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Flora police report features two arrested for Wayne County Larceny

FLORA, Ill. - The Flora police activity report this week kicks off with two local men arrested on Wayne County warrants for Larceny. That'd be what occurred a week ago, Monday, February 4, when at 11:50 am Flora Police arrested Gerald E Baker, 57 of Flora for the outstanding Wayne County warrant for


An Intern at His First Day on the Job Was Among 5 Killed in Illinois Mass Shooting

The identities of the five victims of a workplace shooting in Aurora, Illinois on Friday were revealed by the Aurora Police Department on Saturday. Aurora police got the call for an active shooter at 1:24 p.m. on Friday, Aurora police chief Kristen Ziman told reporters at a press conference on Frida


Man injured in Clay County crash

One man was injured in a single-vehicle crash that occured just before 3 a.m. Saturday morning, according to the Illinois State Police. Michael Lewis, 37, of Yale was traveling on County Road 1850 East just south of 900 North in Clay County when his 2012 Chevrolet truck drove off the roadway to the


These are the victims of the mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois

(CNN)Police have released the names of the victims in Friday's mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois. Five people were killed when a man who was being let go from his job opened fire at the Henry Pratt Co. in the Chicago suburb.


Clay County Sheriff’s Report

LOUISVILLE, IL-(Effingham Radio)- The following has been released by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office:. Tyler J. Stewart, 32, Flora, was arrested on an outstanding Clay County warrant for Failure to Appear on the original charge of D.U.I. Bond set at $3,000.00 (10%), plus $75.00 warrant fee. He post


State Representative Darren Bailey Issues Statement on Minimum Wage Increase Voted On in Illinois House

State Representative Darren Bailey (R-Louisville), voted no today and opposed legislation that mandates a minimum wage of $15/hour by the year 2025. Senate Bill 1 passed the House Labor & Commerce Committee on a partisan roll call vote and came to the full House for consideration.


Willis 'cautiously optimistic' heading into Girls Regional Tournament

ALBION, Ill. -- It's been a season of highs and lows for Mount Carmel girls basketball. The Lady Aces began the year on a hot 8-1 start. Then hit a tough stretch, dropping seven games in a row. They've leveled out a bit since then, offering a glimpse of promise for postseason play as it begins.


2-3″ of snow for much of central Illinois

A system will work its way into the viewing area, bringing more snow. Here’s what you need to know. Winter Weather Advisory in effect from Midnight until 6 PM Sunday for most of the viewing area.


Two from Illinois suffer minor injuries after accident Friday

Two were left with minor injuries after an accident on US 54 Friday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Michael Jackson, 53, of Lake Zurich, Illinois, and Daniel McCurley, 56, of Lake Zurich, Illinois, had minor injuries after an accident on US 54 in Miller County


U.S. Marshals, Wayne Co., IL authorities looking for escaped inmate

WAYNE COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A man is wanted out of Wayne County by the U.S. Marshal Service, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and Fairfield Police Department. 32-year-old Eric B. Willett is wanted by the Illinois Department of Corrections for escape from work release.


Dismissed employee kills five co-workers in Illinois factory shooting

AURORA, Ill. (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire at an Illinois factory just after receiving notice of termination from his job there on Friday, killing five fellow workers and wounding five policemen before he was slain by police, authorities said.


CITY OF OLNEY: Hiring Full Time Maintenance Position

City of Olney issued the following announcement on Feb. 15. The City of Olney Street Department is accepting applications for one full time maintenance position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, concrete work, snow removal, street repairs, tree trimming & removal, storm sewer mainte


02-15-19: Effingham County Jail bookings

The Effingham County Jail reported the following booking. • Effingham police arrested Daniel R. Reeves, 32, Jewett, Feb. 15 on charges of aggravated battery to a peace officer, resisting arrest with injuring to a peace officer, criminal trespassing, resisting a peace officer and a civil charge of po


Firefly Grill Celebrates Restaurant Remodel

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce celebrates the opening of new businesses, expansions and remodeling of businesses with ribbon cuttings. Firefly grill celebrated their restaurant remodel including an upgraded porch with new windows, AV equipment, ceiling, shades & HVAC; an additional meeting


Walnut Street Weddings Celebrates Relocation

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce celebrates the opening of new businesses, expansions and remodeling of businesses with ribbon cuttings. Walnut Street Weddings celebrated their relocation to the Austin Mansion at 1007 S Fourth Street, Effingham.


No. 2 Blazers muscle up to knock off Olney

OLNEY, Ill. -- Vincennes University pulled off an inside job to knock off recent nemesis Olney Central on Saturday. Lony Francis scored 29 points with 11 rebounds, and George Dixon added 14 points and nine boards, as the second-ranked Trailblazers overpowered the 14th-ranked Blue Knights, 94-74, in


Third Olney Resident Sentenced to Prison for Drugs

A third Olney resident has been sentenced to prison time for his role in a drug conspiracy. Southern Illinois District US Attorney Steven Weinhoeft said 35-year-old Harvey Ireland has been sentenced to 188 months in federal prison and five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute met


Mary Owens: Abraham Lincoln's Accidental Fiancee

In 1833, Abraham Lincoln was a 24-year-old postmaster in New Salem, Illinois. His friend Elizabeth Abell introduced him to her sister, Mary Owens, who was visiting from Kentucky. Afterward, he remarked to Abell that if Owens were to return to Illinois, he'd marry her. It was most likely a throwaway


Effingham man pleads guilty to animal cruelty

EFFINGHAM — An Effingham man pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals as a part of a plea deal with the state. On Feb. 9, James T. Davis, 27, of Effingham was seen walking his dog when he pulled the animal off the ground by its leash and proceeded to punch the dog in the


Analysis: Dieterich administrators rank 656th in state for average pay

Administrators in Dieterich Community Unit School District 30 earn an average of $87,473 per year, ranking 656th out of 864 districts in the state, according to a East Central Reporter analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.