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Unofficial Primary Election Results For Clay County

Democratic Nomination for 12th Congressional Representative In Congress. Democratic Nomination for 12th Congressional State Central Committeewoman. Democratic Nomination for 12th Congressional State Central Committeeman. GLENN POSHARD 218. Democratic Nomination for 5TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT For Judge Of The Appellate Court(To fill the vacancy of the Hon. David K. Overstreet) BRIAN ROBERTS...
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Trump endorses Darren Bailey for governor

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Darren Bailey of Clay County in his run for the Republican nomination for Governor during a MEGA rally near Quincy Saturday night. Bailey has been courting Trump’s endorsement, but until now Trump has stopped short of giving it to him. Trump also called Governor...
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(CLAY CITY) Authorities are continuing their search for a Clay County woman who’s been missing for five weeks, last seen on Friday, May 6th, at the home of her mother in Clay City. Officials say 26 year old Shadie Thomas lives with a reduced mental capacity, and while she has never been on her own, it’s believed that she could be in serious danger. Shadie is described as a white female, five feet ten inches tall, weighing 300 pounds, with blue eyes, prescription glasses, and long straight brown shoulder-length hair. She was last seen in Baby Yoda pajama bottoms and a sky blue columbia jacket. Anyone with information on her whereabouts can call the Illinois State Police in Effingham, the Clay County Sheriff’s Department in Louisville, or the Missing Persons Awareness Network at 312-620-0788.
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Two Flora Residents Arrested in Connection with Louisville Burglary

Louisville, IL-(Effingham Radio)- The following has been released by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office on their Facebook page:. “On May 31, 2022 at approximately 8:45 a.m. the Clay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Louisville for a report burglary. The victim advised that multiple items including tools, a compound bow and other house items had been stolen from the residence and an outbuilding.

History Program

The Clinton County Historical Society is hosting Linda Davidson on Sunday, June 12, at its museum in Carlyle. Davidson will give a talk on Sailor Springs, Illinois, 60 miles east of Carlyle in Clay County. Sailor Springs is now a ghost town, but a little over 100 years ago, it was a booming natural spring resort with two big hotels and a hospital. There are rumors that the Shelton Gang stayed there. The presentation will begin at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.


(OLNEY) A retired U.S. Army Colonel is walking across America raising funds for Pancreatic Cancer Research, for the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund, and for Operation Resiliency. Walking an average of between 15 and 20 miles per day, Kenny Mintz of Pennsylvania began his mission by leaving Washington, D.C. on April 1st, and is spending his 52nd day on this Friday walking through rural Richland and Clay Counties. With plans to cross Wilcox Bridge later today and move up to start walking along U.S. Route 50 at Clay City, the Retired Colonel Mintz plans to end his seven month journey in California by mid-October. To learn more about the trip or on how you can help out with a donation, go to the Kenny Walks Across America page on Facebook or go online to
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Illinois State Police Announce Results of Recent Distracted Driving Enforcement

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 12 Interim Commander, Kerry Sutton, announces the results of Distracted Driving Enforcement Program patrols held in Effingham and Clay County during May. This program provided extra patrol coverage for ISP officers to focus on saving lives and reducing serious crashes by enforcing distracted driving laws.

North Clay Heads To First Ever State Final Four

North Clay advanced to their first ever State Final Four after an 8-3 win over Steeleville plating five runs in the first two innings to put their foot on the gas for the 31-6 Cardinals. Bryton Griffy homered, Logan Fleener tripled as part of his 2-4 day with an RBI...


(INGRAHAM) A Clay County man is dead after a tractor roll-over accident this past Saturday afternoon in rural Jasper County. Authorities say 77 year old J.V. Frohning of Ingraham was moving dirt with his tractor and scraper when a stump was hit, causing the tractor to turn over on its side. Emergency personnel from Clay and Jasper Counties arrived on the scene shortly after the accident, which occurred at around 1:54. Frohning was pronounced deceased a short time later at 2:20. Services and burial are later this week in Wendelin.
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Illinois State Police Investigates Clay County Accident

Clay County, IL-(Effingham Radio)- The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 12. WHAT: Single Vehicle Personal Injury Traffic Crash. WHERE: US Route 45 north of Iola Road, Clay County. WHEN: May 29, 2022 at approximately 10:12 a.m. VEHICLE: Unit 1- 1998 Black Harley Davidson Motorcycle.

Louisville motorcyclist injured in crash with deer

A 69-year-old Louisville man was injured when his motorcycle struck a deer on US 45 north of the Iola Road in Clay County Sunday morning. State Police say a preliminary investigation indicates Lewis Charlton was traveling south on US 45 north of Iola Road when he struck a deer, causing the motorcycle to be laid down on its right side. Charlton fell off the motorcycle which continued south before coming to rest in the middle of the southbound lane.
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Five Injured in Accident in Clay County

Louisville, IL-(Effingham Radio)- Five individuals were injured in an accident that occurred in Louisville on Tuesday. According to a report from the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred at approximately 12:05 pm on US 45 at Steele Avenue. The report states that a vehicle driven by 29-year-old, Tiberius Brooks, of...

Five people injured in Clay County crash

State Police say five people were injured during the noon hour on Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on US 45 at Steele Avenue in Louisville. A preliminary investigation indicates a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Tiberius Brooks of Daleville Alabama was traveling northbound on US 45 when he failed to observe traffic slowing down for a school zone and ran into the rear of a Jeep driven by a 25-year-old female from Montrose. Brooks then continued traveling north on US 45 until the vehicle could no longer function.


(EFFINGHAM) The investigation continues into a two vehicle traffic crash that occurred at 12:05 this past Tuesday afternoon in neighboring Clay County. The State Police report that 29 year old Tiberius Brooks from Daleville, Alabama, was northbound on U.S. Route 45 in Louisville when he failed to observe traffic slowing down for a school zone and his car struck the rear of an SUV, driven by an unidentified 25 year old female from Montrose. The only seriously injured person was a passenger in the Brooks vehicle, an unidentified 27 year old female from Enterprise, Alabama, who was flown by emergency helicopter to an area hospital. Two unidentified passengers in the SUV were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, a 41 year old female from Noble and a 38 year old female from Louisville. Brooks was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, for illegal transportation of alcohol and cannabis, for operating an uninsured vehicle, for improper lane usage, for leaving the scene of an accident, and for driving under the influence. No other information is available or has been provided by District 12 Troopers in Effingham.