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Local group provides care packages for foster children

For children placed in foster homes, the transition is often a stressful, confusing time. To help make […]

Teams sought for Macoupin County Relay for Life

In October, a small team of volunteers began organizing the 2016 Macoupin County Relay for Life event, […]

Medora man injured in fatal Jersey County crash

A 59-year-old Medora resident, Terry Burch, was injured in a Feb. 20 crash that claimed the life […]

Kreipe accepted into Naval Academy

Carlinville High School senior Nolan Kreipe, the 18-year-old son of Kevin and Tracey Kreipe, recently learned he […]

Hunter Safety education course Feb. 26-27

The mandatory Illinois Department of Natural Resources hunter safety education course will be held Friday and Saturday, […]

Students in the news

Elisabeth Evans of Carlinville and Kaitlyn Noland of Virden were named to the fall 2015 dean’s list […]

Top 20 Headlines of 2015

1: Gillespie toddler dies, abuse suspected (Jan. 8) 2: Woodburn man shot in New Year’s Day incident […]

Area counties see unemployment rise

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced   that Illinois’ non-farm payroll employment gained […]

Christmas wishes from city, county, area leaders

It’s the time of year for holiday cards and season’s greetings. While it’s traditional for people to […]

Lee Ross named Mathis’ replacement, effective Jan. 1

By Eric Becker Lee Ross, assistant to circuit clerk Mike Mathis, was appointed as circuit clerk effective […]