Recycle Your Electronic Items Saturday in Carrier Mills

CARRIER MILLS – Carrier Mills will be holding its monthly electronic recycling event Saturday. It will run from 9 a.m. to noon, or until the trailer is full, at the Carrier Mills Municipal Building parking lot on North Mill Street. Anything that can be plugged in is required to be recycled. You can’t throw away

Benton Gets DRA Grant to Upgrade Water System North of Town

BENTON – The city of Benton is getting a Delta Regional Authority Grant for $206,000 that will be used to upgrade the city’s water system and increase its capacity to provide services to nearby residents and businesses. According to a press release from the Delta Regional Authority, this investment is projected to create one new

Carmi Man Locked Up for Allegedly Distributing Child Pornography

CARMI – A Carmi man is in the White County Jail for allegedly distributing child pornography. Carmi Police Chief Jason Carter says 37-year-old Charles E. Pugh was arrested and charged with distribution of child pornography after Carmi Police and an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant at Pugh’s apartment located in

Mt. Vernon Mayor Lewis Elected to IML Board

MT. VERNON – Mt. Vernon Mayor John Lewis has been elected to serve on the board of the Illinois Municipal League. The IML is a statewide organization representing almost 1,300 local municipalities across Illinois. Lewis says to be elected to serve as one of the 36 Vice Presidents on the league’s board is truly an

Benton Mayor Creates Board to Study Recreational Cannabis Issue

BENTON – With recreational marijuana becoming legal in Illinois Jan. 1, Benton Mayor Fred Kondritz said at Monday night’s City Council meeting that there’s just a tremendous amount of hoops to jump through when it comes to the licensing and zoning for the sale and distribution of cannabis. Mayor Kondritz told those in attendance at