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Bourne on Mapping Political Districts

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:43:23 CDT
With the general election in November approaching fast, concern over the way political maps are drawn continues to grow among voters. Some citizens of Illinois have come together and attempted to change the way districts are drawn.  Read more...

Phone Scam in Litchfield

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:57:10 CDT
The Litchfield Police Department has received complaints of a telephone scam in which individuals are claiming to be associated with the Publisher's Clearing House Prize Patrol.  Read more...

Ramsey Woman Killed in Accident near Indian Springs

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:46:00 CDT
One person was killed and another was injured in a two vehicle accident that occurred on Route 185 at Indian Springs Golf Course in Fillmore Saturday afternoon.  Read more...

Ramsey Woman Killed in Accident Saturday

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:39:52 CDT
One person was killed and another was injured in a two vehicle accident that occurred on Route 185 at Indian Springs Golf Course in Fillmore Saturday afternoon.  Read more...

Invasive Plant Workshop in Hillsboro

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:13:42 CDT
Invasive plants are a major threat to biodiversity and native plant habitats. To help teach more about invasive plants, the University of Illinois Montgomery County Extension office will host a workshop on Monday, September 12th. It will cover identification, reporting, mapping, control methods, and native plant alternatives.  Read more...

Litchfield School Board Member Resigns

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:45:17 CDT
A Litchfield school board member officially resigned at the board meeting held Thursday evening. The board now has a vacancy after Greg Hires resigned his position due to residency relocation.  Read more...

Bourne's Youth Trapping Bill Signed into Law

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:18:40 CDT
In April, State Representative Avery Bourne sponsored legislation to create a youth trapping license in an effort to promote trapping statewide. The bill passed unanimously in the Illinois House and Senate and was signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner on Monday.  Read more...

Criminal Damage

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:14:08 CDT
The Macoupin County Sheriff's Office is seeking information to help solve thefts and criminal damage to property at cellular phone tower sites in rural Girard and Dorchester. Person or persons unknown gained entry to the sites, stole copper wire and caused over $1,000 in damage.  Read more...

Litchfield to Solicit Bids for Water Tower Inspection

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:35:55 CDT
The Litchfield City Council held their second August meeting on Thursday evening. At the meeting, the council approved an ammendment to an ordinance that prohibits trespassing in Library Park after the park is closed. The park will be closed from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.  Read more...

Taylorville Woman Injured in Car Accident

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:28:22 CDT
A Taylorville woman was injured in an automobile accident on Route 48 Wednesday afternoon. According to the State Police, Evelyn Sisco, 82, was traveling north on Route 48, approximately one mile south of the Taylorville Airport, when her car left the road and overturned in the ditch.  Read more...

2 in Critical Condition After Accident Wednesday Morning

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:08:33 CDT
Two people are in critical condition after an automobile accident occurred just before 6:00 Wednesday morning between Ohlman and Nokomis. According to the Illinois State Police, 20-year old Max Heintz of Witt was traveling west on Route 16 a mile west of 22nd Avenue.  Read more...

Litchfield All-Year Class Reunion Planned for September

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:40:14 CDT
On September 24, the city of Litchfield will host their All-Year Class Reunion at the Community Center; but according to Litchfield Tourism Coordinator Sarah Waggoner, there's more going on that day in the city than just the reunion itself.  Read more...

Macoupin County Vote by Mail

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:11:04 CDT
Macoupin County voters may now apply for a vote by mail ballot for the November 8, 2016 General Election. The ballots will be sent out starting September 29.  Read more...

Bourne Co-sponsors Gun Suppressor Legislation

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:45:46 CDT
State Representative Avery Bourne has co-sponsored legislation to remove the prohibition on the use of gun suppressors. Bourne says the legislation was brought forth in an effort to protect hunters from hearing damage.  Read more...

1 Dead, 2 Injured in I-55 Accident Wednesday

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:00:04 CDT
One person is dead and two are injured after their vehicle oveturned on Interstate 55 on Wednesday afternoon. According to the Illinois State Police, a vehicle driven by David Marten, 45, of Lincoln was traveling south on I-55.  Read more...

Tax to Aid Mental Health Added to November Ballot

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:44:02 CDT
At the Montgomery County Board meeting Tuesday morning, Finance Committee Chairman Megan Beeler addressed the board about concerns FAYCO Enterprises has about staying funded. FAYCO is an organization that integrates people with disabilities and other life issues into the community.  Read more...

Burgers Brats and Blues Event

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:24:43 CDT
A lunch time concert and cookout will be held on Saturday, August 13 to raise funds to help with NF research, patient support and public awareness. "Burger, Brats, and Blues," a SamJam event, will be held in front of Starr's Primal Meats in Carlinville, from 11am until 2pm.  Read more...

Jogger Dead, Another Injured

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:41:54 CDT
A Hillsboro woman is dead and another is injured after being hit by a car on Sunday morning. According to the Hillsboro Police Department, 33 year old Alan Logsdon of Litchfield was driving east on Glenn Shoals Drive Sunday morning at approximately 6:18 when he struck two female joggers.  Read more...

Equipment Malfunction Believed to have Led to Dog's Death

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 13:44:00 CDT
A K-9 with the Montgomery County Sherriff's Department is dead after being left alone in a car during a hot day last Sunday. According to Montgomery County Undersherriff Rick Robbins, the department believes malfunctioning equipment led to the dog's death.  Read more...

Florida Counties Added to Travel Deferral for Blood Donations

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09:51:19 CDT
The Central Illinois Community Blood Center will begin asking prospective blood donors about travel to two counties in South Florida after reports of Possible Zika virus transmission not related to international travel.  Read more...

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