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Judge Deihl Appointed New Chief Judge

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:33:18 CST
Circuit Judge Ken Deihl of Macoupin County has been appointed the new Chief Judge for the Seventh Judicial Circuit by a vote of the Seventh Circuit judges. The Circuit is comprised of Sangamon, Macoupin, Morgan, Scott, Greene, and Jersey counties.  Read more...


Hillsboro High School not on Lockdown

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:40:41 CST
(Hillsboro) -- Despite the various rumors that circulated Friday morning on social media and other outlets; Hillsboro High School was not on lock down at any point. On Wednesday a series of notes, from the same notebook, were found at the High School that suggested something could happen at the high school on Friday.  Read more...


Benld Senior Christmas Dinner

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:42:32 CST
The Benld 2014 Senior Christmas Dinner will be held the first Sunday in December. Benld seniors (age 60+) need to register by Wednesday , December 3rd for the free Fourth Annual Build Benld Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner to be held on Sunday, December 7th in the Benld Civic Center.  Read more...


Director of the Illinois Secretary of State Plolice Dies

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:36:25 CST
The Director of the Illinois Secretary of State Police and former mayor of Carlinville has died. 50 year old Bradley Demuzio of Springfield was pronounced dead Sunday at 2:55pm at his residence. According to the Sangamon County Coroners Office, an autopsy was performed and Demuzio‘s death was consistent with natural causes.  Read more...


Veterans Day Convocation at Blackburn

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 10:50:03 CST
On Tuesday, November 11 at 11:00am, Blackburn College and the American Legion Post 554 will honor United States military veterans at the annual Veterans Day Convocation in Clegg Chapel. The convocation is open to Blackburn faculty, staff, students, and all members of the community.  Read more...


Two Vehicle Accident Kills Two People

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08:00:39 CST
(Raymond)-- Two teens are dead following a two vehicle accident on Route 48 north of Raymond. According to Illinois State Police, the accident happened Wednesday afternoon, when a car with three teens were northbound on Route 48. The vehicle went off the roadway.  Read more...


Macoupin Election Results

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 08:57:25 CST
Voter turnout in Macoupin County for the November 4th election was 51.54% with 16,061 voters participating.  Read more...


Montgomery County Election Results

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:46:59 CST
(Hillsboro)--Over eight thousand eight hundred ballots were cast during Tuesday's General Election, a turn out in Montgomery County of over 51 percent.  Read more...


Veterans Assistance Commission in Benld

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:10:16 CDT
The Macoupin County Veterans Assistance Commission will be in Benld on Tuesday, November 4 and Thursday, November 6 from 9 to 11:30am. Superintendent Joe White will be at the Cahokia Township Office.  Read more...


Train Accident Kills Three in Vandalia

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:19:46 CDT
(Vandalia)--Three members of a famliy were killed when their SUV was struck by a freight train at a crossing. Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen says a woman, a boy and a girl were killed in Thursday's accident in Vandalia. Vandalia Police Chief Jeff Ray says two other people in the vehicle were airlifted to a hospital.  Read more...


Christmas for a Soldier

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:20:34 CDT
Carlinville‘s Shop Local First organization has teamed with the Macoupin County Military Support Group to collect boxed, non-perishable food items and everyday accessories to ship to Macoupin soldiers serving overseas in time for Christmas.  Read more...


Two People Killed In A Fatal Accident On Route 125

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:18:25 CDT
(Springfield)--Two people were killed in a two vehicle accident on Route 125, west of Route 97. Saturday evening at 10:39, a car driven by a 27 year old female from Springfield was eastbound on Route 125. She passed another vehicle, and ran off the road.  Read more...


Fatal Plane Crash Macoupin County

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:29:31 CDT
One person was killed and another was injured in a plane crash Sunday afternoon in Macoupin County. According to Macoupin County Coroner Brad Targhetta, 66 year old Thomas Huebbe of St. Charles, Missouri was pronounced dead at 4:45pm at Carlinville Area Hospital shortly after the crash.  Read more...


Rotary Halloween Parade

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:53:35 CDT
The Carlinville Rotary‘s 75th Annual Halloween Parade will be held Saturday, October 25, in Carlinville. This years theme is Rotary‘s 75th Halloween Parade Anniversary Celebration. All former queen winners from 1952 to the present will be the grand marshalls of this years parade.  Read more...


RECC Member Breakfast

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:25:00 CDT
Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative will hold a Member Appreciation Breakfast of sausage and biscuits Saturday, October 25, from 8-10am at the Pleasant Hill Christian Church near Raymond. The church is on West Frontage Road along Interstate 55, just north of Exit 60.  Read more...


Cub Scout Experiment Injuries Four People

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:58:28 CDT
(Raymond)--A failed experiment during a Cub Scout meeting in Raymond sent four people to the hospital. According to Raymond Police Chief Valerie Sheldon the incident happend at 7:20pm at the Living Center in Raymond. Reportedly the Cub Scouts were conducting an experiment when an explosion happened.  Read more...


Alco Stores Inc. Files for Chapter 11

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:41:29 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Texas based Alco Stores, Incorporated announed last weekend that it has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. The company filed for the protection status in US Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Texas.  Read more...


Mt Olive Falll Festival

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:01:19 CDT
Mt. Olive will hold its Fall Festival and Flea Markert on Saturday, October 18, from 9am until 4pm in the city park. Over 30 vendors and crafters will be in attendance. Attendees will find a petting zoo, pony rides, and a quarter carnival. Historian Roger Kratochvil will provide information on the city of Mt.  Read more...


Girard Pumpkin Festival

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:31:39 CDT
The Girard Chamber of Commerce‘s 9th Annual Pumkin Festival will be held Saturday, October 11. The festival will be in "Pumpkin Park" located just southwest of Girard on Farmersville Road. The feature of the day will be the popular "Pumkin Chunkin from 1-4pm.  Read more...


Circus Coming to Benld

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:00:30 CDT
The Coal Country Chamber of Commerce has signed a contract with the Kelly Miller Circus for the exhibition of an all new 2014 show on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in the Benld City Park with performances at 4:30 and 7:30pm.  Read more...


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