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Hillsboro Rejects Bids for East Street Improvement

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:20:07 CDT
At their meeting Tuesday evening, the Hillsboro City Council rejected bids they had received for the East Street Improvement project. City Engineer Scott Hunt said the total estimated bid for the project was $50,000. The lowest bid that came in was $71,000.  Read more...

Montgomery County To Begin E-Filing Civil Cases

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:57:48 CDT
Beginning January 1, 2018, e-filing of all civil cases in Illinois will be mandatory. With the deadline fast approaching, the Montgomery County Circuit Clerk's office wants to make sure that court users are not caught off guard.  Read more...

Hunting on Litchfield City Property a Problem

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:38:05 CDT
Lori Morgan addressed the Litchfield City Council Thursday evening during the public participation portion about a problem with hunting on city property north of 16th Avenue.  Read more...

Courthouse to Close for Safety Training

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:47:39 CDT
The Montgomery County Clerk's Office has announced that due to Historic Courthouse county employee safety training, the Historic Courthouse in Hillsboro will be closed on Wednesday, August 23, from 2 to 4 p.m.  Read more...

State Police Commander Reminds Motorists of Start of School

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:23:26 CDT
Captain Timothy Tyler, who is the State Police District 18 Commander in Litchfield, is reminding motorists that area schools open their doors this week and begin the new school year. The start of the school year means an increase in pedestrian and vehicular traffic around schools.  Read more...

EMA Director Urges Motorists to Use Caution During Eclipse

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:03:38 CDT
Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Greg Nimmo is warning county residents who plan to travel on Monday, August 21, to view the solar eclipse in the southern Illinois and Missouri areas, to be aware of potential traffic jams and crashes that could result from drivers focusing on the skies and not the road during the...  Read more...

Hillsboro Council Comments on Water Chlorine Smell

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 08:26:51 CDT
Streets and Public Improvement Commissioner Don Downs commented on the city of Hillsboro's water at the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday evening. Downs said that the water has had a chlorine smell lately because of a practice that is done twice a year in regulation with Environmental Protection Agency standards.  Read more...

Crimestoppers Seeking Burglary Information

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:42:24 CDT
The Macoupin Montgomery County Crimerstoppers is seeking information regarding a burglary that is believed to have occurred between 4 p.m. on August 3, and 8 a.m. on August 4, on Klein Avenue, which is located approximately two miles south of Litchfield in Montgomery County.  Read more...

Legislation Helping Volunteer Firefighters Passes House

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:51:11 CDT
Volunteer firefighters could soon be able to purchase tires at a discount thanks to new legislation that has passed in both the Illinois House and Senate.  Read more...

Litchfield Fire Dept. Gets New CPR Machine

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:03:09 CDT
Recently, with the support of the Litchfield City Council and Administration, the Litchfield Fire Department was able to purchase a new CPR machine. In order to save lives of sudden cardiac arrest patients and avoid neurological damage, a steady supply of oxygen is needed to the heart and brain.  Read more...

Counterfeit Bills Circulating Through Litchfield

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:17:36 CDT
Some counterfeit bills are being circulated in Litchfield according to the Litchfield Police. According to Sgt. Christopher Robinson, the $100 bills have been discovered by a half dozen businesses on the west side of town, and are described as “older” looking bills.  Read more...

County Board Re-organizes at July Meeting

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:31:05 CDT
July 11 was reorganization day at the Montgomery County Board meeting. Going into the meeting, the board had two vacant seats and was in need of a Chairman after the passing of former chairman Roy Hertel. Evan Young, who was the Vice Chairman, had been serving as the interim chair going into the meeting.  Read more...

Macoupin Courthouse Elevator

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:08:14 CDT
The Macoupin County Courthouse elevator will be closed for upgrades beginning Monday, July 17. The project is expected to take seven to nine weeks to complete and will be the first major upgrade on the elevator since it was installed in 1976.  Read more...

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...

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