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Youth Hunt Drawing

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:16:27 CDT
A drawing for area youth to hunt deer will take place next month. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will conduct a drawing on September 12th for three youth to hunt deer during the Illinois Youth Firearm Deer Season, October 10th through the 12th.  Read more...


Back to School Safety

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:26:41 CDT
With fall classes beginning this week, drivers should be aware of the changes in their daily commute. Litchfield Chief of Police Lee Jarman says children should also be aware of traffic when going to and from school. "They should be instructed to cross the road only at marked intersections where there's a crosswalk.  Read more...


Weekend Events

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:27:42 CDT
August 14th-16th Friday Litchfield Summer Concert featuring Scrap, Iron & Gold - 6:30pm at Walton Park Carlinville Moose Catfish and Talapia Diner - 6:30pm at the Carlinville Moose Lodge Movie Night at the Park (The Lego Movie) - 8:15pm at the Robert E.  Read more...


Brubaker Playground Grand Opening

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:57:43 CDT
The Brubaker Playground in Litchfield will open in a few weeks. Construction on the playground being built in honor of Clyde and Helen Brubaker began in May. Litchfield Park District President John Leonard says the cars made for the playground will be put in next week.  Read more...


New Litchfield H.S. Principal

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:34:54 CDT
Last night, the Litchfield School Board of Education approved hiring a new high school principal. Douglas Hoster of Seneca, comes to Litchfield following nine years as principal of Newark High School.  Read more...


Royal Lakes Shooting

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 09:31:41 CDT
A Royal Lakes man has been charged in connection with a shooting Monday night in Royal Lakes. According to Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl, 58 year old Rex Tandy has been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm. Bond has been set at $100,000.  Read more...


Picker's Market Facebook

Sat, 08 Aug 2015 08:29:37 CDT
The Litchfield Picker's Market experience now extends to the internet. The Picker's Market is a monthly event featuring vintage, antique and collectible items. A Facebook page now exists for pickers to share their finds.  Read more...


Weekend Events

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:27:08 CDT
Weekend Events (August 7th-9th) Friday: Hillsboro Summer Concert Series featuring Bones Jugs N Harmony 7-10pm at Sherwood Forest Saturday: Gold Wing Road Riders Association Illinois Chapter E Charity Yard Sale 8am to 2pm at Niehaus Cycle Sale in Litchfield Soleshine Shoe Roundup Drop...  Read more...


Last Summer Concert

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 09:18:57 CDT
The last of the Hillsboro Summer Concert Series this weekend features a high energy band from Champaign-Urbana. Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lesley Pollard says it's been a successful season for the concert series. "Every year it just keeps growing and growing.  Read more...


Pizza Man Demolition and Planning

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:46:10 CDT
Demolition began on Litchfield's Pizza Man Monday morning. A fire in May caused significant damage to the building. Pizza Man's Scott Chandler says in the past couple months, he and his family have been busy with new ideas and planning. "We got to go up to Chicago (to) look at a pizza oven that we may be purchasing.  Read more...


Casey's Robbery Arrest

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:39:12 CDT
The Hillsboro Police made an arrest on Sunday of a man suspected to have robbed Casey's on School Street last week. According to Hillsboro Police Chief Gary Satterlee, they received information the suspect was at a residence in Hillsboro.  Read more...


Black Rabbit Coffee

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:37:48 CDT
Plans are brewing for a coffee roasting facility in Hillsboro. Isaac Reynolds of Hillsboro says his love of coffee caused him to want to learn more about it.  Read more...


Curly's Corner Market Theft

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:12:03 CDT
Over three hundred dollars was stolen from Curly's Corner Market near Granite City yesterday. According to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 6:25 last night, a man approached the checkout counter while the clerk was preoccupied and reached into the cash register, stealing the money.  Read more...


IRS Scams

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:44:32 CDT
Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp warns citizens about another IRS scam. Recently several people in the area received an automated phone call from the IRS Legal Department stating a lawsuit would be filed against them if they did not contact a certain phone number.  Read more...


Bourne Events

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:41:20 CDT
In addition to attending weekly budget sessions in Springfield, State Representative Avery Bourne has some upcoming local events. Bourne says one of the things she gets to provide through her office is constituent services.  Read more...


Deer Run Mine in Hillsboro Okay to Reopen

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:04:37 CDT
The first steps have been taken to reopen Deer Run Mine in Hillsboro, which has been closed since late March. According to Montgomery County Board Chairman, Roy Hertel, the federal mine inspectors have checked out the mine and allowed the coal company to open the mine again.  Read more...


Hillsboro City Council Approves Hiltop Drive Measure

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:44:29 CDT
One of the more polarizing topics of discussion at the Hillsboro city council meeting Tuesday evening was the Hiltop Drive issue brought forth by residents of the street. As it stands, the street becomes dangerous because of the speed of students entering and leaving Hillsboro High School.  Read more...


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