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Pedestrian Killed In Irving Crash Saturday
An Irving man was killed while walking on Pine Street in Irving Saturday night, June 16, and another Irving man was taken to jail for driving under the influence.Michael S. Adams, 51, of Irving, was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:03 p.m. by the Montgomery County Coroner's Office. An obituary app
Memories Of My Dad On Father's Day
As I write this column, Father's Day is only a few days away. My dad died at the end of 1994, and though I have missed him since, I have to admit the grief of his passing has been overshadowed since 2007 with the death of our son.If you've lost someone significant in your life, you have probably exp
Ex-offender job fair in Edwardsville
Some employers present will be Wendy's, Taco Bell, Witte Brothers Trucking and SWIC Construction program of East St. Louis.
Fun At The County Fair Begins This Wednesday
The annual Montgomery County Fair kicks off Wednesday, June 20 at the fairgrounds in Butler and runs until Sunday, June 24.Gate admission is $5, which includes unlimited free carnival rides and free parking. Rides, beginning at 6 p.m. each night, will be provided by H & H Amusements. There will also
Registration Open For 29th Hillsboro Biathlon
The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce will once again celebrate the birth of our nation by supporting those who choose to run, walk or bike on a section of it.The chamber is sponsoring the 29th annual 4th of July Biathlon and 5K, which starts and finishes at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Hillsboro
Man dies in Fayette County 4-wheeler crash; passenger airlifted to hospital
Authorities identified the driver as Billy Joe Tate Jr. The passenger, Macye T. Sarchet , 19, of Vandalia, was transported to Fayette County Hospital and later airlifted to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Carlinville Shay 1 Mine Hearing Set For June 21
There is a Shay 1 Mine public hearing scheduled June 21 at Carlinville Library starting at 5:30 p.m.Macoupin Energy LLC has applied for the seventh renewal of Permit 56 and the sixth renewal of Permit 209 at Shay 1 Mine. Illinois Department of Natural Resources has provided this forum for the commu
2018 Irish Days - Queen's Court
Morgan Hart was crowned 2018 Miss Irish Days at the culmination of this year's pageant, held on Saturday evening, June 16, in downtown Farmersville. She is pictured above, seated, with members of her court. In back are participant Amber Crain, first runner-up Johnna Barrett, 2017 Miss Irish Days Mad
Fishing rods, deer stands and more: IDNR to auction off confiscated, abandoned items
The department holds auctions roughly every five years, with all proceeds going to the state wildlife and fish fund. The last auction, held in 2013, brought in more than $53,000.
Neighbor taken into custody in the fatal shooting of Collinsville man
Police were alerted by the father of the victim. When they arrived, they found the victim, whose identity has not been released, lying on the street near his vehicle.
IDNR set for auction of confiscated property
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will conduct an auction of its inventory of confiscated and abandoned property at the IDNR Jack Perschbacher Service Center, 505 Tenth Street, Pawnee, Ill. 62558 on June 23.Bidder registration for the auction will begin at 8 a.m., with the auction beginni
Collinsville Police Department investigating fatal shooting
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – The Collinsville Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened Friday evening.Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Illinois Avenue at around 9:30 p.m. in reference to a shooting. They say the victim of the shooting was laying on the street near his ve
Three escaped inmates on the run
Edwardsville, Ill. (WICS) —Authorities in Southeastern Illinois are searching for three men who broke out of a White County jail.The men used a pipe to break a hole in an outside concrete block and brick wall around 3 am Saturday morning.The Sheriff's office says 24-year-old Zachery Shock was awaiti
One in custody after Alton police, ILEAS raid house Friday morning
ALTON — One person was arrested Friday morning after a raid of a suspected drug house by Alton police and the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) team.A house at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Mack Street was raided by the ILEAS team and Alton officers after the Alton Police Department
Alton’s creepy conventions began 100 years at Mineral Springs Hotel
The Mineral Springs Hotel on Broadway in Alton, as it was in 1909, seven years before it served host to the city’s first undertakers convention.
Hillsboro Backs Plan For Glenn Shoals Lake
A lengthy agenda greeted the Hillsboro City Council when they met Tuesday evening, June 12, but all motions presented passed 4-0 with little debate; even with a half-hour executive session at the end of the meeting, the 23 agenda items and departmental reports were covered within two hours.A private
Illinois 161 reopens after bridge repair near Germantown, but lanes will be restricted
The Illinois Department of Transportation has reopened a bridge on Illinois 161 east of Germantown,after repairs forced the bridge to close.IDOT, in a news release, said the "critical repairs to this structure carrying Illinois 161 across the overflow have been completed allowing the highway to open
State's attorney pressing charges after teen bullying incident
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —The state's attorney is pressing charges against a teenager who allegedly beat up another teen.Taylorville Police said the juvenile beat up 15-year-old Jaqueline Bell ina bullying incident last week.She faces aggravated battery charges.Friday Bell filed an order of pro
St. Louis waitress fired after racist video goes viral, Air Force investigating
ST. LOUIS COUNTY - A south St. Louis County bar is facing backlash after a worker was seen in a racist video on social media.The profanity-laced video shows three people using the N-word. It was posted on Snapchat and shared hundreds of times on Facebook.“That is just disgraceful,” said Linda Harris
2-vehicle crash sends 2 to hospital
A two-vehicle crash on Route 128 south of Findlay sent two to the hospital with injuries and completely stopped traffic Thursday afternoon.A blue car, with its back end crumpled, rested in the middle of Route 128 near the intersection with County Road 1950. About 50 feet east, a silver van rested in