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Residents Should Receive New Voter ID Cards Soon

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:35:13 CDT
Montgomery County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser has announced that all Montgomery County voters should receive new Voter Registration ID Cards in their mailboxes soon.  Read more...


Robin Randle Wins 2017 Miss Montgomery County

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:24:59 CDT
A new Montgomery County Fair Queen was crowned Wednesday evening. Robin Randle of Litchfield defeated three other contestants on her way to becoming the 2017 Miss Montgomery County Fair. Madison Baker of Hillsboro was named first runner-up and won the Dallas Steward Memorial Award for Volunteerism.  Read more...


Matt Hughes Reportedly in Critical Condition After Accident

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:37:36 CDT
Hillsboro resident and former UFC champion Matt Hughes is reportedly in critical condition after his vehicle was struck by a train Friday morning.  Read more...


Collision with Train Kills 5 East of Nokomis

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:26:04 CDT
Five people have died after a train hit a minivan east of Nokomis Wednesday, June 14. According to a preliminary investigation, the minivan was traveling south on 1800 Christian County Road, and the train was parallel to Route 16. As the minivan approached the railroad crossing, the driver failed to yield the right-of-way.  Read more...


20 Years for Burglary

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:02:14 CDT
A Collinsville man will serve a long sentence in prison for his involvement in the burglary of the Carlinville Moose Lodge. According to Macoupin County State's Attorney Jennifer A. Watson, Associate Judge Joshua A.  Read more...


Registration Open for Litchfield Fun Run

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 08:31:56 CDT
Registration is now open for the 15th annual 5K Freedom Fun Run to be held in Litchfield in July. The race begins at Lake Lou Yaeger's Picnic Area 3 on Saturday, July 1. The race winds thru the scenic lake area and includes two water stops and a course marshal at each intersection.  Read more...


Litchfield Man Injured in Accident

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 06:36:22 CDT
A Litchfield man was injured Saturday morning about 7:20 when the vehicle he was driving was struck by a Norfolk Southern train. State Police report that 59-year old Steve Worker was east bound on Route 16 at the intersection of the tracks just west of Henderson Road east of Gillespie.  Read more...


Police Bust Underage Drinking Party in Taylor Springs

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 13:44:44 CDT
Taylor Springs Police broke up a large underage drinking party early Saturday morning on the south end of Park Street. According to Taylor Springs Police Chief Warren Hall, there were juveniles from Witt, Mulberry Grove, Pocahontas, Litchfield, Raymond and Hillsboro.  Read more...


Accident Near Riverton Injures 4

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:50:53 CDT
Four Decatur residents were injured in an accident Sunday morning on I-72 near Riverton. According to a preliminary investigation, a vehicle driven by Adam Martin, 32, was westbound on I-72 near mile marker 110, when it began to drift from the left lane into the right lane.  Read more...


Litchfield Man Arrested After Aggravated Assault

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 09:19:15 CDT
A Litchfield man was arrested early Thursday morning after a reported Aggravated Assault with a firearm. At approximately 1:23 a.m. Thursday, Litchfield Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of North State Street for the reported offense.  Read more...


Police Investigating Robbery at Lomas Del Sol

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:49:17 CDT
Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at a Hillsboro restaurant overnight on Sunday, May 21. According to Hillsboro Police Chief Randy Leetham, the suspects gained entry into Lomas Del Sol by breaking in thru the glass front door. The robbery was reported Monday at 10:19 a.m.  Read more...


Mt Olive Fatal Accident

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:35:52 CDT
A Mt. Olive man was killed in a two vehicle accident Monday evening in Mt. Olive. According to the Illinois State Police, 47 year old Robert Welch was driving a 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle southbound on US 66 at Mt.  Read more...


Litchfield Council Approves Brush Burning Solution

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:45:10 CDT
The Litchfield City Council approved a solution to a brush burning problem during their meeting Thursday evening. A motion was made to approve burning brush at the city's South Adams facility.  Read more...


Stroke Prevention

Mon, 15 May 2017 09:48:14 CDT
This month the Macoupin County Health Department is hosting a "Know Stroke" event to help residents to know the signs, act in time and to set goals to reduce the risk of stroke. For $20.00 residents can get a total cholesterol and blood pressure screening and receive a free stroke rish assessment.  Read more...


County Board Urges State to Continue Funding LGDF

Mon, 15 May 2017 08:54:07 CDT
An amendment to an Illinois Senate Bill that was proposed by a Senator from Vandalia was discussed during the Montgomery County Board meeting last Tuesday. Senator Kyle McCarter has proposed an amendment to Senate Bill 2199, which seeks to reduce the Local Government Distributive Fund by 25 percent.  Read more...


Registration Open for Litchfield TriathLou

Wed, 10 May 2017 09:34:09 CDT
Registration is now open for the 8th annual Litchfield TriathLou that will be held September 10, at Lake Lou Yaeger. Litchfield Tourism Coordinator Sarah Waggoner has announced that this year's event will include a Half Distance race in addition to the other races.  Read more...


Community Awareness Meeting to be Held at St. Francis

Thu, 04 May 2017 08:27:06 CDT
Substance abuse and mental health issues will be topics of discussion at a community awareness meeting to be held on Monday, May 15, at H.S.H.S. St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.  Read more...


Mt Olvie Kindergarten Registration

Wed, 03 May 2017 09:53:34 CDT
A short informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 10th for parents and children that will be entering kindergarten in the fall in the Mt. Olive School District. Children must be five years old by September 1st to be eligible. The meeting will be held in the kindergarten classrooms at 6:00pm.  Read more...


MCEDC Pushes Fiber for Montgomery County

Mon, 01 May 2017 08:42:03 CDT
The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation has made efforts to bring a full service fiber-optic internet provider to the region. Fiber to the Home, or FTTH, is a brand new network of fiber optic cables that are a fast and dependable way to receive communications directly to homes and businesses.  Read more...


Free Seniors Fraud Seminar

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:38:50 CDT
A free Seniors Fraud Seminar will be held in Gillespie on Monday, May 1st. Attendees will learn how to protect themselves and family members from scam artists and fraudulent businesses. Information will be presented on identity theft, how to check credit reports and how to file a consumer fraud complaint.  Read more...


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