About 400 members of the Illinois National Guard Second Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, will leave for their deployment to Afghanistan Tuesday, including members from the Effingham area.
Illinois State Police District 12 reported an Illinois Department of Transportation worker was injured at 6:36 p.m. Friday while putting flares on northbound Interstate 57 at milepost 144, about a mile south of Edgewood, to warn motorists of a crash ahead.
SPRINGFIELD – Tens of thousands of Illinoisans who have had their driver’s license suspended or revoked for having too many unpaid parking tickets or fines for other non-moving violations will soon get their driving privileges reinstated.
Nick Tensen, a senior at Teutopolis High School, recently presented to the Unit 50 school board his Eagle Scout project proposal.
DIETERICH — Members of the Effingham County school boards met for the second time to discuss the teacher shortage in rural schools.
EFFINGHAM — At this month’s Creative Learning Culture Lunch and Learn, community organizations learned how working together betters each one and the community overall.
Friends remembered Katie Kroeger Thursday as someone who worked tirelessly to keep kids off drugs and who had an impact on those around her.
EFFINGHAM — A plea is expected in the case of a Shelbyville man who allegedly stole a car, crashed into the Village Square Mall in Effingham and broke into the Zales Jewelry store in January 2018.
ALTAMONT — Altamont Unit 10 schools will be represented next month at the 2020 Every Student Succeeds Act statewide conference in Chicago, Superintendent Steven Mayerhofer told school board members this week.
EFFINGHAM — The Effingham Plan Commission has set rules and approved a possible location for dispensing adult-use recreational cannabis, but the Effingham City Council will have the final say next week.
When the Teutopolis Unit 50 school board met this week there were no parents in attendance to present a petition regarding the upcoming asbestos removal project that will be done on the oldest building on campus.
EFFINGHAM — The Effingham Water Authority this week gave the public its final chance to speak for or against short-term rentals of Lake Sara homes.
LSC Communications Inc. announced Tuesday morning it will close its Mattoon location along with two other plants in a move to “strengthen the company’s manufacturing platform by significantly reducing costs and improving utilization across” the company’s production facilities.
EFFINGHAM — Officials are considering a fee for leaving unwanted pets at the Effingham County Animal Control and Shelter.
ALTAMONT — Members of the Altamont City Council voted 3-2 this week to prohibit recreational-use cannabis establishments in the city.
EFFINGHAM — An employee at the Boos Outlet Showroom was helping a customer load a table on Saturday when the customer’s gun fired and shot him, according to police and the victim’s wife.
SPRINGFIELD – New rules governing how retail gun dealers do business go into effect Friday and include the types of records they must keep, how weapons and ammunition are to be stored and the kinds of video surveillance and security systems they must maintain.
EFFINGHAM — An Effingham County Board subcommittee is at a standstill over allowing all-terrain and utility task vehicles on county roads.
Cowden was hit hard by rain that flooded streets and homes over the weekend. Meanwhile, the Shelby County Dive Team was called out Friday and Saturday to help peopole stranded in floodwater. No injuries were reported.
Members of the Effingham County Dive-Rescue Team were called in to assist the Shelby County Dive-Rescue Team at 6:05 p.m. Friday to rescue a stranded motorist.
ALTAMONT – A torrential downpour early Saturday morning didn’t stop members of Grobengieser-Fischer American Legion Post 512 from hosting their first fundraising breakfast of 2020 at their headquarters in downtown Altamont.
SPRINGFIELD — Production of Illinois’ two most valuable crops fell by roughly one-fifth last year, according to final crop yield numbers released Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois economy grew at a slower pace than most neighboring states and the nation as a whole during the third quarter of 2019, according to new figures released Friday.
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced his second year in office will focus on ending cash bail, reforming low-level drug crime sentencing and reducing mandatory minimum sentences.
EFFINGHAM — Effingham Park District approved Wednesday a 13.6 percent jump in its annual sale of bonds that could mean a slight increase for taxpayers.
Shelby County Board Chairman Dave Cruitt retired from his term a year early in December. At the January meeting on Wednesday, the board elected Vice-Chairman Bruce Cannon (R-District 2) as the chairman to serve out Cruitt’s term.
EFFINGHAM — The Effingham City Council agreed with the recommendation of the plan commission and denied the petition to construct a Wireless Communications Facility in the city.
EFFINGHAM — It was standing room only at Effingham City Hall on Tuesday, where people implored the city council to keep a cross in a mural on city property despite opposition from a group that wants it removed.
EFFINGHAM — The Effingham County Health Department will serve as a pilot site for the transition from Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, paper checks to electronic benefit transfer, or EBT, cards.
Karen Schaefer, the owner of Treehouse Day Care and Preschool, recently sat in a classroom empty of students but containing a large binder of rules and regulations that her business operates under.
TEUTOPOLIS — Asbestos abatement is due to start early next week at Teutopolis High School, causing concern among some parents that it’s being done while students are in school.
ALTAMONT — Young Ryker Miller smiles as he maneuvers his walker like a NASCAR driver, buzzing around the living room of his family’s Altamont home. He deftly dodges toys and siblings, including twin brother Carter and older sister McKenzy.
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