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.


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Fri, 10/17/2014 @ 12:03pm

The Carterville Pumpkin Path will be held on Friday, October 31st, 2014. Line up will be held in the 1st Baptist Church Parking Lot and will start at 4:30 p.m., Costume Judging at 5:00 p.m., and the Costume Parade at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome! You must bring a canned good to participate, and all food will be donated to the Carterville Food Pantry.

Costume Contest Awards (after the Parade at the Fire Station)
6 months to 2 years...

Thu, 10/02/2014 @ 12:59pm
The City of Carterville is offering a $500.00 cash reward for information that directly leads to arrest of any individual or individuals that recently vandalized the Carterville Community Center by breaking glass in the front doors and windows. If you have information please contact the Carterville Police Department at 618-985-4853.
Mon, 7/21/2014 @ 3:05pm
Effective with the August 1, 2014 billing, there will be a slight increase in your water and sewer bill to cover the Rend Lake Intercity Water System annual increase.  Also, the garbage rate just increased from $12.00 to $14.00 per month on our new contract with Republic Services.  Click here for a rate comparison.
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Carterville Water Department