake.



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Fairfield Memorial Hospital Hosting Cancer Support Group

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 23rd, 2015

Fairfield Memorial Hospital will begin holding a Cancer Support Group meeting once a month on the second Thursday of the each month from 6-7 p.m. in the Medical Arts Complex (MAC) Community Education Room, beginning February 12th.



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Conley Guest Speaker at the Carmi Public Library's February Informational Meeting

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 23rd, 2015

Cindy Birk Conley, Senior Health Insurance Program Counselor, was the guest speaker at the Carmi Public Library's February informational meeting.



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Police Report January 22

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 23rd, 2015

Police Reports from the Carmi Police Department and Mt. Carmel Police Department



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Carmi Man Pleads Guilty in White County Court

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 23rd, 2015

22 year old Dylan W. Mahon of Carmi plead guilty in White County Court on Thursday on a charge of Criminal Damage to Property



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SIU to Repay Employees For Unpaid Days Off

By: Associated Press
Jan 23rd, 2015

Southern Illinois University Carbondale employees who were forced to take unpaid furlough days will be reimbursed nearly $2 million.



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Carmi and Hamilton County announce sign up info for Summer League ball

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 21st, 2015

It’s easy to recognize that highs in the 30’s and 40’s could be a lot worse, but for those of you looking for warm thoughts, you’re in good company.  The Carmi Recreational Summer League and Hamilton County Summer Rec League have both announced details on sign ups.  



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Carmi White County School Board Meets

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 22nd, 2015

The Carmi White County School Board Met on Tuesday January 20th. A copy of the District's Cost Containment Strategy is included in this story.



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SIC Board of Trustees Hears Reports on Enrollment and Additional Grant Funding

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 22nd, 2015

The Southeastern Illinois College Board of Trustees met Tuesday night, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m. and learned about a number of items including; enrollment, additional grant funding and plans for the Carmi expansion project.



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Saline County E-911 Turns Up Next Generation & Texting To 911 Services

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 22nd, 2015

Saline County and Gallatin County E-911 joined with Union County and Jackson County by turning up the Next Generation 9-1-1.



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Future Goals for Phoenix Rehabilitation/Hospital Discussed at Council Meeting

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 20th, 2015

The hope at the Carmi City Council meeting was to look forward and it seemed most everyone in attendance on behalf of Phoenix and council members indeed wanted to look forward.  It’s likely impossible to move forward however without taking a long hard look in the mirror; backwards at how the organization reached the quandary they’re in and that’s what everyone was faced with Tuesday night.  



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Village of Crossville Lifts Boil Water Order

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 16th, 2015

The Village of Crossville has lifted the boil water order caused by a recent water main break from 1st Street to the North Village Limits. The boil water order is lifted as of 3pm Tuesday, January 20th.



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Saline County Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 21st, 2015

The Saline County Sheriff's Office would like to alert residents to a scam alert.



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Shimkus Reaction to State of the Union Address

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 21st, 2015

Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) has released a statement in reaction to President Obama's State of the Union Address Tuesday evening:



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Police Report January 20

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 21st, 2015

Police reports from the Carmi Police Department and White County Sheriff's Department



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Burnett represents White County at State Pageant

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 19th, 2015

The Illinois State Fair Convention wrapped up Sunday and new royalty was crowned as well.  The crown’s headed south to Richland County with winner Sadie Gassmann of Olney.  Dayna Burnett won the White County pageant back in late July of 2014 and competed well in the state capital over the weekend as well.  



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Phoenix Attempting to Rise from Own Ashes

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 18th, 2015

Members from Phoenix Rehabilitation and the Foundation Board are expected to answer some questions at the City Council meeting on Tuesday.  Before that will happen, our Jc Tinsley sat down with Administrator Dianna Richards.  She’s been on the job just over 2 weeks.  We’ll also hear from Assistant Administrator Henry McGill, on the job for just six months, a few other employees and even a family member of a resident.  



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69th Annual Meeting of The White County Soil and Water Conservation District

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 20th, 2015

The 69th Annual Meeting of the White County Soil and Water Conservation District will be held this Friday, February 20, at the Floral Hall of the White County Fairgrounds.



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IMEA awards City of Carmi $20,000 in grant funding

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 15th, 2015

"On behalf of the City of Carmi and the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) Mayor Jeff Pollard recently presented a $1,000 check to Jeanette Felty with Murphy Oil USA.

This check was an incentive payment from IMEA for the installation of more efficient lighting at Murphy Oil USA at 1348 IL Hwy 1 in Carmi, Illinois.



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Police Report January 15

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 16th, 2015

Police Reports from the Carmi Police Department and White County Sheriff's Department



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Elastec and Cuba Making Progress in Oil Spill Equipment Discussions

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 16th, 2015

Oil spill response equipment manufactured by Elastec is being considered by the Cuban government to protect the environment in and around Cuban waters.



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Traffic Crash in White County Saturday Evening

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 19th, 2015

A personal injury traffic crash occurred in White County at County Road 1375E approaching the intersection with White County Road 800N on Saturday at approximately 6:36 pm.



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2015 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Comes From Olney

By: Associated Press
Jan 19th, 2015

Sadie Gassmann of Olney is this year's Miss Illinois County Fair Queen.



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Police Report January 16-18

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 19th, 2015

Police Reports from Mt.Carmel Police and White County Sheriff's Department.



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Trial Delayed for Man Accused in SIU-Carbondale Threat Case

By: Associated Press
Jan 19th, 2015

A federal trial has been delayed for a Chicago man accused of mailing threats of beheadings, bombings and other violence to Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus.



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New Security Measures to Delay Illinois Income Tax Returns

By: Associated Press
Jan 19th, 2015

Illinois residents shouldn't expect speedy state income tax returns this year.



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Police Report January 19

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 20th, 2015

Reports from the Carmi Police Department, White County Sheriff's Department and Mt. Carmel Police.



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NCOE High School to Honor 1989-1990 Basketball Team Saturday January 17

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 9th, 2015

NCOE High School will be honoring the 25th anniversary of the 1989-1990 NCOE High School Basketball team that finished 3rd in the state that year.



