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Police: Remains Found Not Related to Denita Hedden

Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:04:29 CDT
Human skeletal remains were found Wednesday afternoon near Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield, causing speculation as to whether or not the remains belonged to a missing Royal Lakes woman.  Read more...

Human Remains Found Near Lake Lou Yaeger

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:28:27 CDT
The remains of a person were discovered by Litchfield Police Wednesday near Lake Lou Yaeger. According to the State Police, the race, sex and age of the skeletal remains are unknown at this time. State Police Zone Six Investigations are handling the matter. Sgt.  Read more...

Blackburn College President Leaving

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:55:19 CDT
Dr. John Comerford, president of Blackburn College, will be leaving the college on June 30. According to Blackburn officials, Comerford, who came to Blackburn in 2013, will take over as president of Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, on July 1.  Read more...

Litchfield Council Rejects Water, Sewer Rate Increase

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:17:51 CDT
On Thursday evening, the Litchfield City Council voted against an ordinance that would have increased water and sewer rates for 2018-19 and 2019-20. The plan would have increased sewer rates by eight percent for each Fiscal Year. The water rate increase would have been the same amount for the same years.  Read more...

Nokomis to Host Kindergarten Registration

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:53:44 CDT
The Nokomis School District will host registration next week for children who will attend kindergarten in the fall. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, and will attend North Elementary School or Saint Louis Catholic Kindergarten and do not currently attend Pre-K at either school should register.  Read more...

Man Charged with Reckless Homicide for Role in I-55 Crash

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:49:39 CDT
The man who was driving the semi that crashed into eight vehicles and killed four people in November has been charged with reckless homicide in connection to the incident.  Read more...

Man Arrested in Hillsboro for Possession of Stolen Property

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:09:25 CDT
A Decatur man was arrested in Hillsboro Friday morning for possession of stolen property. Javier Rich, 32, was cited for burglary to a motor vehicle, obstructing justice and possession of stolen property. On Thursday morning, Hillsboro Police received complaints of items being stolen from unlocked vehicles.  Read more...

Hillsboro Approves Credit for Water Fees

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:41:57 CDT
On Tuesday evening, the Hillsboro City Council approved a partial reimbursement in the form of a credit for water fees that were charged for a residence at 226 Lakewood Drive.  Read more...

Crimestopper Seeking Info on Theft South of Coffeen

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:44:59 CDT
The Macoupin-Montgomery County Crimestoppers is seeking information regarding theft and criminal damage to property that occurred over the last thirty days on Mount Moriah Avenue four miles south of Coffeen.  Read more...

Rep. Bourne Announces Art Contest Winners

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:44:20 CDT
State Representative Avery Bourne has announced the winners of her Bi-Centennial themed art contest, with all winners attending school in Macoupin County.  Read more...

Six to be Added to Hillsboro Veterans Memorial

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 12:02:01 CDT
Six War Veterans who were or are residents of the Hillsboro School District will have their names added to the Hillsboro Area Veterans Memorial prior to Memorial Day. According to Veterans Commitee Representative Willie Cobetto, the veterans include World War II vet J.C. Gregory; Vietnam veterans John Gusick, Sr.  Read more...

ISBE Issues Vouchers for School Funding

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 09:18:16 CDT
The State Board of Education began issuing vouchers Thursday to the State Comptroller, paving the way for the new tier funding portion of the Evidence-Based School Funding formula.  Read more...

Potential Weather Causes Cancellation of Litchfield Pickers Market

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:29:45 CDT
The Litchfield Tourism Office has announced that the April market for the 2018 season has been canceled. The event, which was to be held this Sunday, is being canceled in anticipation of inclement weather that may be headed to the Litchfield area this weekend.  Read more...

Interstate 55 at Route 108 Closure

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:42:14 CDT
The Illinois Department of Transportation has annnounced that bridge repairs requiring an overnight closure of southbound Interstate 55 at Illinois Rt. 108 east of Carlinville in Montgomery County from Saturday, April 7 at 5:00pm until Sunday, April 8, at 8:00am.  Read more...

TASC to Host Autism Awareness Events This Month

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 11:34:39 CDT
In recognition of April being Autism Awareness month, The Autism Support Connection (TASC) will host some special events for families affected by Autism. On Thursday, April 5, TASC will hold their monthly support group meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church in Hillsboro.  Read more...

Litchfield Student Named Scholar Award Winner

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 07:59:23 CDT
Last week, an eighth grade student from Litchfield was named a 2018 Scholar Attitude Award Winner by the Illinois Elementary School Association. Elaan Bader was one of 15 students to receive the honor in the state.  Read more...

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