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Litchfield Recognizes Retiring Police Chief

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:21:26 CDT
The Litchfield city council recognized the city's retiring chief of police during their meeting Thursday evening. Once the meeting began, Mayor Steve Dougherty read a proclamation thanking Chief Lee Jarman for serving the department for 26 years. He will retire from service on March 29.  Read more...


Panhandle Board Hires Girls Basketball Coach

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:45:11 CDT
The Panhandle School Board approved the hiring of a high school girls basketball coach during their meeting Monday, Mar. 18. After returning from closed session, the board unanimously approved Justin Millburg as the new girls basketball coach at Lincolnwood High School. He will be the first girls coach since the mid 1980s.  Read more...


Man Charged in East St. Louis Death

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:19:39 CDT
The St. Clair County State's Attorney's office has charged a 26-year-old man accused of killing a person in East St. Louis on Monday. Herman Taylor of East St.  Read more...


Former Litchfield Teacher Named LLCC Director

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:24:48 CDT
A former teacher at Litchfield High School has been named the director of Lincoln Land Community College's Litchfield campus. Jessie Blackburn began her duties as the official director on March 1.  Read more...


Man Charged with Murder of Edwardsville Couple

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:21:26 CDT
The Madison County State's Attorney has charged a man accused of killing an Edwardsville couple who were found dead in their home Monday morning. Zachary Capers, 23, was charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Michael and Lois Ladd.  Read more...


Missing Litchfield Woman Found

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:06:08 CDT
A Litchfield woman, who was reported missing and possibly suicidal, was found Monday afternoon. At 12:25 p.m. Monday, members of the woman's family told Litchfield Police the victim had made statements that she would harm herself. She had also allegedly posted concerning statements on social media.  Read more...


Major Case Squad Investigating Double Homicide in Edwardsville

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 07:05:25 CDT
The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis is investigating a double homicide in Edwardsville after a couple was found dead in their home Monday morning. Michael and Lois Ladd were found in their Edwardsville home on Kansas Street around 10:30 a.m. Monday. Michael was 79 and Lois was 68. According to Maj.  Read more...


Police Identify Suspect in Glen Carbon Carjacking

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:46:51 CDT
The Illinois State Police has released the identity of the suspect who shot and wounded a trooper in Staunton Saturday afternoon after an alleged carjacking. Billy Walker Jr. of Hillsboro, Missouri, was pronounced dead at 4:45 p.m. Saturday by the Macoupin County Coroner.  Read more...


Semi Crash Causes I-55 Traffic Jam

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 06:32:36 CDT
Traffic was backed up on Interstate 55 near Springfield for several hours Thursday morning after two semis collided with each other. According to the state police, Juan Diaz of San Angelo, TX, was driving a semi north near milepost 93 when his truck collided with a trailer of a semi in front of him.  Read more...


Litchfield Man Arrested for Theft, Posession of Controlled Substance

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:09:19 CDT
A Litchfield man was arrested in Hillsboro last week after allegedly attempting to steal from Dollar General. Jeremy Uchtman, 21, was charged with retail theft and possession of a controlled substance. According to Hillsboro Police Chief Randy Leetham, police responded to a call from Dollar General on Wednesday, Mar.  Read more...


Staged Burglary, Stolen Cell Phone Reported at Hillsboro Business

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:36:36 CDT
Gold Mine Gaming in Hillsboro was the site of two separate incidents with both being reported to police early last Thursday morning. At 6:43 a.m. on March 7, Hillsboro Police took a report of a burglary at the business on Main Street.  Read more...


Mother and Son Saved From Well Near Irving

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:30:41 CDT
A three-year-old boy and his mother were both rescued from a water well Tuesday afternoon northwest of Irving. According to Montgomery County Sheriff Rick Robbins, Tiffany Crowder jumped into the well on Meisenheimer Ave. after witnessing her son fall in.  Read more...


Over 100 Have Voted Early in Montgomery County

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 07:02:54 CDT
More than 100 voters have voted early in Montgomery County as of March 8, according to County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser. Leitheiser says that 127 total voters have either voted at the early voting center or have requested a vote-by-mail ballot for the April Consolidated Election.  Read more...


Litchfield Fire Chief Sworn In

Sat, 09 Mar 2019 08:15:27 CST
A new temporary Fire Chief was sworn in during the Litchfield City Council meeting Thursday evening. Joe Holomy was sworn in to serve as chief on a part-time basis. He replaces former Chief Kevin Schott, whose contract expired and was not able to be retained due to a new State Statute.  Read more...


Local FFA Members Advance to State

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:18:43 CST
Two Hillsboro and 14 Nokomis FFA members competed in 17 different areas at District 4 Proficiencies. The event was held at Sullivan High School on Thursday evening, March 7. Students were interviewed by a panel of judges about their recordbooks.  Read more...


Godfrey Firefighter Dies from Injuries in Structure Fire

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 13:42:02 CST
The identity of the firefighter who was killed during Tuesday's structure fire near Bethalto has been released. According to the Godfrey Fire Protection District, Capt. Jake Ringering died as a result of injuries he suffered when part of the structure he and other firefighters were attempting to extinguish collapsed.  Read more...


Litchfield Chamber Announces Award Winners

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 13:56:51 CST
The Litchfield Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners that will be presented with awards during their 72nd annual dinner. This year's Citizen of the Year award will be presented to Rick Weatherford. The Rising Star Member will be presented to Cory Evans of Country Financial.  Read more...


Two Injured During I-55 Accident Sunday

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 07:45:58 CST
Two people suffered minor injuries during an automobile crash Sunday morning on Interstate 55 south of Farmersville.  Read more...


Litchfield Hires New Superintendent

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 07:40:38 CST
The Litchfield School District has a new superintendent. Dr. Greggory Fuerstenau was approved as the new permanent superintendent of schools during a special board meeting that was held Friday, March 1. The hire was approved unanimously. Dr. Fuerstenau is currently the superintendent of the Taylorville School District.  Read more...


Electioneering Boundaries Set

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 08:12:10 CST
The Montgomery County Clerk's office recently announced the boundaries where no electioneering should take place during early voting hours at the Historic Courthouse in Hillsboro.  Read more...


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