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Carlinville Hunter Safety Course

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:49:27 CDT
The mandatory Illinois Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Education course will be held in Carlinville on August 15 and 16. The class will be held in the Macoupin County Farm Bureau Building on North Broad Street in Carlinville. Sign-in will begin at 5pm on August 15.  Read more...


Carlinville Hunter Safety Course

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:47:32 CDT
The mandatory Illinois Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Education course will be held in Carlinville on August 15 and 16. The class will be held in the Macoupin County Farm Bureau Building on North Broad Street in Carlinville. Sign-in will begin at 5pm on August 15.  Read more...


Henske Crowned Litchfield Queen

Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:00:01 CDT
(Litchfield)--A new Miss Litchfield Chamber of Commerce was crowned during ceremonies held Friday night in Litchfield. Miss Jenna Henske was crowned as the new queen. Henske is the 17 year old daughter of Tonya Hoos and Jason Hoos and Scott Henske. She was also named Miss Congeniality and Miss Photogenic.  Read more...


Underground Fire At The Deer Run Mine

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:06:49 CDT
(Hillsboro)--An underground fire has shut down production of the Deer Run Mine in Hillsboro. According to Forsight Energy's website, the fire was discovered Tuesday evening. Two holes have been drilled into the mine with water being pumped into the affected area.  Read more...


Armed Robbery In Litchfield

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:22:35 CDT
(Litchfield)--An alleged armed robbery resulted in the search of three residences and the arrests of seven individuals. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, three individuals from Springfield reported that they had been robbed.  Read more...


Raid Results In Child Pornography Charges

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:01:33 CDT
(Alhambra)--After a heavy federal and local police presence in Livingston on Thursday, child pornography charges have been filed in federal court in East St. Louis against a rural Alhambra man. 34 year old Robert Godsey was arrested at his home in a raid by federal and local authorities.  Read more...


Boating Accident On Lake Lou Yaeger

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:10:46 CDT
(Litchfield)--The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has released more information regarding a boating accident that happened on July 4th at Lake Lou Yeager.  Read more...


Person of Interest is Cooperating

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:45:55 CDT
--Gillespie-- According to the Illinois State Police the gold Ford pickup truck, which was at the center of multiple reports of attempted child abductions in the Gillespie and Benld areas over the July 4th weekend, has been located.  Read more...


Drowning In Rural Irving

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:26:58 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Authorities are investigating the drowning death of a 2 year old, who died in a residential pool on the Montgomery County Trail. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, 911 received a phone call about an unresponsive two year old Sunday afternoon in rural Irving.  Read more...


Virden‘s Queen Pageant

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:04:34 CDT
A new Miss Virden will be selected Friday night during the Virden American Legion 4th of July Celebration. This years contestants in the Queen Pageant are Brooke Loy, Brianna Loy, Emily Bergman, Macanzie Vivin, Kaley Perrine, Macala Butler, Miranda Bearden, and Elizabeth Langstrom. The retiring Queen is Olivia Langheim.  Read more...


Hillsboro 4th of July Activities

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:28:20 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The Hillsboro Independence Day celebration will be held July 3rd and the 4th.  Read more...


Kelsey Card on US National Team

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:35:14 CDT
Carlinville native Kelsey Card has earned a place on the U.S. national team after her record setting performances last week at the USA Outdoor Championship in California. Kelsey is a member of the University of Wisconsin Track and Field team.  Read more...


Litchfield Railroad Crossings Blocked By Train

Sun, 29 Jun 2014 11:07:09 CDT
According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office a crack in the rail is to blame for a train blocking all but two rail road crossings in Litchfield but two on Sunday morning.  Read more...


Litchfield Railroad Crossings Blocked By Train

Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:26:30 CDT
According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office a crack in the rail is to blame for a train blocking all but two rail road crossings in Litchfield and will remain so for hours.  Read more...


Litchfield Railroad Crossing Blocked By Train

Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:22:24 CDT
According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office a crack in the rail is to blame for a train blocking all but two rail road crossings in Litchfield and will remain so for hours.  Read more...


Litchfield Railroad Crossing Blocked By Train

Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:18:09 CDT
According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, a crack in the rail is to blame for blocking all but two railroad crossings in Litchfield and will remain so for hours. North of town, Sallee Avenue by the High School and the Niemannville Trail crossing south of town by Walton Park are the only two crossing that remain open.  Read more...


Master Gardner Tour

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:41:27 CDT
The Macoupin County Master Gardners will hold their annual Garden Tour on Saturday 28 from 10am until 3pm. Beautiful, private residential gardens in the Carlinville area will be featured on the Garden Tour and the gardens may be toured at the leisure of the ticket holders. Cost of the tour is $5 per person.  Read more...


West Frontage Road To Be Repaired

Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:10:16 CDT
(Springfield)--The West Frontage Road of Interstate 55 south of the Coalfield Rest Area will be receiving some repair work. The Illinois Department of Transportation informed County Board Chairman Roy Hertel of a temporary road closure of the Frontage Road. The closure will take place south of the rest area to Route 48.  Read more...


Fatal Accident on I-55

Sat, 21 Jun 2014 07:38:34 CDT
(Staunton) - A Mt. Olive man was killed early Friday morning in a three car accident on Interstate 55 at mile marker 33. Two vehicles were stopped for construction on the Northbound lane of I-55 when a vehicle driven by 35 year old Michael Schultze failed to stop and struck one of the vehicles.  Read more...


Operaton Kid Safe in Virden

Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:42:26 CDT
(Virden) - On Saturday (June 21) in Virden there will be a free child safety event at Freedom Auto Group. Operation Kid Safe is a free program that affords parents the opportunity to get digital fingerprints of their children, which is done with the same techonlogy that the FBI and Secret Service use.  Read more...


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