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Durborow Is Shoal Creek Firefighter Of Year

On Saturday, Jan. 13, the Shoal Creek Fire Protection District gathered together at Engine House #1 in Sorento to honor the firefighter of the year, during the district's annual banquet, which was catered by Fema's in Benld. Trustee and President Brett Kunkel opened the award ceremony by thanking ev

THEJOURNAL-NEWS.NET - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

'Road map of our future'

The first step in the creation of a new comprehensive plan for the city of Vandalia was taken on Monday afternoon, with city officials and departments providing input to the firm that will develop that plan. Three representatives of Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets Inc. first met with department heds,

LEADER-UNION - 2018-01-17 21:06:00

Around the Area: Pocahontas church to have trivia night

Mater Dei to have "Knight at the Races" Gather your family and friends for Knight at the Races on Saturday, Jan. 20 in support of the Mater Dei music program. Held at the Mater Dei Lampe Commons, gates open at 6 p.m. and races begin at 7 p.m. The Jazz Band will perform from 6 to 7 p.m. Tickets ($35

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-17 16:43:00

Volunteer to Help End Homelessness

Coming January 25 is The Point in Time survey which plays a critical role in the task of ending homelessness. Survey results are significant to the HUD competition for assistance in the 18 counties of Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Christian, Fayette, Shelby, Moultrie, Effingham, Cla

NEWS PROGRESS - 2018-01-17 08:00:00

Heating problem at Efffingham Junior High

Effingham Junior High students had a chilly return after their three-day weekend, after two boilers in the building failed. The issue is the result of the age and condition of the building, said Unit 40 superintendent Mark Doan. Employees eventually got both boilers functioning by Tuesday morning, b

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-16 22:03:34

City Council Discusses Rickelman Avenue Improvements


THEXRADIO.COM - 2018-01-17 03:52:00

Three Inches of Light Fluffy Snow in Effingham

Totals are varying around the listening area, but the unofficial snowfall amount in Effingham is three inches. That's the amount we are hearing most consistently here at the studios. The area remains under Winter Weather Advisory until noon today. That will be replaced this evening by a Wind Chill A


Village Sees Growth In Gaming Income

The Village of Okawville had a $1,118 increase in income from gaming machines in 2017 over the previous year. The village's share of gaming income increased from $42,687 to $43,825. In 2017, a total of $11,555,456 million went into the machines in Okawville, with $10,678,950 paid out to the gamblers

OKAWVILLETIMES.COM - 2018-01-16 22:27:00

Madison McDonald's offering free fries for a year

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- The McDonald's on Odana Road in Madison is opening it's brand new facility. The first 100 people through the door Thursday morning will receive free fries for a year and the next 400 will receive other free goodies. The restaurant owner, Guy Bucciferro, said the Odana Road l

NBC15.COM - 2018-01-18 03:35:00

Police: 19-year-old woman robbed at gunpoint in parking lot

MADISON, Wis. - A 19-year-woman was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night, according to police. The woman was in town from the St. Louis, Missouri area, and she was acquainted with the robber through friends in the area, according to the news release from the Madison Police Department. She got a ride f

CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-01-17 04:49:31

Strong winds could cause snowdrifts; warm up on tap beginning Thursday

Winds gusting up to 30 mph in the Madison area could cause snow from the last storm to drift across highways, especially on rural roads, so the National Weather Service is advising drivers to take it easy during the evening commute and at night. Blowing snow can also cause slippery stretches of high

MADISON - 2018-01-17 20:45:00

MPD: Man gives woman ride, robs her at gunpoint

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- A woman wanted a ride to the bus stop, instead she was robbed on Tuesday night. A spokesperson with the Madison Police Department said the 19-year-old woman was visiting the area from the St. Louis, Missouri area. She got to know the suspect through friends, and he gave her

NBC15.COM - 2018-01-17 16:29:00

Three hurt in head-on crash; Highway 51 shut down near Stoughton

Three people were injured, including two with serious injuries, in a pre-dawn head-on crash on Highway 51 near Stoughton, the crash closing the highway for over two hours. The crash happened at about 6 a.m. near Halverson Road in the town of Dunn, the Dane County Sheriff's Office said. The report sa

MADISON - 2018-01-16 15:00:00

Gunfire reported on East Side, Madison police say

Gunfire was heard late Tuesday night on Madison's East Side, but there were no reports of injuries or property damage. The gun shots were reported by several residents around 11:50 p.m. in the 4500 block of Onyx Lane, Madison police said. "Witnesses heard several reports (gunshots) and then saw a da

MADISON - 2018-01-17 16:00:00

Several callers reported gunshots on east side overnight

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Police received several calls from concerned community members after hearing gunfire in the 4500 block of Onyx Lane Tuesday night around midnight. According to the Madison Police Department, several witnesses saw a dark colored SUV speeding from the area after shots rang out.

NBC15.COM - 2018-01-17 17:52:00

352 parking tickets issued on 1st night of snow emergency in Madison

Hundreds of drivers in Madison didn't heed Monday's snow emergency, earning them a $60 parking ticket. Madison police said 352 tickets were issued for not following alternate-side parking rules between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. Tuesday. Those tickets total more than $21,000 in fines. Most of the tickets wer

MADISON - 2018-01-17 11:00:00

Man arrested in latest Peoria homicide likely to be released today

PEORIA - The man arrested in connection with Peoria's latest homicide will not immediately face charges, the county's top prosecutor said. Rather, Melvin D. Wallace, 29, of Peoria, will likely be released from the Peoria County Jail sometime on Wednesday as State's Attorney Jerry Brady said, "there

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-17 17:50:18

Nick in the AM: Multiple accidents on westbound I-74 in East Peoria

Westbound Interstate 74 in East Peoria was the site Wednesday morning of several multiple-vehicle crashes with injuries, according to the Illinois State Police. The wrecks took place at milepost 98, just east of the Pinecrest Drive interchange, a State Police news release stated. Police are asking d

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-17 14:22:41

Smokin' Notes BBQ closes in Peoria

PEORIA - A local barbecue restaurant that had gained popularity during its short time in the Sterling Bazaar shopping plaza was closed by the Illinois Department of Revenue last week. A sign was affixed to the front door of Smokin' Notes BBQ, 3311 N. Sterling Ave., on Jan. 9 stating that the busines

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-17 16:56:57

Former suspect in Peoria homicide released with no charges

A man once suspected in Peoria's second homicide of 2018 is now out of jail. Charges have been dropped against Melvin D. Wallace, 29. Peoria County State's Attorney Jerry Brady said Wednesday he expected Wallace, who is claiming self-defense in the incident, would be released. Jamon Lewis was killed

WEEK.COM - 2018-01-18 08:02:00