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Local News

Litchfield Council Approves Brush Burning Solution

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:45:10 CDT
The Litchfield City Council approved a solution to a brush burning problem during their meeting Thursday evening. A motion was made to approve burning brush at the city's South Adams facility.  Read more...


Stroke Prevention

Mon, 15 May 2017 09:48:14 CDT
This month the Macoupin County Health Department is hosting a "Know Stroke" event to help residents to know the signs, act in time and to set goals to reduce the risk of stroke. For $20.00 residents can get a total cholesterol and blood pressure screening and receive a free stroke rish assessment.  Read more...


County Board Urges State to Continue Funding LGDF

Mon, 15 May 2017 08:54:07 CDT
An amendment to an Illinois Senate Bill that was proposed by a Senator from Vandalia was discussed during the Montgomery County Board meeting last Tuesday. Senator Kyle McCarter has proposed an amendment to Senate Bill 2199, which seeks to reduce the Local Government Distributive Fund by 25 percent.  Read more...


Registration Open for Litchfield TriathLou

Wed, 10 May 2017 09:34:09 CDT
Registration is now open for the 8th annual Litchfield TriathLou that will be held September 10, at Lake Lou Yaeger. Litchfield Tourism Coordinator Sarah Waggoner has announced that this year's event will include a Half Distance race in addition to the other races.  Read more...


Community Awareness Meeting to be Held at St. Francis

Thu, 04 May 2017 08:27:06 CDT
Substance abuse and mental health issues will be topics of discussion at a community awareness meeting to be held on Monday, May 15, at H.S.H.S. St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.  Read more...


Mt Olvie Kindergarten Registration

Wed, 03 May 2017 09:53:34 CDT
A short informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 10th for parents and children that will be entering kindergarten in the fall in the Mt. Olive School District. Children must be five years old by September 1st to be eligible. The meeting will be held in the kindergarten classrooms at 6:00pm.  Read more...


MCEDC Pushes Fiber for Montgomery County

Mon, 01 May 2017 08:42:03 CDT
The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation has made efforts to bring a full service fiber-optic internet provider to the region. Fiber to the Home, or FTTH, is a brand new network of fiber optic cables that are a fast and dependable way to receive communications directly to homes and businesses.  Read more...


Free Seniors Fraud Seminar

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:38:50 CDT
A free Seniors Fraud Seminar will be held in Gillespie on Monday, May 1st. Attendees will learn how to protect themselves and family members from scam artists and fraudulent businesses. Information will be presented on identity theft, how to check credit reports and how to file a consumer fraud complaint.  Read more...


Annual Montgomery CEO Trade Show is May 2

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:04:49 CDT
The Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities Board of Directors is inviting the public to attend the second annual Montgomery CEO Trade Show. The program is the culminating activity of a year-long entrepreneurship course open to Montgomery County High School Seniors.  Read more...


Ryan Payne Arrested for Alleged Arson

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:54:20 CDT
Authorities have now arrested two suspects allegedly involved in the fire that occurred at Payne's Tire and Auto in Hillsboro last year. Ryan Payne (pictured at right), 38, of Hillsboro, was arrested by Bond County Sheriff's officials Tuesday evening during a traffic stop.  Read more...


County Board Approves CBA with Sheriff's Dept.

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:21:11 CDT
The Montgomery County Board approved a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Sheriff's Department Fraternal Order of Police at their meeting April 11. The board met during closed session towards the beginning of their meeting to discuss the matter.  Read more...


3 Arrested for Drugs and Weapons in Litchfield

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:13:15 CDT
Three Hillsboro residents were arrested in Litchfield last Thursday evening on drugs and weapons charges. At 9:20 p.m. Thursday, April 13, a Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy stopped a vehicle for a suspected traffic violation at the intersection of Union Avenue and Van Buren Street.  Read more...


Macoupin County Tails Fundraiser

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:55:33 CDT
Macoupin County Tails will hold their 10th Annual Benefit Banquet and Auction on Saturday, April 22, in the Bates building on the Macoupin County Fair grounds. Doors will open at 5:00pm and a cater meal by Jo Danni's catering will be served at 6:00pm. Musical entertainment will be by the Glendale Riders.  Read more...


Police Searching for Hillsboro Man Accused of Arson

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:44:32 CDT
Police are searching for a Hillsboro man accused of arson in connection with a business fire last year. Arrest warrants were issued Wednesday for Ryan Payne, 38, of Hillsboro, and William Hirsch, 50, of Coffeen. Hirsch was taken into custody for the warrant at Payne's Tire and Auto in Hillsboro on Wednesday at noon.  Read more...


Macoupin County Little Miss Pageant

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:05:15 CDT
The Macoupin County Fair is looking for 5 and 6 year old girls in the Macoupin County area to participate in the 2017 Little Miss Macoupin County Fair Pageant. This years pageant will take place on Thursday, July 6 at 7pm. Children may not be younger than 5 or older than 6 years of age by the pageant date in order to be eligible.  Read more...


Katie Wilson Visits with Local Beekeeper

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:42:43 CDT
What's all the buzz about? Katie Wilson spent the day with local beekeeper, Ron Niehaus, of rural Fillmore. Ron has hives throughout the WSMI listening area and sells his local honey at Sullivan's Drugs locations. Local honey has many benefits, including relief from allergy symptoms.  Read more...


Litchfield Chamber To Resume Farmers Markets

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:10:39 CDT
The Litchfield Chamber of Commerce has announced that their annual Farmers and Community Market will open again on Friday, April 14. The market will be held every Monday and Friday afternoon beginning at 2 on the north side of Library Park.  Read more...


High Speed Rail Public Meeting

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:58:57 CDT
The Illinois Department of Transportation will host a public meeting Wednesday, April 12, to discuss the upcoming construction schedule for the Chicago-to-St. Louis high speed rail program.  Read more...


Macoupin County Fatal Accident

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 09:34:28 CDT
One person is dead following a single vehicle accident Friday north of Modesto. According to Illinois State Police, 27 year old Mason Dougherty of Kane was driving a 2003 Chevrolet SUV southbound of Rt. 111 when the vehicle left the roadway at 8:30am. The vehicle struck a utility pole and rolled over before coming to rest.  Read more...


Macoupin Consolidated Election

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:26:37 CDT
Voter turnout in Macoupin County was just short of 25% in Tuesday's Consolidated Election. All results from the election are unofficial until canvassed and write in votes for various offices will not be available until Friday, April 7, 2017.  Read more...


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