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East Main in Staunton to be Resurfaced

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:32:37 CDT
Commuters in the city of Staunton are getting upgrades to East Main Street between the rail road tracks and Old Route 66. The road will receive a complete resurfacing and a portion of the sidewalks will be replaced.  Read more...


Missouri Man Found Dead Near Farmersville

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:17:13 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The Montgomery County Sheriff's and Coroner's Office are investigating the death of a 48 year old Kirkwood, Missouri man who was found Sunday near Farmersville.  Read more...


Escaped Inmated Captured Near Vandalia

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:36:26 CDT
(Vandalia)--An inmate who escaped the Vandalia Correctional Center has been captured. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, 21 year old Marcus Battice was captured Wednesday morning on Interstate 70, three and a half miles from Vandalia.  Read more...


Teen Stabbing At The Lincoln Plaza

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:29:29 CDT
(Hillsboro)--One teen was injured and another was taken into custody following a stabbing Monday afternoon at the Lincoln Plaza. According to the Hillsboro Police Department, a 14 year old was taken to Hillsboro Area Hospital for treatment. He was reportedly treated for two stab wounds to the abdomen and was released.  Read more...


Coal Country Fall Festival

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:14:25 CDT
The Coal Country Chamber of Commerce will hold its 16th annual Fall Festival from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, September 27. in the Benld City Park. The Ninth Annual Tour de Coal bike ride will also be run in conjunction with the festival starting with a 6:30am to 9:00am registration at the Benld City Hall.  Read more...


Crimestoppers Seeking Information

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:14:13 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The Christian County Crimestoppers is seeking information regarding a theft from the Pana Tri County Fair Office. According to the Christian County Sheriff's Office, on September 2nd, deputies received a phone call from the fair board stating that they discovered money missing from the office.  Read more...


Fall Festival in Carlinville

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:41:58 CDT
The Macoupin County Historical Society, Macoupin Agriculture Antique Association and the Illinois Valley Blacksmith Association will host their annual Fall Festival September 19 and 20 from 9am until 4pm both days in Carlinville. Over 150 arts, craft and flea market booths will be set up on the Historical Society grounds.  Read more...


North Mac Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:27:11 CDT
Dozens of students at the Girard Middle School were sickened by carbon monoxide this morning. North Mac School District Superintendent Marcia Cullen says shortly after school started Monday morning students started feeling ill and emergency operations were followed and children were evacuated from the building.  Read more...


Eickhoff Wins State Championship

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:26:19 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Saturday at the Illinois Elementary School Association State Golf Championship in Peoria, after 18 holes there were only two boys that shot in the 70ís and it was guaranteed that the state champion would be named Alex and would be a 7th grader from Hillsboro Junior High.  Read more...


Duncan Appointed To The Hillsboro City Council

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:21:10 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A new city council member was appointed during a special Hillsboro City Council meeting Friday afternoon. The city council approved the appointement of Katie Duncan to be the new commissioner. Duncan replaces Mike Rappe on the city council.  Read more...


Gillespie School District Awarded Nearly 10 Million

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:50:01 CDT
After five years of heavily contested litigation, including three trips to the Illinois Appellate Court and one to the Illinois Supreme Court, the Gillespie School District prevailed in its lawsuit against Union Pacific Railroad Company for damages to the district‘s Benld Elementary School stemming from a March 2009 mine subsidence event.  Read more...


Moose Krusin for Kids in Carlinville

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:59:49 CDT
The Carlinville Moose Lodge will hold a "Krusin for Kids" car, truck and bike show on Saturday, September 13, at the lodge parking lot. Entry of a vehicle into the show is $20 and there are serveral show classes including stock and modified cars, trucks and motorcycles.  Read more...


Courthouse Gun Arrest

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 09:15:49 CDT
A Lake Ka Ho woman was arrested Wednesday after she reportedly brought a weapon into the Macoupin County Courthouse in Carlinville. 75 year old Donna D.  Read more...


