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School board votes to lease three new buses

Members of the Community Unit Community School District 7 Board of Education voted Monday night to commit to a five-year lease for three new school buses, agreed to make middle school softball a school-funded sport and approved an amended 2021-22 district budget. With an aging bus fleet threatening to siphon...
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Handful of local races

A handful of county offices are being contested in this year’s primary election, along with a couple of Riverbend-area county board seats. Michael Turner of Godfrey is challenging incumbent Ray Wesley of Alton on the Republican ticket for the District 7 seat. The neighboring 8th District sees a veteran face off against a political newcomer.
ALTON, IL
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Macoupin County man facing child pornography charge

CHICAGO (WICS/WRSP) — A Staunton man was arrested after law enforcement found evidence of child pornography at his home. Alex L. Ivey, 32, was charged with 10 counts of dissemination of child pornography, each a Class X felony punishable by six to 30 years in prison, and five counts of possession of child pornography, each a Class 2 felony punishable by three to seven years in prison.
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Macoupin man facing 10 counts of sharing child pornography

STAUNTON — A Macoupin County man is facing 15 charges related to possessing and disseminating child pornography. Alex L. Ivey, 32, of Staunton has been charged in Macoupin Circuit Court with 10 counts of dissemination of child pornography and five counts of possession of child pornography. Bail was set...
STAUNTON, IL

Staunton man faces child pornography charges

STAUNTON — A Macoupin County man faces 15 charges related to disseminating child pornography. Alex L. Ivey, 32, of Staunton has been charged in Macoupin County Circuit Court with 10 counts of dissemination of child pornography, each a Class X felony punishable by six to 30 years in prison, and five counts of possession of child pornography, each a Class 2 felony punishable by three to seven years in prison.
STAUNTON, IL
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Primary Election results for Macoupin County

The Illinois primary was held on Tuesday, June 28, for offices around the state and at the local level. Of the 31,893 registered voters in Macoupin County only 6,082 ballots were cast. Democratic Nominations. Tammy Duckworth was nominated for U.S. Senator. J.B. Pritzker and Juliana Stratton received the nomination for...
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West Nile Virus detected in Macoupin County

The West Nile virus has been reported in seven Illinois counties so far, and the state department of public health is urging people to “fight the bite.” 15 mosquito batches in Macoupin, DuPage, Cook, Will, Logan, Edgar, and Washington have tested positive for the virus. No human cases yet.
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West Nile Virus detected in central Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health said the virus has been detected in seven counties across the state, including Logan and Macoupin. The virus was found in collected batches of mosquitoes. There have been no human cases so far. Last year, there were 64 that were confirmed and five deaths.
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ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL: MACOUPIN COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH DISSEMINATION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Chicago — Attorney General Kwame Raoul today announced that a Staunton man was charged with disseminating child pornography. The case is part of Raoul’s ongoing work to collaborate with federal law enforcement agencies and local law enforcement officials throughout Illinois to apprehend offenders who download and trade child pornography online.
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West Nile reported in Macoupin County

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has reported positive batches of West Nile Virus in Macoupin County and six others in Illinois. No human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Illinois this year; last year there were 64 human cases.
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Macoupin County Courthouse News

Cases filed during June 12-18, 2022. Visit the “Court News” category under the “Community News” tab for other editions. Donavon Holmes, 19 of Wilsonville, is charged with possession of less than 5 grams of meth in connection with a June 10 incident. Mark Garst, 51 of...
MACOUPIN COUNTY, IL
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Six Macoupin County girls named to all-state softball team

North Mac’s Abby Hendricks receives first team honors. Six Macoupin County high school softball athletes have been named to this year’s Illinois Coaches Association Class 2A all-state softball team. Leading the core is North Mac’s Abby Hendricks, who earned a spot on the first team as a sophomore...
MACOUPIN COUNTY, IL
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Severe storm leaves many powerless

A severe storm rolled through Macoupin County in the early hours of Friday morning. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued early on June 17 following a group of storms moving southeast through Missouri to the St. Louis area. The warning for Macoupin County was originally in effect until 8 a.m. on Friday, but was later extended to 11 a.m.
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Death of Rhonda Faye Richvalsky

Rhonda Faye Richvalsky, 59 of Gillespie, died at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield on Friday, June 17, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. She was born on December 5, 1962, in Carlinville to Frederick Burch and Judith Moore Burch. She enjoyed camping, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived...
CARLINVILLE, IL
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Gillespie Police Report: June 12-18, 2022

William C. Cooper, 38, of Benld was arrested on a warrant out of Macoupin County for failure to appear for criminal damage. An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of Staunton Road in reference to a suicidal subject. An officer was dispatched to Gillespie Police Department to speak with...
GILLESPIE, IL