The latest release from the Illinois Department of Security certainly tries to make it look like things are going well. When compared to the same month (August) of last year (2020), things are generally better. When you plug in the trending data however, a... Read More.
A proclamation was signed by Southeastern Illinois College President Dr. Jonah Rice, designating September 17th-23, 2021, throughout the college district as the 243th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States. The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started by, the Daughters... Read More.
The governor sent about 160 members of the National Guard to support the hurricane relief effort, especially in hard-hit Louisiana. Soldiers from Urbana and Mattoon, Normal and Macomb will provide assistance with the clean up. Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker has activated National Guard troops in... Read More.
Democrats at the Illinois statehouse have pushed through revised legislative maps after the final drafts of the maps were released. The Republican minority continues to call foul.
Governor J.B. Pritzker is interested in what’s going on and the concerns of southern and southeastern Illinois residents, according to at least one area farmer. We caught up with Patrick Scates of Scates Farms on Friday afternoon to discuss exactly why the Governor made... Read More.
The unemployment rate is way down compared to last year throughout the region. White County is at a flat 5% for July, almost half of what it was in July of 2020 (9.9%). The lowest unemployment rate in the area is Hamilton County who... Read More.
Carmi White County Unit 5’s Director of Curriculum along with Jefferson and Lincoln Attendance Center Principal, Dr. Amy Dixon is joining the National Association of Elementary Principals after her election to serve on the Board of Directors. Dixon will oversee Zone 5. The NAESP’s... Read More.
90 new cases of coronavirus cases have been discovered over the weekend in our 4 county area according to public health departments. White County added 32 new cases Friday through Sunday including 10 aged in their teens or younger. Gallatin County added 15 new... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture has designated a White County farm in Carmi owned by Dartt, LLC as a Sesquicentennial Farm. To qualify as a Sesquicentennial Farm, a straight or collateral line of descendants must own the agricultural property for at least 150 years. ... Read More.
Wanted: Snowbirds to join IDOT’s snow-and-ice team Temporary workers assist during winter; open door for full-time employment SPRINGFIELD –The calendar still says August, but the Illinois Department of Transportation is looking for qualified individuals to apply for seasonal positions to help with snow-and-ice removal across the state... Read More.