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Load Limit in Carmi & Hawthorne Township Starting January 15th

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 14th, 2015

There will be a load limits on township roads in Carmi and Hawthorne Townships on January 15



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Olney Men Illegally Shot Bucks to Collect Skulls

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 16th, 2015

State officials say two Olney men and one juvenile accused of illegally hunting deer at night were collecting buck skulls to make skull mounts.



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Buy, sell, or hold? Hear the Outlook for Grain at the AgriVisor Market Update

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 13th, 2015

Area county Farm Bureaus are sponsoring AgriVisor Market Update programs on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. The program will feature Dale Durchholz, Senior Market Analyst for AgriVisor, LLC.



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Paducah Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Grooming

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 14th, 2015

20 year old David Tyler Stover,of Paducah, KY pled guilty in White County Court this week to a count of Unlawful Grooming, and has been set for a sentencing hearing on March 9.



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WVC Crystal Ball on February 14

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 14th, 2015

The Wabash Valley College Foundation is preparing for one of their major fundraising events which is held each year, the "Crystal Ball"



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New Illinois Legislature to be Sworn in Wednesday

By: Associated Press
Jan 14th, 2015

Members of Illinois' 99th General Assembly are to be sworn in during two ceremonies.



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Police Reports January 13

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 14th, 2015

Reports from the Carmi Police Department, including three reports of burglaries



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Southeastern Illinois College - 2014 Fall President's List

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 14th, 2015

Southeastern Illinois College announces the 2014 Fall President's List honoring those with a 4.0 GPA



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Putting Small Acres to Work Program January 22

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 14th, 2015

Ever wonder what you can do to make a profit with your extra acres? Attend the Putting Small Acres to Work Program on Thursday, January 22, at the University of Illinois Extension Office in Benton.



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2015 IMUA Scholarship Program Applications Avaliable for Carmi High School Seniors

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 14th, 2015

The City of Carmi, in partnership with the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA), is again offering a scholarhsip competition program for eligible high school seniors.



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White County Board Meeting From January 13

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 14th, 2015

The White County Board met on Tuesday at the White County Courthouse



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Grayville Fire Chief details recent activity

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 14th, 2015

Grayville firefighters diffused a potentially dangerous situation Wednesday morning in the Grayville bottoms.   Spencer also explains the circumstances surrounding the fire that claimed the home of fellow firefighter Terry Hawkins earlier this week.



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White County Court News From Wednesday January 14

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 15th, 2015

One of the two men who escaped the White County Jail back on Corn Days pled guilty on an Escape charge and an Aggravated Battery charge Wednesday in White County Court.



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Posey County Off Duty Officer in Early Morning Car Chase

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 15th, 2015

A Florida man was arrested following a car chase this morning that started in Posey County and ended in Gibson County Indiana.



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Young Leader Committee of the White County Farm Bureau Scholarship Information

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 15th, 2015

The Young Leader Committee of the White County Farm Bureau is pleased to continue their financial assistance to the agricultural youth of White County. Since 2006, the Young Leader Committee has awarded $7,250 to 12 deserving students.



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Chamber to Hold Ribbon Cutting for Kati Sturgal, Shelter Insurance Agent

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 15th, 2015

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting on January 22 at 10 a.m. for Kati Sturgal, Shelter Insurance Agent, at her office located at 1002 Oak Street in Carmi.



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ISP District 19 Announces 2014 Activity and Enforcement

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 15th, 2015

Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Kelly Hodge, announced activity and enforcement figures for calendar year 2014.



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Taake and Rowe Talk to Eldorado Rotary about Mentors 4 Kids

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 15th, 2015

Vickey Taake and Angela Rowe spoke to the Eldorado Rotary Club on Jan.13 about Mentors 4 Kids in honor of National Mentoring Month.



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Illinois Community College to Offer Degree in Fracking

By: Associated Press
Jan 15th, 2015

Lincoln Trail College will offer a petroleum drilling technology, or fracking, degree.



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Police Reports January 14

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 15th, 2015

Police reports form the Carmi Police Department, White County Sheriff's Department and Mt. Carmel Police.



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Senator Righter Sets Priorities for 2015

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 15th, 2015

With the new Governor and 99th General Assembly officially sworn into office, State Senator Dale Righter says it's time to get down to business.



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2014 Concealed-Carry Permits in Illinois Top 91,000

By: WROY/WRUL News and Associated Press
Jan 16th, 2015

Illinois State Police say more than 91,000 concealed-carry permits have been issued statewide since the state began allowing guns to be carried in public a year ago. 305 permits issued in White County. More local numbers in article.



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Rend Lake CPR instructor certifies 4Hers

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 15th, 2015

The White County 4-H and Cassandra Rainey, CPR instructor from Rend Lake College collaborated and provided a free CPR and First Aid certification training for the local 4-Hers on Saturday January 10th.  Sixteen 4-Hers and Amy McCarty, 4-H coordinator were certified in conducting CPR on an adult, child, and infant and then learned basic first aid.  



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Fairfield Memorial Hospital to Begin Hosting Cancer Support Group

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 16th, 2015

Fairfield Memorial Hospital will begin holding a Cancer Support Group meeting once a month on the second Thursday of the each month from 6-7 p.m. in the Medical Arts Complex (MAC) Community Education Room, beginning February 12th.



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“Stolen Memories” Series Art Show Comes to SIC

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 19th, 2015

"Stolen Memories is a series of 28 paintings that represent the devastating dementia effects of Alzheimer's," said artist Lisa Hicks of Jonesboro.



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Study Finds No Easy Way to Illinois Debt Reduction

By: Associated Press
Jan 20th, 2015

The University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs says there is no easy to repair Illinois' chronic annual deficit.



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Elf a Shelf Holiday Food Drive nets more than 2,500 items

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 12th, 2015

In the past five years, WROY/WRUL radio has dispersed more than 11,000 items to tri state food pantries.  The 2014 drive that ended January 5th of 2015 brought in more than 2,500 items.  The food that’s been donated at participating sponsor locations has been gathered, divided up and is now awaiting pickup by participating food pantries. 



