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McCammack Named To The City Council

Fri, 31 May 2013 08:35:02 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A new city council member was appointed during the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday night. The council appointed Dennis McCammack. He will be the cities new finance commissioner. McCammack replaces Commissioner Richard Small who resigned in April.  Read more...


Armed Robbery In Farmersville

Fri, 31 May 2013 08:26:04 CDT
(Farmersville)--Authorities are investigating the armed robbery of the Farmersville Branch of the Prarie State Bank. According to reports from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and Illinois State Police, a white male in his mid 30's entered the bank, displayed a handgun and demanded money.  Read more...


High Wind Damage in Mt. Olive

Tue, 21 May 2013 10:39:33 CDT
Strong Winds extensively damaged buildings in Mt. Olive late Monday night. Shortly before 10:30pm, a strong storm and high winds struck Mt. Olive destroying four buildings on Main street and extensively damaging 14 others. Included in the damage was the Mt. Olive Fire Department building. Most of Mt.  Read more...


Five People Killed In An Accident Near Vandalia

Mon, 20 May 2013 13:35:34 CDT
(Vandalia)--Five people were killed, and six others were injured when a van they were riding left a freeway and overturned. According to Illinois State Police, the five people died at the scene of the accident shortly before 10am Monday morning on Interstate 70 near Vandalia.  Read more...


Serious Injury Accident On Route 29

Mon, 20 May 2013 12:25:05 CDT
(Sangamon County)--One person was injured in a single vehicle accident Sunday evening on Route 29 in Sangamon County. According to Illinois State Police, a vehicle driven by 35 year old Cari Ferguson of Cantrall was southbound on Route 29, near Andrew Road, when she left the road.  Read more...


Davidson Named New City Clerk

Thu, 16 May 2013 08:26:07 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A new City Clerk was appointed during the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday night. Cory Davidson was appointed to the position. He will be replacing Dave Boeher who will be retiring on June 7th. City Pool Commissioner Paul Smith reported that work is ongoing on the city pool.  Read more...


Herion Task Force

Mon, 13 May 2013 09:44:04 CDT
State Senator Andy Manar of Bunker Hill is calling for the creation of a task force to address the growing problem of heroin use among teenagers in Illinois. According to Manar, there has been a recent upward trend in herion use in the last decade, especially among young, ruaral teenagers..  Read more...


Raymond Village Board Reorganizes

Tue, 07 May 2013 13:49:12 CDT
(Raymond)--During the Raymond Village Board meeting Monday night, the board approved the 2013 motor fuel tax of over twenty eight thousand dollars. Village President Dennis Held thanked Shawn Allen and Emily Battin for their many years of service to the village.  Read more...


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