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Proposed draft changes to lease agreements at lake

The Carlinville Lake Rec committee held a special meeting Monday night to discuss revisions in the lease […]

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Grain Belt Express files for indefinite hold in

By Kathleen Clark Despite project developer Mark Lawlor’s assertion the Grain Belt Express (GBE) “Doesn’t necessarily need […]

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Unemployment rates raise slightly in area

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced that Illinois’ unemployment rate in June declined to 5.9 […]

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Tentative CBA approved by school board

The Carlinville School District Unit 1 approved the Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiated with the Carlinville Education


Summer league Heat were hard to beat

The Carlinville Heat, a girls softball team for ages 12-14, won their second consecutive Central Illinois Sports League championship with three wins in the season-ending tournament. They finished with a 10-1 record. The Heat defeated a seventh grade team from Staunton 10-0; toppled Gillespie 5-1 and captured a tourney win by edging an eighth grade team from Staunton, 3-2. The team is coached by Heather Heater, Michaela Cox and Mendi Tieman. Manager is Karli MacCaherty. Team members included: Jordyn Houseman, Danielle Westnedge, Cleo Campbell, Devin Whitworth, Julie Butler, Claire Wilton, Lexi Bates, Paityn Tieman, Molly Lewis, Callie Brown. All of the tournaments have concluded, with eight leagues crowning champions for the 2015

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