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Shimkus Seeking Valentines for Heroes

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 9th, 2015

Congressman John Shimkus is again asking constituents for participation in his "Valentines for Heroes" program.



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Ride in style to the Farm Machinery Show

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 12th, 2015

The Wayne County Farm Bureau is inviting you to travel with them to one of the largest farm machinery shows in the nation on Thursday February 12th. 



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Cheer for a Cure raises nearly $19K over the weekend

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 12th, 2015

Months of preparation paid off once again for the Carmi Cheer for a Cure Committee.  Tara Burnett, Kim Mann, Kandy Masterson, Jennifer O’Daniel and Amy Rice were tasked with getting Saturday’s event organized.  The event raised an estimated $18,700.



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Gov. Pat Quinn Won't Issue Medical Marijuana Licenses

By: Associated Press
Jan 12th, 2015

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has decided to not award licenses to medical marijuana cultivation centers before his term in office ends.



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The Illinois Wheat Association’s annual Winter Wheat Forum in Mt. Vernon

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 13th, 2015

The Illinois Wheat Association's annual Winter Wheat Forum will be held Feb. 17, 2015, at Krieger's Holiday Inn Convention Center in Mt. Vernon, Ill.



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Southern Illinois Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Child

By: Associated Press
Jan 13th, 2015

A grand jury in southern Illinois' Union County has accused a Marion man of sexually attacking a child.



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Illinois Fracking Registration Off to Slow Start

By: Associated Press
Jan 13th, 2015

Two months since Illinois enacted rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling, no company has applied for a state permit to put hydraulic fracturing to use.



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4 Suspects Arrested in String of Illinois Church Burglaries

By: Associated Press
Jan 13th, 2015

Police have arrested four suspects in connection with a string of church burglaries in at least three southern Illinois counties.



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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Freezes Non-Essential Spending

By: Associated Press
Jan 13th, 2015

New Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's ordering state agencies to freeze non-essential spending.



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USDA: Illinois Has Record Corn, Soybean Crops in 2014

By: Associated Press
Jan 13th, 2015

The federal government says Illinois corn and soybean growers had a record year in 2014.



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Carmi City Council to Meet on Tuesday

By: WROYWRUL News
Jan 5th, 2015

The Carmi City Council will meet on Tuesday, January 6th at 7pm.  The only item on the agenda is the renewal of the agreement with Mutual Medical Plans.



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Police Report January 12

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 13th, 2015

Police Reports from the White County Sheriff's Department.



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Norris City pilot ok after small plane crash in eastern Indiana

By: Associated Press
Jan 5th, 2015

Indiana State Police say 59-year-old Richard Kingston of Norris City, Illinois, was conscious and alert when troopers located him Sunday afternoon.



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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Reverses Quinn Board Appointments

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 13th, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner has reversed nearly 200 appointments made by his predecessor - including posts that Pat Quinn presented to ex-staff members on his way out of office.



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Mt. Carmel PD make arrests

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 5th, 2015

Mt. Carmel Police arrest 4 over the weekend including a Carmi man



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Fairfield Memorial Hospital Association Annual Meeting

By: WROY/WRUL NEWS
Jan 13th, 2015

The annual meeting of the Fairfield Memorial Hospital Association was held on Monday, January 12th. Officers elected



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Grayville City Council Meeting From Monday January 12

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 13th, 2015

The Grayville City Council met in regular session on Monday.



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2014 finishes as 4th coldest year on record for Illinois

By: Associated Press
Jan 6th, 2015

Illinois has seen the fourth coldest year on record with an average statewide temperature of 49.9 degrees in 2014.



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Illinois Has No Explanation for Delay in Marijuana Permits

By: WROYWRUL News and AP
Jan 2nd, 2015

Gov. Pat Quinn's administration concedes it missed its end-of-the-year target for deciding which businesses will receive permits to begin the state's medical marijuana program.



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SIC to Receive Additional Grant Funding for Coal Mine Training Facility

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 8th, 2015

Southeastern Illinois College received word that additional grant dollars for a mine safety complex were recently approved by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (IDCEO) through the Coal Competitiveness Grant.



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Phoenix Rehabilitation and Nursing Care under New Management

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 9th, 2015

As of December 31, Phoenix Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Administrator, Lillian Fortner resigned.



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Police Find Meth Lab while Serving Arrest Warrant in Oakland City, Indiana

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 12th, 2015

Indiana State Police, Gibson County Sheriff's Department and Oakland City Police arrest four people after responding to a residence located at 622 Walnut Street in Oakland City to serve an arrest warrant.



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Liquor Control Commission December Underage Compliance Report

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 7th, 2015

In December 2014, the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) conducted compliance checks around the state and visited 182 businesses licensed to sell liquor.



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Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Set for Jan. 9

By: WROYWRUL News
Jan 2nd, 2015

The 94th Annual Meeting of the White County Farm Bureau will be held Friday, January 9, 2015 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Farm Bureau Building, 304 E Robinson St. in Carmi, IL.



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Mt. Carmel Woman Arrested On A Charge Of Arson

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 9th, 2015

Mt. Carmel Police have arrested Darla S. Bell, age 54, of Mt. Carmel, on one count of arson.



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Rauner to Take Oath Monday As Illinois Governor

By: Associated Press
Jan 12th, 2015

Bruce Rauner will take the oath of office as governor Monday during a ceremony that begins at 11 a.m. Rauner will be the first Republican governor in a dozen years and the state's 42nd governor.



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Quinn Vetoes Bill to Allow Bobcat Hunting in Illinois

By: Associated Press
Jan 12th, 2015

Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed a bill that would have allowed bobcat hunting in Illinois for the first time in more than 40 years.



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State Police Release Figures from Holiday Patrols

By: WROYWRUL News
Jan 5th, 2015

Troopers issued seven citations and 21 written warnings during an Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement patrol in Wabash County on December 19th



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January 1 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Jan 2nd, 2015

An Enfield woman lost control of her vehicle on US 45 Wednesday evening.  Patricia Pennington was traveling south at County Road 1850 North around 4:35pm.



