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Located on the historic Carlinville Square, Taylor’s Chili Parlor has become a favorite stop for locals and tourists looking for a unique place to grab a bite to eat. Although Joe Gugger (left) has sold the business to the Whitlocks (right) he knows he will always return to his beloved Carlinville for a bowl of Taylor’s.

Taylor’s Chili sold to Bobby and Chaney Whitlock

Bobby and Chaney Whitlock have purchased Taylor’s Chili Parlor from previous owner Joe Gugger. The couple is […]

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Members of Carlinville’s Rotary Club received a proclamation denoting the group’s 90th anniversary. Pictured from left to right are Amy Kline, Dana Eberhard, Mayor Deanna Demuzio, Carl Kasten, Beth Toon, Paula Robinson and MJ Rodgers.

Council honors Rotary’s 90th year

During the March 2 meeting of Carlinville City Council, Mayor Deanna Demuzio and members of the council […]

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Shelby Crowe, 7, is pictured with the 100 TY Beanie Babies that her artwork sales went towards purchasing. The purchase will help bring stress relief to local sick children during treatment.

Carlinville girl shows the spirit of giving

Like many seven-year-old girls Shelby Crowe enjoys expressing herself through art. Coloring, painting, and creating have become […]

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Macoupin County Fair to lose state reimbursement

Fair will continue despite cuts The Illinois Department of Agriculture recently notified Mark Dugger, president of the […]

Sports

BC Rae

Rae named to All-Conference team

Blackburn College senior forward Briana Rae of Staunton was named to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball All-Conference second team. Rae, a graduate of Staunton High School, led the conference in scoring with an average of 19.8 points per game. Rae was second in the league in rebounding, averaging 11.5 rebounds per game. The honor caps a stellar career for Rae, who earlier this season became Blackburn College’s all-time leading rebounder. Rae was also the college’s second all-time leading scorer with 1,372 points, second only to Kim Winche. In the 2014-15 season, she became the seventh player to join the 1,000-point club at Blackburn.

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