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Opinion: America is a parade
This idea marched into my mind about a week ago while sitting along a street in Herrick, Illinois. My family and I, along with a few hundred other people enjoying the pleasant July morning, were lined up to watch the town’s annual Independence Day parade.
No foul play suspected in Willow Hill death
No foul play is suspected in the Thursday afternoon death of a 33-year-old Willow Hill man.
St. Elmo school board member found dead
Authorities have not confirmed why a St. Elmo school board member was in the Altamont parking lot where he was found dead Friday morning.
Schools receive full grant payments for first time in seven years
Area school districts, as well as districts across the state, received an expected surprise from the state this year, receiving all four grant payments on time.
Impact on women workers in question after Supreme Court ruling
U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling favoring Hobby Lobby’s right not to provide birth control under the Affordable Care Act may have businesses considering their employee health coverage. However, local religious nonprofits are already exempt from the provision.
Vandalia man pleads not guilty to drug-induced homicide in Kull death
Now that probable cause has been found to try a Vandalia man on charges of drug-induced homicide in connection with the January overdose death of an Altamont man, Effingham County prosecutors say more charges may be forthcoming.
Truck driver airlifted after Vandalia accident
A collision on Interstate 70 sent two semi-truck drivers to the hospital.
Plan Commission meeting rescheduled
The regularly scheduled Plan Commission meeting will not meet tonight due to a lack of quorum.
Burr pleads guilty to second-degree murder
The rural Dieterich woman accused of killing her on-and-off boyfriend during a fit of rage has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and, as a result, will be in prison past her 70th birthday.
- Museum makeover If the walls of the old Effingham County courthouse museum could talk, they would tell of a rich local history. Delaine Donaldson and his group of tireless volunteers want to the give the historical structure a renewed voice, one that will preserve t
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