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Expansion Plans Announced for Bald Knob Cross

By: WROYWRUL News
Jan 2nd, 2015

Members of the board in charge of the Bald Knob Cross of Peace say they plan to expand the site and hire an executive director for the 11-story cross atop the tallest peak in southern Illinois.

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Illinois Lawmakers Approve Special Election for Comptroller

By: WROY/WRUL News and Associated Press
Jan 9th, 2015

Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn says lawmakers' approval of a special election for comptroller is a "victory for democracy." Comments from State represenative David Reis



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Police Reports January 8

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 9th, 2015

Police reports from the Carmi Police and Mt. Carmel Police Departments



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IDNR Partners With Marion VA Medical Center to Provide Equine Therapy for Veterans

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 8th, 2015

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is launching a two-year pilot project with the Marion Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center to offer equine therapy for armed forces veterans at Giant City State Park



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7-Year-Old Girl Survives Kentucky Plane Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Jan 5th, 2015

Federal authorities are investigating a Kentucky plane crash in which a 7-year-old girl survived and four of her family members were killed.



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Carmi Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Members at Monthly Meeting

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 9th, 2015

During the monthly meeting of the Carmi Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Thursday evening, the Board of Directors welcomed Pine View Apartments, Carmi Taekwondo Center and Ferrell Hospital to the Chamber of Commerce



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Carmi Public Library Story Hour Held January 10

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 12th, 2015

Local children enjoyed a winter-themed story hour Saturday, January 10th at the Carmi Public Library.



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Police Reports January 9-11

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 12th, 2015

Police Reports form Carmi Police, White County Sheriff's, Mt. Carmel Police, and Wabash County Sheriff's Department. Stories include Barn Fire Reported Near Grayville Area



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ISP District 19 Announces December Activity and Enforcement

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 13th, 2015

Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, answered 254 calls for service and initiated 935 incidents in the field during the month.



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2014 End of Year Review

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 30th, 2014



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Three People Injured in Vehicle Crash Near Springerton

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 22nd, 2014

24-year-old Tasha Lynn Stewart of Enfield failed to stop at the intersection of White County Road 2150 North at White County Road 100 East.  Her Dodge Caravan struck a Ford Mustang in the rear.



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Visitor Restrictions at Regional Hospitals

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 23rd, 2014

Regional hospitals are implementing visitation restrictions due to the flu.  No visitors are permitted with influenza-like symptoms, including a cough, sore throat, fever, runny nose, and vomiting. 



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Closings & Cancellations for Wednesday Jan 7

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 7th, 2015

There will be no buffet at the Carmi American Legion tonight. New Beginnings Church of God in Carmi has been cancelled all events for today.



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Gov-Elect Rauner to make Grayville stop - Sailer accepts role on staff

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 7th, 2015

Bruce Rauner is expected to make a stop at Chappy's Steakhouse in Grayville on Friday, January 9 at 3pm.  Carmi native Luke Sailer has accepted a role on the incoming governor's staff.



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Firefighters Save Home and Family Christmas

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 23rd, 2014

Around 8:30pm Monday, crews were dispatched to 514 West North Street in Grayville.  The home was occupied by Patricia Evans, five children and two pets. 



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Harrisburg Teen Reported Missing

By: WROYWRUL News
Jan 5th, 2015

Kyle D. Brown was last seen on December 28th in a black 2001 Honda CRV.  The vehicle had damage to the front passenger side fender and license number F843829.



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2015 Will See Increased Payment to Illinois Pension Funds

By: Associated Press
Jan 2nd, 2015

The State Journal-Register in Springfield reports Illinois' auditor general on Wednesday released a report by the state actuary showing a more than $680 million increase in pension payments in 2015 to $7.5 billion.



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Megan Nichols Still Missing

By: WROYWRUL News
Jan 2nd, 2015

The Fairfield teen has been missing since July 3rd.  Authorities have received several tips but none have produced any results. 



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Eldorado Mother, Two Children Flown from Harrisburg Wreck

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 22nd, 2014

An Eldorado mother and two of her children were airlifted from a traffic crash in Harrisburg.  The wreck happened around 3:30pm Saturday at Route 34 and Route 13.



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Rauner-Sanguinetti visit Grayville on state tour

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 9th, 2015

    

Rauner is taking a victory lap around the state thanking many voters in many of the towns around the state.  He was in Grayville at just after 3 where he and Lt Governor elect Evelyn Sanguinetti spoke to a packed room at Chappy’s Steakhouse.



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December 30 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 30th, 2014

The White County Sheriff’s Department responded to a burglary at Johnson Truck Sales, south of Norris City on US 45.  Jerry Johnson told deputies that thieves entered his property and stole numerous items.



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Successful Year for Cops and Kids Christmas

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 22nd, 2014

The organization raised over $12,000 this year and took 46 kids shopping on Saturday at Walmart.  Around 28 children will receive clothes and presents on Christmas Eve night at their doorsteps.



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Quinn Signs Bill Increasing Juror Pay

By: Associated Press
Dec 22nd, 2014

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation giving jurors in the state a pay boost.  The Chicago Democrat approved the measure Friday that requires counties to pay jurors $25 for the first day of service and $50 for each additional day.



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Pyle wows Kiwanis with positive outlook

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 9th, 2015

Ruth Pyle has always been the class clown.  The Wabash Christian Retirement Center Marketing Director visited the Carmi Kiwanis Club Thursday and expanded on the power of positive thinking.  Her purposely over dramatic presentation began with her Corn Days class reunion back in October.  



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December 30 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 31st, 2014

A 19-year-old has been reported missing from Harrisburg.  Kyle D. Brown left in a black 2001 Honda CRV on Saturday. 



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Illinois Law Nixes Deadline for Asbestos Lawsuits

By: Associated Press
Dec 22nd, 2014

It removes a 10-year time limit on filing civil action related to the use of asbestos in construction.  Asbestos was an effective and popular fireproofing material until the 1970s.



