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DCEO Awards Block Grants to Four Local Communities

Tue, 22 May 2018 11:38:50 CDT
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has awarded over $1.8 million in federal funding for Community Development Block Grants in the 95th State Representative District.  Read more...


Litchfield Approves Arcade Games for Beach House

Mon, 21 May 2018 11:06:05 CDT
Last Thursday, the Litchfield City Council approved contracts with J & J Ventures for video games services and an ATM at the Milnot Beach House at Lake Lou Yaeger. The council approved a three-year contract with the company for arcade-style video gaming machines to fill empty space that is currently at the beach house.  Read more...


Litchfield Fire Department Holds Drone Demonstration

Mon, 21 May 2018 10:41:22 CDT
On Saturday morning, the Litchfield Fire Department hosted other area emergency response teams at Lincoln Land Community College for a demonstration on a drone the department recently acquired.  Read more...


Litchfield Resident Requests Reimbursement for Picnic Table

Fri, 18 May 2018 11:39:01 CDT
On Thursday evening, the Litchfield City Council heard from a concerned citizen who had a picnic table removed from her property when a nearby property underwent demolition.  Read more...


Litchfield to Host Drone Demonstration

Thu, 17 May 2018 09:32:03 CDT
The Litchfield Fire Department will be holding a demonstration of their new drone this weekend at Lincoln Land Community College in Litchfield. The Department recently began using drones along with a new computer program that assists the staff to be better prepared for fires.  Read more...


Two Arrested for Burglary of Hillsboro Restaurant

Wed, 16 May 2018 10:57:44 CDT
Two St. Louis men were arrested Sunday evening for burglary of a Hillsboro Restaurant. Christopher Rea, 18, and Nathaniel Zion, 18, were both arrested on burglary charges and taken to the Montgomery County Jail. According to Hillsboro Police Chief Randy Leetham, authorities received a call at 9:40 p.m.  Read more...


Bourne Urges Firearm Owners to Renew FOID Cards Early

Mon, 14 May 2018 08:08:57 CDT
State Representative Avery Bourne is urging Illinois firearm owners to file paperwork to renew their Firearm Owner Identification Cards early, as the first wave of the ten-year renewal will create a backlog of renewal applications.  Read more...


Pedestrian Struck by Motorcycle

Sat, 12 May 2018 08:44:36 CDT
Two people were injured when a motorcycle struck a pedestrian Thursday night in Jersey County. According to Illinois State Police, 60 year old Randal Giberson of Jerseyville was driving a 2004 Yamaha northbound on US 67 near Hillside Lane when a pedestrian attmepted to cross the roadway at 8:31pm.  Read more...


County Board Approves Salary Increase for Non-Union Employees

Fri, 11 May 2018 11:50:59 CDT
During the finance committee portion of their meeting Tuesday morning, the Montgomery County Board approved a salary increase for non-union employees of the county.  Read more...


Hillsboro Student Injured in Car Accident

Tue, 08 May 2018 10:37:20 CDT
A Hillsboro High School Student was injured in an automobile accident Sunday morning west of Fillmore. Katie Schaake was taken by ambulance to Hillsboro Area Hospital, and was then transferred to St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Schaake's car rolled over at 6:40 a.m.  Read more...


Man Arrested for Trespassing in Hillsboro

Mon, 07 May 2018 09:35:34 CDT
A Hillsboro man was arrested Wednesday afternoon for Criminal Trespass to State Supported Property. Benjamin Long, 34, was arrested after allegedly trespassing on a Montgomery County Housing property located at 22 Long Avenue.  Read more...


Credit Card Skimmer Seized in Raymond

Wed, 02 May 2018 11:44:39 CDT
A credit card skimmer was located at the Raymond Shell Gas Station on Saturday, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. Authorities seized the device, which is utilized by thieves to collect credit and debit card numbers and Personal Identification Numbers (PINs).  Read more...


Senate Approves Litchfield TIF Extension

Tue, 01 May 2018 11:17:10 CDT
Last week, the Illinois Senate approved the extension of a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district for the city of Litchfield for another twelve years. The bill would extend the life of the city's TIF district to 35 years from the originally set 23.  Read more...


Police: Remains Found Not Related to Denita Hedden

Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:04:23 CDT
Human skeletal remains were found Wednesday afternoon near Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield, causing speculation as to whether or not the remains belonged to a missing Royal Lakes woman.  Read more...


Human Remains Found Near Lake Lou Yaeger

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:28:20 CDT
The remains of a person were discovered by Litchfield Police Wednesday near Lake Lou Yaeger. According to the State Police, the race, sex and age of the skeletal remains are unknown at this time. State Police Zone Six Investigations are handling the matter. Sgt.  Read more...


Blackburn College President Leaving

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:54:06 CDT
Dr. John Comerford, president of Blackburn College, will be leaving the college on June 30. According to Blackburn officials, Comerford, who came to Blackburn in 2013, will take over as president of Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, on July 1.  Read more...


Litchfield Council Rejects Water, Sewer Rate Increase

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:17:45 CDT
On Thursday evening, the Litchfield City Council voted against an ordinance that would have increased water and sewer rates for 2018-19 and 2019-20. The plan would have increased sewer rates by eight percent for each Fiscal Year. The water rate increase would have been the same amount for the same years.  Read more...


Nokomis to Host Kindergarten Registration

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:53:39 CDT
The Nokomis School District will host registration next week for children who will attend kindergarten in the fall. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, and will attend North Elementary School or Saint Louis Catholic Kindergarten and do not currently attend Pre-K at either school should register.  Read more...


Man Charged with Reckless Homicide for Role in I-55 Crash

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:49:33 CDT
The man who was driving the semi that crashed into eight vehicles and killed four people in November has been charged with reckless homicide in connection to the incident.  Read more...


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