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3 Arrested in Litchfield After Meth Delivery Items Discovered

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:46:45 CST
Three Litchfield residents were arrested Friday afternoon after methamphetamine was discovered in a residence. At 4:21 p.m. Friday, the Litchfield Police Department searched a residence on North Illinois Avenue and discovered items related to the delivery of methamphetamine.  Read more...

Two Injured Near Bunker Hill

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:18:50 CST
Two people were injured in a single vehicle accident Saturday afternoon north of Bunker Hill. According to Illinois State Police, 52 year old Rudolph Jackson of Royal Lakes was driving a 2006 Pontiac south on IL Rt. 159, north of Rt. 138, when the vehicle left the roadway, struck an embankment and then a tree.  Read more...

Severe Weather Preparedness Guide Available to Public

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:23:11 CST
Montgomery County Emergency Public Information Officer Sandy Leitheiser has announced that Montgomery County now has the new 2017 Illinois Severe Weather Preparedness Guide available on the county website for public use.  Read more...

Montgomery CEO Taking Applications for 2017-2018

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:01:46 CST
The Montgomery CEO program has announced that applications for the 2017-2018 class are due March 15.  Read more...

MCPHD Cholesterol Screenings

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:58:07 CST
The Macoupin County Public Health Department is focusing on helping people identify risk factors such as high cholesterol. On Monday, February 27, anyone who makes an appointment for a Total Cholesterol/Lipid Panel Screening will also receive a free blood pressure screening and a Heart Health Risk Assessment.  Read more...

School Board Candidate Withdraws from Race

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:39:57 CST
A Hillsboro School Board candidate has withdrawn his name from consideration ahead of the April election. The Montgomery County Clerk's office announced Friday that Tom DeVore withdrew his candidacy from the race that will end Tuesday, April 4.  Read more...

CAH Auxiliary Scholarship

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:11:26 CST
The Carlinville Area Hospital Auxiliary is urging Macoupin County high school students to apply for its Medical Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded in the spring of 2017 to a deserving senior who plans to enter the medical field at an accredited college of university.  Read more...

Robbins Seeks Sheriff's Position in 2018

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:39:45 CST
Montgomery County Undersheriff Rick Robbins has announced that he will run for sheriff in the 2018 election. The announcement comes following the news that current Sheriff Jim Vazzi will not be seeking re-election. Sheriff Vazzi has endorsed Robbins for the position. Robbins, 47, has served as undersheriff since 2001.  Read more...

Hillsboro Council Addresses Time off for Supervisors

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:00:35 CST
The Hillsboro City Council adopted resolution 2017-01 at their meeting Tuesday evening, which addresses scheduled time off for department supervisors. According to Mayor Brian Sullivan, there was nothing in writing that kept supervisors and deputy supervisors from taking scheduled time off at the same time.  Read more...

MCAE Foundation Scholarships

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:07:05 CST
The Macoupin County Agriculture Education Foundation is offering 1- $1,500 scholarhip, 1- $1,000 scholarship, and 7 - $500 scholarships for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year to students wishing to pursue agriculture majors.  Read more...

2 Injured After Hillsboro Man Invades Home

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:41:04 CST
The Montgomery County Sheriff's offce has released details of an attempted homicide that occurred Saturday in Hillsboro. According to their report, at approximately 10:25 a.m.  Read more...

Plainview Man Charged

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 09:57:44 CST
Macoupin County State's Attorney Jennifer A. Watson announced on Friday that 32 year old Danny G. Kline of Plainview was formally charged with one count of aggravated domestic battery and three counts of aggravated battery. He faces up to seven years in prison if he is convicted.  Read more...

Carrollton Woman is Missing

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:10:10 CST
Police are searching for an elderly woman who has been missing since Tuesday night. Betty Short, 85, of Carrollton, was last seen driving a white, 2008 Chevrolet Impala with the license plate number RS 2302. She was last spotted Wednesday heading east on Illinois Route 16 near Jerseyville.  Read more...

IDOT Seeks Input

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:25:50 CST
The Illinois Department of Transportation is asking for additional input from the public in developing its Long Range Transportation Plan. The plan will identify policies to provide Illinois residents and businesses with innovative, sustainable and multimodal transportation solutions that support goals and grow the economy.  Read more...

