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Police: Hillsboro Burglaries Likely Committed by Same People

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:54:35 CDT
Authorities are investigating a string of burglaries that occurred over the weekend in Hillsboro that police believe were committed by the same people. At around 10:30 p.m. Friday, Hillsboro Police received a report of three males entering vehicles in the 1400 block of Center Street.  Read more...

Hillsboro Man Injured After Stolen Motorcycle Crash

Fri, 27 Jul 2018 10:55:17 CDT
A Hillsboro man was taken to a Springfield hospital with severe injuries after a motorcycle crash Wednesday evening. Kevin Perkins was first taken to Hillsboro Area Hospital with severe injuries before being airlifted to Springfield by helicopter.  Read more...

Bethalto Man Charged with First-Degree Murder

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 13:39:41 CDT
A Bethalto man is facing murder charges after he allegedly drove a vehicle into a group of people early Sunday morning, killing one and injuring another.  Read more...

Man Arrested for DUI after I-55 Crash

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:34:16 CDT
A St. Louis man was arrested for allegedly Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol after a single vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on Interstate 55 south of Springfield.  Read more...

Panhandle to Offer Developmental Screenings

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:03:34 CDT
The Panhandle School District will be offering free developmental screenings on Thursday, August 9, for children who reside in the district and will be three or four-years-old by September 1.  Read more...

Lewis and Clark to Offer Bachelors Degrees in Nursing

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:07:16 CDT
Earlier this summer, Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey announced a partnership with the University of Illinois to offer Bachelor of Science Degrees in Nursing at their institution.  Read more...

Hillsboro Man Found Dead Saturday

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:36:39 CDT
A Hillsboro man was found dead outside a residence early Saturday morning. Levi Titsworth, 23, of Hillsboro, was found at 12:28 a.m. Saturday by the Hillsboro Police. He was pronounced dead by Montgomery County Coroner Randy Leetham.  Read more...

County Board Hears Update on Eagle Zinc Cleanup

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:00:45 CDT
Members of the Environmental Protection Agency at both the State and Federal levels gave an update Tuesday morning on the progress of the Eagle Zinc cleanup in Hillsboro.  Read more...

Fire Protection, Ambulance Districts in Montgomery County Awarded Grants

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:56:01 CDT
Seven rural fire protection and ambulance districts in the area have been awarded small equipment grants through the office of the State Fire Marshal, according to State Senator Andy Manar. Five of the seven districts are located in Montgomery County.  Read more...

Hillsboro Adopts Ordinance for Water Connections

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:34:43 CDT
The Hillsboro City Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday evening addressing water connection requirements in the city. The ordinance, which had been tabled from the June 26th meeting, makes two changes from the previous ordinance.  Read more...

Body of Missing Effingham Man Found in River

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:33:21 CDT
The body of a missing kayaker was recovered from the Kaskaskia River near Cowden last Thursday evening, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The body of Wallace Darcow, Jr. of Effingham was recovered from the river during a surface search at approximately 8 p.m. July 5.  Read more...

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