Carthage

Legal Concerns To Blame
6:55 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Carthage High-Speed Internet is on Hold

Carthage's effort to acquire high-speed Internet service is on hold.

Mayor Jim Nightingale still has confidence the i3 Group will follow through with the project. He says the snag legal and there are no technical barriers.

He says, “They were going to send us a contract and, I think, their legal department found there were some issues. And they wanted to get that corrected before they got a contract to us.”

Nightingale did not specify those concerns.

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City Shows Little Interest
12:33 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Carthage to allow Video Gambling

The Carthage city council has changed its position on gambling.

Aldermen have overturned a century-old ban on gambling to allow video poker machines. The state now allows these machines.

Mayor Jim Nightingale says the owner of a bar, the Wood Inn, asked for the change.

He says, “We're really not promoting gambling. Right now there's video poker machines in most of the bards and clubs that are licensed by Illinois. But they're supposed to be for amusement only.”

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Emphasis - August 3
8:26 am
Fri August 3, 2012

New Community Development Director for Carthage

Amy Graham

Jim Lenz's  guest is Amy Graham,  Carthage's new community development director. They talk about her  30 years experience as an educator and prinipal and how she can draw upon it in her new position.

Graham caller herself a "people person."  She says those skills learned in dealing with students and parents will serve her well in her new position.  She says her role is as a facilitator to bring people together and to help them make connections whether to expand a business or for community betterment.

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Next to current building
12:47 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

New Illini West High School Site Chosen

Future site of Illini West High School

The Illini West School Board spent a year evaluating potential sites for a new high school.  It chose a location next door.  It is just east of the current high school's parking lot.

The 40-acre site is farmland that is currently covered by tall,  green and brown corn plants.

Those who were hoping for a central location will be disappointed.

But Superintendent Kim Schilson says such a location would come with some expensive problems to solve.

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Lake level not yet critical
3:28 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Carthage Starts Water Conservation

Carthage is being pro-active by encouraging water conservation by a combination of mandatory and voluntary measures.

Businesses are required to stop watering their lawns.

Second-ward Alderman Gary Smith says the city is concerned since the level at the city's lake has fallen by five feet recently.

He expects businesses will honor the ban. Smith says, “We've had good luck in the past and I think we'll probably not have any problem this time.”Businesses that ignore the order could be subject to fines.

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