Dieterich, IL

2022 07/02 – Krissa Suzanne Dudley

Krissa Suzanne Dudley, beloved daughter, friend, and colleague whose zest for life was matched only by her deep love for and devotion to her family and many friends, passed away unexpectedly on June 26, 2022, at her home in Naperville, Illinois. She was 41. Born Jan. 17, 1981, in Olney,...
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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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Coles Co. Nurse Resigns Over Controversial Social Media Comments

A Coles County nurse is stepping down following backlash over controversial comments made on social media over the weekend. Officials at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health in Mattoon announced that an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse posted a discriminatory message on Twitter. The nurse apologized and resigned from her position. She tweeted...

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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Michael James “Jim” Chapman, 55

Michael James “Jim” Chapman, age 55, of Willow Hill, Illinois, passed away at 10:30 AM – Friday, June 24, 2022, at his home. Funeral services celebrating Jim’s life will be held at 1:00 PM – Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois, with Tom Matson officiating. Burial will be in the Brockville Cemetery north east Newton, Illinois, with full military rites. Visitation will be held 1 hour before the service. In loving memory of Michael, memorials may be made to the family. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at
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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.

Nurse Resigns After Angry Tweet In Reaction To SCOTUS Abortion Decision

An Illinois nurse has resigned her position after an angry tweet in the aftermath of last week’s decision striking down Roe v. Wade. In her tweet, she suggested that she might deny drugs like Viagra to a patient who was, quote, “a white male who votes conservative.” WCIA-TV reports the woman was an advance practice registered nurse at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital in Mattoon, who resigned after the tweet went viral.
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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.

Nurse resigns over controversial tweet

MATTOON, Ill. (WCIA) — A nurse is out of a job after a discriminatory tweet she posted went viral over the weekend. The tweet in question implied that the nurse prescribed medicine based on the political affiliation of her patients. Sarah Bush Lincoln confirmed on its social media accounts that the tweet was posted by […]

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...

Nurse resigns after allegedly posting discriminatory message on social media

MATTOON, Ill. (WAND)- A Sarah Bush Lincoln Advanced Practice Registered Nurse has resigned after allegedly posting a discriminatory message on social media, over the weekend. The APRN released the following apology statement:. "I am deeply sorry for my posts on social media. I allowed my personal feelings to spill out....


(NOBLE) The Noble Freedom Festival is set for this coming Saturday (7/2/22), running from 11:00 to 3:00 in the Noble Village Park. With a crafts and flea market available, there will be a tractor, lawn mower, and classic car display, plus plenty of children’s activities, music, and food for purchase. The Freedom Festival Parade is scheduled to start at 1:00, leaving the former High School (IECC West Richland Center), traveling west on Illinois Route 250, turning north on Noble Avenue, then east on Poplar Street, and then back to the IECC West Richland Center. All sponsored by the Noble Lions Club and all the fantastic volunteers.

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.
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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...