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Pawnee Man Injured in Accident on I-72

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:54:47 CDT
A Pawnee man was injured during an accident Monday evening after attempting to tow a vehicle on Interstate 72.  Read more...


Keyesport Man Arrested for Assault in Taylor Springs

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:19:40 CDT
A Keyesport man was arrested Sunday afternoon in Taylor Springs for assault. According to the Taylor Springs Police Department, Charles Compton, 40, was arrested for Assault and Criminal Trespass to Land at 1 p.m. Sunday. While on patrol at 3:18 a.m.  Read more...


2 Injured in Accident on Route 16 off I-55

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:36:41 CDT
Two people were injured in an automobile accident Wednesday afternoon on Route 16 in Litchfield.  Read more...


Macoupin-Montgomery Crimstoppers Awards $200

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:56:00 CDT
At their meeting Wednesday evening, the Macoupin-Montgomery Crimestoppers awarded $200 to a person who provided information about meth sales in Gillespie in July. When authorities made the arrest, they discovered the alleged perpetrator was a felon in possession of stolen weapons.  Read more...


Bremer Sanctuary to Host 40th Anniversary Celebration

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:31:31 CDT
The volunteers at Bremer Sanctuary in Hillsboro are inviting the public to join them for their 40th anniversary celebration next weekend. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, the volunteers will present a variety of activities on the grounds.  Read more...


Taylor Springs Pair Arrested for Domestic Battery

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:42:49 CDT
A pair of Taylor Springs residents were arrested for Domestic Battery on Friday evening. According to the Taylor Springs Police Department, Elizabeth Chesney and Lance Hampton were each arrested for Domestic Battery after authorities were dispatched to a residence on Water Street in Taylor Springs at approximately 10:11 p.m.  Read more...


Petition Circulation Period Underway for County Offices

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:42:09 CDT
Montgomery County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser has announced that candidates interested in running for county offices to be nominated or elected in the March 20, 2018, General Primary Election may receive petitions from the Montgomery County Clerk's Office.  Read more...


BRS Museum to Hold Induction Ceremony

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 11:35:33 CDT
The Bottomley-Ruffing-Schalk Baseball Museum in Nokomis will welcome six new honorees during an induction ceremony Saturday evening.  Read more...


Litchfield Pickers Market Expands

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 09:30:04 CDT
The city of Litchfield has announced that due to the overwhelming vendor response for the Pickers Market this weekend, the city will be closing some additional roads Sunday. From 4 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Read more...


Non-Profit Energy Grants

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:05:41 CDT
Ameren Illinois is providing grants to non-profit organizations who are experiencing difficulty paying their electric bill. The funds are administered through the Energy Assistance Foundation and are available to qualifying 501(c)3 organizations that have an active Ameren Illinois electric account.  Read more...


8th Annual Litchfield TriathLou is Sunday

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:24:32 CDT
The city of Litchfield will be partnering with Racemaker productions for the eighth annual Litchfield TriathLou. The race will take place on Sunday starting at Lake Lou Yaeger's Marina 1. During the event, the city will welcome runners from across the country competing in sprint, Olympic, and half distance races.  Read more...


Hillsboro Police Chief Commends Helpful Citizens

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:36:04 CDT
Hillsboro Police Chief Randy Leetham has commended an off-duty conservation policeman, an off-duty fireman and another witness after assisting in the arrest of a man allegedly driving under the influence. On August 29, Hillsboro Police responded to an accident at the intersection of Rountree and Tremont.  Read more...


Burglary at Hillsboro Hospital Leads to Arrest, Citations

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:35:29 CDT
A motor vehicle burglary investigation in Hillsboro led to the discovery of synthetic cannabis on Thursday. At 2:08 p.m. on August 31, Hillsboro Police began investigating a burglary to a motor vehicle at Hillsboro Area Hospital.  Read more...


Burglary at Hillsboro Hospital Leads to Arrest, Citations

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 08:59:19 CDT
A motor vehicle burglary investigation in Hillsboro led to the discovery of synthetic cannabis on Thursday. At 2:08 p.m. on August 31, Hillsboro Police began investigating a burglary to a motor vehicle at Hillsboro Area Hospital.  Read more...


Hillsboro Police Chief Commends Helpful Citizens

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 07:05:38 CDT
Hillsboro Police Chief Randy Leetham has commended an off-duty conservation policeman, an off-duty fireman and another witness after assisting in the arrest of a man allegedly driving under the influence. On August 29, Hillsboro Police responded to an accident at the intersection of Rountree and Tremont.  Read more...


Hillsboro Residents Arrested for Obstructing a Peace Officer

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:54:07 CDT
Two Hillsboro residents were arrested Monday for obstructing a peace officer. On Monday, Hillsboro Police took a report of a missing/runaway 13-year old girl. She had not returned home from staying with a friend and did not attend school that day. She was suspected to be at a friend's residence on Long Avenue.  Read more...


Governor Signs Bill Removing Statute of Limitations on Felony Sex Crimes

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 08:37:31 CDT
Legislation that removes the statute of limitations for prosecution of felony sex crimes against minors has been signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner. Representative Avery Bourne, who co-sponsored the bill, said the signing of Senate Bill 189 is a significant victory in the fight for child victims' rights.  Read more...


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...


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