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Active shooter situation ongoing at Illinois manufacturing company: officials
An active shooter situation is underway in Aurora, Illinois, officials said Friday. Aurora police confirmed to Fox News that there is an active shooter “on the west side” of Aurora.
Police kill gunman in workplace shooting that left five others dead
(CNN)[Breaking news update, published at 10:37 p.m. ET]. The shooter at the manufacturing business where five employees were killed and five police officers were wounded was being fired Friday by the company where the shooting occurred, Aurora Chief of Police Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday nigh
New bill would make drivers pay by the mile in Illinois
One Illinois lawmaker is again seeking a tax on each mile vehicle owners drive instead of a gas tax. State Rep. Marcus Evans, D-Chicago, introduced House Bill 2864, which would create the per-mile road usage charge pilot program. Voluntary participants would pay a per-mile road usage charge is $0.02
Hillsboro Council Funds Repairs To Lake Pump
Hillsboro's city council dealt with reports, expenditures, and other approvals as they met Tuesday night, Feb. 12, in city hall. The biggest expenditure was presented by Finance Commissioner Katie Duncan; the bills for January totalled $371,899.87. Expenditures approved (to be billed later this fisc
Hillsboro Board Adds Two Classes At High School Level
Members of the Hillsboro School Board added a dual credit biology class and a percussion ensemble class at Hillsboro High School during their meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12, and will further research a proposal for a new advanced placement computer coding class and a switch to a ten-point grading scale
Two-vehicle crash on I-55 injures one, closes southbound roadway
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) -- Illinois State Police District 18 is investigating a two-vehicle crash on I-55 northbound, south of milepost 63 in Montgomery County. The crash occurred at 1:43 p.m. Thursday.
Greenville-Hillsboro Part II to decide sectional champion
The South Central Conference takes pride in its girls basketball tradition. But the SCC may have outdid itself this season, with six of the 10 teams winning 20 or more games. But there are just two South Central Conference teams still standing in the postseason, and they will meet at 7 p.m. on Thurs
'I looked right down the barrel' of the gun, says Illinois motorist who survived a kidnapper's deadly crime spree
BOND COUNTY, Ill. • After helping his brother install a garage door opener, Charles Schuster was driving home Tuesday night and saw a helicopter shining a spotlight ahead of his path on Route 140. Sirens wailed as lights from police cars moved toward him.
Bremer Plans Intro To Backyard Bird Count Program
Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb, 16, Bremer Sanctuary in Hillsboro will host a presentation on the "Great Backyard Bird Count" (GBBC), teaching participants how to tally bird totals and enter data.
T.S. Man Charged With Stealing Truck After Crash
A Taylor Springs man was arrested for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident in Coffeen on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 6, stealing a truck, and resisting arrest when officers located him the following day.
Carlinville, Staunton headline fifth-grade Hillsboro Hoopfest championship
Last weekend, 12 fifth-grade boys’ basketball teams took to the hardwood for a fun-filled tournament of hoops at Coffeen Elementary School. The competition was fierce, but the Carlinville junior Cavaliers and Staunton Terriers represented the future of Macoupin County basketball in a big way. The tw
Center & Guard: Trading One Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience For Another
It's one of those games that you just had to be there to believe. Three overtimes. Twenty lead changes. Twenty-three three-pointers, one of which came at the buzzer in the second OT. Do or die. Survive and advance. Win or go home.
North Mac Pours It On Late To Beat Litchfield
On Monday, Feb. 11, the Litchfield Purple Panthers opened up a three game home stand that would welcome some tough competition. They would enter the week with a couple of milestones within reach, a conference championship and a 20 win season.
County Board Discusses Variety Of Agenda Items At Regular February Meeting
It was a fairly routine evening for members of the Montgomery County Board, who held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, Feb. 12, at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Hillsboro.
Discussion on water contract highlights Public Works session
Discussion on the Illinois Alluvial Regional Water Commission Water Supply contract highlighted the monthly meeting of the Public Works Committee of the city of Carlinville Tuesday evening.
HSHS ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL: Amy Liefer named Director of Business Development for HSHS Southern Illinois Hospitals
HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital issued the following announcement on Feb. 12. HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese, HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland are pleased to announce that Amy Leifer has accepted the position of director of business development for all th
Big Dawg Dare To Take Bite Out Of Cancer
Since it's inaugural running in July of 2012, the organizers of the Big Dawg Dare 5K obstacle run have donated thousands of dollars to worthwhile community causes in the Litchfield area. But for 2019, the board of directors is looking to take an even bigger bite.
Purina Pledges $1,000 For Hillsboro Dog Park
Fundraising for Hillsboro's future dog park got a kickstart thanks to Bob Fuehne's long career with Ralston-Purina in the dog and cat food industry. The St. Louis based company has pledged $1,000 to become the dog park's first Platinum Donor.
A Gala Night For Foundation
It was "cheers to 20 years" for the 450-some at the annual Hillsboro Area Health Foundation Valentine Gala, this year with a masquerade ball theme, on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Taylor Springs.
‘He was the sweetest, kindest man’ | Innocent bystander killed in Tuesday night crime-spree
PANAMA, Ill. – The wife of the man killed in an attempted carjacking Tuesday night described her husband as the ‘sweetest and kindest’ man. Gregory Price, a 67-year-old man from Florissant, Missouri was an innocent bystander who happened to be driving in the other direction when Leslie K. Austin tri