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Man Charged with Reckless Homicide for Role in I-55 Crash

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:49:33 CDT
The man who was driving the semi that crashed into eight vehicles and killed four people in November has been charged with reckless homicide in connection to the incident.  Read more...

Man Arrested in Hillsboro for Possession of Stolen Property

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:09:19 CDT
A Decatur man was arrested in Hillsboro Friday morning for possession of stolen property. Javier Rich, 32, was cited for burglary to a motor vehicle, obstructing justice and possession of stolen property. On Thursday morning, Hillsboro Police received complaints of items being stolen from unlocked vehicles.  Read more...

Hillsboro Approves Credit for Water Fees

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:41:51 CDT
On Tuesday evening, the Hillsboro City Council approved a partial reimbursement in the form of a credit for water fees that were charged for a residence at 226 Lakewood Drive.  Read more...

Crimestopper Seeking Info on Theft South of Coffeen

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:44:47 CDT
The Macoupin-Montgomery County Crimestoppers is seeking information regarding theft and criminal damage to property that occurred over the last thirty days on Mount Moriah Avenue four miles south of Coffeen.  Read more...

Rep. Bourne Announces Art Contest Winners

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:44:09 CDT
State Representative Avery Bourne has announced the winners of her Bi-Centennial themed art contest, with all winners attending school in Macoupin County.  Read more...

Six to be Added to Hillsboro Veterans Memorial

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 12:01:54 CDT
Six War Veterans who were or are residents of the Hillsboro School District will have their names added to the Hillsboro Area Veterans Memorial prior to Memorial Day. According to Veterans Commitee Representative Willie Cobetto, the veterans include World War II vet J.C. Gregory; Vietnam veterans John Gusick, Sr.  Read more...

ISBE Issues Vouchers for School Funding

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 09:18:11 CDT
The State Board of Education began issuing vouchers Thursday to the State Comptroller, paving the way for the new tier funding portion of the Evidence-Based School Funding formula.  Read more...

Potential Weather Causes Cancellation of Litchfield Pickers Market

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:29:39 CDT
The Litchfield Tourism Office has announced that the April market for the 2018 season has been canceled. The event, which was to be held this Sunday, is being canceled in anticipation of inclement weather that may be headed to the Litchfield area this weekend.  Read more...

Interstate 55 at Route 108 Closure

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:41:02 CDT
The Illinois Department of Transportation has annnounced that bridge repairs requiring an overnight closure of southbound Interstate 55 at Illinois Rt. 108 east of Carlinville in Montgomery County from Saturday, April 7 at 5:00pm until Sunday, April 8, at 8:00am.  Read more...

TASC to Host Autism Awareness Events This Month

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 11:34:32 CDT
In recognition of April being Autism Awareness month, The Autism Support Connection (TASC) will host some special events for families affected by Autism. On Thursday, April 5, TASC will hold their monthly support group meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church in Hillsboro.  Read more...

Litchfield Student Named Scholar Award Winner

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 07:59:16 CDT
Last week, an eighth grade student from Litchfield was named a 2018 Scholar Attitude Award Winner by the Illinois Elementary School Association. Elaan Bader was one of 15 students to receive the honor in the state.  Read more...

Hillsboro Approves Agreement with Woodard & Curran

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:52:49 CDT
On Tuesday evening, the Hillsboro City Council approved an operations and maintenance agreement with the firm Woodard and Curran for the management of water services at the city's water treatment plant. The council approved the agreement, 3-2, with Mayor Brian Sullivan making the deciding vote.  Read more...

Litchfield To Hold Spring Brush Pick-Up

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:42:14 CDT
The City of Litchfield will be offering Spring brush pick-up to residents next week, weather permitting. Pick-up will begin in Ward 1 and progress through each of the four wards accordingly. According to city official Shelly Herman, the staff will make a single pass on each street. Once they pass, the staff will not return.  Read more...

Hillsboro to Host Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration in April

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 08:18:45 CDT
The Hillsboro School District has announced that they will be holding Pre-K and Kindergarten screening registration during the week of April 9. Registration will be available at Coffeen and Beckemeyer Elementary Schools April 9th through the 13th.  Read more...

Montgomery County Election Results

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:01:19 CDT
About 35 percent of registered voters turned out in Montgomery County or submitted an early voting ballot for Tuesday's General Primary Election. Here are the results from the General Primary Election in Montgomery County.  Read more...

Macoupin Primary

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:57:25 CDT
Voter turnout in Macoupin County was 20 percent for Tuesday's Primary election. There were few contested races for the county in both the Democratic and Republican parties.  Read more...

Man Who Allegedly Shot Three in Taylorville Monday Dies

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:10:20 CDT
The man who shot himself after he allegedly shot and wounded three people in Taylorville Monday morning has died. Lee Wayne Kennedy was pronounced dead at 12:33 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, according to Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards.  Read more...

Man Shoots Himself, Allegedly Steals Car in Hillsboro

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:15:43 CDT
A 43-year-old man allegedly stole a car and shot himself outside a Taylorville hospital Monday afternoon hours after wounding three people. Lee Wayne Kennedy shot himself in the head around 4 p.m. Monday after leading police on a pursuit that ended outside Taylorville Memorial Hospital.  Read more...

Police Looking for Man After Allegedly Shooting Three People in Taylorville

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:07:34 CDT
Authorities are looking for a man believed to be armed and dangerous after allegedly shooting three people in Taylorville Monday morning.  Read more...

Alton Man Injured in I-55 Accident

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:26:21 CDT
An Alton man was injured in an automobile accident Wednesday evening on Interstate 55 near Pawnee.  Read more...

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