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Virden Man Gets 35 Years

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:27:01 CST
A Virden man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. On Tuesday, Associate Judge Joshua A. Meyer sentenced 33 year old Thomas A. Hess to the prison term afte a Macoupin County Jury found Hess quilty of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. According to Macoupin County State's Attorney Jennifer A.  Read more...

19 Speak at Public Hearing on Downstate Energy Producers

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:19:46 CST
Nineteen members of the public spoke to the Illinois Commerce Commission Tuesday afternoon about the future of downstate energy plants owned and operated by Dynegy. The public hearing was held in front of a standing-room only crowd in the county boardroom at the Historic Courthouse in Hillsboro.  Read more...

Macoupin County Hazards Mitigation Planning Committee Meeting

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:52:23 CST
The frequency and damages caused by severe storms and other natural hazards in Macoupin County will be discussed when the Macoupin County Hazards Mitigation Planning Committee meets Tuesday, January 23 at the Macoupin County Jail, 2nd Floor Board Room in Carlinville beginning at 7:00pm.  Read more...

Council Accepts Retirement Date for Hillsboro Water Superintendent

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:39:14 CST
On January 9, the Hillsboro City Council accepted the retirement date for the city's water superintendent during their first meeting of 2018. Public Improvements Commissioner Don Downs read a letter of intent to retire from Water Superintendent Roger Fath.  Read more...

MCEDC Requests Event Schedules

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:23:31 CST
The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation is currently requesting event schedules from municipalities and local organizations for the spring and summer seasons. Events must be located within Montgomery County.  Read more...

Bunker Hill Fatal

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:43:22 CST
A Bunker Hill woman died in a single vehicle accident Monday morning west of Bunker Hill. According to Macoupin County Coroner Brad Targhetta, 32 year old Heather Frith was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at 7:50am. The cause of death was attributed to blunt force trauma. No autopsy has been scheduled.  Read more...

USDA Grant Awarded to Village of Coalton

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:40:42 CST
The Village of Coalton has been awarded a grant for the purchase of a new dump truck, according to the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation. The grant is through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development and Community Facility Grant Program.  Read more...

Tennessee Juvenile Arrested in Hillsboro

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:32:08 CST
Multiple juveniles were apprehended in Hillsboro Tuesday afternoon after allegedly possessing stolen firearms. Hillsboro Police received a tip Monday evening of a possible runaway juvenile from Tennessee residing in Hillsboro.  Read more...

Bunker Hill Fatal Crash

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 07:57:09 CST
A Jerseyville man was killed in a single vehicle crash Thursday night in Bunker Hill. According to Macoupin County Coroner Brad Targhetta, 32 year old Christopher E. Johnson was pronounced dead at the intersection of East Warren and North Franklin Street at 9:35pm. An autopsy has been scheduled.  Read more...

ICC to Hold Hearing in Hillsboro January 16

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 13:11:41 CST
The Illinois Commerce Commission will be holding a hearing on at the Historic Courthouse in Hillsboro on Tuesday, January 16, to discuss the current downstate electricity-distribution system and what can be done to ensure downstate electricity reliability.  Read more...

Rep. Bourne Praises Fee Rollback for Small Businesses

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:39:11 CST
State Representative Avery Bourne recently released a statement praising the signing of legislation that reduces startup, annual filing and other fees for small businesses.  Read more...

Organ Tissue Donors

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 09:34:00 CST
Legislation allowing 16 and 17 year olds to register for the state's First Person Consent Organ/Tissue Donor Registry when they receive their driver's license or identification card will take effect on January 1, 2018. Under current law, an individual must be at least 18 years old to join the Registry.  Read more...

Bremer Sanctuary to Host New Year's Day Walk

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 09:10:28 CST
The stewards of Bremer Sanctuary in Hillsboro are inviting the public to their annual New Year's Day walk, no matter the weather.  Read more...

EQIP Funds for Macoupin County

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:42:41 CST
State Conservationist Ivan Dozier is announcing the U. S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service will offer funding in Macoupin County for the Upper Macoupin Creek Watershed using the Regional Conservation Partnership Program.  Read more...

Livingston Woman Dies from Injuries Suffered in Accident

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:46:45 CST
A Livingston woman has died from injuries she suffered in a ten-vehicle accident on Interstate 55 Friday afternoon. Pauline McKinney, 62, died Monday at 6:34 p.m. She had been airlifted from the scene of the crash to St. Louis University Hospital. Two other motorists were also airlifted from the scene to St.  Read more...

Extension Trip to Chicago Flower and Garden Show

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 10:13:24 CST
The University of Illinois Extension will host a charter bus trip to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier, on Friday, March 16, 2018. The 2018 Chicago Flower and Garden Show will feature display gardens and vignettes showcasing roses, tulips, edibles and small spaces, water features and urban design.  Read more...

Benld 11 Year Old Dies

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 10:26:59 CST
A young Benld resident has died from injuries sustained in a UTV accident Sunday night in rural Plainview. According to Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl, he was notified by the St. Louis Medical Examiner that 11 year old Madyson Loftis was pronounced dead Tuesday morning at 3:47am in the St. Louis Children's Hospital.  Read more...

3 Seriously Injured in I-55 Accident Friday

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 10:03:51 CST
Three people suffered life-threatening injuries after an accident on Interstate 55 Friday afternoon involving ten vehicles.  Read more...

FSA Committee Election

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:24:37 CST
John P. Nolan County Executive Director for the Macoupin County Farm Service Agency (FSA) office reports that Keith W. Woods of Carlinville was re-elected to a three-year term for Local Administrative Area number 2 on the Macoupin County Farm Service Agency Committee effective January 1, 2018.  Read more...

Drivers Extricated from Semis After I-55 Accident

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:49:34 CST
Two semi drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles after an accident Thursday evening on Interstate 55 near Hamel. According to a St. Louis TV station, police said the accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. Thursday near mile marker 33 in the southbound lanes of the interstate.  Read more...

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