Macoupin Drive Thru Flu Clinic

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:49:21 CDT
Residents of Macupin County are asked to help local agencies test their emergency disaster plan by attending the Saturday, September 6, flu clinic hosted by the Macoupin County Public Health Department. On Saturday, September 6, Macoupin County residents are asked to follow four simple steps.  Read more...


CAH 5K Hustle

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:25:53 CDT
The Carlinville Area Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual 5K Hustle event on Saturday, September 6. The Hustle will start with a 1-mile Fun Run/Walk at 8am, followed by the 5K at 8:30am. Both events begin and end at the Hospital on North Broad Street. Registrationis $25 for adults and $20 for those age 12 and younger.  Read more...


Meth Lab Found In A Rural Church

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:03:40 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Two people were arrested in connection to a meth lab at a church in rural Hillsboro. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called on Tuesday about a suspected meth lab located at the Waveland Church in Hillsboro.  Read more...


Macoupin County Real Estate Taxes

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:41:58 CDT
Macoupin County Treasurer Anne Boehm is reminding taxpayers that Tuesday, September 2nd is the due date for the payment of the second installment of real estate taxes in Macoupin County. The taxes may be paid in the County Treasurer‘s office, at banks within Macoupin County, with the exception of Carlinville Banks, or by mail.  Read more...


Single Vehicle Accident Injures Four

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:58:18 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Four people were injured in a single vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on Seven Sisters Avenue in Irving Township.  Read more...


Macoupin Drive Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:34:34 CDT
Residents of Macoupin County are asked to help local agencies test their emergency disaster plan by attending the September 6th flu clinic hosted by the Macoupin County Public Health Department. Those attending should report to the Macoupin County Fair Grounds between 8am and 11am on Saturday, September 6th.  Read more...


Blackburn Rededicates Bothwell Auditorium

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:35:18 CDT
Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General, will address the Blackburn College Community as they celebrate the completion of a $2.5 millon renovation of Bothwell Conservatory of Music and Auditorium during the All College Convocation August 20, at 4:00pm in Bothwell Auditorium.  Read more...


Stolen Car Found In Hillsboro

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:37:14 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A 19 year old Pana man was arrested in Hillsboro for the possession of a stolen car. According to Hillsboro Police, 19 year old Devon Gatons of Pana was arrested Saturday morning. Reportedly, a Hillsboro Police Officer spotted a vehicle that was reported stolen. Gatons was stopped on Smith Road near Hayes Abrasives.  Read more...


Accident Kills Staunton Resident

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:52:24 CDT
A Staunton resident was killed and another person was injured in a single vehicle accident Saturday night northeast of Gillespie. According to the Macoupin County Coroner‘s Office, 18 year old Christopher Mitchell of Staunton was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at 8:28pm by Chief Deputy Coroner Anthony Kravanya.  Read more...


Fatal Accident Near Assumption

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:23:06 CDT
(Taylorville)--A 24 year old Moweaqua man was killed in a single vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon in Assumption Township. According to the Christian County Sheriff's Office, 911 received a call about the accident south of Assumption.  Read more...


Macoupin Property Tax Sale

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:38:23 CDT
Macoupin County has completed tax deed proceedings on real estate properties that were delinquent for 2010 and prior real estate taxes. The County, as Trustee, will now offer for sale the real estate obtained to the public. They will offer approximately 131 items through a sealed bid auction sale.  Read more...


Rappe Resigns From Hillsboro City Council

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:08:33 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The resignation of Hillsboro Commissioner Mike Rappe was accepted during the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday night. In his letter, Rappe thanked the city council and its workers for all of their help. Rappe recently was appointed to the County Board and Review.  Read more...


Police Chase Leads To Arrest

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:56:09 CDT
(Litchfield)--An Arizona man was arrested following a chase with authorities. According to Illinois State Police, 29 year old Micheal Broersma of Peoria, Arizona was driving at 1980 Corvette near Litchfield last Tuesday.  Read more...


Macoupin County 4-H at State Fair

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:33:35 CDT
More than 2,500 different 4-H members are at the Illinois State Fair to present their award-winning project work from August 8 until August 11 at three separate locations on the fairgrounds.  Read more...


