Third part of Skinner interview aired on Channel 20

By Jim McCabe on July 24 at 1:06pm

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WICS ABC Newschannel 20 has aired the final part of a three-part series featuring a jailhouse interview with convicted killer Shirley Skinner. 6-Years Later, Part Three The 79-year-old great grandmother Read More

Owner of Greene Co. plant speaks out against shutdown

By Jim McCabe on July 24 at 1:01pm

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The owner of a Greene County food processing plant that was ordered by the state to close its doors for repeated health violations says he’ll appeal the decision. Parks Locker Read More

Budget hearings resume in Morgan County commissioners’ office

By Jim McCabe on July 24 at 1:00pm

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Presentations were made by the E-911, emergency services and tuberculosis clinic departments. The E-911 budget request came in at about $433,000, which is significantly lower than the $695,000 they received Read More

Schock introduces community schools bill

By Ryne Turke on July 24 at 8:49am

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A West Central Illinois Congressman helped introduced the Full-Service Community Schools Act of 2014 yesterday in Washington, D.C. Aaron Schock, along with House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer, introduced the Read More

Guilty plea entered in case of death of New Berlin man

By Jim McCabe on July 24 at 8:42am

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A Springfield man has pleaded guilty to drug-induced homicide and other drug charges related to the 2012 death of a New Berlin man. Our reporting partners at WICS ABC Newschannel Read More

Repeated violations force Greenfield food processing plant to close doors

By Ryne Turke on July 23 at 4:11pm

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A Greene County food processing plant cited for repeated violations of the Illinois Meat and Poultry Inspection Act has had its license revoked. According to a press release from the Read More

Deer hunting revisions announced

By Jim McCabe on July 23 at 1:09pm

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced changes to the 2014-2015 deer hunting seasons. An additional 20 counties have been removed from the late-winter season, including Scott and Sangamon Read More

Process for selecting new Morgan County Commissioner released

By Ryne Turke on July 23 at 1:08pm

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The procedure on picking a candidate for the remainder of the late Dick Rawlings term as Morgan County Commissioner has been announced. Morgan County Republican Chairman Steve Hardin released the Read More

Virginia barn destroyed by fire

By Jim McCabe on July 23 at 5:39am

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A fire burned down a hay barn to the ground west of Virginia yesterday. It happened on Orchard Road at a barn owned by Glenn Sweatman, according to Virginia Fire Read More

Appellate court rules against ComEd in FutureGen case

By Jim McCabe on July 22 at 4:31pm

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An Illinois appellate court has ruled that state utilities are required to purchase electricity from the FutureGen project. The 1st District Appellate Court upheld on Tuesday a previous order from Read More