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Plea may be near in Burr case
The rural Dieterich woman accused of stabbing a man to death nearly three years ago may be close to accepting a negotiated plea in the case.
Wyckoff faces stipulated bench trial
An Effingham man is going to be tried on charges similar to those initially filed last September in connection with an alleged attack on a woman.
- Council debates public comment restrictions TONY HUFFMANDaily NewsWith some concerned that the current public comment protocol is too restrictive, Effingham City Council commissioners disputed the practice at this week’s meeting.The current protocol requires citizens to obtain a speaker card b
- Sports center at standstill TONY HUFFMANDaily NewsFollowing bids coming in nearly $4 million higher than projected, no final bid was awarded for the construction of the Richard E. Workman Sports and Wellness Center at Wednesday night’s Effingham Park District meeting.At the clo
High bids put sports complex in limbo
Following bids coming in nearly $4 million higher than projected, no final bid was awarded for the construction of the Richard E. Workman Sports and Wellness Center at Wednesday night's Effingham Park District meeting.
Bond at $1 million in drug-induced homicide case
A Vandalia man faces up to 30 years in prison for his alleged role in the heroin overdose death of an Altamont man earlier this year.
Smart held on $30,000 bond
A man accused of striking a construction worker with his vehicle had his first appearance in court Wednesday.
Council debates noise ordinance
Several lively debates marked a lengthy Effingham City Council meeting Tuesday night. Topics ranging from prayer before city council meetings, a donation of funds to the Effingham County Cultural Center and Museum and the implementation of a noise ordinance were contentiously debated by city administration.
Dieterich teen a stand-up kind of gal
There's a bit of good-natured debate in the Adams-Mahnke family about when Melody Mahnke began riding a horse.
New laws start today
As is the case nearly every year, Illinois residents are subject to a number of new laws today — the first day of the state's fiscal year.
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