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Woman Arrested After Man Dragged by Car in Hillsboro

Thu, 27 Sep 2018 09:34:58 CDT
A Carlinville woman has been arrested following an incident in which she allegedly helped drag a man in Hillsboro with a car before the vehicle ran him over early Sunday morning. Megan J. Morgan, 27, was arrested on a Montgomery County Robbery Warrant in Carlinville by the Carlinville Police.  Read more...


Hillsboro Recognizes Retired Sewer Superintendent

Thu, 27 Sep 2018 08:42:37 CDT
During Tuesday evening's meeting, the Hillsboro City Council recognized the retirement of a former city employee after he served the city for more than twenty years.  Read more...


Nokomis Man Cited After Truck Crashes Into School Bus

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:27:07 CDT
A Nokomis man was ticketed for driving under the influence of drugs Tuesday morning after he allegedly crashed a truck he was driving into a school bus in Christian County. Carter Flowers, 18, was also cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.  Read more...


Montgomery, Macoupin CEO Programs Visit St. Francis Hospital

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:12:10 CDT
Montgomery CEO and Macoupin County CEO shared a combined team meeting Monday morning at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Pete Visintin led the discussion on the early formations of the program.  Read more...


Hillsboro Police Arrest Two in Separate Incidents

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:41:15 CDT
A Litchfield man was arrested in Hillsboro recently for alleged Criminal Trespass to property. Cody Eardley, 22, was arrested for Criminal Trespass to Property at 2:21 p.m. September 9, at the Village Apartments, located at 300 South Hamilton Street.  Read more...


2018 Home Tour to Benefit Scholarship Program

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:09:50 CDT
The HSHS St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary will be showcasing homes in Litchfield next weekend as part of a fundraiser to benefit a scholarship program for students pursuing degrees in the health care field. Six homes will be showcased on Sunday, September 30, during the 2018 Home Tour.  Read more...


Write-In Candidates Authorized for November Election

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:42:56 CDT
Several candidates have been authorized as filed write-in candidates for various federal, state and county offices for the upcoming November election, according to the Montgomery County Clerk's office. Candidates include Thomas J.  Read more...


Man Arrested in Hillsboro With Fraudulent Prescription

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:59:20 CDT
A Chicago man was arrested in Hillsboro Monday afternoon for possession of a fraudulent prescription.  Read more...


Two Women Arrested After Threatening Prison Guard

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:52:50 CDT
Two Springfield women were arrested Monday afternoon after threatening a prison guard in Hillsboro. According to Hillsboro Police Chief Randy Leetham, Shantel Williams, 47, was arrested for Aggravated Battery to an Illinois Department of Corrections Officer, and Sunte Kelleybrew, 27, was arrested for Aggravated Assault.  Read more...


FY19 Budget is Proposed at County Board Meeting

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 12:41:48 CDT
Members of the Montgomery County Board got a look at the first proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2019 during their monthly meeting Tuesday morning. The board will vote on the budget at their meeting in November.  Read more...


Hillsboro Hires for Fire Dept., Sports Complex

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 07:32:08 CDT
After meeting in closed session for nearly forty minutes, the Hillsboro City Council made some personnel decisions during their meeting Tuesday evening. Public Safety Commissioner Michael Murphy announced the hiring of Taylor Cullison to work in the fire department.  Read more...


Litchfield Approves Hike and Bike Trail Improvements

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:28:28 CDT
The Litchfield City Council approved the purchase of several items on Thursday evening that will improve the Route 66 Hike and Bike Trail at Lake Lou Yaeger.  Read more...


Crimestoppers Seeking Info on Hillsboro Pool Burglary

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:21:53 CDT
Macoupin-Montgomery County Crimestoppers is seeking information regarding a burglary that occurred on July 27 in Hillsboro. According to Montgomery County Undersheriff Rick Robbins, the concession stand at the Central Park swimming pool in Hillsboro was broken into and multiple items were reported stolen.  Read more...


Double Homicide in Rockbridge

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:18:51 CDT
Two brothers from Rockbridge were victims in a double homicide Sunday night in Rockbridge. According to Illinois State Police Zone 6 Investigations, 55 year old Ronald Plummer and 54 year old Billy Plummer both of Rockbridge were pronounced dead by the Greene County Coroners office after the incident at 585 State Road.  Read more...


Take It to Town Volunteers

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 09:41:19 CDT
For the 15th year, community volunters are signing up to participate in the Carlinville Federated Church's "Take It to Town" and more volunteers are needed. This will be the first time the mission project takes place in the fall with the date of September 22. This year's volunteers have ten worksites to choose from.  Read more...


Litchfield Approves Purchase of RAS Pump

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 13:22:53 CDT
Last Thursday, the Litchfield City Council approved the purchase of a new submersible pump for the Return Activated Sludge building at the Wastewater Treatment Facility. The previous pump had failed as a result of a storm that occurred in Litchfield on July 19.  Read more...


Litchfield Creates 2 Four-Way Stops Behind Zion

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 09:38:35 CDT
During their meeting Thursday evening, members of the Litchfield City Council adopted a pair of ordinances that would transform two intersections west of Zion Lutheran School into four-way stops. The two intersections will be at Clark and Madison Streets and Madison and Fisher Streets.  Read more...


Litchfield Woman Arrested in Hillsboro on Drug Possession Charges

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 11:56:35 CDT
A Litchfield woman was arrested last week for Disorderly Conduct and Possession of Methamphetamine after wandering around a vacant property in Hillsboro. According to Hillsboro Police Chief Randy Leetham, Tarea Cowgill, 42, was found wandering around a vacant house at 320 Bluff Street at 8:05 p.m. on August 31.  Read more...


County Jail Inspection Report Available at Courthouse

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 11:39:32 CDT
The Montgomery County Clerk's Office has received a copy of the 2018 Illinois Department of Corrections Jail Inspection Report, according to County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser. The annual report is now available for public review in the county clerk's office as required by State Statute.  Read more...


September Pickers Market to be Held Sunday

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 07:06:20 CDT
The Litchfield Tourism Office will be holding their September Pickers Market this weekend. Entertainment will be provided during Sunday's market by Hunter Sharp from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and by Jason Garms from noon to 3 p.m. Both musical acts will perform at Library Park.  Read more...


Alton Man Arrested for Allegedly Making Terrorist Threat

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 07:20:50 CDT
An Alton man was arrested Friday for allegedly making a terrorist threat to a local community college. Last Tuesday, at 7:36 a.m., an unknown person called the Alton Police stating that “someone was going to shoot up Lewis and Clark Community College” that day.  Read more...


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