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Time Change Sunday

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 10:10:28 CDT
Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. Everyone should set their clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night. The time change is also the prefered time to check batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide dectors to make sure they are charged and the units are functioning properly.  Read more...

I-55 Closures

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:36:54 CDT
A rare occurrence caused I-55 lane closures this morning. Both north and southbound lanes were closed and traffic was rerouted between the Litchfield and Carlinville exits for about two hours this morning due to downed power lines.  Read more...

Grosenheider Survivor Story

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:13:26 CDT
Alicia Grosenheider's Survivor Story To hear the recent AMC interview, click here: Grosenheider AMC Hello! My name is Alicia Grosenheider and I am a survivor, a TWO-TIME survivor.  Read more...

Halloween Safety

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 12:53:03 CDT
With Halloween this weekend, trick or treaters not only need to watch out for ghosts and goblins, but for traffic as well. Hillsboro Chief of Police Gary Satterlee says a good idea for trick-or-treating includes wearing reflective clothing.  Read more...

Gillespie Lions Club Halloween

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:55:44 CDT
The Gillespie Lions Club will hold it's annual Halloween Parade and Costume Judging on Saturday, October 31. All participants will meet at Randy's Market in downtown Gillespie and march through the downtown with a police and fire truck escort to the Gillespie Civic Center starting at 6:00pm.  Read more...

Homicide Charges Filed in Macoupin County

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 10:29:21 CDT
Macoupin County State's Attorney Jennifer Watson has announced that involuntary manslaughter and aggravated battery charges were filed on 24 year old William R. Bolin of Livingston for his reported role in the death of 3 year old Ryder Vercoglio.  Read more...

CAH Open House

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 09:34:56 CDT
Carlinville Area Hospital will hold an open house on Friday, October 23, from 4 until 5:30pm for the new medical office building and Springfield Clinic, A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place a 4:14pm followed by guided tours of the facility. Refreshments will be served.  Read more...

I-55 Six Vehicle Crash

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 17:01:15 CDT
A six vehicle crash caused an I-55 closure this afternoon. According to the Illinois State Police, 26-year-old Steven A. Goble of Ohio was driving a semi southbound on I-55 around 11:30am, when the semi struck a van, driven by 62-year-old Ralph L. Stevenson of Riverton.  Read more...

FM 106.9

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 12:01:24 CDT
Talley Broadcasting added another station to its roster today. 106.9 FM's first day includes broadcasting the first game of the National League Division Series. The new FM translator W295BQ covers the heart of WSMI AM 1540's coverage area. All programming heard on WSMI AM will also be heard on the new 106.9 FM.  Read more...

Coats For Kids

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:47:40 CDT
Preparing needy children for winter is the goal of a local group. Coats For Kids plans to again purchase cold weather clothes for children in the Litchfield School District who need them. Last year, the program served 103 school age children. Matt Vaughn with Coats For Kids says Vaughn says Litchfield has a high level of need.  Read more...

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