The Norris City Village board on Monday night voted to pursue court action against the owners of LaDiDah, previously housed at 102 E. Main St., to reclaim the entire TIF grant the Village awarded them in 2021. Heath and Danielle Short were awarded $17,100.00 in taxpayer funded grant money to repair the roof and ceiling in the building. The TIF agreement stipulates that if the Shorts sell, transfer or otherwise convey or dispose of their beneficial interest in the building within one calendar year after the effective date of the agreement, they shall reimburse the Village 100% of all funds remitted by the Village for the improvements. [Read more...]
Representative Patrick Windhorst: Why is Governor Enforcing Unconstitutional Gun Law?
At a capitol news conference on Wednesday, State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) had a question for Governor Pritzker. Why, the 117th District State Representative asked, is Governor Pritzker and Attorney General Kwame Raoul continuing to enforce the recently enacted firearms ban despite multiple court rulings finding the law unconstitutional.
"Illinois courts have weighed in several times now, and their decisions have so far been to rule the firearms ban as unconstitutional," Windhorst said. "So, why are Governor Pritzker and the Attorney General continuing to enforce the law as if nothing has happened?" [Read more...]
Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies Respond to Man Wanted in TN, Suspect Flees to Indiana
On March 7, 2023 at approximately 10:15 a.m. White County Dispatch received a phone call from Nashville, Tenn. Police Department. Nashville advised they had a wanted subject at the Skeeter Mountain rest area on I-64 in Grayville. This individual, identified as Brandon M. Freeman, was wanted out of Nashville and wanted by the U.S. Marshals for Violation of Probation and was driving a gold 4-door with Tennessee registration. Freeman is known by TN law enforcement to be armed and dangerous, to fight law enforcement and evade arrest. [Read more...]
NC Village Has TIF Business, Grant Money, Chickens on Agenda for Monday Night
Village Board Meeting
March 6, 2023 7:00p.m.
Roll Call, Prayer & Pledge, Approval of: February Minutes, February Treasurer's Report, February Bills
Visitors' Comments, Concerns, Requests
Committee Reports/Board Members' Concerns [Read more...]
Ham and Bean Spring Fling in Norris City Next Week
NCOE High School Drama Club Presents “Our Miss Brooks”
The NCOE Drama Club will present "Our Miss Brooks" on March 10-11, 2023 at 7 p.m. both nights at the NCOE High School Auditorium.
"Our Miss Brooks" is a musical comedy, directed by Marsha Humphrey, with musical direction by Greg Neff. The lyrics are by David Rogers, music by Mark Bucci and the book is by Christopher Sergel. It is adapted from the original material of R.J. Mann. [Read more...]
Prairie Farmer Magazine Names White County Man Master Farmer
Prairie Farmer Names Four 2023 Master Farmers
Four farmers who are outstanding in both agricultural production and leadership will be honored in Bloomington on March 15. Plus, a new Honorary Master Farmer joins the ranks.
Four Illinois producers will be honored as 2023 Master Farmers at Prairie Farmer magazine’s annual event in Bloomington, Ill., on Wednesday, March 15. The award recognizes exceptional agricultural production skills, commitment to family and service to community.
The 2023 Master Farmers are:
Martin Barbre, Carmi
David Meiss, Gridley
Ron Moore, Roseville
Curt Strode, Marietta [Read more...]
Carmi PD Releases Update on Weekend Tire Slashing Incidents
As has been previously reported, the Carmi Police Department received seven complaints of criminal damage that occurred between Friday, February 17th and Monday, February 20th. These seven complaints consisted of tires being punctured/slashed on vehicles in the area of 7th Street, Crebs, and Herbert Streets. [Read more...]