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Macoupin Drive Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:34:34 CDT
Residents of Macoupin County are asked to help local agencies test their emergency disaster plan by attending the September 6th flu clinic hosted by the Macoupin County Public Health Department. Those attending should report to the Macoupin County Fair Grounds between 8am and 11am on Saturday, September 6th.  Read more...

Blackburn Rededicates Bothwell Auditorium

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:35:18 CDT
Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General, will address the Blackburn College Community as they celebrate the completion of a $2.5 millon renovation of Bothwell Conservatory of Music and Auditorium during the All College Convocation August 20, at 4:00pm in Bothwell Auditorium.  Read more...

Stolen Car Found In Hillsboro

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:37:14 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A 19 year old Pana man was arrested in Hillsboro for the possession of a stolen car. According to Hillsboro Police, 19 year old Devon Gatons of Pana was arrested Saturday morning. Reportedly, a Hillsboro Police Officer spotted a vehicle that was reported stolen. Gatons was stopped on Smith Road near Hayes Abrasives.  Read more...

Accident Kills Staunton Resident

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:52:24 CDT
A Staunton resident was killed and another person was injured in a single vehicle accident Saturday night northeast of Gillespie. According to the Macoupin County Coroner‘s Office, 18 year old Christopher Mitchell of Staunton was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at 8:28pm by Chief Deputy Coroner Anthony Kravanya.  Read more...

Fatal Accident Near Assumption

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:23:06 CDT
(Taylorville)--A 24 year old Moweaqua man was killed in a single vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon in Assumption Township. According to the Christian County Sheriff's Office, 911 received a call about the accident south of Assumption.  Read more...

Macoupin Property Tax Sale

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:38:23 CDT
Macoupin County has completed tax deed proceedings on real estate properties that were delinquent for 2010 and prior real estate taxes. The County, as Trustee, will now offer for sale the real estate obtained to the public. They will offer approximately 131 items through a sealed bid auction sale.  Read more...

Rappe Resigns From Hillsboro City Council

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:08:33 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The resignation of Hillsboro Commissioner Mike Rappe was accepted during the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday night. In his letter, Rappe thanked the city council and its workers for all of their help. Rappe recently was appointed to the County Board and Review.  Read more...

Police Chase Leads To Arrest

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:56:09 CDT
(Litchfield)--An Arizona man was arrested following a chase with authorities. According to Illinois State Police, 29 year old Micheal Broersma of Peoria, Arizona was driving at 1980 Corvette near Litchfield last Tuesday.  Read more...

Macoupin County 4-H at State Fair

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:33:35 CDT
More than 2,500 different 4-H members are at the Illinois State Fair to present their award-winning project work from August 8 until August 11 at three separate locations on the fairgrounds.  Read more...

Fatal Accident at Southwestern High School

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:37:42 CDT
A construction worker was killed Monday when he fell from the gym roof at Southwestern High School. According to Macoupin County Coroner, Brad Targhetta, 33 year old Jason Dye of Beecher City, IL, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:07pm. Reportedly, the man was working on the roof when the fall occured.  Read more...


Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:09:19 CDT
MJM Electric Cooperative‘s board of directors has selected Laura Cutler as the Cooperative‘s new president and CEO. Since 2010, Cutler has been working for the Cooperative. She began as MJM‘s office manager and most recently held the title of director of finance and administration.  Read more...

Carlinville Hunter Safety Course

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:49:33 CDT
The mandatory Illinois Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Education course will be held in Carlinville on August 15 and 16. The class will be held in the Macoupin County Farm Bureau Building on North Broad Street in Carlinville. Sign-in will begin at 5pm on August 15.  Read more...

Carlinville Hunter Safety Course

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:47:38 CDT
The mandatory Illinois Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Education course will be held in Carlinville on August 15 and 16. The class will be held in the Macoupin County Farm Bureau Building on North Broad Street in Carlinville. Sign-in will begin at 5pm on August 15.  Read more...

Henske Crowned Litchfield Queen

Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:01:26 CDT
(Litchfield)--A new Miss Litchfield Chamber of Commerce was crowned during ceremonies held Friday night in Litchfield. Miss Jenna Henske was crowned as the new queen. Henske is the 17 year old daughter of Tonya Hoos and Jason Hoos and Scott Henske. She was also named Miss Congeniality and Miss Photogenic.  Read more...

Underground Fire At The Deer Run Mine

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:08:05 CDT
(Hillsboro)--An underground fire has shut down production of the Deer Run Mine in Hillsboro. According to Forsight Energy's website, the fire was discovered Tuesday evening. Two holes have been drilled into the mine with water being pumped into the affected area.  Read more...

Armed Robbery In Litchfield

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:23:48 CDT
(Litchfield)--An alleged armed robbery resulted in the search of three residences and the arrests of seven individuals. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, three individuals from Springfield reported that they had been robbed.  Read more...

Raid Results In Child Pornography Charges

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:02:44 CDT
(Alhambra)--After a heavy federal and local police presence in Livingston on Thursday, child pornography charges have been filed in federal court in East St. Louis against a rural Alhambra man. 34 year old Robert Godsey was arrested at his home in a raid by federal and local authorities.  Read more...

Boating Accident On Lake Lou Yaeger

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:11:58 CDT
(Litchfield)--The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has released more information regarding a boating accident that happened on July 4th at Lake Lou Yeager.  Read more...

Person of Interest is Cooperating

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:47:09 CDT
--Gillespie-- According to the Illinois State Police the gold Ford pickup truck, which was at the center of multiple reports of attempted child abductions in the Gillespie and Benld areas over the July 4th weekend, has been located.  Read more...

Drowning In Rural Irving

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:28:12 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Authorities are investigating the drowning death of a 2 year old, who died in a residential pool on the Montgomery County Trail. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, 911 received a phone call about an unresponsive two year old Sunday afternoon in rural Irving.  Read more...

Virden‘s Queen Pageant

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:04:39 CDT
A new Miss Virden will be selected Friday night during the Virden American Legion 4th of July Celebration. This years contestants in the Queen Pageant are Brooke Loy, Brianna Loy, Emily Bergman, Macanzie Vivin, Kaley Perrine, Macala Butler, Miranda Bearden, and Elizabeth Langstrom. The retiring Queen is Olivia Langheim.  Read more...

Hillsboro 4th of July Activities

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:29:32 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The Hillsboro Independence Day celebration will be held July 3rd and the 4th.  Read more...

Kelsey Card on US National Team

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:37:11 CDT
Carlinville native Kelsey Card has earned a place on the U.S. national team after her record setting performances last week at the USA Outdoor Championship in California. Kelsey is a member of the University of Wisconsin Track and Field team.  Read more...

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