A 49-year-old Shelbyville man died in a crash on Route 16 in Shelbyville early Monday, according to Illinois State Police. Authorities had not identified him by mid-afternoon, pending notification of family.

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The Effingham County Coroner’s Office is looking for next of kin of the driver involved in a fatal crash Monday morning on southbound Interstate 57, about four miles south of Effingham.

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EFFINGHAM — A project that has been discussed for years might actually happen with the state funds packaged for what is being called “Rebuild Illinois.”

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EFFINGHAM — A seven-tier high retaining wall that was built along with a road project to improve Illinois 32/33 on the northwest end of Effingham has recently come under fire on social media for its unkept landscaping.

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The 2019 Relay for Life event kicked off in Teutopolis on Friday evening, with activities planned until the early morning hours on Saturday. This year's event had a 1980s theme.

The Effingham Police Department reported that at 3:08 p.m. on July 10 at the intersection of Keller and Ave of Mid America, a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old-juvenile turned into the path of and was struck by a vehicle driven by Melody L. Jenkins, 49, Lakewood. Jenkins sustained injuries and…

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Today’s technology and innovative ways of thinking outside the box is everywhere. It’s in the home, in the office and on the farm.

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SHELBYVILLE — Deven A. Barger has been charged with first-degree murder and intentional homicide of an unborn child in the death of Samantha Cushing in Shelbyville.

EFFINGHAM — A female driver was injured Wednesday afternoon when a pickup truck failed to yield to her at the intersection of Keller Drive and Avenue of Mid-America, according to Assistant Fire Chief Matt Kulesza.

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EFFINGHAM — A property owner will have to wait another month before hearing the Effingham Plan Commission’s recommendation about whether or not to rezone 18.15 acres for residential development.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Country rock band Confederate Railroad has been barred from performing at an Illinois state fair because of its use of the Confederate flag, setting off a firestorm by southern Illinois fans who believe they're under Chicago liberals' thumb of political correctness.

EFFINGHAM — A wet electrical outlet caused sparks and smoke at the Effingham Buffalo Wild Wings Wednesday morning, according to Fire Chief Bob Tutko.

Maintenance work Wednesday morning may interrupt some services at the Effingham Daily News, such as paying bills online. Staff will not have access to email until about noon.

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The Effingham Daily News began its annual Farm Fair special sections on Friday, July 5, with a look back over the fair's 75-year history. Watch for weekly installments of Farm Fair on Fridays in July as the newspaper explores the many ways agriculture – and the fair – are a central part of o…

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A man on parole for aggravated assault against a police officer was arrested on Monday in connection with the death of a Shelbyville woman after a high-speed chase through three counties, according to authorities.

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SHELBYVILLE — The Dog Days of Summer Dog Show lived up to its name this year as hot and humid conditions during the day set the stage for the annual event at Lake Shelbyville Saturday afternoon.

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EFFINGHAM — Chief of Police Jason McFarland was busy during Effingham's City Council this week with police related matters including presentation of two Citizen Service Citations for good deeds.

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EFFINGHAM — The Effingham Unit District 40 Board of Education recently ratified the contract with the Effingham Education Support Professionals Association, ending a two-year period the support staff has been without a contract.

Work on Phase 1 of the Jefferson Avenue Project in Effinghgam will begin on Monday, July 8. Phase 1 incudes the closure of the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Banker Street and a block in each direction from the intersection until further notice. Detour Routes will be posted.

SPRINGFIELD — Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law one of the most liberal reproductive health care measures in the country last month, but advocates and legislators say their work ensuring abortion is treated in statute the same as other health care is not yet finished.

The Effingham Police Department reported the following incidents. There were no injuries or citations unless otherwise reported.

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The streets of downtown Dieterich were lined with people in lawn chairs some of them sitting under canopies to keep them and their children shaded from the sun on Thursday morning. Dieterich celebrated the Fourth of July with a variety of activities starting early in the morning with the Fir…

SPRINGFIELD – On average, heat kills more people each year than other weather-related hazards, such as tornadoes, floods and lightning. To increase awareness about the dangers of extreme heat, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Illinois Department of Labor are offering h…

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Ron Flake of Neoga decorates his property line with dozens of American flags on Wednesday in time for the holiday weekend. Flake enjoys placing flags out for patriotic holidays such as July 4, among others. Dawn Schabbing photo

An Effingham home near Heartville was damaged in a fire Tuesday evening, according to the Watson Fire Protection District.

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Ron Flake of Neoga sets out flags along his property line. Flake enjoys decorating with flags for patriotic holidays. Dawn Schabbing photo

TEUTOPOLIS — The Teutopolis Unit 50 school board has hired Deborah Philpot as interim superintendent until a permanent successor for Bill Fritcher is found.

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Today in Illinois, the Fourth of July is a holiday for boating, barbecues and fireworks. In the state’s earliest days, the celebrations were more organized and formal — though the fireworks were a constant.

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