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Fall Festival in Carlinville

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:41:53 CDT
The Macoupin County Historical Society, Macoupin Agriculture Antique Association and the Illinois Valley Blacksmith Association will host their annual Fall Festival September 19 and 20 from 9am until 4pm both days in Carlinville. Over 150 arts, craft and flea market booths will be set up on the Historical Society grounds.  Read more...


North Mac Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:27:06 CDT
Dozens of students at the Girard Middle School were sickened by carbon monoxide this morning. North Mac School District Superintendent Marcia Cullen says shortly after school started Monday morning students started feeling ill and emergency operations were followed and children were evacuated from the building.  Read more...


Eickhoff Wins State Championship

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:25:05 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Saturday at the Illinois Elementary School Association State Golf Championship in Peoria, after 18 holes there were only two boys that shot in the 70ís and it was guaranteed that the state champion would be named Alex and would be a 7th grader from Hillsboro Junior High.  Read more...


Duncan Appointed To The Hillsboro City Council

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:19:55 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A new city council member was appointed during a special Hillsboro City Council meeting Friday afternoon. The city council approved the appointement of Katie Duncan to be the new commissioner. Duncan replaces Mike Rappe on the city council.  Read more...


Gillespie School District Awarded Nearly 10 Million

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:49:56 CDT
After five years of heavily contested litigation, including three trips to the Illinois Appellate Court and one to the Illinois Supreme Court, the Gillespie School District prevailed in its lawsuit against Union Pacific Railroad Company for damages to the district‘s Benld Elementary School stemming from a March 2009 mine subsidence event.  Read more...


Moose Krusin for Kids in Carlinville

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:59:44 CDT
The Carlinville Moose Lodge will hold a "Krusin for Kids" car, truck and bike show on Saturday, September 13, at the lodge parking lot. Entry of a vehicle into the show is $20 and there are serveral show classes including stock and modified cars, trucks and motorcycles.  Read more...


Courthouse Gun Arrest

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 09:15:44 CDT
A Lake Ka Ho woman was arrested Wednesday after she reportedly brought a weapon into the Macoupin County Courthouse in Carlinville. 75 year old Donna D.  Read more...


Macoupin Drive Thru Flu Clinic

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:49:14 CDT
Residents of Macupin County are asked to help local agencies test their emergency disaster plan by attending the Saturday, September 6, flu clinic hosted by the Macoupin County Public Health Department. On Saturday, September 6, Macoupin County residents are asked to follow four simple steps.  Read more...


CAH 5K Hustle

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:25:48 CDT
The Carlinville Area Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual 5K Hustle event on Saturday, September 6. The Hustle will start with a 1-mile Fun Run/Walk at 8am, followed by the 5K at 8:30am. Both events begin and end at the Hospital on North Broad Street. Registrationis $25 for adults and $20 for those age 12 and younger.  Read more...


Staunton Infrastructure Grant

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:52:39 CDT
A 625,000 grant has been awarded to the city of Staunton for infrastructure upgrades that will pave the way for a local business, TDS Transport Inc., to expand and create new jobs.  Read more...


Meth Lab Found In A Rural Church

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:02:25 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Two people were arrested in connection to a meth lab at a church in rural Hillsboro. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called on Tuesday about a suspected meth lab located at the Waveland Church in Hillsboro.  Read more...


Macoupin County Real Estate Taxes

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:41:53 CDT
Macoupin County Treasurer Anne Boehm is reminding taxpayers that Tuesday, September 2nd is the due date for the payment of the second installment of real estate taxes in Macoupin County. The taxes may be paid in the County Treasurer‘s office, at banks within Macoupin County, with the exception of Carlinville Banks, or by mail.  Read more...


Single Vehicle Accident Injures Four

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:57:04 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Four people were injured in a single vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on Seven Sisters Avenue in Irving Township.  Read more...


Macoupin Drive Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:34:29 CDT
Residents of Macoupin County are asked to help local agencies test their emergency disaster plan by attending the September 6th flu clinic hosted by the Macoupin County Public Health Department. Those attending should report to the Macoupin County Fair Grounds between 8am and 11am on Saturday, September 6th.  Read more...


Blackburn Rededicates Bothwell Auditorium

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:35:13 CDT
Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General, will address the Blackburn College Community as they celebrate the completion of a $2.5 millon renovation of Bothwell Conservatory of Music and Auditorium during the All College Convocation August 20, at 4:00pm in Bothwell Auditorium.  Read more...


Stolen Car Found In Hillsboro

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:35:55 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A 19 year old Pana man was arrested in Hillsboro for the possession of a stolen car. According to Hillsboro Police, 19 year old Devon Gatons of Pana was arrested Saturday morning. Reportedly, a Hillsboro Police Officer spotted a vehicle that was reported stolen. Gatons was stopped on Smith Road near Hayes Abrasives.  Read more...


Accident Kills Staunton Resident

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:52:19 CDT
A Staunton resident was killed and another person was injured in a single vehicle accident Saturday night northeast of Gillespie. According to the Macoupin County Coroner‘s Office, 18 year old Christopher Mitchell of Staunton was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at 8:28pm by Chief Deputy Coroner Anthony Kravanya.  Read more...


Fatal Accident Near Assumption

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:21:52 CDT
(Taylorville)--A 24 year old Moweaqua man was killed in a single vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon in Assumption Township. According to the Christian County Sheriff's Office, 911 received a call about the accident south of Assumption.  Read more...


Macoupin Property Tax Sale

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:38:18 CDT
Macoupin County has completed tax deed proceedings on real estate properties that were delinquent for 2010 and prior real estate taxes. The County, as Trustee, will now offer for sale the real estate obtained to the public. They will offer approximately 131 items through a sealed bid auction sale.  Read more...


Rappe Resigns From Hillsboro City Council

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:07:20 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The resignation of Hillsboro Commissioner Mike Rappe was accepted during the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday night. In his letter, Rappe thanked the city council and its workers for all of their help. Rappe recently was appointed to the County Board and Review.  Read more...


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