Butler, IL

“Gut punch;” Taylorville leaders react to Davis’ loss

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — Some Taylorville city leaders said they are shocked and upset by Tuesday’s election results after hometown favorite Rodney Davis lost in the primary. The race for the newly-drawn 15th congressional district was one that many people were keeping a close eye on. It pitted two incumbents against each other: Davis against […]
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Evelyn Lucille (Wernle) Wylie

Evelyn Lucille (Wernle) Wylie, age 87, passed away 12:15 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2022, at the Greenville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Greenville. There will be a Celebration of Life service held for Evelyn and an interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, at a later date, with her husband Joe who passed away March 10, 2020. Friends are welcome to join the family in these services. Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Man arrested in Chatham copper theft investigation

CHATHAM, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A Divernon man is facing charges after multiple copper thefts in Chatham. The Chatham Police Department starts investigating on April 26 after reports of coppers thefts from the Village of Chatham. Police took a second report on May 1. The investigation into these incidents led...

DeVore wins GOP attorney general race, will face incumbent Raoul in November

Tom DeVore, who successfully challenged Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s COVID-19 mask mandate, won the Republican nomination for Illinois attorney general Tuesday and will face incumbent Democrat Kwame Raoul in November. DeVore, 52, of Sorento, beat Deerfield business lawyer Steve Kim, the far-better funded Republican establishment candidate, and David Shestokas, an...

Sorento Annexation Hearing Postponed

A hearing on a petition for the Regional Board of Education to consider annexing a large area of property in the Sorento area to the Mt. Olive school district has been postponed. It was scheduled for Thursday in Vandalia. Tuesday afternoon, Julie Wollerman , regional superintendent of schools in District...

Highland Home Destroyed By Fire Tuesday

The Highland-Pierron Fire Department was dispatched to respond to a possible house fire in a subdivision on Capilano Street just outside of Highland on Tuesday, June 28, at 1:59 am. The Highland Fire Department was paged simultaneously for automatic mutual aid. Fire personnel report, upon their arrival, there was significant...

Man arrested after chase with Taylorville Police

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — Taylorville Police said its officers arrested a man Monday night after he fled from a traffic stop and led them on a chase through town. Officers were patrolling the area around the 600 block of Cottage Avenue in response to several complaints of illegal activity in that area; during a patrol, […]

Chatham Police: Man arrested in connection to copper theft

SANGAMON, Ill. (WCIA) — Chatham Police Department arrested a Divernon man in connection to multiple copper thefts. In a Facebook post, officers said they started investigating after getting two reports of copper thefts from the village in April and May. According to officers, 33-year-old Nathan Redman was charged with felony theft. Court documents indicate Redman is […]
Macoupin County Enquirer-Democrat

Doc’s Just Off 66 re-opens on Girard town square

Re-establishing a business in a 157-year-old building brought several challenges and delays, but Casey Claypool’s family was prepared to conquer the adversity in order to get the Doc’s Off 66 Soda Fountain and Pharmacy Lounge doors back open to the public in Girard. “We were bound to have...

Taylorville man sentenced for meth delivery

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — A Taylorville man will spend eight years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to delivering methamphetamine. Chism Haworth, 41, was arrested after he sold meth to an undercover Taylorville Police officer. He was charged with Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine, normally punishable by three to seven years in prison. However, Haworth’s prison […]

Highlighting healthy habits during pollinator week

LITCHFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WCCU) — The week of June 20 is pollinator week. It's a time to bring awareness to protect our pollinators like bees, butterflies birds, and more. Every year a pollinator ambassador checks on the pollination site along the Route 66 monarch flyway. They also teach kids the...

Taylorville Retired Teachers Honored

TAYLORVILLE — On Tuesday, the Taylorville Board of Education held a reception in the high school cafeteria honoring the 2021-22 retiring teachers. They had cake and lemonade, and the teachers received engraved, old-fashioned school bells to commemorate their time in the district. Pictured are Kristine Daugherty and Arthur Ward. Daugherty worked in early childhood education, teaching third grade for nine years and preschool for the past 14 years. Ward worked in special education at the junior and senior high levels for the past 15 years. Joseph Champley and Tonya Goodroe also retired this year but were unable to attend the event.

Trumpy earns spot on dean’s list

Earning a spot on Drury University’s Dean’s List is a significant accomplishment. The recognition means a student earned a grade point average of 3.6 or greater (on a 4-point scale) while carrying a full-time course load of 12 or more semester hours at Drury, a top Midwestern university, according to US News & World Report.
Herald & Review

Pana hospital reacts to planned Decatur Ambulance Service closure

PANA — Pana Community Hospital will work with its other transport partners to ensure continued around the clock availability for patients after Decatur Ambulance Service closes. The hospital sent a statement to the Herald & Review on Tuesday, after news of the closure broke on Monday. Decatur Ambulance Service...