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Flu Clinics Scheduled In Montgomery County

Tue, 28 Sep 2010 13:58:10 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The Montgomery County Health Department has scheduled its influenza clinics for this year. Clinics will be held this Friday and Saturday at various locations in the county. Friday Clinics On Friday, October 1st, clinics will be held at the Waggoner-Pittman Township Building from 9 until 9:30.  Read more...

One Person Injured In A Go Cart Accident Near Litchfield

Tue, 28 Sep 2010 8:59:55 CDT
(Litchfield)--One person was seriously injured in a go cart accident Sunday evening north of Litchfield. According to Illinois State Police, a go cart driven by 33 year old Richard Wilson of Litchfield was northbound on Palmer Trail, approaching the 13th Avenue intersection.  Read more...

Absentee Voting Now Open In Montgomery County

Fri, 24 Sep 2010 13:34:57 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Montgomery County Clerk and Recorder Sandy Leitheiser announced that Thursday was the first day to vote absentee for the November General Election. Under Illinois Law the only qualifications for the no excuse absentee voting is to be an eligible registered voter.  Read more...

Three And A Half Million Dollars Of Cannabis Seized Near Springfield

Thu, 23 Sep 2010 15:01:45 CDT
(Springfield)-- A 28 year old Texas man was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with the largest cannabis seizure in Illinois State Police District 9 history. According to Illinois State Police, a truck driven by 28 year old Jose Hernandez was stopped near Springfield.  Read more...

Panhandle Considering Consolidation Study

Wed, 22 Sep 2010 9:27:01 CDT
(Raymond)--A consolidation feasibility study for the Panhandle School District was approved during Monday‘s Panhandle Board of Education meeting. The Board approved in a five to one vote the study taht would consolidate the Panhandle, Morrisonville, and Pawnee School Districts. Board member Dean Butler the only no vote.  Read more...

Charges Filed In The July Fatal Boating Accident In Litchfield

Mon, 20 Sep 2010 13:46:33 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Charges have been filed against a 39 year old Jerseyville man in connection with a boating accident that claimed the life of his daugher, 15 year old Haley Hazelwonder, on July 3rd in Lake Lou Yaeger.   Read more...

Meth Bust Near Mt. Olive

Sat, 18 Sep 2010 8:59:09 CDT
Three Macoupin County residents face serious drug charges following their arrest Thursday near Mt. Olive.  Read more...

Wilsonville Man Injured in Accident

Fri, 17 Sep 2010 10:56:20 CDT
A Wilsonville man was seriously injured in a two vehicle accident Wednesday morning west of Wilsonville.  Read more...

Serious Accident in Jersey County

Thu, 16 Sep 2010 10:31:52 CDT
A Jerseyville man sustained serious injuries in a single vehicle crash this morning in Jersey county.  Read more...

One Person Killed In A Two Vehicle Accident In Pocahontas

Wed, 15 Sep 2010 8:32:18 CDT
(Pocahontas)--One person was killed in a two vehicle accident Monday evening on Route 40 in Pocahontas.   Read more...

Accused Teen Assigned New Attorney In Fayette County

Thu, 09 Sep 2010 16:23:57 CDT
(Vandalia)--A 15 year boy accused of killing two of his neighbors in Fayette County has been appointed a new attorney. Clifford Baker is charged with shooting 60 year old John Mahon and 53 year old Debra Tish to death on August 4th.  Read more...

SIUE Reporting Largest Enrollment Ever In School History

Thu, 09 Sep 2010 9:38:30 CDT
(Edwardsville)--Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has reported its largest enrollment ever. The university says over fourteen thousand students are enrolled in classes this fall, a one percent increase from last year.  Read more...

Schutt Sports Filed For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Wed, 08 Sep 2010 12:39:23 CDT
(Litchfield)--Schutt Sports, Inc. announced that Schutt and certain of its affiliates have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Federal Court in Delaware.  Read more...

Staunton Man Killed In A Combine Accident Near Alhambra

Tue, 07 Sep 2010 13:31:46 CDT
(Alhambra)--A Staunton man was killed after he was hit Sunday morning by a combine near Alhambra. According to Madison County officials, 50 year old Herbert "Herbie" Braundmeier of Staunton walked behind the combine when it‘s operator put it in reverse. Brandmeier was pronounced dead at the scene.  Read more...

Montgomery County Receives Grant For An Adult Drug Court

Tue, 07 Sep 2010 7:22:40 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Congressman John Shimkus recently announced that Montgomery County will be receiving an over three hundred and forty thousand dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The grant will be used to implement an adult drug court.  Read more...

Litchfield City Council Considering Trash Pickup For Residents

Fri, 03 Sep 2010 14:17:24 CDT
(Litchfield)--A long discussion regarding the City of Litchfield providing trash pickup for residents took place during the Litchfield City Council meeting Thursday night. According to Litchfield Police Chief BJ Wilkinson, the project will help keep trash pick up on a consistent basis in the city.  Read more...

Jersey County Fatal

Wed, 01 Sep 2010 10:58:53 CDT
One person is dead following a crash between a semi and a motorcycle on Tuesday in Jersey County.  Read more...

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