Story courtesy of JoEllen Seil Grayville, IL— The City of Grayville at its regular meeting on September 9th, held a public hearing concerning a proposed change to their zoning ordinance to allow recreational cannabis businesses to locate in the city. With only a few spectators... Read More.
Sad news to report from the local restaurant scene as longtime owner and cook at Gottzz’s restaurant, Tony Gott has passed away. Even if you never met Tony, but you’ve been to Gottzz’s anytime over the last several years, you’ve heard him. His iconic... Read More.
The most recent graduates of Rend Lake College’s Radiologic Technology program have achieved an extraordinary milestone: 100 percent pass rate on their first attempt at the national ARRT board examination. The ARRT, or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, exam includes 220 questions, of which participants... Read More.
The Carmi-White County Unit 5 Board met Monday night for their June meeting. The fiscal year 2018 budget was approved, with a balance of $1.7 million in receipts versus expenditures. The budget allows them to maintain the programs that are expected while providing dollars for... Read More.
The NCOE Board of Education recently held a public hearing June 21st and passed the 2017-2018 amended budget. During the regularly scheduled board meeting that followed, the minutes and the bills for the month were approved as presented. Prairie Farms will once again provide milk for... Read More.
Are you planning a trip to a national park, national forest or other federal land in the United States this year? If so, you may want to purchase an Interagency Pass prior to leaving home. The Interagency Pass provides free or reduced-fee access to... Read More.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White commended the Illinois House today for approving legislation initiated by his office to strengthen Illinois’ law on distracted driving. House Bill 4846 cracks down on texting while driving by classifying first-time offenses as moving violations. Under the current law,... Read More.
The Carmi City Council met Tuesday night for their second time in February. Prior to the meeting, a public hearing was held, where City CPA Keith Botsch outlined the annual appropriation ordinance. Following approval of minutes and financials, the Council passed the appropriations ordinance by... Read More.
The NCOE School Board met during a short meeting on Wednesday night, December 13th. The School Board approved the 2017 tax levy as presented by Mr. Vollman. Amounts levied were $900,000 for education; $185,000 for operation and maintenance; $106,000 for transportation; $10,000 for working cash;... Read More.
The NCOE Board of Education recently held a public hearing and passed the 2016-2017 amended budget. Mr. Vollman told the Board that the district has been conservative with spending but since the State has not been sending transportation or special education payments this has... Read More.