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County Board Tables Resolution to Dissolve 911 Board

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 08:57:04 CST
The future of Montgomery County's Emergency Telephone System/911 Board was put on hold Tuesday, Jan. 14, after the County Board voted to table a resolution that would have dissolved it.  Read more...


One in Critical Condition Following Accident in Taylorville

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:38:23 CST
An Owaneco man is in critical condition following a single-vehicle accident in Taylorville on Sunday, Jan. 12. Christian County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the crash at 2:25 a.m. on 1300 East Road.  Read more...


One Killed, Two Injured in Fayette County Accident

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 08:32:06 CST
One person was killed and two others were injured on Saturday, Jan. 11, in a single-vehicle accident on Route 40 east of Vandalia.  Read more...


LLCC WIns National Ag Award

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 13:35:52 CST
Springfield-based Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) Agriculture is one of just six programs nationwide to receive the 2019 National Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program Award. LLCC officials broke ground on a new home for the ag program in 2019.  Read more...


Illinois Congressional Delegation Calls on State AG to Appoint Prosecutor to Investigate Alleged Rape and Cover Up

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 11:02:47 CST
Washington, DC – U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), John Shimkus (R-Ill.), Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), Mike Bost (R-Ill.), and Darin LaHood (R-Ill.) today released this joint statement calling on the Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the alleged rape and cover up in Champaign, IL.  Read more...


Davis Calls on Speaker Pelosi to Send Articles of Impeachment to Senate

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 06:56:13 CST
Davis' written remarks: Thank you Mr. Speaker. I rise today to ask the Democrat leadership to answer the question from my constituents as to why the Articles of Impeachment were not yet transmitted to the Senate.  Read more...


Litchfield Council Approves Pay for Subdivision Work

Tue, 07 Jan 2020 13:19:08 CST
The Litchfield City Council voted to accept a pay request from Brewster Construction on Thursday, Jan. 2, for work on a subdivision south of 16th Avenue and west of Solar Circle.  Read more...


Man Arrested for Delivery of Methamphetamine

Thu, 02 Jan 2020 12:34:53 CST
A Glen Carbon man has been charged with two counts of Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine in relation to an incident that occurred on Thursday, Dec. 19. The Madison County State's Attorney's Office announced the charges this week against 48-year-old Damon K. Lomax.  Read more...


Man Arrested for Delivery of Methamphetamine

Thu, 02 Jan 2020 12:28:22 CST
A Glen Carbon man has been charged with two counts of Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine in relation to an incident that occurred on Thursday, Dec. 19. The Madison County State's Attorney's Office announced the charges this week against 48-year-old Damon K. Lomax.  Read more...


Montgomery County SWCD Holding Its 79th Anniversary

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 10:10:32 CST
The Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District is planning a celebration event to honor its seventy-nine years of working to protect the county’s natural resources.  Read more...


IDOA Approves Cannabis Cultivation Centers

Thu, 26 Dec 2019 14:41:47 CST
The Illinois Department of Agriculture has announced that all 21 cultivation centers to grow cannabis for adult use have now been approved. Currently, only cultivation centers licensed to grow medical marijuana can apply for early approval adult-use growth.  Read more...


Knisley Sworn in as Litchfield Police Officer

Fri, 20 Dec 2019 13:49:29 CST
A new police officer was sworn in during the Litchfield City Council's final regular meeting of 2019. Tylor Knisley took his oath of office on Thursday, Dec. 19, in front of a crowded council chamber. According to Police Chief Kenny Ryker, Knisley is originally from Bingham and graduated from Ramsey High School.  Read more...


Glen Carbon Man Collapses, Dies After Shoveling Snow

Fri, 20 Dec 2019 13:43:30 CST
A Glen Carbon man collapsed and died on Tuesday, Dec. 17 after shoveling snow, causing the Madison County Coroner's office to issue a reminder about the dangers of snow shoveling and removal. According to Coroner Steve Nonn, Otis Douglas, 65, had been outside shoveling snow on Tuesday morning.  Read more...


Police Arrest Person of Interest in St. Louis Man's Death

Mon, 16 Dec 2019 09:56:45 CST
A person of interest in the death of a St. Louis man was taken into custody on Friday, Dec. 13, on charges that police say are unrelated to the case. On Tuesday, Dec. 10, Edwardsville Police discovered the body of Scott David Brown, 43, by Poag Road near Illinois Route 111.  Read more...


Police Arrest Person of Interest in St. Louis Man's Death

Mon, 16 Dec 2019 09:32:46 CST
A person of interest in the death of a St. Louis man was taken into custody on Friday, Dec. 13, on charges that police say are unrelated to the case. On Tuesday, Dec. 10, Edwardsville Police discovered the body of Scott David Brown, 43, by Poag Road near Illinois Route 111.  Read more...


Nokomis Cancels Friday's Activities Following Student's Death

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 06:48:48 CST
Nokomis School officials canceled all extracurricular activities on Friday, Dec. 13, after a tragedy struck the community late Thursday night. A student at Nokomis High School died suddenly on Thursday, Dec. 12, according to School Superintendent Dr. Scott Doerr.  Read more...


Elementary Teacher Receives VFW Award

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:57:59 CST
Litchfield Elementary School Teacher Nancy Flack was recently named the Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Citizenship Educator Teacher of the year by the Litchfield VFW. VFW Post Commander Ray Kellenberger, Post Auxiliary President Barb Angle and Program Director Dave Darte Presented Flack with the Award.  Read more...


Police Investigating Two Montgomery County Burglaries

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:52:42 CST
Authorities are investigating a pair of burglaries that occurred in Montgomery County earlier in the week. The two incidents are believed to have occurred some time between the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 10, and the early morning of Wednesday, Dec. 11.  Read more...


Farm Economy Continues to Concern Illinois Farmers

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 09:09:49 CST
The annual Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting member survey reflected three overwhelming themes: Farmers have less optimism for 2020; there is a profound need to regain lost export demand; and building new global markets is vital for the future.  Read more...


Litchfield Fire Dept. Extinguishes House Fire on Sallee St.

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:07:31 CST
Litchfield Firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire at 9:33 a.m. on East Sallee Street on Monday, Dec. 2. The first responding unit arrived to find light white smoke coming out of the eaves on the west side of the home, with black smoke pushing out the doorway on the southeast side.  Read more...


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