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Local nursing homes fined by state

CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) – Several central Illinois nursing homes are being fined by the state. The Illinois Department of Public Health released its 2022 second quarterly report. Showing nursing homes violating the nursing home care act. Here’s a list of nursing homes in Central Illinois who are being fined for a Type A violation. This […]
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Ramsey Man Charged With Possession Of Stolen Vehicle

A Ramsey man has been charged in Fayette County Court with possessing a stolen vehicle. 22 year old Dalton L. Allen has been charged with Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, which is a Class 1 Felony. Information on the charge says that Allen is alleged to have possessed a blue 2000 Chevrolet Supercab knowing it was stolen. Allen is also charged with Criminal Damage to Property under $500, which is a Class A Misdemeanor charge. Information states that Allen is alleged to have damaged the vehicle.
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Miles to miss Palmyra Season Opener due to disciplinary action

Palmyra High School announced Wednesday Morning that head football coach Kevin Miles will be serving a one-game leave of absence for a failure of locker room supervision. Miles will be sitting out his team's season opener on August 26th against Hallsville. Tyler Krietemeyer will serve as the team's interim head coach and play caller for that contest.

Gillespie Council approves FOP contract, considers tax-supported police pension plan

Gillespie city aldermen voted unanimously Monday night to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign a new contract with the Fraternal Order of Police which authorizes substantial wage increases for city police officers. Additionally, the council set a special meeting for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16, to vote on whether or not to submit a tax referendum to voters that would support a place pension plan for local police. Both measures appear to be aimed at retaining officers.

Litchfield August market canceled due to building collapse

LITCHFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — The City of Litchfield has canceled its August Pickers Market. This comes after a building in the 300 block of North State Street collapsed. As of Monday at 11:30 a.m., structural engineer(s) have not been on site to assess the building. City officials say they...

Voice of Fighting Illini Speaks to Taylorville Kiwanis Club

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from the “Voice of the Fighting Illini” during the weekly meeting at the Taylorville Moose Lodge on Tuesday. Brian Barnhart has been the “Voice of the Fighting Illini” calling University of Illinois Football and Mens’ Basketball games on the Illini Sports Network, for over 20 years. Barnhart gave an overview of the upcoming Illini football and basketball seasons, saying in his 20 years he’s never seen a coach that cares about the details like head football coach Bret Bielema.

Death of Kate (Hopley) Cordani

Kate (Hopley) Cordani, 95, passed peacefully at home on Friday, August 5, 2022 surrounded by her family. She was born in Dorchester on January 23, 1927, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Owen & Mary Ann (Judson) Hopley, both immigrants from Sheffield, England. Kate resided in her home for over 60 years and has told family that the house sits on the first 80 acres of land that began the township of Staunton.

Death of Ned Ray Newingham

Ned Ray Newingham was born on February 11, 1945, to Clarence and Rosa (Henson) Newingham in White Hall, Illinois. He loved to work, ride his motorcycle, be with his dogs and cat (Dolly), play cards, and spend time with his grandchildren. Ned met Sylvia Clark and they were married on...

Death of Mary Elizabeth Kuruc

Mary Elizabeth Kuruc, 85 of Gillespie, died at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Monday, August 8, 2022. She was born on April 2, 1937, to William Keith and Clara Pettit Keith. She married Ronald J. Kuruc on December 20, 1969, in Carlinville. He preceded her in death on May 9, 2021. She was a supervisor for the Secretary of State, State Police Division.

City of Assumption honors crash victims

ASSUMPTION, Ill. (WCIA) — Assumption’s mayor and Board of Trustees recently approved a resolution to honor the two teenagers who died in a car crash last month. The resolution creates days of remembrance for Keegan Virden and Connor Rowcliff, who died on July 12 when their car was hit by a truck. They, along with […]

Litchfield investigates building that collapsed during a bridal shower

An investigation is underway into the cause of a building collapse in Litchfield during a bridal shower over the weekend. The building is in the 300 block of North State. More than 20 people were attending the bridal shower just before noon when the incident occurred. Reports say three individuals suffered minor injuries and were treated.
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Alabama Donates $25,000 To Aid Kentucky Flood Relief

Alabama donated $25,000 to help those affected by the devastating flooding in Kentucky during their concert there in the town of Sharpsburg on Saturday (August 6th). While on stage, founding members Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry presented a check to The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky, a non-profit organization providing financial help to eastern Kentucky families, farms and businesses that are suffering as result of the catastrophic weather event.

Recalling the courage of former Telegraph reporter

Who would sacrifice a job they loved to reveal a wrong committed against a child? Very few would. In fact, in my 35 years in journalism, I’ve met only one such person. Just one. In our society we talk a good game about how much we treasure children. But it’s a lie. Kids are violated and large institutions sweep it under the rug every day. As a reporter, I have seen it happen over and over.   The sexual violation of a child is the most horrific act imaginable. I should know. I was violated when I was just 12 years old. It is a pain that has hung over me for decades.

Carlinville Clay Busters bring home trophies from nationals

CARLINVILLE – The Carlinville Clay Busters came home with an enviable collection of trophies after national competitions in Ohio and Illinois. The team ended its season in Sparta in August after competing in the Scholastic Clay Target Program nationals at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio, i July. "This group of young shooters continues to amaze me," said Jerod Cottingham, Clay Busters head coach. "I have watched them work hard since the beginning of the season and it's so rewarding to see their hard work paying off. This team has given me a lifetime of memories in a short amount of time." "These are amazing team awards that we should all be proud of, but there were also so many impressive individual accomplishments from our shooters," Cottingham said. "They all worked so hard this season. Thank you to everyone who has supported us this year."