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Snow, Rain Return After Dry Start To Week: Illinois Weather

The chance for snow and rain will return mid-week, after several days of dry and sunny weather. First, it will be dry and sunny on Monday and Tuesday, with temps near 40 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

PATCH - 2018-12-16 20:18:00

Charleston woman, Flora man injured in crash near Lake Land College

MATTOON -- A Charleston woman and a Flora man were injured in a two-vehicle crash late Thursday morning on U.S. Route 45 in front of Lake Land College. The Lake Land College Police Department's crash report shows that the two drivers -- Kara M. Kieffer, 18, of Charleston and William W. Butler, 57, o


12-16-18: Effingham County Grand Jury indictments

An Effingham County Grand Jury recently indicted the following people:. • Jay L. Clasper, 42, of Kinmundy, was indicted on a charge of driving while license revoked, a Class 4 felony, in that he knowingly operated a motor vehicle on a public highway in Effingham and driving while license revoked or

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-16 17:52:20

Report of Missing Illinois Infant a Hoax, Police Say

An Amber Alert in western Illinois has been cancelled after police say a man fabricated the kidnapping to get revenge after a drug deal gone wrong. Late Saturday night, an Alert was issued after a man claimed a 13-month-old boy was kidnapped while sitting in a car at a Circle K gas station in Farmin

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-12-16 18:53:48

Trump Defends Himself by Citing Rod Blagojevich, the Impeached and Imprisoned Illinois Governor

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blogojevich is currently serving a 14-year federal prison sentence for corruption and bribery, but that didn’t stop President Donald Trump from pointing to the disgraced Democrat’s plight as an example of overreach by federal prosecutors.

MOTHER JONES - 2018-12-16 16:36:25

WAYNE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY: Santa Claus has come to town!

Wayne County Humane Society issued the following announcement on Dec. 15. Santa Claus has come to town! Santa is HERE, at 1161 Mechanicsburg road, TODAY, Saturday, December 15, from 10am-1pm. He will be sitting for pictures with people of all ages and their (leashed) pets.

SEILLINOISNEWS.COM - 2018-12-15 07:00:00

Western Illinois Dream Factory spreads Christmas cheer at Quincy Mall

QUINCY, Ill. — It was a dream come true for the Western Illinois Dream Factory Sunday. Children associated with the Dream Factory are suffering from critical or chronic illnesses.

KHQA.COM - 2018-12-16 22:15:30


Robert A. Harden, 45, of Calhoun, IL, was sentenced Monday to federal prison on methamphetamine related charges, Steven D. Weinhoeft, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, was announced Monday.

OLNEY DAILY MAIL - 2018-12-13 17:54:00

Details of Lovie Smith's two-year contract extension at Illinois emerge

Shortly after the conclusion of the 2018 season, Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman put any speculation of Lovie Smith’s job security to bed, extending the head football coach’s contract by two years.

SATURDAYTRADITION.COM - 2018-12-16 17:41:43

Many in this area prefer real Christmas trees

When it comes to picking out a tree for the holidays there are those that prefer real trees and those that prefer artificial. "Our client base are mostly rural folks so they stick with natural trees," said Ron Althoff, of Althoff Tree Farm in Effingham.

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-16 23:16:44

Editorial: Make Illinois pot law model for nation

After a majority of statewide candidates we spoke with before the Nov. 6 election told us they supported legalizing recreational marijuana, we shared a Detroit Free Press editorial here that urged Michigan voters to make recreational pot legal there. Our goal was to provide readers a taste of a deba

QUAD CITIES ONLINES - 2018-12-16 06:00:00

At Effingham, 92 percent of students graduate high school; 71 percent go to college

About 91 percent of ninth graders in 2018 were on track to graduate at a school where the four-year graduation rate was 92 percent that year, according to the latest Illinois schools report card by the Illinois State Board of Education.

EASTCENTRALREPORTER.COM - 2018-12-15 07:00:00

Amber Alert issued after thieves steal car with 13-month-old in backseat in Illinois

FARMINGTON, ILL. (KMOV.com) - An Amber Alert was issued Saturday afternoon after a group of men stole a car with a infant inside at a gas station in Farmington, Illinois. Police said 13-month-old Bentley Dutz was in the backseat of a gold 2000 Ford Taurus with Illinois license plates AT70987 when th

KMOV - 2018-12-16 02:57:32

Mount Carmel Grade School set to host Eighth Grade Girls Regional Tournament

MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. -- Mount Carmel will play hosts to the 2019 Eighth Grade Girls Basketball Eighth Region Tournament, starting on Jan. 12 at the Mount Carmel Grade School. The semi-final games will come on Jan. 12, featuring Flora vs. Olney at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mount Carmel vs. Carmi at 11 a.m

DAILY REPUBLICAN REGISTER - 2018-12-14 19:45:39

51-point buck bagged in Illinois may beat out Tennessee hunter's national title

Over 900,000 white-tailed deer and bucks bound through Tennessee's hunting grounds. The size of its deer herds is complemented by the fact that the state is also home to the record for the largest buck ever bagged nationally.

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-12-16 02:01:00

Illinois town may nearly double mayor’s salary

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois community may nearly double the next mayor’s salary and also give raises to city council members. The Pantagraph reports Normal’s mayor makes $18,000 annually. The city council on Monday will consider increasing the salary to $32,000 starting May 1, 2021.

WEEK.COM - 2018-12-15 17:18:03

Student, 17, arrested after alleged shooting threat at Effingham High School

EFFINGHAM — Police arrested a 17-year-old student after authorities learned of alleged threats made Thursday morning about a shooting at Effingham High School. At about 11:20 a.m. the school resource officer learned of the threat about a shooting, according to a press release from Effingham police.

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-13 20:53:47

Richland County Elementary School reports 3% truancy rate

The truancy rate at Richland County Elementary School fell to 3 percent during the 2017-18 school year, according to a East Central Reporter analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.

EASTCENTRALREPORTER.COM - 2018-12-15 07:00:00

93.2 percent of Richland teachers stay put; average earns $50,034.50 per year

More than 93.2 percent of teachers stay at Richland County Elementary School year to year, according to the 2018 three-year average in the latest Illinois schools report card. The Illinois State Board of Education records data concerning faculty salary, retention and attendance because maintaining a

EASTCENTRALREPORTER.COM - 2018-12-14 07:00:00

CITY OF NEWTON: Christmas Food Box Project

City of Newton issued the following announcement on Dec. 12. The Jasper County Ministerial Association will host their Christmas Food Box Project. Food will be accepted through December 14th at the First Baptist Church in Newton and will be distributed December 15th. Call 783-2226 for details.

EASTCENTRALREPORTER.COM - 2018-12-15 07:00:00