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Funding Still Available For Winter Assistance

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 08:10:32 CST
(Hillsboro)--The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Grant Program still has energy funding available for winter utility assistance. Any household that has applied as of September 1st or after will not be able to apply again.  Read more...


Litchfield Recycling Drop Shed Burns Down

Mon, 23 Jan 2012 09:54:03 CST
(Litchfield)--Fire fighters responded to a fire at the Litchfield Recycling Center. According to Dawn Lutz from the Montgomery County Recycling Program, fire fighters responded to the shed around 5:30 Saturday morning. The building was fully engulphed when fire fighters arrived.  Read more...


New Miss Illinois Fair Queen Crowned

Mon, 23 Jan 2012 10:00:36 CST
(Springfield)--A new Miss Illinois County Fair Queen was crowned during ceremonies held this weekend in Springfield. Miss Lake County Brittani Schisler was crowned as the new queen. She is a student at Eastern Illinois University studing communications disorders and sciences.  Read more...


Morrisonville Man Killed In A Head On Accident

Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:50:53 CST
(Taylorville)--A Morrisonville man was killed in a two vehicle accident Thursday afternoon on Route 29 in Christian County. According to State Police, a vehicle driven by 36 year old Reynaldo Tapia the Third of Morrisonville was southbound on Route 29 near Seventeen Hundred East Road.  Read more...


Authorities Searching For A Missing Coffeen Man

Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:34:41 CST
(Hillsboro)--The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing 73 year old Coffeen man. The Sheriff's Office received a phone call reporting a suspected suicidal person missing from Coffeen. Sheriff's Deputies responded to the residence of 73 year old Howard Beard.  Read more...


Litchfield Man Killed In A Single Vehicle Accident

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 09:07:53 CST
(Litchfield)--A Litchfield man was killed, and another person seriously injured in a single vehicle accident Saturday evening. According to State Police, 60 year old Robert Johnson of Litchfield and 44 year old Gregory Strong of Marion were southbound on East 1st Road when the truck they were in left the road, striking a ditch.  Read more...


Two People Arrested Following A Meth Bust In Witt

Tue, 10 Jan 2012 14:35:28 CST
(Witt)--Two people were arrested in connection to a meth bust Saturday evening in Witt. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, a search warrant was executed on a residence on West Berry Street.  Read more...


Donnellson Woman Injured In An Accident Near Taylor Springs

Fri, 06 Jan 2012 09:14:46 CST
(Taylor Springs)--One person was seriously injured in a two vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon on Route 127 near Taylor Springs. According to State Police, vehicles driven by 20 year old Brittnay Phillips of Donnellson, and 25 year old Tricia Northcutt of Taylor Springs were southbound on Route 127.  Read more...


Ameren Files A Plan Seeking Rate Hike

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 08:43:20 CST
(Springfield)--Ameren Illinois has filed a plan with the Illinois Commerce Commission seeking a rate hike to help pay for an upgrade of its distribution grid.  Read more...


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