EFFINGHAM — Effingham Daily News' Classified Advertising Section took first place in the Illinois Press Association Advertising Awards announced at the group's annual convention in Springfield. Over 1,000 entries were received in various categories of the IPA contest. The Daily News competed in Division I for newspapers with circulation from 8,001 to 30,000. Placing in the same classified division as the Daily News were second place winner, Kankakee Daily Journal; third place, Kane County Chronicle, St. Charles; and fourth place, Northwest Herald, Crystal Lake. Shown are the Effingham Daily News advertising department personnel, front row from left, Mandy Hartke, Ken Goeckner, EDN Publisher Paul Semple, Gina Harris, Deedra Castaneda; second row, Sandy Goeckner, Linda Niebrugge, Brandy Niccum, Jeanine Blankenship, Lucinda Herboth, Jody Hardiek and DeeAnn Bauguss.
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Origin of school facility sales tax dates to 1990s
While Effingham County voters are getting their first shot at approving a sales tax increase that would — proponents say — help county school districts finance capital improvement and maintenance projects, the concept is far from a new one. In fact, the concept dates back more than a decade.
Local farmer speaks out against wind project
Last month, the Effingham County Board heard from an advocate for a wind power transmission line that could pass through Effingham County.
Heroin suspect Church faces old charge
While the trial for one of the two men charged in connection with a recent heroin-related death has been delayed until June, Albert D. Church isn't done with court until then.
No foul play suspected in woman's death
No foul play is suspected in the death of 46-year-old Lynda Jakubowski.
Greene's recovery a 'miracle'
Every once in awhile, Aaron Greene says his knee hurts. After what he's been through in the past nine months, he feels fortunate that the knee is the only thing that hurts.
Greene, now 18, is the Teutopolis teen who was nearly killed when he was hit by a vehicle while visiting relatives in Rockford June 12. The force of the collision drove his right arm into his shoulder socket, broke his collarbone and left arm, caused elbow and knee injuries and left him in a coma.
Opinion: Current conditions incite cavorting
At this juncture in our journey, all manner of careening and cavorting takes place here on Earth.
Daylight saving time begins
The promise of spring is closer as time moves forward an hour Sunday. When it does, the Effingham Fire Department is reminding residents to use time change as a reminder to replace the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Longtime Jasper Co. sheriff hanging up badge
In 1989, Ed Francis was just looking for a part-time job for a little extra money on pay day. He saw an opening for a correctional officer at the Jasper County Sheriff's Department and figured he'd give it a shot.
Effingham Co. sheriff's candidate forum video
See video of Friday's forum sponsored by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce. Video is courtesy of Premier Broadcasting.
Quinn announces $1M in road projects for Effingham, Fayette counties
Gov. Pat Quinn announced capital investments of more than $1 million for road projects in Effingham and Fayette Counties, part of his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program. The projects are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
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