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New Laws for 2017

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 09:05:03 CST
The new year brings new laws, and the Illinois State Police has announced a few that become effective on January 1. In an effort to protect first responders, Scott's Law, known as the "Move Over" law, requires motorists to slow down or change lanes when approaching a stationary emergency vehicle with emergency lights activated.  Read more...


Loud Noise Raises Eyebrows in Raymond

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 09:45:27 CST
A loud explosion was heard in the Raymond area Monday, but the actual cause is unknown at this point. The noise was heard Monday afternoon, and the Raymond-Harvel Fire Department was dispatched around the same time, but the events were unrelated.  Read more...


Alpha Tau Grant

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 09:40:38 CST
The Alpha Tau Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honorary organization for leading women educators is offering a $500.00 grant to a deserving college student who will be doing his/her student teaching during the 2017-2018 school year.  Read more...


Bremer Sanctuary New Year's Walk

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:23:53 CST
Another year is coming to a close, and Bremer Sanctuary in Hillsboro will ring in a new one with their annual New Year's Walk. On Sunday, a group of people interested in participating will meet at the barn at the sanctuary at 2 p.m. The walk will go through Timber Trail and will last approximately one hour.  Read more...


Fatal Fire Near Brighton

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 09:59:53 CST
A Brighton man died in a Christmas Day fire in rural Brighton. According to the Macoupin County Coroner Brad Targhetta , at 2:32am on Sunday, he was notified of a garage fire with one fatality at 2908 Brighton-Bunker Hill Road. The fire was reported at 1:51am to the Macoupin County 911.  Read more...


Fatal Crash Near Gillespie

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 09:02:52 CST
A Gillespie resident was killed in a two vehicle crash Friday afternoon west of Gillespie. According to Illinois State Police, 53 year old Billy Malloy of Gillespie was driving a 2005 Chevrolet southbound on Spanish Needle Road at 4:49pm. Malloy came to the intersection with Rt. 16 and when he pulled out onto Rt.  Read more...


Panhandle School Board Approves Athletic Coops

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:51:10 CST
At the December meeting of the Panhandle School Board Monday evening, the board approved athletic coops for various sports.  Read more...


Litchfield Board Approves Contract for Poffinbarger

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 09:37:08 CST
The Litchfield School Board held their December meeting Thursday evening and, after returning from closed session, addressed personnel matters in the district. The board unanimously approved a three and a half year contract with Debbie Poffinbarger as the new superintendent of the school district with a base salary of $120,000.  Read more...


Former ISP Employee Donates to "Cops for Kids"

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:24:11 CST
The Illinois State Police received a generous donation on Monday to the "Cops for Kids" toy drive from a fomer colleague. Ray Remienschneider, who is retired from working at the District 18 office in Litchfield, donated his collection of metal toy cars to the drive.  Read more...


Wreaths Across America Ceremony

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 08:28:31 CST
The Montgomery County Starr Shooters 4-H Club invites families and veterans to attend the “Wreaths Across America” Ceremony at Witt cemetery on Saturday at 11 am.  Read more...


Voice of Democracy Essay Contest

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:49:36 CST
Litchfield High School student Hannah Niemann was named the winner of the 69th annual Voice of Democracy Scholarship essay contest on Saturday night at the Litchfield VFW. The theme was “My Responsibility to America”. Niemann won 500 dollars and will advance to the 12th District level.  Read more...


Hillsboro man arrested for delivery of Methamphetamine

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:58:06 CST
A Montgomery County arrest warrant was served on 48 year old Jimmy A. Milanos of Hillsboro on November 30th for unlawful delivery of methamphetamine. The South Central Illinois Drug Task Force led the narcotics investigation, which led to Milanos' arrest at his business in Hillsboro.  Read more...


"Cops For Kids" in Montgomery County

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:32:19 CST
This holiday season police officers in Montgomery County will be collecting toys for kids in the area. "Cops For Kids", which was started by Montgomery County Sheriff's deputy Mark Brazel, is in response to the recent attitude towards police around the country.  Read more...


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