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Two Sentenced for Residential Arson in Hillsboro

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 09:26:25 CDT
A pair of Royal Lakes residents were each sentenced to six years in prison for committing Residential Arson stemming from an incident in Hillsboro on May 4. Alphonso Anderson was sentenced on Wednesday, July 17, and Emmanuel D. Welch was sentenced on Thursday, July 18.  Read more...

Litchfield Man Indicted on Child Sexual Exploitation Charges

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 07:35:17 CDT
A Litchfield man is in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service after being indicted on charges of child sexual exploitation. On Friday, July 19, U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins found that Cory C. Robinson presents a danger to the community if released from law enforcement custody.  Read more...

Litchfield Closer to Sports Complex with Grant Application

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:55:11 CDT
Litchfield is one step closer to adding a sports complex after the city council approved a resolution on Thursday authorizing the submittal of a grant to help fund the project. The IMPACT Soccer organization approached the City requesting assistance in locating a site for the development of fields.  Read more...

Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of Ohlman Man

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:38:58 CDT
An Ohlman man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly having firearms while his FOID card was revoked. Brett Stokes, 54, was charged with Possession of Firearms with a revoked FOID, and was taken to the Montgomery County Jail pending a formal arraignment. The charge is a Class 3 felony.  Read more...

St. Francis Hospital Offers Tips for Staying Cool

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:20:44 CDT
HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield is offering tips for staying cool, as well as how to know the warning signs of heat-related illnesses. Heat stroke is considered a medical emergency, and if someone is exhibiting the symptoms, 911 should be called immediately.  Read more...

St. Francis Hospital Offers Tips for Staying Cool

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:15:30 CDT
HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield is offering tips for staying cool, as well as how to know the warning signs of heat-related illnesses. Heat stroke is considered a medical emergency, and if someone is exhibiting the symptoms, 911 should be called immediately.  Read more...

Litchfield City Council To Meet Thursday

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 08:23:07 CDT
A dozen new business items are on the agenda for the Litchfield City Council meeting on Thursday, July 18. Items include: 1.  Read more...

Police Investigating Taylorville Shooting

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 09:08:43 CDT
Police are investigating a shooting in Christian County that left two individuals injured on Tuesday. Nathan L. Howell, 40, was taken into custody near a residence on North 1250 East Road in Taylorville at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday.  Read more...

Semi Overturns, Spilling Dirt on Interstate

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:42:20 CDT
A Virden man was injured on Saturday, July 13, after the semi he was driving overturned on a ramp entering Interstate 72 south of Springfield. Steven L. Horrighs, 65, was taken to a local hospital for injuries he sustained during the accident. The severity of his injuries was not reported.  Read more...

Macoupin Fatal Accident

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:27:24 CDT
A Brighton woman was killed in a single vehicle accident Sunday east of Brighton. According to the Macoupin County Sheriff's Office, 39 year old Christina Reedy was driving a 2010 Chevy Cobalt east on the Brighton-Bunker Hill Road, west of Fosterburg Road, when the vehicle left the roadway at 4:20pm.  Read more...

Two Charged in Woodburn Man's Death

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:57:59 CDT
Charges were filed on Monday against a pair of Madison County residents for their alleged roles in the 2015 death of a Woodburn resident. Macoupin County State's Attorney Jennifer Watson announced Chancey Y. Hutson of Granite City and William D.  Read more...

Panhandle School Board to Meet Monday

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 06:51:35 CDT
More personnel decisions are slated to be made at the monthly Panhandle School Board meeting on Monday, July 15. Consent agenda items include: A. Approval of minutes 1) June 24, 2019, Budget Hearing, Regular and Executive Sessions; 2) July 2, 2019 special meeting B.  Read more...

Police Investigating Mysterious Death of Chickens

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 13:10:01 CDT
Police are investigating the mysterious death of a flock of chickens after they were found in their pen on Wednesday, July 10. Taylor Springs Police officers were called to a residence on Grant Street at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday when a resident returned home and discovered a number of dead chickens in the pen.  Read more...

Shelbyville Man Allegedly Kills Pregnant Girlfriend

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 13:10:19 CDT
A Shelbyville man is facing first degree murder charges after allegedly killing his pregnant girlfriend on Monday, July 8. Deven A. Barger was arraigned on Wednesday, July 10, on charges of First Degree Murder and Intentional Homicide of an Unborn Child.  Read more...

Man Arrested for Alleged Bank Robbery

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 17:23:29 CDT
A 70-year-old Texas man was arrested on Wednesday after allegedly committing armed robbery at Litchfield National Bank. Gregory C. Stickel of Victoria, TX, was charged with Aggravated Robbery. He is currently being held in the Montgomery County Jail.  Read more...

Police Investigating Pair of Homicides

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 13:14:30 CDT
Authorities are investigating a pair of homicides after the bodies of two women were found in Washington Park within a 24-hour period. According to the Illinois State Police, the first victim was identified as Sandra Reckmann of Alahmbra. Her body was discovered at 5 a.m.  Read more...

Rep. Bourne Gives Birth to Son

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 10:41:50 CDT
Illinois' 95th State Representative District has gained a new constituent. Rep. Avery Bourne and her husband Aaron DeGroot welcomed their son, Marshall Dean DeGroot, into the world on Saturday, June 29. Marshall was born at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  Read more...

Patch Work to Close Route 203

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 08:33:16 CDT
The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that intermittent daytime and overnight closures of Route 203 will occur through Friday, July 12. Crews with the East. St. Louis Maintenance Yard will perform patching work on all lanes of the roadway between Bend Road and Collinsville Road in St. Clair County.  Read more...

Fake Prescription Leads to Three Arrests

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 12:35:39 CDT
Three people were arrested in Hillsboro on Monday after allegedly attempting to illegally possess prescription drugs. Michelle Hubbard of Springfield, Anton Thomas and Warren Morris, both of Chicago, were arrested and charged with Unauthorized Possession of Prescription Form.  Read more...

Hillsboro Council To Discuss Water Equipment

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 08:08:51 CDT
Purchasing equipment for Hillsboro's water and waste water departments will be discussed during the city council meeting on Tuesday, July 9. Items on the agenda include: 1. Discussion/Decision on a motion to approve paying bills for July 2.  Read more...

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