EFFINGHAM — The city of Effingham will be closing First Street from Fayette Avenue to Jefferson Avenue from 1 to 6 p.m. today, July 11, for resurfacing. Absolutely no traffic will be allowed on First Street during this time.
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Some lawmakers donate pay
Illinois lawmakers restoring their pay after years of furlough days has prompted some state representatives to give back to their communities — a move some local lawmakers call a political one.
Distance learning catching on in area
In what appears to be a growing trend among rural school districts, a third area school district may join an existing academic cooperative.
Opinion: God doesn't care about party affiliation
Reflecting on what we politely refer to in this country as “political discourse,” I am often struck by how convinced many people seem to be that their sides' specific policies and personalities are the only way to save us all from utter ruin.
Opinion: Column break just that -- a break
‘Hey, Ron. You didn’t have a column this week. What’s the deal? It’s the reason I buy a paper on Thursdays.”
Opinion: It's about time
Finally, someone else speaks up and it’s about time.
I applaud Ron Worman and welcome him to take a seat on my bandwagon. His addressing the proliferation of signs of every description, virtually everywhere one looks, is a welcome additional voice — even though rare.
Feds: Effingham County was meeting place for underage sex tryst
An Ohio man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that he traveled out of state to meet an underage person in Effingham County for sexual activity.
Jail inmate attempts suicide
An unscheduled cell check is credited for saving the life of an Effingham County Jail inmate who tried to hang himself early Thursday morning.
Woman injured in Farina collision
An accident on Washington Street sent one driver to the hospital Thursday.
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