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Possible Explosion Damages Downtown Litchfield Building,Triggers Water Outage

Downtown Litchfield has a series of closed off streets and water service is shut down in the 300 and 400 blocks of North State Street after an apparent explosion at the 307 Collective, an event rental space business at 307 North State Street, between Short Furniture and Petal Pushers Flower Shop. Litchfield Fire officials are waiting for their investigation to wrap up before they comment further. There are no indications of injuries. Fire crews are continuing to tend to the structure and its neighbors. So far,there are no indications of fire.
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Southern Illinois gas stations raided by IL Dept. of Revenue

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS - WFCN News is working to learn more after several gas stations throughout Southern Illinois were recently raided by the Illinois Department of Revenue in an apparent investigation. WFCN received reports of gas stations raided in three local communities on Wednesday. Those reports came from one station in...

Centralia City Firemen called to train engine fire

Centralia City Firemen were called to a train engine on fire early Saturday morning. Firefighters say a Burlington Northern Railroad crew noticed the second engine of a coal train had lost power when pulling into the rail yards on North Chestnut Street. They then discovered an electrical fire in the front portion of the engine. The conductor shut down the engine and was able to extinguish the fire before firemen arrived.

MCT makes bus route adjustments in August

Madison County Transit is adjusting its bus schedule to be more efficient and improve the experience for riders. Beginning August 14th, the #1 Riverbend and #15 East Collinsville shuttle will have time and routing adjustments. The routes of the #2 Granite City shuttle and #4 Madison-Edwardsville will be shifted. And the #5 Tri-City Regional will have adjusted evening times.

Centralia house fire confined to electrical outlet

A Centralia family woke up Saturday morning to their dogs barking and discovered a fire shooting out of an outlet behind an entertainment center. Centralia City Firemen say the fire was at the Robert Pearson home at 227 North Hickory. Pearson was able to knock down the flames with a dry chemical extinguisher and turn off the main breaker before firemen arrived.

Heat and rain impacted the Madison County Fair

Weather may have played a role in the participation at some of the contests with the Madison County Fair. The fair traditionally runs the final week of July in Highland, and this year there were two days of record-setting rainfall during that week. But Sarah Ruth, U of I Extension...

SIUE Launches Athletic Specialization Graduate Programs

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) is introducing two new graduate programs, beginning spring 2023, with a focus on athletics in higher education and athletics leadership to help students stand out in a growing and competitive field. The fully online programs, which will...

Daniel G. “Dan” Yann

Daniel G. “Dan” Yann, age 74 of Highland, IL, died Wednesday, August 03, 2022, at his home in Highland, IL. He was born on Sunday, February 22, 1948, in Effingham, Illinois. On Friday, December 11, 1981, he married Maria A. Yann nee Gall at the Evangelical United Church...

Board names Cooper assistant principal for district

Meeting in special session Wednesday night, members of the Community Unit School District 7 Board of Education voted 6-1 to hire Tara Cooper as the district’s assistant principal for the coming academic year. The board also voted 6-1 to accept Cooper’s resignation as Gillespie Middle School principal and to post a vacancy for a building principal. Board member Dennis Tiburzi voted “no” on all three actions.

TWO Stages of Entertainment at Balloon Fest!

With TWO stages of live entertainment at Centralia Balloon Fest guests are sure to find their favorite tunes! This weekend long festival will be celebrated August 19, 20, 21. Local artists will be performing across two stages at Centralia Balloon Fest. “In year’s past there has been one stage for...

Four face new felony charges in Marion County Court

New felony charges have been filed against four people in Marion County Court. 56-year-old Robbie Dabney of Howard Street of Centralia was charged with criminal trespass to a residence to a home in the 600 block of Robinet Street knowing one or more people were present. The incident occurred on June 2nd. Dabney later posted $3,600 bond and was released. The Public Defender was appointed to represent him.

Pocahontas House A Total Loss After Fire

Firefighters from multiple districts responded to a house fire in the 400 block of Pokey Road in Pocahontas early Thursday morning. The call came in around 1 AM and Pocahontas fire personnel responded, along with mutual aid by the Greenville, Highland-Pierron, Shoal Creek, Grantfork, and St. Rose departments. Pocahontas EMS were also on the scene.

PHOTO: Bond County Fair Little Miss Pageant

The Bond County Fair’s annual Little Miss Pageant was held Thursday at the American Farm Heritage Museum. Bill Walker of Walker Photography shared this photo with us from the event. All girls are pictured, except for Raegan Erwin, who wasn’t in attendance. The girls are shown with 2021 Bond County Fair Junior Miss Audrey Cornelius and Queen Brianna Ulmer.

Aviston’s Incredible Season Comes To An End

The Aviston Express record breaking season came to an end at 28-3 with their loss to Eau Claire, Wisconsin 10-7 last night in elimination play at the Great Lakes Regionals in Midland Michigan. Moline’s season also came to an end as they were eliminated by Yeager/Benson, Ohio 5-1. In the battle of tournament unbeatens, Gladwin, Michigan defeated their in-state rival Midland 11-6.

On this Morning’s Sports Connection

On the Sports Connection this morning we will talk to some of the new coaches for this year, with the season getting ready to start. We’ll hear from— New Vandalia Junior High School Softball Coach Jason Hagy. That’s this morning on the Sports Connection from 8 am to 9...

Council August Meeting Date Changed

Due to the Bond County Fair parade being on Tuesday, August 9, the Greenville City Council meeting for August has been moved. The meeting is now set for Monday, August 8 at 7 p.m. in the municipal building.