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Gov. Quinn Names Comptroller to Replace Topinka

By: Illinois Radio Network
Dec 22nd, 2014

Jerry Stermer moves into the job after heading the governor’s budget office. He was appointed Friday afternoon and took the oath of office at the Thompson Center in Chicago.



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White County Farm Bureau holds 94th annual meeting

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 9th, 2015

New President elected as are 5 new Township Directors to serve 2 year terms.  



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Illinois to Experience Sixth Straight Year with Fewer than 1,000 Motor Vehicle Fatalities

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 30th, 2014

To help prevent additional fatalities, hundreds of additional law enforcement hours funded with federal funds through IDOT will provide roadside safety checks, seat belt enforcement zones and other patrols.



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

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 22nd, 2014

By partnering with the business community, several “Elf a Shelf” donation points have been set up with barrels to accept non-perishable food items. 



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SIC Holds Contest for First Ever School Song

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 22nd, 2014

Currently, SIC is holding a contest for students and the community to write a short poem that will be used as lyrics for the school song, the Alma Mater.



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Rauner Announces First Batch of Appointments

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 10th, 2015

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner announced today the first in a series of cabinet secretary, agency director and boards and commissions appointments



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Route 34 Reopens After Semi Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 31st, 2014

A semi overturned in Saline County on Tuesday, closing both lanes of Illinois Route 34 for several hours.  The crash happened around 11:45am, approximately 1 mile north of Raleigh.



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No Injuries in Epworth Road Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 19th, 2014

According to Illinois State Police, a southbound SUV lost control and struck a northbound semi.  The tanker truck left the roadway, struck a utility pole and came to rest in a field.



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Division 33 Kiwanis Gets New Lieutenant Gov.

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 19th, 2014

The Carmi Kiwanis Club also gained 2 members on Thursday.  Don Dixon, retired educator and Hall of Fame girls’ basketball coach as well as NCOE high school basketball standout and successful businessman Clay Gray became members’ number 70 and 71. 



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Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner Announces Administration Team Members

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 10th, 2015

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner today announced a first wave of his administration team that will aid his agenda to bring back the state and serve the people of Illinois in the Governor’s Office.



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Saddle Up for St. Jude Auction Nets $28,000

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 19th, 2014

The 4th annual Saddle Up for St. Jude Benefit Auction was held on November 1st at S & H Arena in Norris City.  A combined total of $28,043.05 was sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 



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Officials Issue Warning After Rend Lake Drownings

By: Associated Press
Jan 2nd, 2015

Terry Calvert of New Baden died trying to save his 13-year-old grandson after he fell into Rend Lake on Monday. Calvert died at a hospital after being retrieved from the 39-degree water.



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Report: Illinois Fails to Monitor Runaway Kids

By: Associated Press
Dec 19th, 2014

Auditor General William Holland reported Thursday the Department of Children and Family Services does not keep reports on the total number of missing children in a year or their previous locations.



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Carmi League of Arts to Plan Summer Concert Series

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 10th, 2015

The group will look to plan the Under the Stars/Gazebo concerts as well as an early summer musical production



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Grayville Council Candidates Participate in Lottery for Ballot Placement

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 31st, 2014

Five of the seven candidates filed petitions simultaneously, necessitating the drawing.  Josh Downs, Andy Brock, Jesse J. Houser, David Jordan and Tammy Kavalos appeared at City Hall on December 15th, when petitions were first accepted.



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Lowery Files Motion to Disqualify Special Prosecutor

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 19th, 2014

Lowery is a former correctional officer at the White County Jail, who faces a Class 2 felony charge of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse.  Public Defender Rhonda Blades filed the motion Thursday on Lowery’s behalf. 



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I-64 Reopens After Hazardous Spill

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 18th, 2014

The accident happened around 12:20am Thursday, about four miles west of the Grayville exit.  61-year-old Lewis N. Daugherty of House Springs, Missouri was traveling west in a tractor-trailer.



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Lincoln Trail College and Wabash Valley College Granted Funds for New Buildings Totaling

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 12th, 2015

As a final act before he leaves office on Jan. 12, Governor Quinn, on Jan. 8 released $7.5 million for a new Technology Center at Lincoln Trail and $1.5 million for Lincoln Trail's Career and Technical Center and approved Wabash Valley's new addition to Main Hall for $4 million.



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Huck's to Add Fuel Pumps on White County Fairgrounds

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 18th, 2014

Martin & Bayley, Inc. will lease the northeast portion of the White County Fairgrounds to install a diesel and gasoline fueling station.  The additional pumps will be connected with the existing Huck’s Convenience Store on Oak Street.



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Feds: 121K Illinoisans Sign Up for Health Plans

By: Associated Press
Dec 31st, 2014

About 54 percent of the Illinois enrollees are new customers. The rest bought health plans last year and have actively re-enrolled.



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City of Carmi Installs New Pedestrian Bridge

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 18th, 2014

The City of Carmi has installed a new pedestrian bridge over the ditch near Dairy Queen.  All of the work on the span was performed by the city welder and street department. 

Photo: City Supervisor Mike Buckman



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Jan. 7 Hearing to Gather Input on S.R. 66 Intersection Plans

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 30th, 2014

The Indiana Department of Transportation will hold a hearing to collect public comment on a proposed State Road 66 intersection improvement project at Rexing Road/St. Phillips Road/CR 1100E.



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Quinn: State working on medical marijuana 'as best we can'

By: Associated Press
Jan 5th, 2015

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says research is still underway as his administration decides which businesses will receive permits to begin the state's pilot medical marijuana program.



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Governor Schedules Special Session on Comptroller Vacancy

By: Illinois Radio Network
Dec 18th, 2014

The governor today set Jan. 8 – four days before he leaves office – for a special session of the General Assembly to get that process into motion.



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Mt. Carmel Man Jailed on Sexual Assault Charges

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 18th, 2014

26-year-old Lewis W. Linder awaits a January 2nd preliminary hearing in Edwards County Circuit Court.  He faces two Class X felony charges of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault and two Class 1 felony charges of Criminal Sexual Assault.



