A McLeansboro woman is headed to court after authorities there say she stabbed a man. 20-year-old Emma Barker was arrested on August 24th by McLeansboro PD and charged with Aggravated Domestic Battery and Unlawful Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. Police say the victim... Read More.
A Grayville man will spend up to 5 years behind bars and an additional 6 months of supervised release following his sentencing in White County court Monday. 39 year old Matthew Swift was arrested in March of 2022 and charged with a class 4... Read More.
(The Center Square) – Illinois’ gun and magazine ban remains in place after being upheld by a split Illinois Supreme Court. The anticipated ruling in the case brought by state Rep. Dan Caulkins, R-Decatur, was released Friday."First, we hold that the exemptions neither deny... Read More.
A Norris City man that appeared in White County Court Thursday morning has been sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections. 72 year old Michiel Phillips was sentence to 7 years in the IDOC for Home Invasion, a class x felony with 18 months... Read More.
A court date has been set for a Fairfield man accused of stabbing an individual then leaving them for dead.According to a press release from Wayne County Sheriff Chris Otey, on April 13th Ace A. Haygood of Fairfield was initially charged with aggravated battery... Read More.
Over 20 people attended the White County Drug Court commencement ceremony Wednesday, February 1, 2023, in the Carmi City Council room. Surrounded by families, friends, and community leaders, Joseph Abel was recognized for successfully completing the intensive probation program.Drug Court Judge Mark Shaner spoke... Read More.
Official Court Reporter for the Second Judicial Circuit, Traci Ackman, announced her retirement after 36 years of service and was recently recognized at the courthouse for her distinguished career. A native of Robinson and graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Ackman began her... Read More.
Two individuals were sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections in White County court on Monday.24 year old Evan Boshears of Carmi was sentenced to 6 years in the IDOC for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon a class 3 felony. Boshears... Read More.
The Second Judicial Circuit is proud to recognize former Official Court Reporter, Katie Schroeder for her distinguished career spanning 26 years of service to the Second Judicial Circuit. Reporter Schroeder officially retired at the end of 2022, serving her last day in Court on December 30.... Read More.
Opinion/EditorialIf you wanna keep it, you have to give it away. Many in the recovering community hear this as soon as they begin the process of getting clean and sober. It isn’t something that is understood right away. After months or even years of... Read More.