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Dog Found in Taylor Springs Storage Unit

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:57:08 CDT
A dog was taken to the Montgomery County Animal Control facility last week after being found in a storage unit in Taylor Springs. Taylor Springs Police found the dog in a storage unit on Route 127 last Tuesday at around 5:20 p.m.  Read more...


Human West Nile Case in Macoupin

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:56:32 CDT
The Macoupin County Public Health Department has been notified of a confirmed human case of West Nile Virus. Officals are urging county residents to continue to take appropriate action to protect against mosquito bites.  Read more...


State Job Recruitment Event

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:03:19 CDT
A State of Illinois recruitment event will be held this month in Carlinville. The State of Illinois is seeking candidates to fill multiple positions and interested individuals are urged to attend.  Read more...


Man Killed in Cottage Hills Home Invasion

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:00:01 CDT
The Major Case Squad of Greater Saint Louis is investigating the shooting death of a man in Cottage Hills late Thursday evening. Damian Huber of Brighton was found after 11 p.m. Thursday by Madison County Sheriff's Deputies after an apparent home invasion at 152 South Oak Street in Cottage Hills.  Read more...


Council Addresses Water Bill for Representative's Office

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:59:04 CDT
The Litchfield City Council concluded their meeting Thursday evening discussing how the state pays water bills for offices held by elected officials. Alderwoman Marilyn Sisson read an email she had sent to the media expressing concern that State Representative Avery Bourne's office is behind on her water bill payments.  Read more...


Hillsboro Man Found Dead in Possible Suicide

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:27:04 CDT
Hillsboro Police and the Montgomery County Coroner's Office are investigating a possible suicide after a man was found hanging in a garage early Wednesday morning. David DeVaisher, 61, of Hillsboro was pronounced dead at the scene, located at 934 Rountree Street. He was found after authorities were dispatched at 1:52 a.m.  Read more...


Hillsboro Searching for New Street Superintendent

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:08:53 CDT
On Tuesday evening, the Hillsboro City Council approved advertising an opening for the street department supervisor position. The position of Streets and Public Works Superintendent will be vacant following the early retirement of current superintendent Joe Boston.  Read more...


LFPC Reaches Agreement with United Healthcare

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:22:50 CDT
Litchfield Family Practice Center has reached a new contract agreement with United Healthcare, nearly a month after announcing they would no longer be a service provider for the insurance company.  Read more...


IDNR Changes Dove Hunting Shot Requirements

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:00:00 CDT
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has changed the shot requirements for dove hunting at the Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife area and Ramsey Lake State park.  Read more...


Litchfield to Begin Flushing Hydrants Monday

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:54:40 CDT
Litchfield Fire Chief Kevin Schott has announced that the fire department will begin flushing hydrants throughout the city on Monday, August 13. Schott says the department flushes hydrants for many reasons, including to check that the hydrant is working properly and that no caps are frozen shut.  Read more...


Litchfield Native Serving as Information Technician in Navy

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 07:18:43 CDT
A 2008 Litchfield High School graduate is stationed with a naval command responsible for teaching future information warriors skills required to defend America around the world.  Read more...


St. Francis to Search for New President, CEO

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 09:41:47 CDT
HSHS Saint Francis Hospital in Litchfield is conducting a nationwide search for a new president and CEO following Monday's resignation of Kevin Seely. Chief Nursing Officer John Peipert will serve as the interim president and CEO while a national search is being conducted for a permanent replacement.  Read more...


Four Taken Into Custody for Hillsboro Burglaries

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 07:59:07 CDT
Four juveniles were taken into custody over the weekend in reference to a string of vehicle burglaries that have occurred in Hillsboro recently. According to Hillsboro Police Chief Randy Leetham, two 16-year-old females and a 16-year-old male were taken into custody on Saturday evening.  Read more...


Juvenile Arrested After Causing Disturbance in Hillsboro Restaurant

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 10:24:12 CDT
A 17-year-old male was arrested Saturday after allegedly causing a disturbance inside McDonald's in Hillsboro. According to Hillsboro Police Chief Randy Leetham, the 17-year-old had jumped the restaurant's counter and threatened employees. An officer arrived at the scene and was met outside by the agitated individual.  Read more...


Ohlman Man Dies in ATV Accident

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 08:49:33 CDT
An Ohlman man was pronounced dead Sunday evening following an ATV accident south of Ohlman. Tyler Inman, 22, was pronounced dead at 11:41 p.m. Sunday, after being found trapped underneath an ATV he was driving.  Read more...


Llama Missing Around Walshville

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 12:50:59 CDT
A llama has gone missing in the WSMI listening area near Walshville. The llama allegedly jumped her owner's fence on South Trail in Walshville on August 1, and was last seen headed south of Renken Road near Sorento. It is believed she might be headed towards the Panama area.  Read more...


Audubon Society Fundraising for Local Stewards

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 09:24:10 CDT
The Illinois Audubon Society, in association with the Hickory Hills Chapter, has announced a fundraising campaign to support the efforts of local volunteer stewards in the care and maintenance of Bremer Sanctuary in Hillsboro.  Read more...


Water Service in Nokomis Restored After Break

Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:30:21 CDT
Water service has been restored to customers of the Nokomis water system after a break in the water main caused service to be shut down for hours on Wednesday. According to Nokomis Emergency Services Coordinator Joe Gasparich, the break occurred on the main line that leads from the water treatment plant to the storage tower.  Read more...


Three Injured in Accident Outside of Assumption

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 10:12:03 CDT
Three people were injured in an automobile accident Thursday afternoon southwest of Assumption. Megan Sisk of Nokomis, and Shelley Graves and 18-year-old Courtney Fuerstenau, both of Taylorville, were all taken to a hospital in Springfield for treatment of their injuries.  Read more...


Police: Hillsboro Burglaries Likely Committed by Same People

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:54:35 CDT
Authorities are investigating a string of burglaries that occurred over the weekend in Hillsboro that police believe were committed by the same people. At around 10:30 p.m. Friday, Hillsboro Police received a report of three males entering vehicles in the 1400 block of Center Street.  Read more...


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