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Litchfield Railroad Crossings Blocked By Train

Sun, 29 Jun 2014 11:08:20 CDT
According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office a crack in the rail is to blame for a train blocking all but two rail road crossings in Litchfield but two on Sunday morning.  Read more...


Litchfield Railroad Crossings Blocked By Train

Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:27:44 CDT
According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office a crack in the rail is to blame for a train blocking all but two rail road crossings in Litchfield and will remain so for hours.  Read more...


Litchfield Railroad Crossing Blocked By Train

Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:23:36 CDT
According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office a crack in the rail is to blame for a train blocking all but two rail road crossings in Litchfield and will remain so for hours.  Read more...


Litchfield Railroad Crossing Blocked By Train

Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:19:20 CDT
According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, a crack in the rail is to blame for blocking all but two railroad crossings in Litchfield and will remain so for hours. North of town, Sallee Avenue by the High School and the Niemannville Trail crossing south of town by Walton Park are the only two crossing that remain open.  Read more...


Master Gardner Tour

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:41:34 CDT
The Macoupin County Master Gardners will hold their annual Garden Tour on Saturday 28 from 10am until 3pm. Beautiful, private residential gardens in the Carlinville area will be featured on the Garden Tour and the gardens may be toured at the leisure of the ticket holders. Cost of the tour is $5 per person.  Read more...


West Frontage Road To Be Repaired

Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:11:28 CDT
(Springfield)--The West Frontage Road of Interstate 55 south of the Coalfield Rest Area will be receiving some repair work. The Illinois Department of Transportation informed County Board Chairman Roy Hertel of a temporary road closure of the Frontage Road. The closure will take place south of the rest area to Route 48.  Read more...


Fatal Accident on I-55

Sat, 21 Jun 2014 07:40:09 CDT
(Staunton) - A Mt. Olive man was killed early Friday morning in a three car accident on Interstate 55 at mile marker 33. Two vehicles were stopped for construction on the Northbound lane of I-55 when a vehicle driven by 35 year old Michael Schultze failed to stop and struck one of the vehicles.  Read more...


Operaton Kid Safe in Virden

Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:43:40 CDT
(Virden) - On Saturday (June 21) in Virden there will be a free child safety event at Freedom Auto Group. Operation Kid Safe is a free program that affords parents the opportunity to get digital fingerprints of their children, which is done with the same techonlogy that the FBI and Secret Service use.  Read more...


Grosenheider Crowned New Queen

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:00:21 CDT
(Butler)--A new Miss Montgomery County Fair Queen was crowned during ceremonies held Wednesday night in Butler. The new Miss Montgomery County Fair Queen is Shayla Grosenheider, the 20 year old daughter of Doug and Alicia Grosenheider of Litchfield. She was also awarded the Dallas Steward Award.  Read more...


Bunker Hill Fire Under Investigation

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:40:50 CDT
(Bunker Hill) - The fire that destroyed an apartment building in Bunker Hill remains under investigation. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. The State Fire Marshall continues its investigation into the fire that started around 2 pm Saturday afternoon.  Read more...


Union Miners Cemetery Board Recieves Huge Donation

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:11:20 CDT
A substantial check benefiting Union Miners Cemetery and the Mother Jones Monument was presented at a press conference Tuesday in Mt. Olive. According to the President of the Union Miners Cemetery Board, Ed Becker, Mt. Olive Mayor John Skertich opened the ceremony followed by State Senator Andy Manar.  Read more...


Schram City Woman Found Dead

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:31:11 CDT
(Schram City)--The Montgomery County Sheriff's and Coroner's Office is investigating the death of a 27 year old Schram City woman. According to the Sheriff's Office, 911 received a phone call regarding a possible deceased person in the five hundred block of Locust Street in Schram City.  Read more...


North Mac Bill

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:56:58 CDT
A three-year old bill stemming from the 2010 merger of the Girard and Virden School districts into the Noth Mac School District will soon be paid thanks to funding secured by State Senator Andy Manar. Manar included the money in a supplemental spending plan, House Bill 6060, passed by the General Assembly on June 9.  Read more...


Burke Appointed As City Clerk

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:12:31 CDT
(Litchfield)--A new city clerk was appointed during a special Litchfield City Council meeting Tuesday night. Carol Burke was appointed to be the new city clerk. Burke has currently been serving the city as its Tourism Coordinator. She will replace Denise Lueker who resigned at the June 3rd City Council meeting.  Read more...


Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:53:07 CDT
ROAD CLOSURES UPDATED THURSDAY, JUNE 12TH In Cahokia Township in Macoupin County, Sunset Road from Franke Road to Prospect Road is closed until Saturday, June 14th.  Read more...


Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:55:31 CDT
Road Closures Several road closures will affect traffic in Montgomery and Macoupin Counties. Today, Monday, June 9th, a culvert is being replaced at the intersection of the Hillsboro North Road and Witt Avenue. The roads will be closed until 3:00 this afternoon.  Read more...


Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:46:26 CDT
Road Closures Several road closures will affect traffic in Montgomery and Macoupin Counties. Today, Monday, June 9th, a culvert is being replaced at the intersection of the Hillsboro North Road and Witt Avenue. The roads will be closed until 3:00 this afternoon.  Read more...


RECC Annual Meeting June 12

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:03:16 CDT
Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative‘s 77th Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, June 12 at Glenwood Elementary School in Chatham. Registration and a free pork chop dinner will begin at 5pm, with the business meeting starting at 7pm.  Read more...


Hillsboro Woman Arrested for Filing a False Police Report

Sun, 08 Jun 2014 09:47:52 CDT
On Saturday the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office arrested 29 year old Cheri Fisbie of Hillsboro for disorderly Conduct-Filing a False Police Report and Obstructing Justice.  Read more...


Hillsboro woman arrested for June 3rd robbery

Sun, 08 Jun 2014 09:29:17 CDT
On Saturday the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office arrested 29 year old Cheri Fisbie of Hillsboro for disorderly Conduct-Filing a False Police Report and Obstructing Justice.  Read more...


Authorites Looking For An Impersonating Officer

Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:49:24 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is searching for an individual who impersonated a police officer while robbing a female. According to the sheriff's office, 911 received a report about a person who was allegedly robbed.  Read more...


Nokomis Man Charged With Child Pornography

Thu, 05 Jun 2014 09:04:13 CDT
(Nokomis)--A 33 year old Nokomis man has been arrested on child pornography charges stemming from a several month long investigation. Reportedly the investigation began when 33 year old Daniel Johnson made contact with a student at Hillsboro High School, and then a month later took pictures of students at Nokomis High School.  Read more...


Macoupin Property Taxes

Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:26:47 CDT
Macoupin County Treasurer Anne Boehm states that the 2013 real estate tax bills will be mailed on Friday, June 6th. Approximately 38,000 tax bills are being prepared for mailing with a total current extension of $41,540,649.95.  Read more...


Lueker Resigns As City Clerk

Wed, 04 Jun 2014 08:57:26 CDT
(Litchfield)--The resignation of Litchfield City Clerk Denise Lueker was accepted during the city council meeting Tuesday night. Following a short closed session, the board announced the resignation.  Read more...


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