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UPDATE: 4 injured in crash on I-80 in Illinois Q-C

UPDATE:Four people were injured when the minivan they were in struck a semi-tractor at an entrance ramp to a scale on I-80, just north of the interchange with I-88.The crash occurred about 4 p.m., Thursday.A 2005 Dodge minivan, driven by Kelsey L. Sterling, 31, of Colona, Ill., was headed west on I


Teen sentenced for school shooting

The student said after today, he can carry on.The victim’s father said he had no ill will towards Josiah or his family.He said, “He hopes that one day Josiah will get a second chance”.


Effingham County Grand Jury Indictments 10-10-18

An Effingham County Grand Jury indicted the following people recently.• Ricky Derby, 24, of Sullivan, was indicted on a charge of burglary, a Class 3 felony, in that he allegedly entered a motor vehicle at the Effingham Walmart on Aug. 25.• Alan J. Logsdon, 36, of Shelbyville, was indicted on a char


Ambulance company files suit against county, Niemann

EFFINGHAM — Lakeside EMS Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit against Effingham County and Effingham County Board Chairman Jim Niemann.The lawsuit alleges that by enforcing the county’s ambulance ordinance, the county and Niemann deprived Lakeside EMS of opportunities to provide transfer services within


Tourism Advisory denies two grants

EFFINGHAM — The Effingham Tourism Advisory Board denied two requests for funding because the events didn't meet requirements for grants based on the set guidelines.Kevin Palmer requested $1,000 to help fund the St. Anthony Boys' Basketball Thanksgiving Tournament planned for Nov. 19-21 and 23-24 at


Silver Alert issued for missing child believed to be in extreme danger

(Provided Photo/Vermillion County Sheriff's Office)VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) -- A Silver Alert has been issued for a six-year-old boy believed to be in extreme danger.Bryier Clark Fauquher hasn't been seen since 6 p.m. Wednesday night. He was last seen in Clinton, Indiana.Authorities believe hi


Accused Mattoon High School shooter sentenced to juvenile justice facility

CHARLESTON -- Admitting to a charge in the wake of the Sept. 20, 2017, shooting at Mattoon High School has led to now-15-year-old Josiah Lyons being sentenced on Thursday to serving time in an Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice facility.


Man reportedly stabbed during domestic incident in Mattoon

AMattoon Police Departmentpress release reported that Jessica S. Pettyjohn, 24, and Joshua A. Mason, 31, both of Mattoon, were arrested regarding thisdomestic violenceincident, Pettyjohn at 9:30 a.m. and Mason at 4:45 p.m. Pettyjohn was charged with aggravated domestic battery, and Mason was charged


All About Eyes theft report leads to police pursuit, arrest of 2 suspects

Deputy Chief Sam Gaines of theMattoon Police Departmentsaid officers were dispatched at approximately 6 p.m. in response to the reportedtheftin progress at All About Eyes, 1001 Charleston Ave. East, in the Mattoon Marketplace shopping area.


John Boos & Co. receives Edies Award

“It’s energizing to see so many wonderful projects submitted statewide. These winners are what make Illinois prosper and grow. Congratulations!” said Kim Pierce, Chairwoman of the Illinois Economic Development Association.


The 2018 Effingham Elks Children’s Care Auction

Effingham, IL -(Effingham Radio)-The 2018 Effingham Elks Children’s Care auction dates have been released! The auction will occur on Thursday, November 8th and Friday, November 9th , 2018, at the Effingham Elks Lodge #1016. Hours will again be from 6:30 until 9:30pm both evenings.


Mason Teen Injured in Watson Accident

According to a report from the Effingham County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred on Route 37, approximately 100 feet east of North VanBuran Street, at 12:50am.


Mattoon faces Effingham with playoff spot on the line

MATTOON — The Mattoon and Effingham football teams are both in the spot position currently. Both teams have been knocked out of the Apollo Conference race because both teams lost to Taylorville. But both teams are still in a good spot to qualify for the playoffs since they are both 5-2 on the season


Local Haunts 2018: 5 Haunted Illinois Spots You Can Visit

ILLINOIS —It's that time of year again — time for hayrack rides, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and, of course, haunted houses. With Halloween just around the corner, there are plenty of local haunts to be had in Illinois. In fact, Chicagoland and the rest of Illinois are home to some of the most notor


Man gets 10-year sentence for Coles County sexual abuse conviction

CHARLESTON -- A Rockford-area man was sentenced to 10 years in prison when he admitted to sexual contact with a girl in Charleston four years ago.Tyler M. Noe was already serving prison time for a conviction for a similar offense in his home county when he pleaded guilty to a Coles County charge of


Letter to the Editor: Mike Sehy on county board candidates forum

One minute was allowed to answer each question:1. Responsibility of Board Members:Any answers including a list googled by me were not included in the article. ("County board candidates talk issues at forum," Oct. 6, 2018, page A1.)


Crash involving several vehicles temporarily shuts down Illinois 5

CARBON CLIFF, Illinois — An accident on Highway 5 temporarily closed down northbound traffic this morning.Several vehicles were involved in an accident on Oct. 10 that left two cars in the middle of the road with airbags deployed. A semi truck was pulled off on the side of the road, and another car


Lakeside EMS Files Federal Suit Against Effingham County, Niemann

A matter in question is that the County has not issued Lakeside a "letter of authorization" to operate in Effingham County. Lakeside, based in Sigel, alleges that a number of other ambulance services provide transfer service in and out of the county and they don't have a letter of authorization. The


Illinois medical cannabis program sees 80 percent growth and shops don't expect to slow down

Milan and Fulton, Illinois - An increase in patients is expected to continue for area medical cannabis dispensaries, and one shop told Local Four News they're already planning an expansion.


Mason Teenager Injured in Crash

Effingham County sheriff's deputies report 16-year-old Marissa Lonngren was traveling on Illinois Route 37, just east of VanBuran Street in Watson, when she lost control of her car. The vehicle ran off the highway and into the left side ditch.