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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.
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
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
Former Evansville Resident Pleads Guilty to Massive Fraud Scheme - 44News | Evansville, IN
Kent Cutchin pleaded guilty to possessing forged securities, money laundering, and filing tax returns. He was sentenced to 46 months imprisonment by a U.S. District Court Judge.
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
Dieterich ready to celebrate 125 years
Community members in the Village of Dieterich are gearing up to celebrate their 125th birthday Friday through Sunday with a variety of activities.Diane Aherin, co-chair of the Village of Dieterich’s Quasquicentennial celebration, is getting excited about this weekend’s three-day event.Aherin says th
The ECTA Has Ratified Agreement With Unit 40
The Effingham Classroom Teachers Association ratified the tentative agreement withEffingham CUSD #40 on Wednesday. The four year agreement runs from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021. This agreement includes an increase in the monthly insurance contribution by the District as well as a 3% salary incre
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.
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.
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
2 facing murder charges to be in court Wednesday - Daily News in Robinson, Ill.
Jason J. Strawbridge, 45, is to be in court at 9:30 a.m. and Kristine Phillippe, 40, is to make an appearance at 10:30 a.m. Strawbridge faces a charge of first-degree murder in the July 24 shooting death of Sandra Kendall, 62, Bellair. Kendall is accused of "aiding and abetting" him and is charged w
Evansville Taco Tierra location to close; others to remain open
MOUNT CARMEL – Taco Tierra owner Walt Blake confirms that the east-side Evansville location of the local franchise will close.The South Green River Road restaurant is the only one shutting its doors, Blake said. All three of the other locations, in Mount Carmel and Fairfield, Illinois and Princeton
Unit 40 teachers vote Wednesday on contract
EFFINGHAM — Just as teachers and students head back to the classrooms this week, the Effingham Classroom Teachers Association and the Unit 40 school board will be voting on the tentative teacher's contract.The tentative agreement came late on July 27, after 13 months of meeting and negotiating.Teach
Shelby 3 and outs Altamont
It was one more in a host of lopsided games this season in area softball. Shelbyille had their first 15-run win as they played 3 innings and out, besting Altamont on Monday, 18-0.Shelbyville is a perfect 6-0 this season, winning each of their first five games by the 10-run rule in 5 innings. On Mond
Conventions, reunions and institutions
Nearly from the time of its beginning, great crowds of people have thronged to the Effingham County seat to attend political, military, religious, and business conventions, reunions, or institutes. Being a town where highways and railways cross has, of course, been the reason for the attractiveness
C.E.F.S. board holds annual meeting
The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation Board of Directors held their 53rd annual board meeting in Effingham on Aug. 2 with nearly 200 people in attendance. C.E.F.S. showcased their annual accomplishments in helping people and changing lives and in achieving their mission of providing opportun
Daily News in Robinson, Ill.
Supporting proposed county gun-rights actionEditor:I am writing this letter to exercise my First Amendment rights and to express my Second Amendment rights position.I just came from a meeting of the Eastern Illinois Sportsman's Club. I am, however, writing this letter to the editor for myself and no
Wish Granted: 14-year-old fighting leukemia gets camper
Getting young people out of the cycle of sickness and treatment can become extremely literal, when the item chosen is a trailer.The Make a Wish Foundation and Legacy Recreational Vehicles teamed up on Sunday to provide 14-year-old Tabbitha Kish with a pull-along trailer.She had an unexpected crowd a
Woman charged in Jersey County after giving sister’s ID at drug arrest
Regina L. Burks, 44, of Ramsey, Illinois, was charged with obstructing justice, a Class 4 felony, after allegedly giving a false identification to a Jersey County sheriff’s deputy during a drug-related arrest in July.
Lake Land College eyes free tuition for training program
MATTOON -- Lake Land College is preparing to offer a tuition and fees waiver program for students enrolled in fast track training for printing operator jobs at LSC Communications in Mattoon.The Lake Land Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on this pilot workforce program, which could also be used