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A conservative win in Illinois: Darren Bailey’s supporters express optimism despite the daunting task of taking on Gov. J.B. Pritzker

Inside the civic center in Effingham, a Downstate town more than 200 miles from Chicago best-known for being home to one of the largest crosses in the United States, a crowd gathered at state Sen. Darren Bailey’s election night party and embraced the victory of one of the most conservative Republican nominees for Illinois governor in generations. People in the ecstatic crowd roared when a ...
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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...

Two Edgewood standouts declare college plans

Caden Huttenlocker's vision is still intact, it's just another two years away from being fulfilled. The Edgewood grad is taking the junior college route to reach his Division I dreams by locking in his commitment to the men's basketball program at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill. just over the state line west of Sullivan.

RESULTS: Referendums in central Illinois

CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — There were several referendums up for grabs Tuesday night with voters. In Mahomet, people were asked to vote on a $98 million referendum. It would pay for a new junior high, plus other upgrades in the Mahomet-Seymour School District. The plan is called the Bulldog Blueprint. The referendum failed. In Neoga, […]
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Zachery Rensner, 27

Zachery Rensner, 27, formerly of Effingham, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
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U.S. 45/3rd Street Resurfacing In Effingham Begins July 6th

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on U.S. 45 from U.S. 40 north to the Interstate 57/70 eastbound on ramp begins Wednesday, July 6. This $2.9 million project includes pavement removal and replacement, patching, resurfacing and sidewalk ramp updates at various intersections. Traffic will be maintained using flaggers, allowing one lane to be open at all times. Benefits from the project include providing a smoother road surface and improving pedestrian safety. The project should be completed by November 30.
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...
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ROE #3 Postpones Meeting Scheduled For Thursday

The meeting of the Regional Board of School Trustees of Bond, Christian, Effingham, Fayette, and Montgomery Counties, which was scheduled to be held at 6pm on Thursday, June 30th at the Regional Office of Education #3 Professional Development Center located at 1500 West Jefferson Street in Vandalia has been postponed.

Darren Bailey wins Republican nomination for Illinois Governor

(WAND)- Darren Bailey wins the Republican nomination for Governor of Illinois. Dozens are gathered in support of Bailey in Effingham awaiting the official results. ILGOP Chairman Don Tracy has released the following statement in response:. “Congratulations to Senator Darren Bailey on a well-earned victory tonight! Governor JB Pritzker is a...

DIRTcar Cancels Charleston Run

CONCORD, N.C. — Due to unforeseen circumstances, DIRTcar and Charleston Speedway officials have decided to cancel the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified events at Charleston (Ill.) Speedway, scheduled for July 5. There will not be a makeup date for the Summer Nationals and...

Pana Native Serves Aboard USS Bainbridge

For Immediate Release – Navy Office of Community Outreach. TUNISIAN SEA (June 24, 2022) Electrician’s Mate Fireman Ethan Durbin, from Pana, Illinois, tests resistance in a casualty power terminal during a general quarters drill aboard USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) in the Tunisian Sea, June 24, 2022. GQ drills prepare Sailors to be at the highest state of readiness in the event of an emergency. Bainbridge is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe area of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet to defend U.S., allied and partner interests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Elexia Morelos)
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Parking Details For Lake Shelbyville 4th Of July Fireworks

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is gearing up for the 4th of July at Lake Shelbyville. Fireworks will be launched at dusk from Ramp Point, located in Dam West Recreation Area. Lake Shelbyville has compiled a list of locations best suited for viewing the fireworks. Locations include Dam West Recreation Area, Dam East Recreation Area, Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, portions of the road across the Dam, and Dam West Overlook. The road across the Dam will remain CLOSED due to the maintenance equipment stationed on the road. Pedestrians will be allowed to sit on partial portions of the road by the Visitor Center and Dam West Overlook.
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JoAnn Huber, 87

JoAnn Huber, 87, of Shelbyville, IL, passed away at 2:50 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2022 in Shelbyville Manor. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2022 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Shelbyville, IL with Father Pawel Augustyniak as Celebrant. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL and from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Monday in the church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, IL. Memorials may be given to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.
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Wednesday Police Blotter

36 year old, Lindsey J Graham, of Dieterich was arrested by the Effingham County Sheriff’s Department on an Effingham County warrant attachment for contempt. Graham posted $250. June 28, 2022. 41 year old, Dustin L Gent, of Effingham was arrested by the Effingham Police Department for violation of stalking/no-contact...