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Pana man charged with murder awaits pathology reports

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. TAYLORVILLE - Ten months after he was charged with killing a Lake Pana man, Quinton L. Morrissey, 18, of Pana remains in the Christian County Jail while his defense attorney works his way through pathology reports from both the prosecution and defense. M

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-03-20 22:44:00

State Of Hillsboro Event Takes Place This Friday

The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the City of Hillsboro, the Montgomery County Economic Development Commission, Imagine Hillsboro and the Montgomery County CEO program to host its third annual State of Hillsboro Breakfast on Friday, March 23, at the Hillsboro Moose Lodge. Sponsor

THEJOURNAL-NEWS.NET - 2018-03-22 07:15:00

Schools On Lockdown After Vehicle Found In Hillsboro

The vehicle of a man wanted in multiple shootings in Taylorville was spotted in Hillsboro Monday afternoon, March 19, resulting in the lock-down of all three Hillsboro schools. Authorities are still searching for Lee Wayne Kennedy, 43, of Taylorville, who allegedly shot three people in Taylorville M


Panhandle Board Votes 4-3 To Continue Co-Op

Following a 90-minute discussion last month pertaining to the future of the co-op, the March meeting included a number of members of the public who wished to speak about the agreement. Seven of the nine individuals who would address the board would speak in favor of the co-op. David Wolff of Raymond

THEJOURNAL-NEWS.NET - 2018-03-22 07:15:00

Work Partners Connects Disabled Workers With Jobs

A program aimed at connecting local employers with disabled workers, Work Partners now has an office open in Hillsboro, thanks to funding created by the voter-approved 708 referendum. A division of Fayco Enterprises, Work Partners seeks to help local employers connect with the benefits of assimilati

THEJOURNAL-NEWS.NET - 2018-03-22 07:15:00

Trial set for man charged with aggravated battery of a child

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - A Palmer native has waived his right to a preliminary hearing and requested a jury trial after being charged with aggravated battery of a child. 19 year-old David H. Sanders remains jailed on a $1 million bond after being charged with the Class X felony. According to Chris

WAND TV - 2018-03-21 20:53:00

SIU considers new satellite office outside Carbondale

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) _ A Southern Illinois University official says the school is considering having a satellite office for its law school in downtown Springfield or Edwardsville. John Charles is SIU's director of government and public affairs. He tells The State Journal-Register that the universit

FOX2NOW.COM - 2018-03-21 15:41:46

Carlinville students stage peaceful walkout

CARLINVILLE (March 22, 2018) - Wednesday, March 14, was the day that students across the nation planned a 'walkout' in response to the one-month anniversary of the deadly Parkland, Fla. school shooting. The date of the event was kind of eerie (3-14) as three plus 14 equals 17, which was the number o

ENQUIRERDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-03-21 12:32:25

Man accused in Taylorville shooting dies at Memorial

A man who shot himself on Monday afternoon after he allegedly shot and wounded three people, stole a car and robbed a convenience store has died. Lee W. Kennedy, 43, died at 12:33 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center, Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards said. Kennedy led police on a dramatic 11

THE STATE JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 22:25:20

At least two injured in Taylorville shooting

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - Police are investigating a double shooting that happened early Monday morning. Police were called to the 500 block of South Walnut Street just before 5:30 a.m. At least two people have been taken to the hospital. A neighbor who heard the shots fired also saw a white pick


Coroner: Suspect in Taylorville triple shooting dies in Springfield hospital

SPRINGFIELD - Lee Wayne Kennedy, a Taylorville man who police said shot himself after shooting three people and robbing a convenience store Monday, died in Springfield on Tuesday afternoon, the Sangamon County Coroner said. In a statement, Coroner Cinda Edwards said Kennedy, 43, was pronounced dead

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-03-20 23:00:00

Manhunt underway after 3 people shot in Taylorville, IL

He reportedly had shot himself in the face after trying to rob Colonial Pantry in Stonington and leading U.S. Marshals on a chase to Taylorville Memorial Hospital. A gunman who police say shot three people in Taylorville on Monday, including a 13-year-old girl, was taken into custody Monday afternoo

THEINSIDERCARNEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 18:26:33

Madison County news and events for the week of March 21

These upcoming events will take place at Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, in Godfrey: Lost Connections: Families Altered Forever by War, "Gold Star Women and the Vietnam War," with speaker Michelle Baugh, will be at 12 p.m. March 21, in the Ringhausen Music Building. For more i

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-03-21 05:15:00

Mattoon man pleads guilty of committing more than $500,000 in bank fraud

A Mattoon man has pleaded guilty to bank fraud of more than half a million dollars in federal court, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office. Alfred L. Cross, 75, of Kinmundy - originally from Mattoon - pleaded guilty Friday to five counts of bank fraud. He had been indicted on accu


Dead man from Godfrey, Illinois charged with two felonies in biz - KMOV.com

A dead man from Godfrey, Illinois was issued felony charges Tuesday. Craig Allen Kogel, 60, died Feb. 28, 2018 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. On March 13, The Jersey County State's Attorney's Office charged Kogel with two felonies: driving while under the influence of alcohol (Class X felony) and driving w


New owners of Copper Dock Winery in Pocahontas hope to bring in more live music

The Copper Dock Winery in Pocahontas is under new management. Steve and Linda Heimsath, owners of E.L. Flanagan's Sports and Spirits in Highland, took over this month. Copper Dock, located north of Pocahontas, features a restaurant, bar, a two-story dock, and a patio area. Steve Heimsath said, "We a


4 accused of killing shooting witness to stop friend from being - KMOV.com

4 accused of killing shooting witness to stop friend from being indicted4 accused of killing shooting witness to stop friend from being indicted Updated: Thursday, March 15 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-03-16 00:46:31 GMT Prosecutors say jailhouse phone conversations helped lead them to four suspects accused


A town torn apart: Monday marks 70 years since Bunker Hill tornado

Monday marks 70 yearssince Bunker Hill tornado Tom Emery For the Telegraph BUNKER HILL - Seven decades later, Herman Landreth still recalls how his ears popped when the worst of the storm passed nearby. He also remembers the massive damage and pain left behind. "Our house was the only one on our str


Arrest made in teen's stabbing

A 19-year-old woman faces a charge of aggravated battery in connection with a stabbing that occurred Wednesday in the 600 block of North Diamond Street. Katrina S. Wallace of Springfield was arrested without incident by federal marshals in Springfield, according to the Jacksonville Police Department


Deputy's attempted murder charged dropped in armed standoff

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - The attempted murder charge a Macon County Sheriff's deputy was facing in connection with a Taylorville armed standoff has been dropped. The suspect, Markes Rodgers, entered into a plea deal where he pleaded guilty to aggravated discharge of a firearm. He was arrested in S