Fatal Accident at Southwestern High School

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:37:42 CDT
A construction worker was killed Monday when he fell from the gym roof at Southwestern High School. According to Macoupin County Coroner, Brad Targhetta, 33 year old Jason Dye of Beecher City, IL, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:07pm. Reportedly, the man was working on the roof when the fall occured.  Read more...


New MJM CEO

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:09:19 CDT
MJM Electric Cooperative‘s board of directors has selected Laura Cutler as the Cooperative‘s new president and CEO. Since 2010, Cutler has been working for the Cooperative. She began as MJM‘s office manager and most recently held the title of director of finance and administration.  Read more...


Carlinville Hunter Safety Course

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:49:33 CDT
The mandatory Illinois Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Education course will be held in Carlinville on August 15 and 16. The class will be held in the Macoupin County Farm Bureau Building on North Broad Street in Carlinville. Sign-in will begin at 5pm on August 15.  Read more...


Carlinville Hunter Safety Course

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:47:38 CDT
The mandatory Illinois Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Education course will be held in Carlinville on August 15 and 16. The class will be held in the Macoupin County Farm Bureau Building on North Broad Street in Carlinville. Sign-in will begin at 5pm on August 15.  Read more...


Henske Crowned Litchfield Queen

Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:01:26 CDT
(Litchfield)--A new Miss Litchfield Chamber of Commerce was crowned during ceremonies held Friday night in Litchfield. Miss Jenna Henske was crowned as the new queen. Henske is the 17 year old daughter of Tonya Hoos and Jason Hoos and Scott Henske. She was also named Miss Congeniality and Miss Photogenic.  Read more...


Underground Fire At The Deer Run Mine

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:08:05 CDT
(Hillsboro)--An underground fire has shut down production of the Deer Run Mine in Hillsboro. According to Forsight Energy's website, the fire was discovered Tuesday evening. Two holes have been drilled into the mine with water being pumped into the affected area.  Read more...


Armed Robbery In Litchfield

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:23:48 CDT
(Litchfield)--An alleged armed robbery resulted in the search of three residences and the arrests of seven individuals. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, three individuals from Springfield reported that they had been robbed.  Read more...


Raid Results In Child Pornography Charges

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:02:44 CDT
(Alhambra)--After a heavy federal and local police presence in Livingston on Thursday, child pornography charges have been filed in federal court in East St. Louis against a rural Alhambra man. 34 year old Robert Godsey was arrested at his home in a raid by federal and local authorities.  Read more...


Boating Accident On Lake Lou Yaeger

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:11:58 CDT
(Litchfield)--The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has released more information regarding a boating accident that happened on July 4th at Lake Lou Yeager.  Read more...


Person of Interest is Cooperating

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:47:09 CDT
--Gillespie-- According to the Illinois State Police the gold Ford pickup truck, which was at the center of multiple reports of attempted child abductions in the Gillespie and Benld areas over the July 4th weekend, has been located.  Read more...


Drowning In Rural Irving

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:28:12 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Authorities are investigating the drowning death of a 2 year old, who died in a residential pool on the Montgomery County Trail. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, 911 received a phone call about an unresponsive two year old Sunday afternoon in rural Irving.  Read more...


Virden‘s Queen Pageant

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:04:39 CDT
A new Miss Virden will be selected Friday night during the Virden American Legion 4th of July Celebration. This years contestants in the Queen Pageant are Brooke Loy, Brianna Loy, Emily Bergman, Macanzie Vivin, Kaley Perrine, Macala Butler, Miranda Bearden, and Elizabeth Langstrom. The retiring Queen is Olivia Langheim.  Read more...


Hillsboro 4th of July Activities

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:29:32 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The Hillsboro Independence Day celebration will be held July 3rd and the 4th.  Read more...


Kelsey Card on US National Team

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:37:11 CDT
Carlinville native Kelsey Card has earned a place on the U.S. national team after her record setting performances last week at the USA Outdoor Championship in California. Kelsey is a member of the University of Wisconsin Track and Field team.  Read more...


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