On 05/21/2022 at approximately 7:45 a.m. Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Capeheart, was dispatched to a call about a truck that had been burned near the river northeast of Crossville. [Read more...]
Many local folks are unaware or simply do not remember that back in the 1960’s, there were plans to create a flood control lake in White County, just north of Norris City. This lake was to be located approximately two miles south of the "Enfield Intersection". [Read more...]
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on Illinois 142 at Broughton in Hamilton County of an upcoming road closure.
Beginning Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m., Illinois 142 will be closed just north of Main Street in Broughton, weather permitting. The road is expected to be open by 6 a.m. Monday, May 23.
This closure is necessary to facilitate the replacement of a drainage structure. Motorists should seek an alternate route.
Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the closure.
The SIC Board of Trustees met May 17 at 6 p.m. in the Rodney J. Brenner Board Room at the main campus in Harrisburg to approve curriculum, position revisions, a bid for Protection, Health, Safety (PHS) work, and learn about a new career counselor pilot with Hardin County and Pope County schools.
The board approved a new Class B truck driving course due to industry demand and new Federal regulations. Curriculum changes to lower level math classes were also made in large part due to a new grant from the Illinois Community College Board. Changes will focus on streamlining, new methods of instruction, and cost reduction for the student while speeding time to completion. [Read more...]
NCOE Ag teacher Kory Sutton gave an annual review to the NCOE school board last night. The end of year report is required for incentive funding grants. Sutton said there were 52 members in FFA and he averages 10 students or more in each Ag class that he handles. Sutton said the Construction, Horticulture, and Welding classes are more difficult to accommodate with that many high schoolers.
There are supervised agricultural experiences Sutton says he would like to see expanded, as it is a requirement for an Alumni scholarship for those who are going to college. Sutton said he needed more help to do this. He stated that the Alumni have already voted and are willing to go up to $10,000.00 for grants to bring in another teacher. [Read more...]
State says unserialized firearms created and sold by individuals were involved in over 20,000 suspected crimes last year nationwide
Chicago-- Governor JB Pritzker signed HB4383 into law, banning the sale and possession of so-called ‘ghost guns’ statewide. ‘Ghost guns’ refer to unserialized, privately made firearms that are often sold as a set of parts to be assembled at home, allowing prohibited purchasers to circumvent background checks. Ghost guns cannot be traced by conventional means and can be created on a 3-D printer, leaving no record of their ownership. [Read more...]
The Carmi White County School Board reported on Monday, regarding the resolution of intent to sell the $11 million in bonds, that the required number of signatures had been obtained to place the questions before the voters on the November 8 ballot. The board has until September 1, 2022 to place the referendum on the ballot and will make that decision at the August meeting. [Read more...]