On Saturday, the Illinois State Police announced the arrest of Zachery J. Shock, age 24, of McLeansboro, Illinois. He, along with Johnny Tipton, had been on the lam since Saturday, June 16. The pair have certainly caused a lot of consternation among [Read more…]
The Illinois Attorney General’s Office says that TrueFlo is complying with the state’s orders concerning the cleanup in the ditch adjoining its property. This, after a civil contempt hearing set for June 22 in White County Courthouse, was cancelled [Read more…]
Two nights of severe storms last week brought damage to homes and properties as well as destroying trees and downing power lines. Tuesday saw three rounds of heavy storms coming through the area. The worst damage was [Read more…]
Norris City has been waiting for the moment Shorty’s would open his restaurant’s doors. And he did so on Saturday. Offering a start up menu of pulled pork and pulled chicken sandwiches, burgers and chicken strips, the newly-built restaurant held its grand opening event on Saturday, June 30.
Featuring a “God and Country” theme and The Wall of Heroes, the venture seeks to honor God, country, and those who serve the country.
The Shorts are lifelong White County residents. The restaurant is owned and operated by Jim and Karlos Short, and son Heath and his wife Danielle. The younger Shorts have four children, Brett, Aydan, Gabrielle and Emmeline and live in Norris City.
Shorty’s BBQ currently plans to be open on Thursdays from 10:30-8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10:30-9 p.m. and Sundays from 10:30-2 p.m. and carry outs will be available. Heath says they will stick with the basic menu for now, but more is coming. Daily specials, ribs, brisket, grilled tenderloin, smoked pork chops, brats, grilled chicken salads are all in planning. All burgers served at Shorty’s are char-broiled.
El Mexicano’s owner Salvador was in attendance at the board meeting to again request an alcohol license. He and the mayor noted all the work he has been doing in the store, building custom booths to seat 40 at 116 So. Division [Read more…]