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

Fri, 6/01/2018 @ 5:06pm

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alderman Thomas V. Gentry.  Alderman Gentry served on the Carterville City Council for a total of 32 years.  He was a Ward 3 Alderman for 21 years and a Ward 1 Alderman for 11 years.  The City flag will be at half staff through Alderman Gentry's funeral services, in honor of his years of dedicated service to Carterville.

Sat, 4/28/2018 @ 12:36pm

The City of Carterville is matching the reward of the Carterville Soccer Association by offering an additional $500.00 cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of any individual or individuals that recently vandalized the Jr. High-High School soccer field on the east end of Cannon park. 

If you have an information, please contact the Carterville Police Department at 618-985-4853.

Sun, 1/07/2018 @ 9:00pm

After several discussions and meetings, the difficult decision has been made to discontinue the City’s curbside recycling program.  The January water bills will reflect this change, and subscribers will no longer be billed for this service.

Progress Port is still accepting recycling at their facility located at 1120 N. Division Street in Carterville.  We encourage you to continue to utilize their services for your recycling needs.  For specific recycling questions and rules, please contact them directly at 618-985-8351.

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