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Hillsboro Juveniles Taken Into Custody After Vehicle Theft

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:18:52 CST
Two juvenile males were taken into custoday last Wednesday in connection with a stolen vehicle. Shortly after 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Hillsboro Police Department was notified that a vehicle had been stolen from a residence on Huber Drive.  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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