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Civil War Flag Dedication in Macoupin County

Sat, 29 Dec 2012 10:08:45 CST
The restored national colors of the 122nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry will be formally dedicated in a ceremony scheduled for 11:00am on Monday, December 31, at the Macoupin County Courthouse in Carlinville.  Read more...

Nokomis City Council News

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:49:32 CST
(Nokomis)--During the Nokomis City Council meeting Wednesday night, the council tabled two ordinances regarding handicapped parking and bicycles in the city. The issues will be brought up during the city council meeting on January 14th. The city council also tabled action on one building permit until its next meeting.  Read more...

Snow Storm To Hit Central Illinois

Mon, 24 Dec 2012 13:24:11 CST
(Springfield)--The National Weather Service is keeping an eye out on a major snow storm. They say the storm will likely hit central and southeastern Illinois sometime around 6pm on Christmas evening. Snow will begin falling after midnight, and throughout most of the day on Wednesday.  Read more...

Fatal South of Bunker Hill

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 10:57:42 CST
A former Bunker Hill resident was killed Friday afternoon in a single vehicle accident south of Bunker Hill.  Read more...

Raymond Village Board Meeting News

Tue, 18 Dec 2012 13:23:18 CST
(Raymond)--A new Shoal Creek Golf Course manager was hired during the Raymond Village Board meeting Monday night. Following a discussion, the board approved to hire Rachael Skinner as the golf courses new manager. The Raymond Village Board also approved to modify the village's water ordinance.  Read more...

Litchfield Board of Education Submits Final Offer

Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:41:55 CST
(Litchfield)--The Litchfield Board of Education has submitted its final offer to the Litchfield Education Association. The offer includes tentative agreements that were agreed to during six bargaining sessions. The Litchfield Education Association declared an impasse on December 5th.  Read more...

Three People Arrested In Connection With A Robbery In Walshville

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:21:18 CST
(Hillsboro)--Three people have been arrested in connection to a robbery that took place in Walshville. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Mullins Salvage reported several items that they believed were stolen.  Read more...

Meth Bust In Irving

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 17:26:43 CST
(Irving)--Two people were arrested in connection to a meth bust Tuesday in Irving.  Read more...

Consolidated Communications Strike

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 07:35:49 CST
(Mattoon)--More than 150 employees of a telecommunications company in eastern Illinois have gone on strike as contract talks have stalled. Consolidated Communications and Local 702 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have been negotiating since October. The key issue is pension reform.  Read more...

Fatal Fire In Hillsboro

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:12:18 CST
(Hillsboro)--Authorities are investigating a fatal house fire that took place Thursday morning in Hillsboro. According to the Hillsboro Fire Department, firefighters were called to a residence on Douglas Street. 63 year old Edith "Jill" Seward was found collasped behind the front door.  Read more...

Meth Bust In Litchfield

Thu, 06 Dec 2012 13:09:00 CST
(Litchfield)--A 32 year old Litchfield man was arrested following a meth bust Wednesday in Litchfield.  Read more...

New Douglas Man Charged In Fatal Accident

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 08:38:12 CST
(New Douglas)--A 23 year old New Douglas man has been charged in October fatal accident on Interstate 270. According to State Police, Travis King was cited with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol in the accident that killed Geraldine Davis.  Read more...

Georgia Truck Driver Admits Losing Consciousness Before Fatal Accident

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 08:31:07 CST
(Litchfield)--Federal regulators say a Georgia licensed trucker admits losing consciousness before his truck struck and killed an Illinois State Police trooper making a freeway traffic stop. The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered Johnny Felton, Jr. to immediately stop driving commercially.  Read more...

Montgomery County Board Reorganizes

Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:41:51 CST
(Hillsboro)--The Montgomery County Board reorganized during their meeting Monday morning. Judge Kelly Long gave the oath of office to the 21 members of the board, and to States Attorney Chris Matoush, Circuit Clerk Holly Lemons, Coroner Rick Broaddus, and Regional Office of Education Superintendent Marchelle Kassebaum.  Read more...

New Blackburn College President

Mon, 03 Dec 2012 10:27:21 CST
Blackburn College has named Dr. John Comerford its 16th president, effictive July 1, 2013. Dr. Comerford succeeds Miriam Pride, who has served at President of Blackburn for 22years and is retiring.  Read more...

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