Road Construction Begins Monday on I-64 in White County

CARMI – Road construction will start Monday weather permitting on I-64 in White County. According to IDOT, the contractor will be patching pavement and working on miscellaneous drainage maintenance on I-64 at the Wayne County line and continue for 6.5 miles east. You should slow down, watch out for equipment and workers and use extreme

Hamilton Memorial Hospital’s Health Fair Set for October 17

MCLEANSBORO – Hamilton Memorial Hospital will host a free Health Fair on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 7 to 10 a.m. in the hospital’s main lobby on South Marshall Avenue in McLeansboro. The event coincides with the final day for discounted labs through the hospital’s Fall Wellness event. Bethany Reyling is the hospital’s Marketing/PR Manager. For

McLeansboro’s City-wide Cleanup Starts Next Week

MCLEANSBORO – McLeansboro’s semi-annual city-wide clean-up begins next week. City Clerk Fred Vallowe says it will run Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day. Vallowe says electronics and other items won’t be accepted during the clean-up. This event is for McLeansboro residents only. If you have any questions, call McLeansboro City

Two Injured in White County Crash Tuesday

CARMI – Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday in White County. According to Illinois State Police, 39-year-old Travis J. Vaughan of Barnhill was driving his pickup truck east on Illinois 14 and slowed to turn south onto County Road 500E. Another driver, 50-year-old Merle E. Langley of McLeansboro was also going east

Hamilton County Issues Burn Ban

MCLEANSBORO – Officials in Hamilton County say due to high temperatures and dry conditions, a burn ban is in effect until further notice. All open burning is prohibited. The burn ban will be lifted when conditions improve.

Former McLeansboro Light Plant Superintendent Facing Theft Charge

MCLEANSBORO – A theft charge was filed against former McLeansboro Light Plant Superintendent James Joiner Monday in Hamilton County Court. Hamilton County State’s Attorney Justin Hood says the charge reads that between Dec. 27, 2017 to Jan. 25, 2019, Joiner knowingly obtained unauthorized control over city property that included a plasma cutter, floor jack, compression