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Organ Tissue Donors

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 09:35:12 CST
Legislation allowing 16 and 17 year olds to register for the state's First Person Consent Organ/Tissue Donor Registry when they receive their driver's license or identification card will take effect on January 1, 2018. Under current law, an individual must be at least 18 years old to join the Registry.  Read more...


Bremer Sanctuary to Host New Year's Day Walk

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 09:10:34 CST
The stewards of Bremer Sanctuary in Hillsboro are inviting the public to their annual New Year's Day walk, no matter the weather.  Read more...


EQIP Funds for Macoupin County

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:43:54 CST
State Conservationist Ivan Dozier is announcing the U. S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service will offer funding in Macoupin County for the Upper Macoupin Creek Watershed using the Regional Conservation Partnership Program.  Read more...


State Owes Nokomis School District $39,000 for FY 17

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 08:11:16 CST
Nokomis School Superintendent Scott Doerr told the school board last Tuesday evening that the state still owes the district money from Fiscal Year 2017. According to Dr. Doerr, the state owes almost $39,000 for a Pre-K payment and the Healthy Communities grant.  Read more...


Livingston Woman Dies from Injuries Suffered in Accident

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:46:50 CST
A Livingston woman has died from injuries she suffered in a ten-vehicle accident on Interstate 55 Friday afternoon. Pauline McKinney, 62, died Monday at 6:34 p.m. She had been airlifted from the scene of the crash to St. Louis University Hospital. Two other motorists were also airlifted from the scene to St.  Read more...


Extension Trip to Chicago Flower and Garden Show

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 10:14:35 CST
The University of Illinois Extension will host a charter bus trip to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier, on Friday, March 16, 2018. The 2018 Chicago Flower and Garden Show will feature display gardens and vignettes showcasing roses, tulips, edibles and small spaces, water features and urban design.  Read more...


Benld 11 Year Old Dies

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 10:28:10 CST
A young Benld resident has died from injuries sustained in a UTV accident Sunday night in rural Plainview. According to Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl, he was notified by the St. Louis Medical Examiner that 11 year old Madyson Loftis was pronounced dead Tuesday morning at 3:47am in the St. Louis Children's Hospital.  Read more...


3 Seriously Injured in I-55 Accident Friday

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 10:03:56 CST
Three people suffered life-threatening injuries after an accident on Interstate 55 Friday afternoon involving ten vehicles.  Read more...


FSA Committee Election

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:25:49 CST
John P. Nolan County Executive Director for the Macoupin County Farm Service Agency (FSA) office reports that Keith W. Woods of Carlinville was re-elected to a three-year term for Local Administrative Area number 2 on the Macoupin County Farm Service Agency Committee effective January 1, 2018.  Read more...


Drivers Extricated from Semis After I-55 Accident

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:49:39 CST
Two semi drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles after an accident Thursday evening on Interstate 55 near Hamel. According to a St. Louis TV station, police said the accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. Thursday near mile marker 33 in the southbound lanes of the interstate.  Read more...


Hillsboro Approves Payment for First Phase of East Street Improvement

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:11:53 CST
At the their meeting Tuesday evening, the Hillsboro City Council approved paying a portion of the East Street Improvement project to Stutz Excavating.  Read more...


Rural Methodist 150th

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:05:43 CST
The Rural Methodist Church will have a Celebration Service Sunday, December 17 starting at 10:00am honoring 150 years of existence. The church was organized in June of 1867.  Read more...


Master Gardener Course in Carlinville

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:06:15 CST
The University of Illinois Extension office has announced that it will offer the 2018 Master Gardener Course in Carlinville this year. The first session begins on January 23, 2018 at the U of I Extension office in the Carlinville Plaza.  Read more...


St. Francis Hospital Sees Increase in Flu Patients

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:05:13 CST
Flu season is here and St. Francis Hospital Chief Nursing Officer John Peipert says they have seen an increase in patients with symptoms. Flu symptoms include fever, aches, weakness, chest discomfort and cough.  Read more...


Carlinville Fire

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:04:25 CST
A man was found dead following a fire Sunday morning in Carlinville. The Carlinville Fire and Police Departments responded to the scene of the fire at 204 Chiles Street at 6:53am. After the fire was extinguished a body was found inside of the residence.  Read more...


Springfield Woman Dies

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:36:11 CST
A Springfield woman has died from injuries sustained in a two vehicle accident that occured Tuesday, December 5 between Auburn and Chatham. According to Cinda Edwards, Sangamon County Coroner, 73 year old Irinda Gregory died at 2:47pm Wednesday in Memorial Medical Center.  Read more...


Hillsboro Man Arrested After Alleged Stabbing in Downtown Apartment

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:55:30 CST
A Hillsboro man was arrested Thursday after allegedly stabbing a man in a downtown apartment. Brendon Flack, 18, was taken to the Montgomery County Jail on preliminary charges of aggravated battery after allegedly stabbing a man in an apartment above a downtown business around 11:35 a.m. Thursday.  Read more...


Blackburn Holiday Music Performances

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:07:45 CST
Blackburn College will offer opportunities to celebrate the holidays with upcoming music performances. The Christmas at Blackburn: A Festival of Lessons and Carols concert will be held at 8:00pm this Sunday, December 10 in Hudson Hall's Clegg Chapel.  Read more...


ROE #3 To Offer Session for Potential Substitute Teachers

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:08:14 CST
On December 12, Regional Office of Education Number Three will offer an informational meeting for potential substitute teachers at Lincoln Land Community College in Taylorville.  Read more...


Police Release Name of Driver That Crashed Semi, Killing 4

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:19:19 CST
Police have released the name of the driver who was behind the wheel of a semi that crashed into seven vehicles on Interstate 55 November 21, killing four and injuring several others. According to State Police Trooper Calvin Dye, Jr., the truck driver was Mohamed Jama of Greeley, Colorado.  Read more...


Sensory Friendly Film Showings

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:44:42 CST
The Autism Support Connection and Eisentraut Theatres will present a "Sensory Friendly Film" at 2 locations at 1:00pm Saturday, December 9, at the Orpheum Theatre in Hillsboro and Marvel Theatre in Carlinville. The is month's feature will be the new Sony Pictures Animations film, "The Star".  Read more...


Fourth Person Dies from Injuries Suffered in I-55 Accident

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:46:45 CST
A fourth person has died from injuries suffered in an automobile crash on Interstate 55 last week. Tori Carroll of Alhambra was pronounced dead at 1:37 p.m. Thursday by Saint Louis University Hospital medical staff.  Read more...


Timber Sale Caution

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:41:04 CST
Illinois forest landowners stand to be paid record-high prices for the mature forest trees and logs on farm and forest holdings, thanks to outstanding market prices for hardwood logs and lumber.  Read more...


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