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Hillsboro Man Arrested for Reckless Driving, Fleeing Police

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:24:58 CDT
A Hillsboro man was arrested September 23, for Reckless Driving, and Fleeing and Attempting to Elude a Police Officer. Devon McBrain, 22, was arrested after he allegedly took off in his truck at a high rate of speed on Main Street in Taylor Springs Saturday morning while Taylor Springs Police were on patrol.  Read more...


Hillsboro Council Approves 2 Facade Grants

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:48:38 CDT
The Hillsboro City Council approved two facade grants for separate applicants at their meeting Tuesday evening. One of the grants was for Ken Meade studios. Mayor Brian Sullivan said Mr. Meade has put a lot of work into his building and, as part of the agreement, the grant will be available for up to $2000.  Read more...


Marriage License Applications Available Online

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:52:39 CDT
Montgomery County Clerk and Recorder Sandy Leitheiser recently announced that couples seeking to obtain a marriage license in the county may now utilize a new, free optional service on the County Clerk's website to pre-register online to save time, add convenience and increase accuracy.  Read more...


1 Killed and 4 Injured in Accident on I-55

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:59:04 CDT
One person was killed and four children were injured during a traffic accident on I-55 near Springfield Sunday evening. According to the State Police, an SUV was traveling north on the interstate at mile marker 95 when witnesses said it appeared to swerve left and abruptly back to the right.  Read more...


Animal Control to Host Open House

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:34:10 CDT
On Saturday, Montgomery County Animal Control will host an open house at their facility near the Knights of Columbus hall in Hillsboro. During the open house, there will be reduced adoption fees for pets, information on volunteering, and educational materials for kids.  Read more...


Carlinville Lake 2 Closure

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:06:52 CDT
Carlinville Lake Two has been closed to recreational activities. During the Carlinville City Council meeting it was announced that fishing, boating and all recreational activities have been suspended due to low water levels at the lake. The closure is until further notice.  Read more...


Litchfield Awarded $2.1 million Infrastructure Grant

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:04:35 CDT
On Wednesday, U.S. Representative Rodney Davis announced that the city of Litchfield has been awarded a $2.1 million infrastructure investment grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.  Read more...


Pawnee Man Injured in Accident on I-72

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:54:53 CDT
A Pawnee man was injured during an accident Monday evening after attempting to tow a vehicle on Interstate 72.  Read more...


Keyesport Man Arrested for Assault in Taylor Springs

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:19:55 CDT
A Keyesport man was arrested Sunday afternoon in Taylor Springs for assault. According to the Taylor Springs Police Department, Charles Compton, 40, was arrested for Assault and Criminal Trespass to Land at 1 p.m. Sunday. While on patrol at 3:18 a.m.  Read more...


2 Injured in Accident on Route 16 off I-55

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:36:46 CDT
Two people were injured in an automobile accident Wednesday afternoon on Route 16 in Litchfield.  Read more...


Macoupin-Montgomery Crimstoppers Awards $200

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:56:06 CDT
At their meeting Wednesday evening, the Macoupin-Montgomery Crimestoppers awarded $200 to a person who provided information about meth sales in Gillespie in July. When authorities made the arrest, they discovered the alleged perpetrator was a felon in possession of stolen weapons.  Read more...


Bremer Sanctuary to Host 40th Anniversary Celebration

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:32:14 CDT
The volunteers at Bremer Sanctuary in Hillsboro are inviting the public to join them for their 40th anniversary celebration next weekend. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, the volunteers will present a variety of activities on the grounds.  Read more...


Taylor Springs Pair Arrested for Domestic Battery

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:43:00 CDT
A pair of Taylor Springs residents were arrested for Domestic Battery on Friday evening. According to the Taylor Springs Police Department, Elizabeth Chesney and Lance Hampton were each arrested for Domestic Battery after authorities were dispatched to a residence on Water Street in Taylor Springs at approximately 10:11 p.m.  Read more...


Petition Circulation Period Underway for County Offices

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:42:15 CDT
Montgomery County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser has announced that candidates interested in running for county offices to be nominated or elected in the March 20, 2018, General Primary Election may receive petitions from the Montgomery County Clerk's Office.  Read more...


BRS Museum to Hold Induction Ceremony

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 11:35:40 CDT
The Bottomley-Ruffing-Schalk Baseball Museum in Nokomis will welcome six new honorees during an induction ceremony Saturday evening.  Read more...


Litchfield Pickers Market Expands

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 09:30:10 CDT
The city of Litchfield has announced that due to the overwhelming vendor response for the Pickers Market this weekend, the city will be closing some additional roads Sunday. From 4 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Read more...


Non-Profit Energy Grants

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:06:55 CDT
Ameren Illinois is providing grants to non-profit organizations who are experiencing difficulty paying their electric bill. The funds are administered through the Energy Assistance Foundation and are available to qualifying 501(c)3 organizations that have an active Ameren Illinois electric account.  Read more...


8th Annual Litchfield TriathLou is Sunday

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:24:37 CDT
The city of Litchfield will be partnering with Racemaker productions for the eighth annual Litchfield TriathLou. The race will take place on Sunday starting at Lake Lou Yaeger's Marina 1. During the event, the city will welcome runners from across the country competing in sprint, Olympic, and half distance races.  Read more...


Hillsboro Police Chief Commends Helpful Citizens

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:36:10 CDT
Hillsboro Police Chief Randy Leetham has commended an off-duty conservation policeman, an off-duty fireman and another witness after assisting in the arrest of a man allegedly driving under the influence. On August 29, Hillsboro Police responded to an accident at the intersection of Rountree and Tremont.  Read more...


