After multiple discussions with fellow prosecutors from around the State of Illinois, my office has joined those of my colleagues (both Republican and Democrat) who have filed a lawsuit in our respective counties seeking a declaratory judgment that the SAFE-T Act (lllinois Public Act 1 01 -652) be declared unconstitutional , both in substance and in the procedure in which it was passed by the Illinois General Assembly and signed into law by Governor J.B. Pritzker. Attorney General Kwame Raoul, Govemor Pritzker, Speaker of the House Emanuel Chris Welch, and Senate President Donald Hannon have been named as the respondents to the lawsuit in their respective official capacities. I expect and hope that more state's attorneys across the state will file lawsuits with essentially the same arguments in short order. [Read more...]
Monday, September 19, 2022
Special Board Meeting-6:45p.m. Regular Board Meeting-7:00p.m.
Budget Hearing Agenda
1. Call to Order and Roll Call.
2. Budget Presentation.
3. Adjourn. [Read more...]
September 7 - Norris City man reports fraud
John Pearce of Norris City recently filed a fraud report with the Sheriff’s office. Pearce told White County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Craig Poole that he had been the victim of a scam over the weekend. On Friday, September 2, Pearce said he went to get on his computer and a message from Microsoft popped up saying to call a certain number, which he did. [Read more...]
Jesse G. Stephens, 40 of Carmi, was sentenced yesterday in White County court on two charges, one for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, a class 1 felony, and Unlawful Possession of Weapon by a Felon, a class 3 felony. He received 18 years in the DOC for the meth charge, with one year MSR, and 10 years in the DOC on the weapons charge. [Read more...]
• Victoria Megan Kerns, Victoria Megan Wilson, Dustin Lee Wilson to Pamela Haywood, Mann Sub Div Carmi, $149,000, Warranty Deed [Read more...]
White County Sheriff Randy Graves reported that Deputy Nick Capeheart had recently resigned from the department and had been hired by the Gallatin County school. Graves said he had re-hired Mike Brown and also hired and trained a dispatcher who had quit already. Graves said he is looking at having two dispatchers retire soon, so he will be looking to hire more dispatchers.
Ambulance Director Adam Allen reported that the Service had $6000.oo in positive revenues for the last month and that ambulance runs were increasing and keeping the Service quite busy. Allen said he has been running two crews and that the new ambulance was in. [Read more...]
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Roll Call, Pledge of Allegiance, Approve the minutes of the previous meeting., Approve the payment of all county bills.
5. Report from County Officers.
6. Visitors [Read more...]
Dry spells, mistimed rains, wind damage, and flood damage have had a tremendous impact to this year’s corn crop, according to participants in the 25th Annual White County Crop Tour. While some areas of the county have above-average yields, those numbers will be averaged downward by the fields that didn’t fare so well. This year’s White County Crop Tour was held on August 31, and was sponsored by the White County Farm Bureau, York Ridge Agency LLC, Fairfield National Bank, and Wabash Valley Service Company. [Read more...]