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Hillsboro Approves Agreement with Woodard & Curran

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:52:54 CDT
On Tuesday evening, the Hillsboro City Council approved an operations and maintenance agreement with the firm Woodard and Curran for the management of water services at the city's water treatment plant. The council approved the agreement, 3-2, with Mayor Brian Sullivan making the deciding vote.  Read more...

Litchfield To Hold Spring Brush Pick-Up

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:42:23 CDT
The City of Litchfield will be offering Spring brush pick-up to residents next week, weather permitting. Pick-up will begin in Ward 1 and progress through each of the four wards accordingly. According to city official Shelly Herman, the staff will make a single pass on each street. Once they pass, the staff will not return.  Read more...

Hillsboro to Host Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration in April

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 08:18:52 CDT
The Hillsboro School District has announced that they will be holding Pre-K and Kindergarten screening registration during the week of April 9. Registration will be available at Coffeen and Beckemeyer Elementary Schools April 9th through the 13th.  Read more...

Montgomery County Election Results

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:01:25 CDT
About 35 percent of registered voters turned out in Montgomery County or submitted an early voting ballot for Tuesday's General Primary Election. Here are the results from the General Primary Election in Montgomery County.  Read more...

Macoupin Primary

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:58:36 CDT
Voter turnout in Macoupin County was 20 percent for Tuesday's Primary election. There were few contested races for the county in both the Democratic and Republican parties.  Read more...

Man Who Allegedly Shot Three in Taylorville Monday Dies

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:10:26 CDT
The man who shot himself after he allegedly shot and wounded three people in Taylorville Monday morning has died. Lee Wayne Kennedy was pronounced dead at 12:33 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, according to Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards.  Read more...

Man Shoots Himself, Allegedly Steals Car in Hillsboro

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:17:09 CDT
A 43-year-old man allegedly stole a car and shot himself outside a Taylorville hospital Monday afternoon hours after wounding three people. Lee Wayne Kennedy shot himself in the head around 4 p.m. Monday after leading police on a pursuit that ended outside Taylorville Memorial Hospital.  Read more...

Police Looking for Man After Allegedly Shooting Three People in Taylorville

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:07:39 CDT
Authorities are looking for a man believed to be armed and dangerous after allegedly shooting three people in Taylorville Monday morning.  Read more...

Alton Man Injured in I-55 Accident

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:26:32 CDT
An Alton man was injured in an automobile accident Wednesday evening on Interstate 55 near Pawnee.  Read more...

Crimestopper Authorizes Two Payments

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:55:56 CDT
At their meeting Wednesday evening, the Macoupin-Montgomery County Crimestoppers authorized a payment for a tip leading to the discovery of a gun on Hillsboro High School grounds last week. Hillsboro police investigated and discovered a gun in a vehicle in the high school parking lot.  Read more...

County Board Room Open During Election Night

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:09:52 CDT
Interested local residents may once again gather in the Montgomery County Board room Tuesday, March 20, to view County Election returns as they become available after the polls close.  Read more...

Taylor Springs Man Arrested for Criminal Damage to Property

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:05:34 CDT
A Taylor Springs man was arrested Sunday morning after allegedly tearing up the Taylor Springs Village Park with his pickup truck. Brock Ondesko, 20, was arrested Sunday morning for Criminal Damage to State Supported Property and Illegal Consumption of Alcohol by a minor.  Read more...

Gun Found in Parking Lot, Not Related to Threatening Note

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:13:41 CST
A gun that was found in a student's vehicle in the Hillsboro High School parking lot Wednesday is not suspected to be related to the threatening note found in a bathroom stall Tuesday morning.  Read more...

Virden Police Officer Honored

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 10:02:03 CST
Virden police officer Troy Parish has been recognized by the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge for his on-duty actions that saved the life of a local woman one year ago. FOP State Lodge President Chris Southwood made the award presentation at this week's Virden City Council meeting.  Read more...

Litchfield Council Awards Bid for Sluice Gate Installation

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 09:54:07 CST
The Litchfield City Council awarded a winning bid last Thursday for a construction contract to install a sluice gate. The gate will go inside the north half of the Five Mile Lake Twin Monolithic Drop Inlet, which is a standalone structure commonly referred to as a weir box.  Read more...

Hillsboro Awards Bid for New Warning Sirens

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 06:34:04 CST
On February 27, the Hillsboro City Council accepted a bid from Whiteside Communications on four new outdoor warning sirens for the city. City Clerk Cory Davidson said he had advertised for bids for two separate kinds of sirens: a Vortex R-4, and a Whelen WPS-2908.  Read more...

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