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Joe Page Bridge Lane Restrictions

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:32:55 CDT
The Illinois Department of Transportation is advising motorists that the Joe Page Bridge carrying IL Rt. 16/100 over the Illinois River will be restricted to one lane beginning on Monday, April 3. Temporary traffic signals will be installed to maintain two-way traffic through this area.  Read more...

Suicide Investigated After Man Found Hanging in Front Yard

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:41:39 CDT
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and Coroner's Office are investigating a suicide that occurred on the south end of Litchfield last Thursday. On March 23, at 11:43 p.m., 911 Dispatch received a call for assistance in reference to a man found hanging in the front yard of a residence on 30 Bluebird Lane.  Read more...

Greene County Health Fair

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:49:25 CDT
The Greene County Health Department, in cooperation with Boyd Healthcare Services, Knights of Columbus, Lions Clubs of Greene County, Greene County Farm Bureau, Gable Family Pharmacy and Pharmacy Plus, is sponsoring a Health Fair for people of all ages on Wednesday, March 29, from 7:00am until Noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall...  Read more...

2 Cited for Retail Theft at Hillsboro IGA

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:54:11 CDT
Two people were cited for retail theft at IGA in Hillsboro on Monday morning. At 9:06 a.m., the Hillsboro Police Department was requested to respond to the grocery store in reference to a shoplifter they had detained. After speaking with management, officers cited Kimberly Deck, 40, of Witt, with Retail Theft.  Read more...

Public Safety Tax Discussed at County Board Meeting

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:50:00 CDT
The Montgomery County Board discussed the proposed Public Safety Sales Tax at their meeting Tuesday morning, ahead of the Consolidated Election in April.  Read more...

Blackburn Board of Trustees

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:52:26 CDT
Mayor Deanna Demuzio of Carlinville has been elected to a three-year term on the Blackburn College Board of Trustees. A member of the Board since 2005, she will continue in her role as board member until February 2020.  Read more...

Green Makes History with Hillsboro Police

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:08:45 CDT
History was made at the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday evening. Vonna Green was sworn in as a new part-time police officer and, according to Hillsboro Police Chief Randy Leetham, she is the first sworn female in the department's history.  Read more...

2 Charged After Drug Bust and Fight with Deputy

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:36:24 CDT
A Montgomery County Deputy Sheriff suffered minor injuries after an altercation at a drug bust on Thursday afternoon. At approximately 12:10 p.m. Thursday, March 9, a Montgomery County Deputy Sheriff on patrol northwest of Raymond observed Regina Burks, 42, in her yard. The deputy knew Burks was wanted on a felony drug warrant.  Read more...

Mobile Vet Center Coming to Carlinville

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:34:53 CST
The Mobile Vet Center is coming to Carlinville on Wednesday, March 15th from 9am until 3pm at 220 North Broad Street behind the Farm Bureau building. MVC Outreach Staff consists of outreach specialists and readjustment counselors.  Read more...

Mini Miner and Little Miss Meeting

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:09:52 CST
An informational meeting concerning the Black Diamond Day's Mini Miner and Little Miss contest will be held Monday, March 13 at 6:30pm in the Gillespie Civic Center. Parents considering their child's participation in the Mini Miner and Little Miss pageant are encouraged to attend the meeting.  Read more...

Litchfield Alderman Candidate Withdraws

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:17:12 CST
A Litchfield candidate for alerman has withdrawn his name from the race, leaving his ward with one candidate running uncontested. According to the Montgomery County Clerk's Office, Charles James Randle withdrew his candidacy on Tuesday for Litchfield Alderman serving Ward 2 for the April 4, Election.  Read more...

IRS Scam Reportedly Hits Montgomery County

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:13:53 CST
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office was recently notified of a new IRS scam being perpetrated in the area. According to the Sheriff's Office, the scammer will call and claim to be from the IRS and inform the victim that he or she has won a $9000 grant that does not need to have taxes paid on it.  Read more...

Litchfield Woman Dies in ATV-Train Collision

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:45:23 CST
A Litchfield woman has died after her ATV struck a train on Saturday afternoon. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, a 911 call was received Saturday, March 4, at 1:59 p.m. in reference to an ATV hitting a train at a private railroad crossing on South Clinton Street, near the southwest edge of Litchfield.  Read more...

Morrisonville Man Arrested After 30 Cannabis Plants Seized

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:00:28 CST
A Morrisonville man was arrested after 30 cannabis plants were seized in Christian County. According to the Christian County Sheriff's office, Nathan Pinnell, 33, was taken into custody and charged with Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Deliver over 500 Grams. The charge is a Class 2 Felony.  Read more...

Man with Loaded Firearm Arrested

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 08:24:07 CST
A Standard City man was arrested in Hillsboro Tuesday evening after a loaded firearm was discovered in his vehicle. According to the Hillsboro Police Department, James Davidson, 61, was stopped at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday at Springfield Road and Oak Street for a traffic violation.  Read more...

Hillsboro to Host Public Meeting on Eagle Zinc Cleanup

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:15:46 CST
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is hold a public meeting to share information about the next phase of the Eagle Zinc cleanup project in Hillsboro. The Eagle Zinc site closed in 2003.  Read more...

Fatal Crash Near Bunker Hill

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:38:02 CST
One person is dead following a collision between a law enforcement vehicle and an ATV Tuesday night north of Bunker Hill. According to Illinois State Police, 42 year old Michael Cathorall of Bunker Hill was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at 9:43pm by the Macoupin County Coroner.  Read more...

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