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Wilkinson Accepts Position In Nebraska

Fri, 28 Jun 2013 08:03:02 CDT
(Litchfield)--Litchfield Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson will be taking a similar role in Nebraska. Sidney, Nebraska City Manager Gary Parson says Wilkinson accepted the position on Tuesday, and plans to start work in Sidney by the end of July.  Read more...


Voter ID Cards Should Be In The Mail Soon

Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:37:32 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Montgomery County Clerk and Recorder Sandy Leitheiser announced that Montgomery County residents should be receiving their new voting registration cards in the mail soon. Leitheiser says if a voter does not receive their updated card by July 15th, they should contact the Clerk and Recorder's Office.  Read more...


Tenaska Halts Energy Plant Plans

Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:34:40 CDT
(Taylorville)--A Nebraska company had decided not to proceed with plans to build an electricity generation plant. Tenaska announced on Friday that the development of the Taylorville Energy Center in Christian County is being halted because of changing economics and the lack of support by Illinois officials.  Read more...


Heroin Seizure in Macoupin County

Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:12:29 CDT
A Macoupin County man has been charged with alleged heroin possession following a traffic stop on Monday near Mt. Olive. According to District 18 State Pokice, 50 year old David L. Simpson of Lake Ka-Ho was traveling on US Route 66 in a Chevrolet van when he was stopped on Monday for a speeding violation at Old Route 66.  Read more...


Christian County Man Killed In An Accident On Route 51

Mon, 17 Jun 2013 07:39:59 CDT
(Pana)--A Christian County man was struck and killed while walking on Route 51, just north of Pana over the weekend. According to Illinois State Police, the individual was struck by a car driven by a woman from Assumption. Rain was falling down during the time of the accident.  Read more...


Heroin Conviction Nets 8 Years

Tue, 11 Jun 2013 09:54:05 CDT
Macoupin County State‘s Attorney Jennifer Watson has announced that Judge Patrick Londrigan has accepted the plea sentencing 31 year old Jaime Salgado to 8 years for his role in the unlawful delivery of 72 buttons of heroin. Salgado entered a plea of guilty to unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.  Read more...


Litchfield To Look For A New Administrator

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:34:04 CDT
(Litchfield)--The City of Litchfield will be accepting applications for a new City Administrator. Following a closed session for personell, the city council approved to accept applications for the position. The measure passed in a six to two vote, with Alderman Woody Street, and Dave Hollo voting no.  Read more...


Litchfield Man Injured In Accident

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 08:34:08 CDT
(Litchfield)--One person was injured in a single vehicle accident Thursday morning on Interstate 55 near Staunton. According to Illinois State Police, a vehicle driven by 46 year old Eric Northcutt of Litchfield was northbound on the interstate when he left the road, entering into a ditch.  Read more...


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