Burglary at Hillsboro Hospital Leads to Arrest, Citations

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:35:34 CDT
A motor vehicle burglary investigation in Hillsboro led to the discovery of synthetic cannabis on Thursday. At 2:08 p.m. on August 31, Hillsboro Police began investigating a burglary to a motor vehicle at Hillsboro Area Hospital.  Read more...


Burglary at Hillsboro Hospital Leads to Arrest, Citations

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 08:59:26 CDT
A motor vehicle burglary investigation in Hillsboro led to the discovery of synthetic cannabis on Thursday. At 2:08 p.m. on August 31, Hillsboro Police began investigating a burglary to a motor vehicle at Hillsboro Area Hospital.  Read more...


Hillsboro Police Chief Commends Helpful Citizens

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 07:05:46 CDT
Hillsboro Police Chief Randy Leetham has commended an off-duty conservation policeman, an off-duty fireman and another witness after assisting in the arrest of a man allegedly driving under the influence. On August 29, Hillsboro Police responded to an accident at the intersection of Rountree and Tremont.  Read more...


Governor Signs Bill Removing Statute of Limitations on Felony Sex Crimes

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 08:38:15 CDT
Legislation that removes the statute of limitations for prosecution of felony sex crimes against minors has been signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner. Representative Avery Bourne, who co-sponsored the bill, said the signing of Senate Bill 189 is a significant victory in the fight for child victims' rights.  Read more...


Hillsboro Rejects Bids for East Street Improvement

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:20:18 CDT
At their meeting Tuesday evening, the Hillsboro City Council rejected bids they had received for the East Street Improvement project. City Engineer Scott Hunt said the total estimated bid for the project was $50,000. The lowest bid that came in was $71,000.  Read more...


Montgomery County To Begin E-Filing Civil Cases

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:57:57 CDT
Beginning January 1, 2018, e-filing of all civil cases in Illinois will be mandatory. With the deadline fast approaching, the Montgomery County Circuit Clerk's office wants to make sure that court users are not caught off guard.  Read more...


Hunting on Litchfield City Property a Problem

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:38:16 CDT
Lori Morgan addressed the Litchfield City Council Thursday evening during the public participation portion about a problem with hunting on city property north of 16th Avenue.  Read more...


Courthouse to Close for Safety Training

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:47:47 CDT
The Montgomery County Clerk's Office has announced that due to Historic Courthouse county employee safety training, the Historic Courthouse in Hillsboro will be closed on Wednesday, August 23, from 2 to 4 p.m.  Read more...


State Police Commander Reminds Motorists of Start of School

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:23:33 CDT
Captain Timothy Tyler, who is the State Police District 18 Commander in Litchfield, is reminding motorists that area schools open their doors this week and begin the new school year. The start of the school year means an increase in pedestrian and vehicular traffic around schools.  Read more...


EMA Director Urges Motorists to Use Caution During Eclipse

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:03:44 CDT
Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Greg Nimmo is warning county residents who plan to travel on Monday, August 21, to view the solar eclipse in the southern Illinois and Missouri areas, to be aware of potential traffic jams and crashes that could result from drivers focusing on the skies and not the road during the...  Read more...


Hillsboro Council Comments on Water Chlorine Smell

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 08:26:59 CDT
Streets and Public Improvement Commissioner Don Downs commented on the city of Hillsboro's water at the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday evening. Downs said that the water has had a chlorine smell lately because of a practice that is done twice a year in regulation with Environmental Protection Agency standards.  Read more...


Crimestoppers Seeking Burglary Information

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:42:31 CDT
The Macoupin Montgomery County Crimerstoppers is seeking information regarding a burglary that is believed to have occurred between 4 p.m. on August 3, and 8 a.m. on August 4, on Klein Avenue, which is located approximately two miles south of Litchfield in Montgomery County.  Read more...


Battered Fish Fry

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 21:35:08 CDT
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Battered Fish Fry

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 21:32:43 CDT
St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Rural Nokomis is having a battered fish fry at the church Sunday August 13th. 5:30 -7:30.  Read more...


Charity Yard Sale

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:24:53 CDT
Gold Wing Road Riders Association Illinois Chapter E will be having their annual Charity Yard Sale this coming Saturday, Aug. 12, at Niehaus Cycle Sales in Litchfield from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The yard sale will benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Cancer Society.  Read more...


Battered Fish Fry

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:22:32 CDT
St. Paul's Lutheran Church of rural Nokomis will be having a battered fish fry with all the trimmings on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Carryouts will be available starting at 5 p.m.  Read more...


Legislation Helping Volunteer Firefighters Passes House

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:51:49 CDT
Volunteer firefighters could soon be able to purchase tires at a discount thanks to new legislation that has passed in both the Illinois House and Senate.  Read more...


Counterfeit Bills Circulating Through Litchfield

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:17:43 CDT
Some counterfeit bills are being circulated in Litchfield according to the Litchfield Police. According to Sgt. Christopher Robinson, the $100 bills have been discovered by a half dozen businesses on the west side of town, and are described as “older” looking bills.  Read more...


County Board Re-organizes at July Meeting

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:31:36 CDT
July 11 was reorganization day at the Montgomery County Board meeting. Going into the meeting, the board had two vacant seats and was in need of a Chairman after the passing of former chairman Roy Hertel. Evan Young, who was the Vice Chairman, had been serving as the interim chair going into the meeting.  Read more...


Macoupin Courthouse Elevator

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:10:05 CDT
The Macoupin County Courthouse elevator will be closed for upgrades beginning Monday, July 17. The project is expected to take seven to nine weeks to complete and will be the first major upgrade on the elevator since it was installed in 1976.  Read more...


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