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07/28/2014 - Shooting In Rural Pana
(Pana)--Authorities have identified a man who shot and wounded a police officer before being killed by troopers during an exchange of gunfire. The Christian County Coroner's Office says 25 year old Josh Edwards of Pana was killed Tuesday morning at a home in rural Pana.  Read more...

07/25/2014 - St. Francis Hospital Names New CEO
(Litchfield)--St. Francis Hospital announced their new President and CEO during a news conference Friday. The Hospital Sisters Health System announced the appointment of Patricia Fischer to be St. Francis Hospital's new President and CEO. Fischer currently serves as Vice President of Physician Services at St.  Read more...

07/24/2014 - Armed Robbery Near Raymond
(Raymond)--Police are looking for three men who allegedly posed as a police officer and robbed a man in Interstate 55. State Troopers found the victim bound and gagged on the side of the road near Raymond late Tuesday. The victim says a darked colored SUV pulled up behind him and turned on flashing red lights.  Read more...

07/19/2014 - Henske Crowned Litchfield Queen
(Litchfield)--A new Miss Litchfield Chamber of Commerce was crowned during ceremonies held Friday night in Litchfield. Miss Jenna Henske was crowned as the new queen. Henske is the 17 year old daughter of Tonya Hoos and Jason Hoos and Scott Henske. She was also named Miss Congeniality and Miss Photogenic.  Read more...

07/18/2014 - Underground Fire At The Deer Run Mine
(Hillsboro)--An underground fire has shut down production of the Deer Run Mine in Hillsboro. According to Forsight Energy's website, the fire was discovered Tuesday evening. Two holes have been drilled into the mine with water being pumped into the affected area.  Read more...

07/14/2014 - Armed Robbery In Litchfield
(Litchfield)--An alleged armed robbery resulted in the search of three residences and the arrests of seven individuals. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, three individuals from Springfield reported that they had been robbed.  Read more...

07/12/2014 - Raid Results In Child Pornography Charges
(Alhambra)--After a heavy federaol and local police presence in Livingston on Thursday, child pornography charges have been filed in federal court in East St. Louis against a rural Alhambra man. 34 year old Robert Godsey was arrested at his home in a raid by federal and local authorities.  Read more...

07/10/2014 - Boating Accident On Lake Lou Yaeger
(Litchfield)--The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has released more information regarding a boating accident that happened on July 4th at Lake Lou Yeager.  Read more...

07/07/2014 - Drowning In Rural Irving
(Hillsboro)--Authorities are investigating the drowning death of a 2 year old, who died in a residential pool on the Montgomery County Trail. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, 911 received a phone call about an unresponsive two year old Sunday afternoon in rural Irving.  Read more...

06/23/2014 - West Frontage Road To Be Repaired
(Springfield)--The West Frontage Road of Interstate 55 south of the Coalfield Rest Area will be receiving some repair work. The Illinois Department of Transportation informed County Board Chairman Roy Hertel of a temporary road closure of the Frontage Road. The closure will take place south of the rest area to Route 48.  Read more...

06/19/2014 - Grosenheider Crowned New Queen
(Butler)--A new Miss Montgomery County Fair Queen was crowned during ceremonies held Wednesday night in Butler. The new Miss Montgomery County Fair Queen is Shayla Grosenheider, the 20 year old daughter of Doug and Alicia Grosenheider of Litchfield. She was also awarded the Dallas Steward Award.  Read more...

06/16/2014 - Schram City Woman Found Dead
(Schram City)--The Montgomery County Sheriff's and Coroner's Office is investigating the death of a 27 year old Schram City woman. According to the Sheriff's Office, 911 received a phone call regarding a possible deceased person in the five hundred block of Locust Street in Schram City.  Read more...

06/11/2014 - Burke Appointed As City Clerk
(Litchfield)--A new city clerk was appointed during a special Litchfield City Council meeting Tuesday night. Carol Burke was appointed to be the new city clerk. Burke has currently been serving the city as its Tourism Coordinator. She will replace Denise Lueker who resigned at the June 3rd City Council meeting.  Read more...

06/06/2014 - Authorites Looking For An Impersonating Officer
(Hillsboro)--The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is searching for an individual who impersonated a police officer while robbing a female. According to the sheriff's office, 911 received a report about a person who was allegedly robbed.  Read more...

06/05/2014 - Nokomis Man Charged With Child Pornography
(Nokomis)--A 33 year old Nokomis man has been arrested on child pornography charges stemming from a several month long investigation. Reportedly the investigation began when 33 year old Daniel Johnson made contact with a student at Hillsboro High School, and then a month later took pictures of students at Nokomis High School.  Read more...

06/04/2014 - Lueker Resigns As City Clerk
(Litchfield)--The resignation of Litchfield City Clerk Denise Lueker was accepted during the city council meeting Tuesday night. Following a short closed session, the board announced the resignation.  Read more...

05/30/2014 - Two People Killed In A Roll Over Accident
(Litchfield)--Two people were killed in a single vehicle accident that happened on Old Litchfield Trail. According to Illinois State Police, a vehicle driven by 35 year old Kenneth Ramsey of Hillsboro was eastbound on the trail, near Mallard Lane, when he left the road driving through a fence.  Read more...

05/29/2014 - Roadside Safety Checkpoint Figures Released
(Litchfield)--Illinois State Police District 18 recently announced the results of a road side saftety checkpoint that was held on Saturday, May 24th at the intersection of Route 127 and Route 16. According to figures released by District 18, a total of 31 arrests and 55 written warnings were given during the checkpoint.  Read more...

05/27/2014 - Five Running For Old Settlers Queen
(Hillsboro)--Five candidates will be running for the Old Settlers Queen during this years celebration.  Read more...

05/26/2014 - Veteran Names Added To Memorials
(Hillsboro)--Montgomery County Clerk and Recorder Sandy Leitheiser announced the names that have been added to the Veteran Memorials in Hillsboro and Litchfield.  Read more...

05/22/2014 - Two Litchfield Men Accused of Sex Crimes
(Litchfield)--Two Litchfield men were arrested in connection to two separate sex crimes that took place in Maryland Heights, Missouri and in Lincoln. The incidents reportedly both involved a fourteen year old victim. 29 year old Jerry Pocklington was arrested on May 16th in St.  Read more...

05/14/2014 - Hillsboro To Apply For CDAP Grant
(Hillsboro)-- A public hearing regarding the City of Hillsboro applying for a C.D.A.P. grant took place before the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday night. According to Hillsboro Mayor John Downs, the hearing was part of the grant process. Downs said that the city applied for the same grant last year, but was unsuccessful.  Read more...

05/07/2014 - Water Main Break Affects Several Communities
(Hillsboro)--A large water main break on the east side of Hillsboro caused several communities to be under a boil water order. Hillsboro, Taylor Springs, and Schram City were all subject to the break which took place early Tuesday morning.  Read more...

05/03/2014 - Langheim Killed In A Roll Over Accident
(Farmersville)--More information has been released regarding a single vehicle accident that killed Panhandle Co-Superintendent and Lincolnwood High School Principal Chad Langheim.  Read more...

04/29/2014 - Car-Pedestrian Accident in Taylor Springs
(Taylor Springs)--Two people were injured Sunday when a car hit a pedestrian on Route 127 at Route 185. According to State Police, a vehicle driven by 21 year old Alexa Elam of Taylor Springs was northbound on Route 127 at Illinois Route 185.  Read more...

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