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Two People Killed In A Single Vehicle Accident Near St. Jacob

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 07:59:28 CDT
(St. Jacob)--Two people were killed in a single vehicle accident Monday morning in St. Jacob. According to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to an accident in the eleven hundred block of Ellis Road. Upon arrival the bodies of 27 year old Ryan Junker of St.  Read more...


Three People Killed In A Two Vehicle Accident On Interstate 70

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 08:04:43 CDT
(Collinsville)--Three people were killed in a two vehicle accident Thursday evening on Interstate 70. According to State Police, vehicles driven by 40 year old Dennis Nagle of Missouri, and 41 year old Suzette Lee of Mulberry Grove were eastbound on the interstate. A deer crossed the roadway ahead of Lee's vehicle.  Read more...


Missing Livingston Man Found In Montgomery County

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:41:23 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The body of a missing 38 year old Livingston man was found Tuesday morning by Montgomery County authorities. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, around 8:30 Montgomery County Communications received a phone call about a subject that was found deceased.  Read more...


Carlinville Man Injured In A Single Vehicle Accident in Montgomery County

Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:18:50 CDT
(Litchfield)--One person was injured in a single vehicle accident on July 12th on Route 108, one mile east of County Line Road. According to information released this week by State Police, a vehicle driven by 47 year old Patrick Lyerla of Carlinville was westbound on Route 108 when he left the road, striking a tree.  Read more...


Macoupin County Fair Queen

Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:08:22 CDT
The 2012 Miss Macoupin County Fair Queen is Chloe Walton of Carlinville. 1st Runner Up - Kristen McDowell of Staunton 2nd Runner Up - Catie Witt of Carlinville 3rd Runner Up - Carrie Grandidier of Mt.  Read more...


Authorities Investigating The Death Of A Coffeen Woman

Wed, 18 Jul 2012 07:59:57 CDT
(Coffeen)--Authorities are investigating the death of a 52 year old Coffeen woman. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to a residence in the four hundred block of Stoddard Street in Coffeen. Upon arrival, the body of 52 year old Annetta Kuhl-Middleton was found inside the residence.  Read more...


Macoupin Little Miss and Mister

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 11:06:50 CDT
The 2012 Little Miss and Mister Pageant was held Monday night at the Macoupin County Fair. The new Little Miss is Charlie Harding. First runner up was Alyssa Carriker and second runner up was Emily Raab. The new Little Mister is Kolton Lowry. First runner up was Houston Turley and second runner up was Connor Costello.  Read more...


Crimestoppers Seeking Information Regarding Thefts Near Coffeen

Sat, 14 Jul 2012 09:12:03 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The Macoupin Montgomery County Crimestoppers is seeking information regarding two thefts that happened on a construction site on the east side of Coffeen near Route 185. The thefts occurred within the past couple of weeks. According to Crimestoppers, a black harrow and several gallons of diesel fuel were taken.  Read more...


Two People Seriously Injured In A Head On Accident

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:48:09 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Two people were seriously injured in a two vehicle accident Thursday afternoon on Route 16, east of Route 127. According to State Police, a vehicle driven by 31 year old Jerry Jett the Second of Hillsboro was eastbound on Route 16. Another vehicle, driven by 47 year old Benjamin Bishop of Litchfield was westbound.  Read more...


Four Million Dollars In Grants Awarded Management Agencies

Thu, 12 Jul 2012 09:13:35 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The Illinois Emergency Management Agency has awarded four million dollars in grants that will held 120 city and county emergency management agencies throughout the state to support local disaster preparedness efforts.  Read more...


Summer Energy Assistance Program

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 10:17:48 CDT
Frank Schwab, Executive Director for the Illinois Valley Economic Development Corporation has announced that Illinois Valley has been designated by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to operate a limited Summer Energy Assistance Program in the counties of Macoupin, Greene, Jersey and Calhoun.  Read more...


Montgomery County Board Approves Polling Changes

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:51:46 CDT
(Hillsboro)--During the Montgomery County Board meeting Tuesday morning, Finance Committee Chairman George Blankenship reported that Bois D'Arc Township dropped to under one thousand residents during the last census. As a result, the township will be combined with tax assessment districts in Harvel, Pitman and Zanesville Townships.  Read more...


Hillsboro Man Arrested In Connection To The Attempted Robbery Of A Fireworks Stand

Wed, 04 Jul 2012 08:54:14 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A 50 year old Hillsboro man has been arrested following an alleged attempted robbery of a fireworks stand in the one hundred block of East Fairground. According to Hillsboro Police Chief Gary Satterlee, Marvin Beck was captured Monday evening by the old water plant.  Read more...


Missing Livingston Resident

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 11:18:49 CDT
Chris Kostadin a resident of Livingston, Illinois is 38 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing black T-shirt and blue jeans. Friday, June 22, His vehicle was found abandoned on Hughes Road near North First Avenue in Sorento.  Read more...


Fireworks Stand Attempted Robery in Hillsboro

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 11:14:03 CDT
Around 2 pm on Monday 50 year old Marvin Beck of Hillsboro allegedly attempted to rob the fireworks stand located at 104 E Fairground in Hillsboro. As of right now Beck remains at large. According to Hillsboro Police Chief Gary Satterlee Beck, a registered sex offender, should be considered armed and dangerous.  Read more...


Saturday Night Accident On Lake Lou

Mon, 02 Jul 2012 14:33:50 CDT
A Saturday night boat/swimmer accident happened on Lake Lou Yeager in Litchfield. Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson has more.  Read more...


State Fair Twilight Parade Entry Deadline

Mon, 02 Jul 2012 12:10:39 CDT
Each year the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade marches proudly through Springfield to mark the unofficial start of the ten-day annual showcase of Illinois agriculture. Those interested in participating in this year’s parade and Marching Band Competition must act soon; the deadline to enter is July 6.  Read more...


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