State Senator Darren Bailey (R-Louisville) is calling out issues with the state’s vaccine program for failing to make satisfactory progress with residents of skilled-care facilities and nursing homes. Bailey joined with his colleagues... Read More.
Additional lanes made possible by Gov. Pritzker’s historic capital program MOUNT VERNON – The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that the ongoing and future expansion of Interstate 57 from Mount Vernon to Johnston City highlights a commitment to improve safety, reduce congestion and encourage economic... Read More.
After a Fast Track grant effort failed and with another funding program pending, the Carmi City Council will make another effort to make some needed improvements to what’s come to be known as the Hillsdale... Read More.
Improvements to the Light Plant dominated conversation at the City of Carmi council meeting Tuesday evening, more specifically the much maligned and broken Generator 11. Electrical Engineer David Coston spoke at length as the deadline nears for the city to make a decision about... Read More.
The Carmi City Council will meet Tuesday, December 3 at 5:30 PM at City Council Chambers. On the agenda will be an update from Electrical Engineer David Coston on improvements for the Light Plant. There will also be a report from Mayor Pollard and... Read More.
The council members approved their engineers recommendation of a $205,000 bid from Microcom to authorize Mayor Dick Dietz to execute the contract and related documents for the proposed water system improvements. After all the details have been worked out with the sewer and water committee,... Read More.
The Southeastern Illinois College Board of Trustees met Tuesday, Sept. 17, to discuss enrollment, improvements, SIC’s continued participation with the Shawnee Marathon and to approve the budget. The board learned that enrollment is five percent up in headcount and four percent up... Read More.
A gambling critic said the state could lose a bet on how many jobs will be created by expanding Illinois’ gambling industry. While state officials expect to see more gambling revenue, that revenue could come with additional problems. Along with the infrastructure bill... Read More.
Maintenance and Facilities Improvements Highlight the September NCOE School Board Meeting The NCOE board of education held a public hearing on the budget Wednesday night, September 19th for the 2018-19 school year prior to the regular board meeting. The board then approved a resolution for... Read More.
City Council Approves Facade Improvements The Carmi City Council met in regular session Tuesday evening for a short, but productive meeting. Following routine approval of the Sept. 4th meeting minutes, the financial reports and September 2018 vendor invoices, the... Read More.