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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Quinn announces Pinnacle Foods expansion
Gov. Pat Quinn announced that Pinnacle Foods Inc., a leading grocery manufacturer, will expand its plant in Fayette County and double its workforce in the first half of 2015
Reason for the Season
Robert Hayes believes the holiday season should focus on Jesus Christ. To illustrate that point, he and his wife, Lisa, built a large Bible that stands in their front yard.
Teen dies in early morning crash
A head-on collision Thursday led to the death of an 18-year-old, who was a senior at Effingham High School.
Fracking hearing rescheduled due to storms
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has re-scheduled a public hearing on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for Monday, Dec. 16.
Clay City Schools will be dismissing at 11:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 5.
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Council hears proposals at busy meeting
In a busy meeting Tuesday, Effingham City Council discussed a variety of proposals, from financial assistance to liquor licenses.
UPDATE: Runaway girl found
Fifteen-year-old Jazmin Lopez was located by Effingham Police Department on Dec. 5. She was released into the custody of her guardians.
Police search for missing Effingham girl
Effingham Police Department are seeking information about the whereabouts of a 15-year-old girl who reportedly ran away this weekend.
Illinois pension fight likely shifting to courts
The passage of a landmark bill to address Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension crisis means the yearslong fight over how to address the massive shortfall now likely shifts to the courts, where its fate — and much-needed relief for the financially troubled state — remains highly uncertain.
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