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Staunton Infrastructure Grant

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:52:39 CDT
A 625,000 grant has been awarded to the city of Staunton for infrastructure upgrades that will pave the way for a local business, TDS Transport Inc., to expand and create new jobs.  Read more...


Meth Lab Found In A Rural Church

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:02:25 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 08:41:53 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 12:57:04 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 10:34:29 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 10:35:13 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 13:35:55 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 09:52:19 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 13:21:52 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 10:38:18 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 13:07:20 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 08:54:57 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 09:33:30 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 10:37:36 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 10:09:14 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...


Tow Truck Driver Found Dead

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:39:29 CDT
(Litchfield)--A tow truck driver was found dead in his truck at the Coalfield Rest Area. According to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office, 26 year old Ryan Dunn of Festus, Missouri was pronounced dead at the scene Monday evening at the northbound rest area.  Read more...


School Registration In Montgomery County

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:47:50 CDT
(Litchfield)--School registration for the 2014-2015 school year have been released: Litchfield School District Pre K Registration: Wednesday, August 6th from Noon until 5pm at Sihler School Kindergarten thru 12th Grade Tuesday, August 5th from 11am until 6pm Kindergarten: High School Room...  Read more...


Shooting In Rural Pana

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:37:31 CDT
(Pana)--Authorities have identified a man who shot and wounded a police officer before being killed by troopers during an exchange of gunfire. The Christian County Coroner's Office says 25 year old Josh Edwards of Pana was killed Tuesday morning at a home in rural Pana.  Read more...


Dorsey Lumber Co. Destroyed by Fire

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:56:23 CDT
(Dorsey) -- Dorsey Lumber & Supply Company on Route 159 south of Bunker Hill was destroyed by fire on Saturday morning. Fire departments arrived around 1:15 Saturday morning and found the building engulfed in flames. The Dorsey, Bunker Hill, Prairietown and Shipman Fire Departments responded to the fire.  Read more...


St. Francis Hospital Names New CEO

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:28:21 CDT
(Litchfield)--St. Francis Hospital announced their new President and CEO during a news conference Friday. The Hospital Sisters Health System announced the appointment of Patricia Fischer to be St. Francis Hospital's new President and CEO. Fischer currently serves as Vice President of Physician Services at St.  Read more...


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