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Brown County Sheriff’s Office Reports Recent Traffic Incidents, Citations, and Offers Winter Clothing Assistance
The Brown County Sheriff’s Office has issued a report on recent traffic incidents and citations. On November 27th, 2023, a driver from Augusta collided with a deer on IL 99. The next day, a driver from Loraine hit an electric pole on the same road and was hospitalized. On November 29th, three separate deer collisions were reported involving drivers from Versailles, Camp Point, and Clayton.
Pike County Health Dept. urges readiness for peak respiratory illness season
Pittsfield, Ill. — The Pike County Health Department would like to remind the community that we are entering the peak season of respiratory illnesses. This fall and winter many respiratory illnesses will be circulating through our community including pneumonia, COVID-19, influenza and RSV. Residents are encouraged to abide by...
DUI in Jacksonville: A Local Incident Reflects a National Socioeconomic Challenge
On a recent Monday afternoon, the streets of downtown Jacksonville witnessed a harrowing event, a two-vehicle crash instigated by 25-year-old Kathryn Purdue's illegal passing on West Central Park Plaza at West State Street. Purdue's ill-advised maneuver forced the second vehicle to veer into a light pole, which ominously crashed down near the Farmers State Bank and Trust Company. Miraculously, no pedestrians were injured, but the incident led to Purdue's arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) and lacking proper vehicle insurance. She was later released with a court summons from the Morgan County Jail, a stark reminder of the perils of impaired driving.
Brown County High School Proceeds with Expansion and Renovation Plan
Discover how Brown County High School is addressing space issues and other challenges through a major renovation and expansion plan. Learn about the two-phase project that includes new classrooms, a band room, locker rooms, and more, all designed to enhance the learning environment.
Breadstown Going Viral With McDonalds Order [VIDEO]
I love pranks. I’m always just too scared to pull them off. Especially in this day and age. I feel like people are walking down the street these days, just hoping someone will mess with them so they have an excuse to wile out. However, I do love a prank. I’ve been into them since the early days of prank shows.
Jacksonville man arrested for suspected arson
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (WICS) — Jacksonville resident Dustin J. Jones, 39, was taken into custody for the suspected arson of a garage near the Jacksonville Police Department (JPD). On Sunday, December 3rd around 6:30 a.m., an officer of the JPD smelled something burning while outside of the police department. Officers...
Paris man arrested, accused of setting old school building on fire
PARIS, Ill. (WCIA) — A 24-year-old Paris man was arrested and charged in connection to a large structure fire at an old school building early Sunday morning. Officials from the Paris Police Department said a fire was reported close to 2:30 a.m. in the area of South Central Avenue and West Jasper Street. When first […]
pittsfield, IL Residents: Your Future Dogs Best Friend Awaits!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near pittsfield.
Chambersburg's Historic Businesses: A Legacy of Resilience and Innovation
Chambersburg's historic businesses are more than just commercial entities; they are the living legacy of a community that reveres its cultural heritage. Olympia Candy Kitchen and Ludwigs Jewelers are prime examples, standing as testaments to the borough's rich history and the ability of family businesses to sustain their operations through centuries. Their commitment to tradition and quality has made them beloved institutions, contributing to both the local economy and the social fabric of the region.
Columbus Girls’ Hoops Powers Past Pekin
The Columbus Wildcats earned another Southeast Iowa Super Conference victory in girls’ basketball last night, toppling the Pekin Panthers 49-35 on the road. A 7-4 lead after a low-scoring opening quarter was cut down to two points by halftime, but Columbus used a 24-8 run in the third period to pull away and take up a lead they would never let slip below double digits.
Today the gas price is close to $3.39 in Griggsville as of 2023-12-06. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.216, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Local High School Basketball Scoreboard: December 5th, 2023
Local scores and highlights from across Central Illinois High School Sports. Oblong/Hutsonville/Palenstine 26, Casey-Westfield 46.
Jacksonville has "World's Largest Advent Calendar"
Imagine an 8-story tall advent calendar lighting up a historic downtown for the holiday season. In Jacksonville, Illinois, the 1913-era Farmers State Bank building has been transformed into what could be the world’s tallest advent calendar for the second holiday season. The bank building has 24 floor-to-ceiling windows on the building’s east side that overlook Central Park, a perfect number of windows to make an advent calendar.
How to take care of your real Christmas tree this holiday season
LIBERTY, Ill. & HANNIBAL, Mo (KHQA) — Real Christmas trees are definitely a sight to see in one's home. If not cared for properly, however, these trees can become a fire hazard. So how exactly can you care for them?. “There’s many ways to take care of your Christmas...
Weekly Safety Report: Homeless Attack, Rollover, Hit and Run, Bike Collision, and School Bus Fight in Morgan County, Illinois
This week in Morgan County, Illinois, several incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. These incidents include a homeless man sentenced for a domestic attack and stand-off with police, a semi-truck rollover causing road closure, a hit-and-run investigation, a minor injury incident involving a bike and vehicle collision, and the sentencing of the final person involved in a school bus fight from December 2022.
FAU vs. Illinois: Men’s College Basketball Game Prediction, Odds, and Viewing Guide
• FAU and Illinois are set to face off in a Men's College Basketball game at the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Gardens. FAU is currently ranked 11th in the nation with a 7-1 record, while Illinois is ranked 20th with a 6-1 record.
Weekly Safety Report: Diesel Repair Shop Fire and Prison Guard's Failure to Assist Inmate in Cass County, Illinois
Two incidents occurred this week in Cass County, Illinois. In the first incident, a diesel repair shop in Beardstown caught fire due to the use of an oxy/acetylene torch during repair work on a semi truck. One person was inside the building at the time and was transported to a hospital. In the second incident, a former prison guard was sentenced to three years in prison for failing to provide medical assistance to an inmate who later died. The guard observed the inmate's symptoms but did not notify medical staff.
Lucky Day Lotto Jackpot: $350,000 Won in Rushville
In a stroke of luck, an Illinois Lottery player from Rushville is celebrating a $350,000 win. The winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket was purchased for the midday drawing on Wednesday, November 29. This life-changing ticket was bought at TS K Mart, located at a Conoco gas station on 320 North Congress Street in Rushville.
Pike County man died in single vehicle crash, investigation ongoing
Pittsfield, Ill. (KHQA) — On November 24th, at 5:47 PM, the Pike County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single unit vehicle crash on County Highway 7, north of Nebo. The driver of the vehicle, 36-year-old Michael Knight of Pittsfield, was pronounced dead at the scene. Assisting at the...
Weekly Safety Report: Fires Damage Homes in White Hall and Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois
Two incidents occurred in Greene County, Illinois this week. The first incident involved a home and garage fire on the western edge of White Hall on Saturday night. Multiple fire departments responded to the fully involved garage fire, which spread to the adjacent house. Unfortunately, one family pet perished in the fire. The second incident took place in Carrollton on Monday morning, where a vacant home undergoing renovation caught fire. The upper story of the home was fully involved, requiring firefighters to tear out walls to access and extinguish the fire.