SPRINGFIELD – Six of the state’s 11 coronavirus mitigation regions will be under escalated restrictions starting Wednesday as hospitalizations for COVID-19 show a quickening rate of increase.
On Oct. 24 at approximately 5:37 p.m., Effingham City Police were notified of a fight involving multiple subjects that was occurring in the 700th block of Clinton in Effingham.
If there are undecided voters left in Effingham County as we lumber toward Election Day, you’d be hard-pressed to find them.
EFFINGHAM — Effingham’s downtown was overrun with tot-sized superheroes, princesses, and vampires on Saturday, when the Effingham Central Business group hosted its annual trick-or-treat event.
EFFINGHAM — People gathered in the Effingham County FISH parking lot on Saturday to find clothes. The organization holds monthly giveaways to people in need.
Fire Chief Bob Tutko offered commendations on behalf of the Effingham Fire Department to several Effingham residents this week.
Nearly 7 million COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the state since the pandemic began, and Gov. JB Pritzker said in a news conference Wednesday, Oct. 21, that the state sent out its first shipment of a new test that will help increase that capacity.
An Effingham County man in his 90s and a Shelby County woman in her 70s who had each tested positive for COVID-19 have died, according to state and local officials.
Mount Vernon, IL – On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, the office of the Jefferson County State’s Attorney Sean Featherstun charged Misty D. Whipple, a 43-year-old female of Mount Vernon, IL, with one count of Aiding a Fugitive for her role in the September 6, 2020 murder of Kyle M. Johnson. Whi…
SPRINGFIELD — Some state lawmakers are looking to reform the cash bail system in Illinois, mainly by ending the use of money bonds as a factor in preventing a suspect’s release.
The Effingham Public Library board this week was unable to vote on approving a tax levy for the second month in a row. The tax levy vote has been postponed because the city is still waiting on a key piece of information from the county.
Prima Torbeck had only been in business a few months when the coronavirus pandemic put lives and businesses to a screeching halt.
Area restaurants were hit hard, some more than others, when Gov. JB Pritzker issued the order in March for Illinois residents to stay home and closing “non-essential” businesses.
SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday renewed his call for more federal aid for struggling state and local governments as well as small businesses, but talks in Washington may be stalled until after Election Day.
One Effingham resident whose business depends on large gatherings of people was stopped in its tracks by the COVID-19 pandemic.
SPRINGFIELD – Region 1 of the state’s COVID-19 mitigation plan will see a new tier of virus mitigations as Gov. JB Pritzker warned Thursday that “we are now headed into a peak that is beyond, potentially, where we were in March and April.”
Effingham County Clerk Kerry Hirtzel gave Effingham County Board members a progress report this week on the Nov. 3 election.
A court decision involving an appeal from a convicted sex offender who attempted suicide before trial has surfaced in the race for the state Supreme Court’s southern Illinois district between two sitting justices on that same court.
The race for the seat on the Illinois Supreme Court that represents 37 counties in southern Illinois is pitting a centrist Democratic candidate against a self-described “constitutional conservative” Republican.
Effingham County Health Department reported Wednesday 11 new positive cases of COVID-19. The residents testing positive range in age from younger than 10 to 60s.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported another 69 COVID-19 related deaths Wednesday, a new single-day high since June 17, when there were 84.
Altamont Unit 10 Superintendent Dr. Steve Mayerhofer said he expected that his contract would not be renewed when it ends July 1. The school board this week hired the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) to search for a superintendent to replace him. It did not renew Mayerhofer’s contract.
Students gathered just inside the entrance to Klosterman Field at Effingham High School early Wednesday afternoon to send prayers and support for Effingham's Tristin Duncan.
Tristin E. Duncan, 18, a student athlete at Effingham High School, was seriously injured in a crash Tuesday evening, according to police.
The Altamont Unit 10 school board this week decided not to renew the contract of Superintendent Steve Mayerhofer when it expires next summer.
The Effingham County Fire Department responded to three fire calls Monday – two in the city and one near Dieterich. There were no injuries.
SPRINGFIELD – Hospitalizations for COVID-19 and the rolling seven-day test positivity rate for the virus increased again in Illinois on Monday, mirroring national trends.
CHICAGO — Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Sunday that President Donald Trump and his allies in Illinois are partly to blame for the coronavirus spike in the state.
ALTAMONT — Altamont City Council heard the results of an audit that showed city revenue and expenditures were up for the 2020 fiscal year that ended April 30.
Friday night at the Thelma Keller Convention Center featured live music, raffles, free food, and signs reading “Back the Blue.”
SPRINGFIELD – Despite a temporary rule that extends the expiration dates for Firearm Owners Identification cards and concealed carry permits, many Illinois gun owners are still finding it difficult to buy weapons and ammunition.
SPRINGFIELD – More than 2,000 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized in Illinois as of Thursday night, a high not seen since June 12.
- EHS student seriously injured in crash Tuesday evening; Unit 40 asks for prayers -- but can't accommodate outside visitors
- Fifth person charged in connection to Olney murder
- Effingham woman killed in accident
- Duncan's health improving following accident
- Altamont Unit 10 seeking new superintendent
- Heroes Honored: Effingham Fire Department commends actions of 6 residents
- UPDATE: EHS students gather in support of Tristin Duncan
- Three arrested on mob action charges
- Effingham man pleads guilty in robbery case
- The day the music died; concert promoter struggles during pandemic