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Two Injured in Friday Afternoon Crash in Effingham
Both drivers were injured in a crash north of the intersection of Willow and Gordon Friday afternoon. City police released details on the crash Tuesday morning.The crash occurred just after 4:30pm when a vehicle driven by 30-year-old Chelsey Stuckemeyer of Altamont rear-ended a vehicle driven by 29-
Fire damages chimney in Effingham
A fire broke out Monday around 11:10 a.m. in a chimney in a home located at 9091 E. Robin Drive in Effingham.The Shumway and Altamont Fire Protection Districts, Effingham Fire Department, Abbott EMS and Strasburg Fire Chief Troy Agney responded to the fire.
Yard Waste Recycling an Option in Effingham
Brian Hayes of Landfill 33, a member of the Waste Management Committee, said his firm will pick up the yard waste if residents will bag it and pay a nominal fee. Hayes said there are bags available at most retail locations that can be used for the chore. If you phone Landfill 33, they will come and
Teens injured in St. Elmo accident
According to Illinois State Police District 12, a black 2011 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Jenna R. Long, 20, of St. Elmo was eastbound on Sixth Place Road when it struck a silver 2007 Pontiac G6 as the driver, a 17-year-old male of Vandalia, was backing out of a driveway onto Place Road. The vehicle w
Chase ends in arrest of suspect in gang-related activity
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Wanna buy the old library?
EFFINGHAM — The Effingham Public Library Board remains hopeful the former library building at 100 East Market St. will soon sell.The building has been for sale since the library moved to its current location on Third Street in July 2015.Library Director Amanda McKay said on Tuesday that the real est
City eliminates assistant fire chief position
"In the state of Illinois, it is not possible for cities to file for bankruptcy, but if you run out of money what makes the difference, you're broke."
Monday a Busy Day for Firefighters
The fire was on the farm of Mark Marshall, south of Dieterich and then east into Jasper County. Dieterich Fire Chief Ross Martin said Marshall said he was using a skid steer to move some straw out of a machine shed. Martin said Marshall believes a spark might have started the blaze that eventually d
Police investigating vehicle collision near Steak 'n Shake on Mount Zion Road
He said officers were on scene investigating what happened and, speaking around 7:50 p.m., said he only had initial radio reports to go on.
Police accuse Mattoon man of meth possession at traffic stop
CHARLESTON -- City police picked up a Mattoon man for suspected methamphetamine possession at a traffic stop at approximately 9:19 a.m. Saturday on the 400 block of West Lincoln Avenue.Police say Nicholas J. Blakemore, 25, was stopped for a minor traffic violation.
2 taken to hospital after 2-vehicle crash in Forsyth
One vehicle, a Hyundai Santa Fe, was overturned in the roadway after the crash. Its female driver and male passenger were taken to the hospital by ambulance but did not suffer serious injuries, a sheriff's deputy told a Herald & Review editor at the scene.
Effingham County Emergency Telephone System Board Set to Meet Monday
The Board will hear the Monthly Financial Report, Human Resource Committee Report regarding personnel wages, Finance Committee Report regarding a 30 day layover for the proposed FY19 Budget, and the IT Report.
County board again tables EMS authorization
EFFINGHAM — The Effingham County Board Monday tabled a decision on a letter of authorization that would allow Lakeside EMS to operate within the county, citing the ongoing county and federal lawsuits between the county and Lakeside EMS.Effingham County State's Attorney Bryan Kibler told the board th
10-15-18 Shelby County Sheriff's report
Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious female with a backpack walking in the area near Oak Terrace Golt Course at 9:21 p.m. Thursday Oct. 4. The female was located on County Road 700 North near Illinois Route 51. She was identified at Felisha R. Sickles, 31, of Pana. Sickles was arrested and
Effingham police say someone is spending counterfeit cash
EFFINGHAM, Il. – Police are seeing an increase in reports of counterfeit money spent in Effingham, Illinois. They say there was nearly a dozen incidents reported in September from multiple businesses and individuals.
Illinois 200: Bradley U. founder at top of voters' groundbreaking women list
SPRINGFIELD — Voters in the Illinois Top 200 project have put Lydia Moss Bradley, founder of Peoria's Bradley University, at No. 1 on the list of groundbreaking women in Illinois history.
Charleston couple each get 10 years in prison for heroin offense
CHARLESTON -- A man and woman accused of heroin distribution each received a 10-year prison sentence.Damina L. Glover, 36, and Michael A. Glover, 32, for whom records show the same address, an apartment at 950 Edgar Drive in Charleston, pleaded guilty to charges of delivery of a controlled substance
One hurt in Saturday night shooting
One man was injured in a shooting late Saturday night south of downtown Terre Haute.Police responding to reports of gunshots in the area of Fourth and Deming streets found the man just before midnight, according to a Facebook post by the Terre Haute Police Department.The post said the man was taken
City Police Investigating Reports of Counterfeit Currency
A release from the police department indicates, "The bulk of the cases involve $100 bills, which have the appearance of real currency, but lack certain security features. However, there have been multiple reports of fraudulent lower denomination bills, as well. In addition, many of the bills are pri
Mount Zion traffic stop leads to meth arrest, police say
The officer made a traffic stop, and while taking inventory of the vehicle the officer found a bag of a white crystal-like substance that field tested positive for 1.5 grams of methamphetamine, Foster said.