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Bicyclist Killed In An Accident Thursday Evening On The West Frontage Road

Fri, 30 Jul 2010 14:52:52 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A bicyclist was killed in an accident Thursday evening on the West Frontage Road, a half mile south of the Sangamon-Montgomery County line. According to Illinois State Police, 60 year old Stephen Knipp was riding northbound on the West Frontage Road near Virden Avenue.  Read more...


Road Closure in Raymond Starting on Friday @ 8am

Thu, 29 Jul 2010 19:58:02 CDT
Springfield Road in the Village of Raymond will be closed Friday July 30, from 8am to 4pm from Rt 127 south to Shirley Street Junction.  Read more...


City of Hillsboro Still Recovering From Saturday‘s Storm

Tue, 27 Jul 2010 9:04:00 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The City of Hillsboro is still recovering from heavy rainfall that went through the area Saturday night. According to the City of Hillsboro, the city pool will be closed until further notice. Crews are working on draining, cleaning, and refilling the pool. No time frame has been set on when the pool will reopen.  Read more...


One Person Arrested Following A Bank Robbery In Hamel

Tue, 27 Jul 2010 8:16:16 CDT
(Hamel)--It didn‘t take long for Madison County Authorities to track down a suspected bank robber. Reportedly, less than ten minutes after a man walked into a Hamel Bank and demanded money, fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash, a deputy pulled the suspect‘s vehicle over near Edwardsville. No one was injured in the robbery.  Read more...


Trail Date Scheduled For A Man Accused Of Stabbing Three People In A Belleville Hair Salon

Thu, 22 Jul 2010 8:50:43 CDT
(Belleville)--A November 1st trial date has been scheduled for a man accused of stabbing three people to death in a Belleville hair salon. Darrell Lane is accused of murdering hair dresser Michael Cooney, and sisters Doris Fischer and Dorothy Bone in 2005. The salon was located in Cooney‘s home in Belleville.  Read more...

Several Towns Recovering From Monday‘s Storms

Tue, 20 Jul 2010 13:30:02 CDT
(Springfield)--Several Illinois towns are in recovery mode after a round of severe weather made its way through the area Monday afternoon. Among the worst hit areas was Sullivan in Moultrie County. Several businesses on the town‘s square were damaged, and much of the town was without power.  Read more...

Krabbe Crowned 2010 Miss Litchfield Chamber of Commerce

Sat, 17 Jul 2010 9:02:32 CDT
(Litchfield)--A new Litchfield Chamber of Commerce Queen was crowned during ceremonies Friday night in Litchfield. 17 year old Danielle Krabbe was crowned as the Chamber‘s new queen. Miss Krabbe is the daughter of Roger and Dana Krabbe. First runner up was 17 year old Morgan Painter, the daugher of Sterling and Kathy Painter.  Read more...

Authorites Looking Into The Death Of A Twenty Month Old Infant In Witt

Wed, 14 Jul 2010 14:13:44 CDT
(Witt)--The Montgomery County Coroner‘s Office, and Sheriff‘s Office are investigating the death of a twenty month old infant Tuesday morning in Witt. According to Montgomery County Coroner Rick Broaddus, Montgomery County 911 received a phone call of a young child that had fallen into a well at a residence on Hillside Avenue in Witt.  Read more...

Governor Quinn In Litchfield To Sign Two Veterans Bills

Wed, 14 Jul 2010 9:56:41 CDT
(Litchfield)--Governor Pat Quinn was in Litchfield Thursday to sign two veterans bills into law. The first bill, House Bill 6103, states veterans who receives services from a state mental health facility will not be charged for services covered by their existing insurance plan.  Read more...

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