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Elastec Receives Export Permit for Cuba

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 30th, 2014

Elastec manufactures oil spill equipment, including skimmers, containment booms and vacuum systems.  The company’s products were displayed prominently during the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.



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Grayville man sentenced

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 5th, 2015

Bryan P. Hensley sentenced following guilty plea



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Body of Missing Wayne County Man Found Near Golden Gate

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 18th, 2014

55-year-old Thomas Sharp was last seen leaving his home on a four-wheeler on Thursday, December 11th

Image: Google Maps



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Injury Crash Reported on Route 13 in Saline County

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 18th, 2014

86-year-old Wilbert C. Dunn of Carrier Mills was northbound on Carrier Mills Road and stopped at the intersection with Illinois Route 13.  Dunn proceeded across the eastbound lanes of the highway and attempted to turn west onto Route 13.



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Tax Drop to Put More Money in Illinois Paychecks

By: Associated Press
Dec 30th, 2014

The temporary income-tax surcharge drops from 5 percent to 3.75 percent Thursday. The Revenue Department says a family of four with a $50,000 income will keep about $930 more in 2015.



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Jan. 2-4 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Jan 5th, 2015

The White County Sheriff’s Department responded to a burglary at the One Stop Fun Shop on Illinois Route 1 near Carmi. 



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Ribbon Cutting Held at Guardian Center

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 17th, 2014

“The Guardian Center has a beautiful new facility.  They are an asset to the community and we are pleased to help them celebrate their new location,” noted Chamber Director Holly Healy.



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Jesse White’s Vehicle Renewal Sticker Receipt Legislation Becomes Law Jan. 1

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 30th, 2014

Public Act 98-1103 will allow motorists to drive without an up-to-date vehicle renewal sticker affixed to their license plate provided they have a receipt in their vehicle from the Secretary of State that proves they purchased a sticker online before expiration.



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Two Carmi Teens Injured in Epworth Road Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 17th, 2014

17-year-old Hailey N. Winkleman was traveling north when she lost control of the Kia Utility SUV.  An investigation revealed Winkleman ran off the shoulder on the east side, causing control loss.



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Former Pastor Admits Stealing From His Illinois Church

By: Associated Press
Jan 8th, 2015

A former southern Illinois pastor is admitting he stole thousands of dollars from the Carbondale church he once led and from one of its members.



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Norris City Man Jailed on Domestic Battery Charge

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 17th, 2014

25-year-old Joseph E. Personette is accused of threatening 24-year-old Candy Ramsey with a knife and shoving her.  White County Dispatch received a 911 call about the alleged altercation at 836 IL Highway 141.

Other Stories:

Crossville Man Apprehended on Warrant

Substantial Home Burglary Reported in Rural Carmi



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Carmi Council Renews Risk Management Insurance for 2015

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 17th, 2014

Aldermen opted to stay with Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.  City Clerk Brian Allen reported an increase of 6.7 percent ($19,446) from the previous year.



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Illinois Supreme Court Assigns Moore to Fifth District Appellate Court

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 30th, 2014

The Illinois Supreme Court announced Monday that Circuit Judge James R. Moore of the First Judicial Circuit has been assigned to the Fifth District Appellate Court, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Appellate Justice Stephen L. Spomer on November 30, 2014.



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Power Outage Planned at Edgewood East, West

By: WROYWRUL News
Jan 2nd, 2015

The City of Carmi will have a power outage at Edgewood East & West at 1pm Monday, January 5th, for approximately one hour (due to upgrades). 



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Enfield Board Approves Funds for Billing Change

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 17th, 2014

With the $2 monthly maintenance fee increase in the gas bill, the Enfield Village Board approved appropriating $650, the cost to change the paper bill that customers receive. 



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Courts Warning About Scam Over 'Missed' Jury Duty

By: Associated Press
Dec 17th, 2014

The Illinois Supreme Court has issued an alert to courts throughout the state, saying that the scam has recently been carried out in Kendall County.



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FMH Raised $1,105 for New Kitchen Project

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 29th, 2014

Fairfield Memorial Hospital held a Christmas tree raffle to benefit the new Kitchen and Dining Room Construction Project, and Leann York of Springerton was the winner! 



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Fortner out at Phoenix

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 2nd, 2015

Assistant Administrator Henry McGill confirms to WROYWRUL News that Lil Fortner has officially resigned her position with Phoenix Rehabilitation and Nursing.  



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Posey County Commissioners Give Tentative Approval to New Harmony Bridge Purchase

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 16th, 2014

On a 2-1 vote, the Posey County Commissioners agreed to enter into a contract to purchase the Harmony Way Bridge from the White County Bridge Commission.  The purchase is subject to a number of conditions, set forth in the contract.



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Governor's Race Tops 2014 List of Illinois Stories

By: Associated Press
Dec 29th, 2014

Bruce Rauner's election as Illinois' first Republican governor since 2003 topped the state's news in 2014.



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White County Ambulance Service Hoping to Update Rescue Equipment

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 16th, 2014

The White County Ambulance Service and Rescue is seeking donations for the purchase of newly refurbished auto extrication tools.  The new tools, according to Adam Allen are used, but inspected and defective or excessively worn parts are replaced. 



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Fairfield National Bank Adds Investment Services Division

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 31st, 2014

The FNB Asset Management department will allow for an in house financial advisor to meet with customers and clients on an appointment basis.



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CWC School Board Approves Tax Levy Increase

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 16th, 2014

The estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2014 are $5,347,713 compared to $5,007,533 in 2013.



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Grayville Council Upholds Penalty Against O'Daniel Trucking

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 23rd, 2014

Commissioners voted 4-1 to withhold $52,500 from the original pay estimate of $219,615.  O’Daniel won contract approval for a ditch relocation project, necessary for Road Ranger to build.



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Discovery Recount Held in Saline County

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 16th, 2014

Officials reviewed votes from two races in November’s election.  However, the recount showed the same results in six precincts from Eldorado and one from Raleigh. 



