Story of Carterville

5 Historic Carterville

Carterville is a charming, small town in the heart of Southern Illinois, an area many refer to as the “heartland.”  Within 1.5 to 4 hours from favorite American cities of St. Louis, Nashville, Louisville, Lexington, and Memphis, Carterville is nestled as a gateway to fast-growing Southern Illinois Wine Country.  In fact, this town is within an hour to 29 wineries you can enjoy in this region.


Latest News

Sun, 12/04/2016 @ 5:07pm

The Council Committees will meet on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 103 S. Division St, Carterville, IL 62918 as follows:

5:00 p.m. Street & Sidewalk
6:00 p.m. Public Safety & Insurance
6:45 p.m. Parks & Cemetery
7:15 p.m. Finance-Economic Development...

Tue, 11/29/2016 @ 4:50pm

The Carterville Police Department is seeking applicants for the position of Part-Time Patrol Officer. To be considered for the position, applicants must be certified law enforcement officers, be willing to work approximately 30 hours a week on mainly weekends, and pass a background investigation and drug screening.  Applications may be obtained at City Hall at 103 S. Division during business hours or at and returned to the same location. ...

Tue, 11/29/2016 @ 10:15am

Christmas in Carterville is taking place Friday, December 2, 2016 in Downtown Carterville! The Downtown streets will be closed by 4:00 p.m. to allow for set-up.  The Event is from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Streets will be lined with free cookies and treats, apple cider and hot chocolate, candy canes, and more!  Santa will be at City Hall, Horse & Carriage rides around Downtown, Vendor Market, Letters to Santa, Cookie Contest, Chili Supper, Carolers, Dancers, Ornament Making, Snowball Drop, and many more activities! Don’t miss this night of family fun!