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Pets and Winter Weather

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 09:05:44 CST
A new Illinois law will address pet safety in winter weather and other extreme weather conditions. Montgomery County Animal Control Officer and Shelter Manager Amanda Daniels says with all the heavy rains and flooding recently, they've received numerous calls about animals being left outside in standing water.  Read more...


Drafting Legislation

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 09:02:43 CST
With the new year comes new legislation. State Representative Avery Bourne's office has been going through the legislative drafting process. Bourne says the process takes all the ideas from constituents and the advisory boards and turns them into bills. “One of the ideas came from our Veteran's Advisory Board.  Read more...


Wet Weather Driving Safety

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 09:41:40 CST
The recent rains and flooding in the area brought road closures and the need for less speed. Wet weather can lead to dangerous driving conditions. Illinois State Police Trooper Heath Bryan says with all the rain, the oil on the roads mixes with the water and can make roads slick.  Read more...


$10,000 Reward for Information

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 09:40:34 CST
A reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person of persons involved in the 2015 New Year's Day homicide in Woodburn has been announced by the Macoupin/Montgomery County Crime Stoppers.  Read more...


No Festival of Trees

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 10:13:22 CST
The Festival of Trees typically held in Litchfield did not take place this year. According to Litchfield Tourism Coordinator Sarah Waggoner, more money ended up going into decorating the trees than to the intended charities.  Read more...


Macoupin Mine Maps Preserved

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 09:32:25 CST
Mine Maps and permits of Macoupin County mines have been digitally preserved and indexed. According to Macoupin County Clerk, Pete Duncan, the maps and permits that date back to the 1880s, have been sitting in a cabinet in the dome of the Macoupin County courthouse for years.  Read more...


Taylor Springs Fatal Crash

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 08:03:17 CST
Two people died Sunday morning after the vehicle they were riding in went off the road and struck a tree near Taylor Springs.  Read more...


Golden Circle Program Donations

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:18:48 CST
The C.E.F.S. Golden Circle Nutrition Program received donations this month after the community found out meal deliveries would be reduced due to the state budget impasse. The program in Montgomery County serves home bound senior citizens in Litchfield, Hillsboro, Raymond and Witt.  Read more...


Casey's Robbery Conviction

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:57:29 CST
A man who robbed a Casey's in Hillsboro in July was sentenced on Wednesday. Thirty-three-year old Paul K. Henderson of Litchfield was sentenced to 11 years in prison in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the class two felony offense of robbery.  Read more...


2015 Deer Harvest Totals Up

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 08:03:28 CST
Deer hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 86,771 deer during the serven-day Firearm Deer Season that closed on Sunday, December 6. That figure compares to 76,575 deer harvested during the serven days of firearm season in 2014.  Read more...


Pizza Man Update

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 14:39:34 CST
Building work on a new Pizza Man will begin soon. A fire in May caused significant damage to the building in Litchfield. According to Pizza Man's Scott Chandler, weather permitting, rebuilding will begin next Friday.  Read more...


Montgomery Nursing and Rehab Angel Tree

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 13:49:23 CST
Making sure residents at the Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center receive the gifts on their Christmas list is the goal of the Angel Tree. The tree at Dollar General in Hillsboro includes a list of gifts for each senior at the Center. Anyone can take a list and buy gifts for one of the residents this Christmas.  Read more...


Litchfield and Hillsboro Christmas Events

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 10:14:46 CST
Christmas will be here this weekend in Litchfield and Hillsboro. The Litchfield Chamber of Commerce hosts multiple activities including a lighted Christmas parade and photos with Santa today. Before and after the parade, from 5 until 8pm, the Holiday Walk will take place.  Read more...


Civil War Flag to be Unveiled

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 10:12:14 CST
A restored regimental flag of the 122nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry will be unveiled at 2pm on Friday, December 4, at the Macoupin County Court House in Carlinville. The regiment's national flage is already on display in the historic building's main hall.  Read more...


Nutrition Program Reduces Meals

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:48:56 CST
Starting this week, the C.E.F.S Golden Circle Nutrition Program will reduce the number of days they deliver meals to senior citizens. About 40 to 46 percent of the Nutrition Program's budget comes from the state. The program has been without funding since October because of the state budget impasse.  Read more...


Sleep Studies

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 09:22:57 CST
Getting plenty of sleep can sometimes be difficult, especially during the busy holiday season. Hillsboro Area Hospital Respiratory Therapist Amanda Payne says getting good sleep requires having a routine.  Read more...


Litchfield Food Pantry

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:45:18 CST
The Christmas giving season is approaching, but one local organization depends on people's giving spirit all year round. The Litchfield Food Pantry started in 1985 to help needy families in the Litchfield School District.  Read more...


Civil War Flag to be Unveiled

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 09:57:04 CST
A restored regimental flag of the 122nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry will be unveiled at 2pm on Friday, December 4, at the Macoupin County Court House in Carlinville. The regiment's national flage is already on display in the historic building's main hall.  Read more...


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