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City of Carmi Employees Participate in Ugly Sweater Contest

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 23rd, 2014

It was a very tough competition but our impartial judge Dave Matheny named Pam Champion as the 2014 Ugly Sweater winner.



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Gov.-Elect Rauner Announces Inauguration Events

By: Associated Press
Dec 16th, 2014

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner's inaugural festivities will include a dinner at the Illinois Capitol, a concert and a free event at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.



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January 5 Police Reports

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 6th, 2015

A Carmi woman was arrested on a charge of criminal trespass to real property Monday.



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Former Mt. Carmel Teacher Sentenced for Criminal Sexual Abuse

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 15th, 2014

28-year-old Kirby J. Cheesman received one year of conditional discharge and a stayed 6 month jail sentence.  She must also pay fines and court costs, exceeding $1400. 



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Nominations Accepted for Director of White County SWCD

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 15th, 2014

To be considered for nomination as a candidate for the office of Director, nominees must provide proof of residency or ownership of land located within the boundaries of the district. 



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Judge Sawyer Named to Steering Committee for Family Violence Coordinating Councils

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 29th, 2014

Judge Stephen Sawyer (Retired), former Wabash County Resident Judge and Chief Judge of the 2nd Judicial Circuit, has been named to the Steering Committee for the Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Councils.



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Norris City Village Board Meeting Jan 5th.

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 6th, 2015

The Norris City Village Board met on Monday evening.



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Shawnee National Forest Annual Notice of Seasonal Closures

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 15th, 2014

With the change in seasons, the Shawnee National Forest (NF) wishes to remind the public of seasonal closures for some Forest areas, including recreation sites, roads and wilderness trails.



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City of Carmi Holds Christmas Party

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 23rd, 2014

The 2014 Employee of the Year award was selected by popular vote from city employees and public voting and was awarded to City Police Officer Brad Spence.



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"Amp It Up" at Burrell's Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

Darrell Marshall and Greg McVey appeared on Open Line to highlight “Amp It Up,” a fundraising effort to build an amphitheater at Burrell’s Woods. 



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Police Receive Night Vision Goggles

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

Jerry and Dena Applewhite have donated night vision goggles to the White County Sheriff’s Department, Carmi Police Department and Grayville Police Department in honor of Dena’s mother Sandra Grawey.



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Illinois Gov-elect Rauner Names Comptroller Choice

By: Associated Press
Jan 6th, 2015

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has announced a onetime state legislative candidate and businesswoman as his pick for Illinois' next comptroller.



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Matt Rush Elected State Young Leader Chairman

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) Young Leader Committee elected its 2014-2015 committee members during the IFB Annual Meeting, held in Chicago, December 6-9.



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Carmi City Council plows through short agenda

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 6th, 2015

In less than 30 minutes, the council got through the open session of their first meeting in 2015.  Inside, find an analysis of the city's Mutual Medical Health Care Plan 5 year cost comparison.  Also inside, the Carmi Library 100th anniversary logo.



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"We Care" Graduation Held at Booth School in Enfield

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

The 10-week course is aimed at teaching students positive decision making skills.  Similar to D.A.R.E., “We Care” seeks to prevent drug and alcohol abuse, bullying, and other forms of violent behavior. 



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December 25-28 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 29th, 2014

Jonathan and Melissa Cline reported a burglary at 247 Church Street in Burnt Prairie.  The couple placed approximately $800 in $20 bills in the bedroom top dresser drawer. 



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Kiwanis Members Entertain and Give Back to Brownsville School

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

Brownsville principal Cindy Hoskins looks forward annually to visitors from the Carmi Kiwanis Club and this year was no different.  The nearly 70 Brownsville students welcomed not just Kiwanis members and not just Key Clubbers, but also Santa himself. 



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Guardian Center Receives Welborn Baptist Foundation Grant

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 23rd, 2014

Since the Foundation’s first grant cycle in 2000, it has overseen the distribution of more than $47.4 million dollars through more than 1,000 grants.



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SIC Board of Trustees Discusses Future Budgets, Names Outdoor Complex

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

The Charles Hearn Outdoor Educational Complex is a section of campus containing training areas for programs including fire science, firearms, archery, coal mining, among other related educational offerings.



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Patriot Coal to Idle Two Kentucky Mines

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 29th, 2014

Over 600 employees could be affected by the decision.  The announcement pertained to the Highland Mine near Henderson, KY and the Dodge Hill Mining Complex near Sturgis, KY. 



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FMH Presents December Employee of the Month

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 23rd, 2014

In December, Kristi Stum, CNA, was named Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Employee of the Month.  As a Certified Nurse Assistant on FMH’s Med/Surg unit night shift, Kristi continually strives to ensure her patients receive the best care during their stay.



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Bank Robbery Under Investigation in Carrier Mills

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 11th, 2014

Two people are wanted for a bank robbery in Carrier Mills.  The incident was reported to Saline County Central Dispatch around noon Wednesday. 



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Future of Harmony Way Bridge Remains Uncertain

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 11th, 2014

Posey County Commissioners voted to take ownership of the bridge at their meeting in August.  But another vote is scheduled for December 16th to approve the purchase.



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Deadline Arrives for Filing Nominating Petitions

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 23rd, 2014

Monday was the deadline to file nominating papers for the Consolidated Election, set for April 7th, 2015. 



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County Roads Show Signs of Wear from Drilling Activity

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 11th, 2014

At least three different outfits are extracting oil from wells in Gray Township.  Road Commissioner Bill Baxter believes the companies are doing better than previous years to purchase rock.



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Illinois Lawmakers Begin Special Session

By: Associated Press
Jan 8th, 2015

Illinois lawmakers are reconvening for a special session called by outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn.



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IECC Board of Trustees Fill Vacancy

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 11th, 2014

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges’ Board of Trustees filled a trustee vacancy at the regular meeting Tuesday, December 9, 2014, held at Frontier Community College. 



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No Foul Play in Wayne County Death

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 29th, 2014

63-year-old Lowell P. Mix, formerly of Fairfield, was found dead west of Fairfield on Saturday afternoon. 



