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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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!


Thu, 9/22/2016 @ 11:27am

Please call 618-985-3871 for more information.