U.S. Congressional incumbent (12th district) Mike Bost was in Carmi on Saturday night to make his case for re-election at the White County GOP Lincoln Day dinner. First elected to the U.S. Congress in 2014, Bost is vying for a sixth term, but is being challenged by 2022 gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey, also a former IL State Representative and IL State Senator. Valinda Rowe spoke on behalf of candidate Bailey. [Read more...]
Michael L. Wyant, 30 of Carmi, was arrested by Carmi PD officer Matt Long at Oak and Sixth Streets in Carmi on February 8 in a traffic stop for Driving While License Revoked, and Illegal Transportation of Alcohol by Driver. He was also charged with Unlawful use of Weapons by Felon and Possession of Ammunition w/o FOID card. [Read more...]
State Senator Dale Fowler alongside the Illinois Department of Natural Resources are announcing more than $2.3 million in Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grants throughout the 59th Senate District.
“Investing in our outdoor spaces and local parks is a great opportunity to enrich the lives of many seeking a new modernized all-inclusive space for all,” said Senator Fowler. “The OSLAD program not only invests in parks and recreation, but it also fosters a healthier, happier community for all.” [Read more...]
Last year, Illinois farmers raised almost 649 million bushels of soybeans, a slight decrease from the previous year, making Illinois the top soybean-producing state. However, the state fell to second in corn production last year, losing to the nearby state of Iowa.
The 43,000 soybean farmers in the state averaged 63 bushels per acre. These Illinoisans persevered through extremes like dry spells, and heavy rains to maintain the soybean production crown.
IL State Senator Terri Bryant (58th) will face a challenge for her seat by Wesley Kash in the March Primary. Kash is a Mt. Vernon, Ill. native, an SIU-C graduate, licensed attorney, lifelong farmer, Christian, and conservative. Kash says he's pro life and pro law enforcement, pro coal and nuclear energy, a defender of the 2nd amendment and against high taxes. See more about Kash at Facebook.com/weslesykashforillinois [Read more...]
The 2024 primary election season is fast approaching. Illinois's primary is on March 19, 2024. In person, early voting starts at the White County courthouse today. Vote by mail ballots will also be sent out starting today.
Dave Severin (R-Benton) elected in 2023 to the 116th district, is a first time representative for White County citizens. Re-districting brought Severin to White County. The 116th district includes all or parts of Edwards, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Marion, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, and White Counties. [Read more...]