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Norris City Man Held on Sexual Assault Charges

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 10th, 2014

32-year-old Roman D. Yates was apprehended on Saturday in Creal Springs.  Police Chief Nick Rider tells WSIL-TV an officer caught Yates with a 16-year-old girl. 



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Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive Underway

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 23rd, 2014

Volunteers from the community will ring the bell through Christmas Eve, requesting donations for people in need.



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White County Board Appoints Supervisor of Assessments

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 10th, 2014

On Tuesday, the White County Board agreed to appoint Terry Abell as Supervisor of Assessments for a term that will end on November 30, 2016.



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December 24 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 26th, 2014

A Carmi man was apprehended on battery charges early Wednesday.  Around 5:30am, officers were dispatched to 513 2nd Street.



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Oil-Drilling Raises $350,000 for Indiana State University

By: Associated Press
Jan 8th, 2015

An oil-drilling boom at Indiana State University's downtown Terre Haute campus has generated about $350,000 in royalties for the school thanks to an Illinois company.



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Carmi Township Trustees Conduct Final Meeting for 2014

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 10th, 2014

Supervisor Jimmie Mallette presented the fund balance report.  She reported income of $169,337.92 and expenses of $27,235.93.  The township received its final tax payment for the year.



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New App Aimed at Reducing Deaths in Grain Bins

By: Associated Press
Dec 29th, 2014

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board and the Grain and Feed Association of Illinois teamed up to create an app that will locate the nearest grain rescue tube.

Photo: White County Farm Bureau



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Firearm Deer Hunters Harvest Preliminary Total of 76,547 Deer

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 9th, 2014

Preliminary figures for the second segment of the firearm season totaled 24,717, up 34 percent from 18,483 in 2013.

Photo: University of Illinois Extension



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Labor Market Conditions Stabilize in Southern Illinois

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 23rd, 2014

Wabash County reported the lowest unemployment rate at 5.6 percent.  White County wasn’t far behind at 6.0. 



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Road Ranger Opens New Travel Center in Grayville

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 5th, 2014

A ribbon cutting was held Friday for the new Road Ranger Travel Center in Grayville.  The store is located on Illinois Route 1, just north of Exit 130 on Interstate 64.



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December 19-21 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 22nd, 2014

An Enfield woman was arrested for DUI after a traffic crash on US 45, south of Springerton.  30-year-old Melissa Wiltshire told deputies that her Nissan Altima struck a guide wire and stake for a utility pole after leaving US 45. 



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Interview: Ribbon Cutting for The Courtyard

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 4th, 2014

November 17th, new owners Lindsay Rouse and her mother Hyla Lamp took possession of The Courtyard in Carmi. 



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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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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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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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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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State Police Arrest Two for Drugs and Weapons Following Traffic Stop on I-64

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 3rd, 2014

During a subsequent search of the vehicle, 30 grams of cannabis, a small amount of methamphetamine, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia were discovered. 



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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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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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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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Ag Society Holds Annual Stockholders Meeting; Elects Fair Board

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 4th, 2014

It only took 7 minutes for the White County Agriculture Society’s stockholder meeting.  After approving the action and deeds of the ’14 board, members quickly elected the same Board of Directors for the upcoming 2015 year. 



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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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Norris City Board Approves 3% Pay Increase for Employees

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 2nd, 2014

The board approved its annual $2,000 contribution to the ambulance service.  They also reappointed Village Board Member Jack Johnson to the Ambulance Board.



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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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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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Driver Identified in Fatal Accident on Centerville Road

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 2nd, 2014

White County Coroner Chris Marsh has identified the driver in Tuesday’s fatal accident on Centerville Road.  49-year-old Jan Fishback of rural Carmi was killed in the wreck at 8am.



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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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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.

Other News

City to Apply for Fire Truck Loan



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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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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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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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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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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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Burnt Prairie Approaches Carmi About Control of Water System

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 3rd, 2014

Board President Carroll Dozier says the Burnt Prairie system does not have a financial problem.  Rather, the population continues to shrink.



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Three Hurt in Route 1 Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 4th, 2014

65-year-old Sheila L. Lawler of Carmi was traveling north in a Buick LeSabre.  For unknown reasons, her vehicle crossed the centerline and struck a southbound Chevrolet K1500 truck.

(Stock Photo)



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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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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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Over 200 New Laws Take Effect on Jan. 1

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 29th, 2014

On January 1st, more than 200 new laws will take effect in Illinois touching many areas of state government from education and public safety to transportation and wildlife.



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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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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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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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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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Two Injured in Epworth Road Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 3rd, 2014

The White County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle accident with injures on Wednesday afternoon.  The crash happened on Epworth Road at County Road 900 North (near the substation).



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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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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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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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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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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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Southeastern Illinois College GED Classes Announced for Spring

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 4th, 2014

All GED classes are free and there are numerous resources, including reading materials and practice tests available for students to study with at no charge.



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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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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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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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Briley Tolley Receives Presidential Scholarship

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 3rd, 2014

Briley Tolley is one of the seven (7) recipients of the prestigious Presidential Scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year at Wabash Valley College.



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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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Illinois Legislature Approves Bobcat Hunting

By: Associated Press
Dec 4th, 2014

The hunting and trapping season would occur sometime between Nov. 1 and Feb. 15. A hunter would be allowed to kill one bobcat per year.



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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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Whole New Dimension of Education Training Coming to Carmi

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 4th, 2014

The man at the helm for SIC is touting the 2 million dollar expansion of the Carmi campus as an opportunity to capitalize on both economic development as well as education all in one package. 



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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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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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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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Carmi Man Receives 5 Year Sentence for High Speed Chase

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 1st, 2014

Police were able to clock Jarrod Talley’s motorcycle at 110mph during a chase on August 22nd.  The pursuit began on Oak Street in Carmi and ended near Randy Graves’ residence on Route 1.



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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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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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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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Judge Webb Administers Oath of Office to County Officers

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 1st, 2014

Sheriff Doug Maier, County Clerk Paula Dozier, Board Chairman Wes Trout, and newly elected Treasurer Pam Armstrong were among the officials beginning new terms.



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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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