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County awards tourist grants

By Daniel Winningham The county’s Economic Development Committee chose to award tourist grants totaling $8,000 to the […]

County Board authorizes public safety tax referendum

By Daniel Winningham This April, Macoupin County voters will get the opportunity to choose whether or not […]

Jeff Price

Belleville Achieves Strength In Character honors Jeff Price

The fifth annual Belleville Achieves Strength In Character (BASIC) Initiative Dinner, held Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, honored […]

Sewer issue needs ‘immediate attention’

Nicholas/Oak main three-quarters clogged By Rick Wade The 28-feet gap in a single-lined brick sewer that runs […]

Refuge Coffee House is Chamber of Commerce’s Business

When driving through Carlinville 13 years ago, Marsha and Bobby Stieglitz fell in love with the unique, […]

Music in the air as students perform

In spite of an unseasonably warm day outside, it was Christmas indoors at the Carlinville High School […]

Congressman elect, Rodney Davis, not optimistic about a

Editor’s note: This interview is the first in an ongoing series of articles about newly elected officials. […]

Shopping spree spreads season’s sentiments

Annual effort provides cash for Christmas By Rick Wade “It’s for the children” is a phrase oft […]

Christmas Market comes once, but impact felt all

Main commentary Dec. 6, 2012 The issue: Christmas Market is an opportunity for Carlinville to reap the […]

Dr. John Comerford

Blackburn welcomes new president

Comerford bullish on liberal arts college By Rick Wade Blackburn College’s new president Dr. John Comerford said […]