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LLCC Summer Classes

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:07:36 CDT
Summer and fall registration at Lincoln Land Community College in Litchfield begins soon. LLCC Litchfield Director Lorie McDonald says there are many reasons to take summer classes. "Get a head start on everything. If you had to drop a class for some reason in the earlier semesters, pick it up in the summer.  Read more...


Fusion Women's Program

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:20:55 CDT
A new women's health program at a Hillsboro fitness facility addresses heart health. The 12-week course at Fusion Fitness is know as the SHAPE program: Stronger, Healthier, Active and Positive Everyday. Fusion Director Jessica Chappelear says the main issue the program addresses is women's heart health.  Read more...


Macoupin Alderman Vote Totals

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 09:45:38 CDT
Voter participation in the Consolidated Election on Tuesday in Macoupin County was 13.63%.  Read more...


Blankenship-Beeler Benefit

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 09:21:41 CDT
A benefit for a local woman with a rare form of cancer takes place this month. Fifty-two year old Raymond resident Carrie Blankenship-Beeler began noticing problems in June. Her sister, Karla Davis, says it has been a journey since then in and out of the hospital trying to find what's going on with Beeler.  Read more...


MCEDC Meeting

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:57:26 CDT
A local organization celebrates their 10th anniversary. The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation will hold their celebration at their annual meeting this month. The MCEDC is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to try to bring about more business opportunities and improve quality of life for citizens.  Read more...


Camp Clean-up

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:48:36 CDT
An opportunity to help prepare a local campground for Girl Scout Camp takes place this weekend. The Scott family donated the former Honey Bend campground to the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois. This will be the first summer for Camp Soar Resident Camp.  Read more...


Staunton Health Screening for Men

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 09:46:06 CDT
The Staunton Lion's Club is partnering with the Macoupin County Health Department to sponsor a men's health event. Nursing staff from the health department will present a short educational program and offer serveral screenings on Tuesday, April 7, from 6-8pm at the VFW post on East Henry Street in Staunton.  Read more...


Unemployment in Montgomery Co

Mon, 06 Apr 2015 08:29:56 CDT
According to January unemployment data, Montgomery County's Rates went down from last year, but continue to be among the worst in the state. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released the February results for Illinois. The state unemployment rate dropped from 7.9 percent in February 2014 to six percent for this year.  Read more...


Man Charged in Mt. Olive Shooting Incident

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:33:03 CDT
A man shot by a Sheriff's deputy near Mt. Olive has been charged in Macoupin County. According to Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl, 30 year old Brett Foster of Mt. Olive has been charge by the Macoupin County State's Attorney Office with Aggravated Assault.  Read more...


Mt. Olive Shooting

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:35:51 CDT
A shooting west of Mt. Olive Thursday night is under investigation by Illinois State Police. According to Macoupin County Sheriff, Shawn Kahl, two deputies responded to a call to check on the well being of an elderly person living on Rt. 138 just west of Mt. Olive.  Read more...


Hillsboro Election Night

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:03:21 CDT
Many options for county election results will be available for local residents. The County Board Room on the 2nd floor of the Historic Courthouse in Hillsboro will be open on Election Night. Residents can view the county election returns there as they become available after the polls close at 7pm on April 7th.  Read more...


Hillsboro Election Night

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:59:07 CDT
Many options for county election results will be available for local residents. The County Board Room on the 2nd floor of the Historic Courthouse in Hillsboro will be open on Election Night. Residents can view the county election returns there as they become available after the polls close at 7pm on April 7th.  Read more...


Montgomery Co Accident

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:08:06 CDT
A multiple vehicle accident Thursday morning resulted in minor injuries.  Read more...


Montgomery Co Accident

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:50:34 CDT
A multiple vehicle accident Thursday morning resulted in minor injuries.  Read more...


Bourne Itinerary

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:00:18 CDT
Avery Bourne began her first month as State Representative with a busy schedule. Bourne said so far she took part in two meet and greets. "I've really been so surprised at the number of people who are coming out to meet me," Bourne said.  Read more...


Bourne Itinerary

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:57:03 CDT
Avery Bourne began her first month as State Representative with a busy schedule. Bourne said so far she took part in two meet and greets. "I've really been so surprised at the number of people who are coming out to meet me," Bourne said.  Read more...


Hillsboro City Council

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:43:40 CDT
Hillsboro residents may soon notice a change in their electric bills. At Tuesday night's city council meeting, a decision was made on the community aggregation bid. Hillsboro Mayor John Downs said the decision will switch customers from Ameren to Homefield Energy. "We went with a two-year committment at 5.749," Downs said.  Read more...


Hillsboro City Council

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:39:28 CDT
Hillsboro residents may soon notice a change in their electric bills. At Tuesday night's city council meeting, a decision was made on the community aggregation bid. Hillsboro Mayor John Downs said the decision will switch customers from Ameren to Homefield Energy. "We went with a two-year committment at 5.749," Downs said.  Read more...


Calinville Spring Cleanup

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:19:19 CDT
Carlinville will have its spring cleanup on Friday, May 1 from 8am until 4pm and Saturday, May 2 from 8am until noon. City residents can bring unwanted items to the dumpsters located at the city shed on Plum street during the allowed hours. Allowed items are general refuse, appliances,and yard waste.  Read more...


Double Fatal in Greene County

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 09:45:01 CDT
Two people were killed in a two vehicle crash Tuesday night in Greene County.  Read more...


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