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Local woman on a mission to help family

 Benefit concert in Greenfield slated for 7 p.m. May 4 By Eric Becker PALMYRA (April 19, 2018) […]

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Council approves budget for 2018-19

CARLINVILLE (April 19, 2018) – After a public hearing, the Carlinville City Council in regular session Monday […]

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Carlinville school board reorganizes

CARLINVILLE (April 19, 2018) – Carlinville’s Board of Education now has new officers, as the board reorganized […]

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Truck driver charged with reckless homicide

HAMEL (April 19, 2018) – Mohamed Y. Jama, the semi driver who was involved in a November […]


Cavaliers beat Oilers, but Birds battle back to

By Eric Becker EAST ALTON (April 19, 2018) - Baseball is a game of momentum. One thinks they may have it figured out, then something goes completely bonkers to knock things out of whack. Carlinville’s baseball team had a pair of games over the past week. On Wednesday, the Cavaliers rallied past East Alton-Wood River 11-7, while on Friday, Southwestern scored five unanswered to beat Carlinville 5-4. Wednesday’s matchup with the Oilers got off to a good start for the Cavaliers, jumping out to a 6-0 lead by the middle of the second inning. By the end of the third, however, the Oilers had the lead at 7-6. Carlinville scored five runs in the fifth to avoid the loss and ended up with an 11-7 win. Aidan Naugle led off the game with