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Effingham man dies in Shelby County crash
A 44-year-old Effingham man died Friday evening after a crash in Shelby County, according to Illinois State Police. He has not yet been identified, pending notification of family.The crash happened shortly after 5 p.m. in in the westbound lane of Route 16, about a quarter-mile west of Shelby County
1 superintendent for 5 school districts?
A member of the Effingham County Board has floated the idea of having just one superintendent oversee the five school districts in the county. Although it would save taxpayers money, the suggestion raised questions about its plausibility.County Board Vice Chairman David Campbell suggested a nonbindi
City seeking cleanup of west Broadway property in Mattoon
MATTOON -- The city is seeking the cleanup of property along three blocks of west Broadway Avenue that contains bricks and building materials salvaged from demolition projects.The property owner, demolition contractor Tim Quackenbush, has expressed a willingness to work with the city on cleanup, but
Crash re-routes interstate traffic in Effingham County
According to an ISP press release, all eastbound traffic is being detoured to Interstate 57 northbound at the North Tri-level (I 70 E/B MP 98, I 57 N/B MP 163). Motorists are asked to use caution and seek alternate routes.
Car Hits Marion Eye Center Building
A vehicle driven by Cole D. Borton, 21, of Effingham, left the roadway in the 600th block of Keller, striking a fence, meter, sign and the Marion Eye Center building at 2:23 a.m. Thursday.
Two Altamont Men Arrested after Crash on I-57
State Police charged the driver, 19-year-old Dustin Hall of St. Clair Street in Altamont, for driving under the influence of drugs. A passenger, 32-year-old Daniel Hall of Altamont, was arrested on an outstanding Effingham County warrant. Both were taken to the Marion County Jail where they later po
Daily News in Robinson, Ill.
One person was injured in a three-vehicle accident on Illinois Route 1A near Robinwood Drive Tuesday afternoon. According to Robinson Police, about 2:25 p.m. Jeremiah D. Caballero, 41, Robinson, was stopped northbound on 1A trying to turn left onto Robinwood when a southbound vehicle driven by Walte
Effingham County Democratic Central Committee to Host Dinner
The event will be held from 4:30-8:00pm Saturday, August 25, at the Country Haven Event Center.
Two semi trucks crash on I-70
Police, firefighters and rescue workers are on the scene of a crash between two semi-trucks in the eastbound lane of Interstate-70 near Teutopolis, just east of the North 1650th Street overpass.
Accident reported on Route 16 near Miller Road
MATTOON -- An auto accident has been reported on Illinois Route 16 between Mattoon and Charleston near Miller Road.Two vehicles reportedly are involved, with one having rolled over. Emergency personnel are on the scene and officers are directing traffic.This story will be updated.
First day as full-time teacher
ALTAMONT – Thursday was the first day of school for most students across Effingham County. For some, like Logan Hill, it was the first day in front of a class as a full-time teacher.Hill made the switch from substitute teacher to full-time industrial arts and agriculture teacher at Altamont High Sch
Police: Man walking w/woman he battered
About 3 pm, Wednesday, in the 2500-block of Prairie Avenue, 23-year old Blake Stuckey was found walking with a woman police say he battered Saturday.
Truck crashes into building in downtown Mattoon
MATTOON -- A vehicle collision has occurred at Broadway Avenue and 15th Street downtown. Emergency personnel currently are on scene.At least two autos were involved. A pickup truck collided with the office building at the northwest corner of the intersection.This story will be updated.
Cause of Mattoon man's death still undetermined
MATTOON -- Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of death for a man who was found dead Tuesday afternoon at a residence along west Shelby Avenue.Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers said an autopsy that was conducted Thursday morning did not determine the cause of death of Reed D. Towns,
Two drivers injured following I-70 semi crash
EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —Two drivers were injured in a crash between two semis on I-70 Tuesday afternoon.The accident was east of Effingham, Ill.Police said a semi truck was driving below the minimum speed limit when it was rear-ended by another semi truck.Both drivers were airlifted to the hosp
Beecher City man carves out own business at home
BEECHER CITY — Computers, technology and convenience have made home-based businesses more commonplace in today's society.For a Beecher City man, one might consider his home-based business a little unique.Last year Jay Bell of Cowden decided to open a meat processing business and convert his garage i
Unit 40 teachers ratify contract
EFFINGHAM — The Effingham Classroom Teachers Association ratified a tentative agreement with Unit 40 school district on Wednesday, on the first day back for staff this school year.Students are scheduled to return for the first day of classes on Thursday.If approved by the school board, the four-year
Neoga man accused of stealing thousands in electronics in Charleston
Charleston police say Dustin R. Drum, 28, was seen on video surveillance entering Walmart on Friday and removing two display laptops and a display iPad. Saturday, he was observed on video at the Verizon store at 15 West Lincoln Ave. removing an iPhone 8 from the display counter before leaving the s
15 months for latest domestic battery
An Effingham man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after striking a woman, according to court documents.Rene G. Segovia, 47, Effingham, was sentenced on a charge of domestic battery with one to two prior convictions.
Officials trying to determine cause of death of man at Mattoon home
The coroner had not released the name of the deceased as of early evening Tuesday. Schiers said, at that time, that he was still trying to notify the man's family, who live out of town.