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National Bank In Hillsboro Wants To Build A New Downtown Banking Center

Fri, 28 Jan 2011 9:48:06 CST
(Hillsboro)--During the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday night, Hillsboro National Bank President Harry Hutchison, and Board Chairman Whitey Patton addressed the council regarding a proposed banking center. The bank has options to purchase property south of Security Savings to Water Street.  Read more...


Hunter Education Course Coming to Carlinville

Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:05:41 CST
The mandatory Illinois Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Education course will be held in Carlinville on March 4 from 5:30pm until 9:30pm and March 5 from 8:00am until 4:30pm in the Carlinville Park Board building on Ramey Street in Carlinville.  Read more...


Nokomis Man Sentenced To Ten Years In The Department Of Corrections

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 9:34:09 CST
(Hillsboro)--A 28 year old Nokomis man was sentenced to ten years in the Department of Corrections. According to the Montgomery County States Attorney‘s Office, Eric Root plead guilty to the offenses of burglary to a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, and driving while revoked.  Read more...


Gillespie Man Found Dead In Litchfield

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:33:15 CST
(Litchfield)--The Litchfield Police Department, and the Emergency Medical Services responded Sunday to a report of an unresponsive man found at a residence in the twelve hundred block of North Monroe Street. Upon arrival, the body of 42 year old Albert Gauch of Gillespie was found sitting in a running vehicle in a closed garage.  Read more...


Red Cross Office Opening in Litchfield

Sat, 22 Jan 2011 9:02:27 CST
A local American Red Cross office is opening in Litchfield. An orientation class for people interested in getting involved will be offered at Living Stones Church on Monday (January 24) at 6:30pm in the church‘s coffee shop.  Read more...


Alton Teacher In The Running For National Teacher of the Year

Thu, 20 Jan 2011 9:03:59 CST
(Alton)--An Alton journalism and english teach is in the running to be National Teacher of the Year. The Illinois State Board of Education announced that Annice Brave from Alton High School is one of four finalists for the honor from the Council of Chief State School Officers.  Read more...


Renovation Of The Historic Courthouse Haulted

Wed, 12 Jan 2011 13:37:27 CST
(Hillsboro)--During the Montgomery County Board meeting Tuesday morning, the County Board had a long discussion on plans to sent bids out for the renovation of the Historic Courthouse.  Read more...


Duff Sentenced In Connection To Hamel Bank Robbery

Sat, 08 Jan 2011 11:11:07 CST
(Hamel)--An Illinois man has been ordered to spend close to nine years in prison for robbing a bank of over fourteen hundred dollars. Thirty six year old Brian Duff of Livingston also must five years of supervised released after his prison term.  Read more...


Firefighters Responded To A Semi Trailer Fire

Thu, 06 Jan 2011 9:33:55 CST
(Litchfield)--The Litchfield Fire Department was called to a semi trailer fire Monday evening. Reportedly firefighters were called to the fire Monday evening at nine on Interstate 55, near the weigh station. Reportedly the driver of the semi reported sparks coming from the trailer after he entered the interstate.  Read more...


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