Sheriff's Association Scholarships

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 06:28:10 CST
The Illinois Sheriff's Association has announced that it will be awarding over $54,000 in college scholarships throughout the state to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only.  Read more...

Fatal Crash in Greene County

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 09:16:23 CST
A Carrollton woman was killed in a two vehicle crash Thursday night south of Carrollton.  Read more...

ISP Pension Fund Phone Scam

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 11:11:55 CST
Illinois State Police District 18 Trooper Heath Bryan is warning the public of a phone scam that is currently circulating throughout the state. Several have reported that they have received telephone calls from an individual discussing the State Police Pension Fund, and requesting they send money immediately.  Read more...

Illinois Sheriff's Association Scholarships

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:56:44 CST
The Illinois Sheriff's Association announces that it will be awarding $54,500 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only.  Read more...

Madison County Officials Investigating Infant's Death

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:38:14 CST
The Madison County Sheriff's office is investigating the death of an infant that occurred Tuesday morning.  Read more...

St. Francis Opens New Cancer Center

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:35:07 CST
H.S.H.S. St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield held a blessing of its all new Cancer Care Center on Tuesday, January 17. Hospital Chaplain Monsignor Kenneth Steffen presided at the event, with director of radiology and mission Joanne Van Leer assisting.  Read more...

Montgomery County Residents Arrested on Drug Charges

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:06:04 CST
Two Montgomery County residents were arrested Friday afternoon on drug charges. Kasey Hodge, 28, of Raymond, and Richard Ross, 43, of Hillsboro, were taken into custody at 837 East Seward Seward Street in Hillsboro for possession of methamphetamine and heroin.  Read more...

Progressive Club Anniversary

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:52:31 CST
The Wilsonville Progressive Club will hold its 68th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, January 21, starting at 5pm with food and music and public is invited. The Club moved into the current location on January 22, 1949.  Read more...

Local Ladies Recognized at VFW Banquet

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:47:31 CST
The 12th District of the Veterans of Foreign Wars held their annual awards banquet on January 7. Julia Bader, who placed first in the Patriot's Pen Essay Contest at the local level, was awarded second in the district under the same category. She received a certificate and $100.  Read more...

Litchfield Seeking Citizen of the Year Nominees

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:41:04 CST
Each year, the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce recognizes an outstanding individual who has gone above and beyond with exceptional and continuous service to the community.  Read more...

Hillsboro Business Owner Arrested for Arson

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:12:00 CST
A Hillsboro business owner has been arrested for arson after a fire occurred a week ago. Jeffery Holcomb, 48, was taken into custody for Arson on January 4, at approximately 1:20 p.m. He was booked into the Montgomery County Jail and is currently awaiting a bond hearing.  Read more...

Radon Testing for Schools

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 09:45:18 CST
January is 'Rado Action Month' in Illinois to encourage residents to test their homes for radon, a radioactive gas that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.  Read more...

Health Department Statement on Norovirus

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:12:57 CST
The Montgomery County Health Department released a statement Wednesday addressing the norovirus in Litchfield. Health Department Administrator Hugh Satterlee said they are aware of social media outlets within their jurisdiction claiming a large scale outbreak in Litchfield.  Read more...

Injury Accident near Gillespie

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:25:55 CST
Three people were injured in a single vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon between Gillespie and Benld. According to Illinois State Police, 32 year old Nicole Ridenhour of Gillespie was driving a 2012 Kia northbound on IL Rt-4 when the vehicle left the roadway at 2:36pm.  Read more...

Norovirus Hits Montgomery County

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:48:43 CST
Reports have surfaced recently of the norovirus hitting the Montgomery County area. According to the Montgomery County Health Department, the norovirus, frequently referred to as the stomach flu, is very contagious and can infect anyone. It may cause stomach pain, diarrhea and vomiting, and usually lasts 48 hours or less.  Read more...

Crimestoppers Seeking Burglary Info

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 08:12:09 CST
The Macoupin-Montgomery County Crimestoppers is seeking information about a residential burglary that occurred on the evening of December 27, between 3:30 and 6:30. Someone broke into a residence on the Miller Branch Trail, about one and a half miles southwest of Taylor Springs.  Read more...

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