Carmi Police Report

CARMI – The following information was released by the Carmi Police Department on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Two Carmi women are facing drug charges following a traffic stop by Carmi Police in the 900 block of Stewart Street early Wednesday morning. Carmi Police say 39-year-old Angela G. Starnes and 24-year-old Billie Jean Voliva were arrested

Windhorst: Illinoisans Pay Highest Taxes in the Nation

SPRINGFIELD – In his first State Capitol press conference, State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R–Metropolis) provided a report on the status of the tax burden facing the citizens of Illinois. Windhorst says Illinois ranks 51st among the 50 states and Washington D.C. when considering the overall burden of state and local taxes, according to a recent

Williamson County Woman Charged with Drug Offense

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – A Johnston City woman has been charged in a one-count indictment with conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. U.S. Attorney Steven Weinhoeft announce Monday that the federal indictment alleges 37-year-old Cari L. Madson committed the offense between February 2018 and January 2019 in Williamson and Jefferson counties. Madson made

Contract to Raze Decrepit Cairo Housing Projects OK’d

CAIRO, Ill. (AP) — Demolition of two complexes run by the troubled Alexander County Housing Authority in southern Illinois will begin next month. The Southern Illinoisan reports the housing authority board voted Tuesday to award a $1.9 million demolition contract. Benton-based RCRA Inc. will raze 280 apartments in the Elmwood and McBride complexes. The U.S.

Carmi Man Faces Charges in Property Damage Accident

CARMI – A Carmi man faces several charges after leaving the scene of a property damage crash in front of Carmi-White County High School Friday night. According to a booking and arrest report from Carmi Police, 19-year-old Tylor E. Taylor is charged with leaving the scene-damage to an unattended vehicle, illegal transportation or possession of