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Candidates face off during election debate forum next

By Rick Wade Ali vs. Frazier. Cubs vs. Cardinals. Bears vs. Packers. Add to that list of […]

Council puts end to talk about sign code

By Rick Wade The council voted 6-3 to end discussion about changes to the city’s sign code […]

City closer to finding Carlinville Plaza anchor store

By Rick Wade The city council directed city attorney Will Hebron to begin the process of writing […]

Blackburn College named one of U.S.A’s “most overlooked

Blackburn College was recently named one of the most overlooked colleges in the U.S. by The Newsweek […]

Blackburn hosts city candidates at leadership breakfast

By Rick Wade Several candidates for city government and school board introduced themselves and talked briefly about […]

Audience member trades barbs with aldermen

By Rick Wade A citizen in the audience at the March 2 sales tax meeting accused the […]

Toxicology tests reveal Blackburn student died of ‘opiate

  UPDATE: March 12, 2013 According to Carlinville Police Chief David Haley, Macoupin County Coroner, Brad Targhetta, […]

Crimes and accidents March 7, 2013

Accidents Randy L. Koniak, 48, of Benld was involved in a single-vehicle accident Feb. 25 on Staunton-Bunker […]

Court News March 7, 2013

Marriages Wade C. Schmidt and Kathleen M. Goby, both of Carlinville. Adam D. Edwards and Ashley M. […]

Alleged rape victim sues Blackburn

By Daniel Winningham A former Blackburn College student who claims to have been “sexually assaulted and raped” […]