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Body of Missing Alton Woman Found

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:24:18 CST
The body of an Alton woman was found Tuesday morning, nearly a week after she had been reported missing by her family. According to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, the body of Adria Jean Hatten, 39, was found in a secluded wooded area inside Horseshoe Lake State Park, which is south of Pontoon Beach.  Read more...

Hillsboro Searches for New Water Superintendent

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:11:15 CST
Last week, the Hillsboro City Council voted to advertise an opening for the position of Water Superintendent. The opening comes after current superintendent Roger Fath announced his intent to retire after 38 years of service.  Read more...

700 Gallons of Fuel Stolen Near Morrisonville

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 13:15:40 CST
Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp is warning area farmers of a recent theft of diesel fuel near Morrisonville. According to the sheriff, approximately 700 gallons of diesel fuel was stolen from 325 North 200 East Road, which is approximately three and a half miles southwest of Morrisonville.  Read more...

Sheriff's Dept. Warns of Synthetic Drug Increase

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 10:04:24 CST
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement agencies are warning Montgomery County citizens -- specifically parents -- about the increase of synthetic drug use in the community. Synthetic drugs are created using man-made chemicals rather than natural ingredients.  Read more...

Hillsboro Opens Bid Process for New Warning Sirens

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 12:26:42 CST
The City of Hillsboro has announced that they will be accepting proposals for the purchase and turnkey installation of four community outdoor warning sirens and associated activation equipment.  Read more...

Bald Eagle Released in Litchfield

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:20:53 CST
A bald eagle has taken to the skies in Litchfield after months of rehabilitation for injuries she received in a territorial fight. Martha the eagle was released at Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield on Saturday morning as dozens of onlookers rooted her on.  Read more...

CEO Class Visits Litchfield, Lincolnwood High Schools

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:06:15 CST
The Montgomery CEO class recently visited both Litchfield and Lincolnwood High Schools to explain what the CEO class is and how it has personally impacted each members' educational experience.  Read more...

Virden Man Gets 35 Years

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:28:13 CST
A Virden man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. On Tuesday, Associate Judge Joshua A. Meyer sentenced 33 year old Thomas A. Hess to the prison term afte a Macoupin County Jury found Hess quilty of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. According to Macoupin County State's Attorney Jennifer A.  Read more...

19 Speak at Public Hearing on Downstate Energy Producers

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:19:52 CST
Nineteen members of the public spoke to the Illinois Commerce Commission Tuesday afternoon about the future of downstate energy plants owned and operated by Dynegy. The public hearing was held in front of a standing-room only crowd in the county boardroom at the Historic Courthouse in Hillsboro.  Read more...

Macoupin County Hazards Mitigation Planning Committee Meeting

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:53:34 CST
The frequency and damages caused by severe storms and other natural hazards in Macoupin County will be discussed when the Macoupin County Hazards Mitigation Planning Committee meets Tuesday, January 23 at the Macoupin County Jail, 2nd Floor Board Room in Carlinville beginning at 7:00pm.  Read more...

Council Accepts Retirement Date for Hillsboro Water Superintendent

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:39:19 CST
On January 9, the Hillsboro City Council accepted the retirement date for the city's water superintendent during their first meeting of 2018. Public Improvements Commissioner Don Downs read a letter of intent to retire from Water Superintendent Roger Fath.  Read more...

Allscripts CEO: Employees Choosing not to relocate to Montgomery County

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:39:49 CST
At the Montgomery County Board meeting Tuesday morning, the board again discussed Allscripts employees and why they are choosing not to relocate to Montgomery County.  Read more...

MCEDC Requests Event Schedules

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:23:36 CST
The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation is currently requesting event schedules from municipalities and local organizations for the spring and summer seasons. Events must be located within Montgomery County.  Read more...

Bunker Hill Fatal

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:44:33 CST
A Bunker Hill woman died in a single vehicle accident Monday morning west of Bunker Hill. According to Macoupin County Coroner Brad Targhetta, 32 year old Heather Frith was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at 7:50am. The cause of death was attributed to blunt force trauma. No autopsy has been scheduled.  Read more...

USDA Grant Awarded to Village of Coalton

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:41:25 CST
The Village of Coalton has been awarded a grant for the purchase of a new dump truck, according to the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation. The grant is through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development and Community Facility Grant Program.  Read more...

Tennessee Juvenile Arrested in Hillsboro

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:32:14 CST
Multiple juveniles were apprehended in Hillsboro Tuesday afternoon after allegedly possessing stolen firearms. Hillsboro Police received a tip Monday evening of a possible runaway juvenile from Tennessee residing in Hillsboro.  Read more...

Bunker Hill Fatal Crash

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 07:58:21 CST
A Jerseyville man was killed in a single vehicle crash Thursday night in Bunker Hill. According to Macoupin County Coroner Brad Targhetta, 32 year old Christopher E. Johnson was pronounced dead at the intersection of East Warren and North Franklin Street at 9:35pm. An autopsy has been scheduled.  Read more...

ICC to Hold Hearing in Hillsboro January 16

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 13:11:47 CST
The Illinois Commerce Commission will be holding a hearing on at the Historic Courthouse in Hillsboro on Tuesday, January 16, to discuss the current downstate electricity-distribution system and what can be done to ensure downstate electricity reliability.  Read more...

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