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FM 106.9

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 12:00:10 CDT
Talley Broadcasting added another station to its roster today. 106.9 FM's first day includes broadcasting the first game of the National League Division Series. The new FM translator W295BQ covers the heart of WSMI AM 1540's coverage area. All programming heard on WSMI AM will also be heard on the new 106.9 FM.  Read more...

Coats For Kids

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:46:27 CDT
Preparing needy children for winter is the goal of a local group. Coats For Kids plans to again purchase cold weather clothes for children in the Litchfield School District who need them. Last year, the program served 103 school age children. Matt Vaughn with Coats For Kids says Vaughn says Litchfield has a high level of need.  Read more...

Virden Man Arrested

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:17:50 CDT
A Virden man faces serveral theft charges following an investigation by Macoupin County authorities. According to the Macoupin County Sheriff's Office, 45 year old Larry D. Wiseman was arrested Thursday on 4 counts of felony theft filed by the Macoupin County State's Attorney's office.  Read more...

Greene County Fatal

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:14:30 CDT
A Rockbridge man was killed in a three vehicle accident south of Greenfield Saturday night. According to Illinois State Police, 44 year old Darren Winn of Rockbridge was driving a 2004 Chevrolet northbound on Rt.  Read more...

Chinatown Restaurant Burglary

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 14:05:40 CDT
A suspect is in custody after a burglary at Chinatown Restaurant in Litchfield early Wednesday morning. According to the Litchfield Police Department, a window was broken and approximately $600 in cash was missing from the restaurant.  Read more...

Model A Day

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:36:19 CDT
An opportunity to get a taste of the 1920s takes place this weekend in Nokomis. The 7th Model A Days is an international event featuring restored and maintained Model A Ford cars. Event Coordinator Nate Ruppert says Model A Day started in 2007.  Read more...

Grace 5K

Mon, 07 Sep 2015 13:57:21 CDT
A Grace Filled Journey 5K run and one mile walk on Saturday raised over $23,000 to benefit research into INAD. Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy or INAD is a rare genetic disorder that four-year-old Grace Herschelman has.  Read more...

Car Break-Ins

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:15:12 CDT
There were reports of items stolen from cars last night in Hillsboro. According to Hillsboro Chief of Police Gary Satterlee, someone took change, billfolds and other items from unlocked cars on South Main, Kinkead and Old Oaks Drive in Hillsboro.  Read more...

Simpson Bridge Closure

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:27:44 CDT
Drivers who use Simpson Bridge on Walshville Trail will need to find another route for the next nine months. The bridge will be closed to traffic beginning next Tuesday. The bridge is located on Walshville Trail or County Highway 11, three miles northeast of Walshville and six miles southeast of Hillsboro.  Read more...

Youth Hunt Drawing

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:16:27 CDT
A drawing for area youth to hunt deer will take place next month. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will conduct a drawing on September 12th for three youth to hunt deer during the Illinois Youth Firearm Deer Season, October 10th through the 12th.  Read more...

Back to School Safety

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:26:41 CDT
With fall classes beginning this week, drivers should be aware of the changes in their daily commute. Litchfield Chief of Police Lee Jarman says children should also be aware of traffic when going to and from school. "They should be instructed to cross the road only at marked intersections where there's a crosswalk.  Read more...

Weekend Events

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:27:42 CDT
August 14th-16th Friday Litchfield Summer Concert featuring Scrap, Iron & Gold - 6:30pm at Walton Park Carlinville Moose Catfish and Talapia Diner - 6:30pm at the Carlinville Moose Lodge Movie Night at the Park (The Lego Movie) - 8:15pm at the Robert E.  Read more...

Brubaker Playground Grand Opening

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:57:43 CDT
The Brubaker Playground in Litchfield will open in a few weeks. Construction on the playground being built in honor of Clyde and Helen Brubaker began in May. Litchfield Park District President John Leonard says the cars made for the playground will be put in next week.  Read more...

New Litchfield H.S. Principal

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:34:54 CDT
Last night, the Litchfield School Board of Education approved hiring a new high school principal. Douglas Hoster of Seneca, comes to Litchfield following nine years as principal of Newark High School.  Read more...

Royal Lakes Shooting

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 09:31:41 CDT
A Royal Lakes man has been charged in connection with a shooting Monday night in Royal Lakes. According to Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl, 58 year old Rex Tandy has been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm. Bond has been set at $100,000.  Read more...

Picker's Market Facebook

Sat, 08 Aug 2015 08:29:37 CDT
The Litchfield Picker's Market experience now extends to the internet. The Picker's Market is a monthly event featuring vintage, antique and collectible items. A Facebook page now exists for pickers to share their finds.  Read more...

Weekend Events

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:27:08 CDT
Weekend Events (August 7th-9th) Friday: Hillsboro Summer Concert Series featuring Bones Jugs N Harmony 7-10pm at Sherwood Forest Saturday: Gold Wing Road Riders Association Illinois Chapter E Charity Yard Sale 8am to 2pm at Niehaus Cycle Sale in Litchfield Soleshine Shoe Roundup Drop...  Read more...

Last Summer Concert

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 09:18:57 CDT
The last of the Hillsboro Summer Concert Series this weekend features a high energy band from Champaign-Urbana. Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lesley Pollard says it's been a successful season for the concert series. "Every year it just keeps growing and growing.  Read more...

Pizza Man Demolition and Planning

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:46:10 CDT
Demolition began on Litchfield's Pizza Man Monday morning. A fire in May caused significant damage to the building. Pizza Man's Scott Chandler says in the past couple months, he and his family have been busy with new ideas and planning. "We got to go up to Chicago (to) look at a pizza oven that we may be purchasing.  Read more...

Casey's Robbery Arrest

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:39:12 CDT
The Hillsboro Police made an arrest on Sunday of a man suspected to have robbed Casey's on School Street last week. According to Hillsboro Police Chief Gary Satterlee, they received information the suspect was at a residence in Hillsboro.  Read more...

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