Macoupin County Courthouse News
Cases filed during May 21-27, 2023. Visit the “Court News” category under the “Community News” tab for other editions. Roy Glasco, 28 of Carlinville, is charged with burglary without causing damage and criminal damage to property in connection with incidents taking place on May 12 and May 13.
Bloomington Police arrest imprisoned man for 2021 fatal shooting
Bloomington Police have made an arrest stemming from a fatal shooting in November 2021. Police say detectives went to the Illinois Department of Corrections prison in Jacksonville on Thursday to serve arrest warrants for Osman “Gudda” McLaurin. McLauren, 26, faces murder and weapons charges in connection with the...
Sangamon County Fair: Win Tickets, Passes, & More!
The scent of corn dogs and funnel cakes will fill the air at the Sangamon County Fair from June 14-18 at the Sangamon County Fairgrounds in New Berlin!. Even better, you can score the “Ultimate Fair Package” which includes a 4-Pack of Grandstand passes to see Blackberry Smoke, The Rodeo, Demolition Derby and Tractor Pull. Plus, you’ll receive a 4-Pack of gate admissions for each night, 4 free parking passes, 8 one-day wristbands For the Carnival Rides.
Ozone advisory in effect Friday
IL-EPA warning affects Adams and Pike Counties in West-Central Illinois. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in Springfield says that Adams and Pike Counties in West-Central Illinois will have to deal with un-healthy air until this evening. The EPA says that there are "unhealthy conditions" for sensitive groups for ozone until...
The top 10 places people in Pike County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in Pike County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
DAILY MUDDY: The Pike County Fair in Pleasant Hill starts next week
Ashley Conrad gets us ready for the first of Pike County’s two summer fairs as she runs down next week’s activities with Joe Collard, president of the Pike County Fair Board. You can also find a link to the fair schedule below. And Megan Duncan lets us know...
Letter: Drobney family thanks the community
To the great people of Macoupin County. Although several months have past, the family of Bridget Drobney would like to extend their deepest gratitude for the overwhelming love and support that we received during the recent attempt to secure the release of one of Bridget’s rapist/murderers. We are truly grateful for the numerous letters that were written and sent to the Governor of our state, the Illinois Prison Review Board, and the personal outreach to our family; all of which demonstrated your unwavering love and support. Your efforts were instrumental in persuading the Governor and members of the Prison Review Board to deny clemency for Bridget’s murderer.
Paul Nienhiser Goes Two-For-Two in Doubleheader Weekend
After a season plagued with bad luck at the Jacksonville Speedway, Paul Nienhiser was finally able to break through for his first feature win of 2023 this past Friday night in weekly 410 competition. However, the winning didn’t stop there. “It was great to finally get the monkey off...
Madison, Jersey, St. Louis County Receive Poor Grades In Ozone Pollution Ratings
ST. LOUIS -The St. Louis area avoided the top 25 most ozone-polluted cities list for the seventh consecutive year but still receives poor grades for overall air quality in a spring release by the American Lung Association. Madison and Jersey County both had low marks in the American Lung Association’s latest “State of the Air” report.
Greene County Woman Sentenced on Pike Drug Charges; Awaits Hearing in Morgan Co.
A Greene County woman is heading to prison on drug charges in Pike County. 35-year old Amanda K. Edwards of Roodhouse pleaded guilty to bringing a controlled substance into a penal institution on Tuesday in Pike County Circuit Court. Two other charges were dropped per the plea agreement. Edwards was...
A place for the whole family
Adam Maas knows the challenges of dining out as a family. “Our family has a vegan, someone on (the) Paleo (diet), a vegetarian and a carnivore. A lot of our friends are gluten-free,” said Maas, who recently opened GOOD DECISIONS operating from the kitchen at DANENBERGER FAMILY VINEYARD in New Berlin.
Grammy award-winning Kendell Marvel to headline Waverly Community Picnic
The annual Waverly Community Picnic will be held July 27 through July 29 at Salter Park in Waverly, Illinois. The event will open Thursday at 6 p.m. with Conner Family Amusement rides for all ages and the Queen pageant at 7 p.m. On Friday, there will be carnival rides, bingo, food vendors and musical entertainment by Eskimo Brothers.
Wednesday is the last day to apply for LIHEAP through the Two Rivers Regional Council
Time is running out to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program through the Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials. If you live in Adams, Brown, Pike, or Schuyler counties in Illinois you could be eligible for energy assistance. The LIHEAP program is income based. It provides...
A Symphony of Sound: The Wonders of Birdsongs
The article discusses the beauty of birdsong, highlighting that not all beauty is visual. The author describes the various sounds made by different bird species, such as the wood thrush, house wren, song sparrow, house finch, catbird, brown thrasher, and Baltimore oriole. The wood thrush is described as having a haunting and melodious song that can be heard at dusk. The house wren is noted for its ability to sing up to 600 songs per hour, while the Baltimore oriole's call is described as "Here, here, come right here, dear."
Gilpin, Starks and Reinhart become state medalists
Gilpin runner-up in pole vault, Starks fourth in discus, Reinhart ninth in shot put. Carlinville’s Mason Gilpin, plus the North Mac duo of Cooper Starks and Joe Reinhart not only earned a second day at the Illinois High School Class 1A Association state track meet. All three Macoupin County representatives became medalists.
Triad Edges Highland In Baseball Regional
It was a big battle between neighboring teams when Highland and Triad matched up in the Jerseyville Class 3A Regional championship game Saturday. Triad grabbed a 1-0 victory to end Highland’s season. Triad advances to the Centralia Sectional and will face Effingham at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the semifinals.
Juveniles Arrested Overnight After Rummaging Through Several South Jacksonville Vehicles
Two juveniles were arrested early this morning after multiple vehicles were broken into overnight in South Jacksonville. Officers from both South Jacksonville and Jacksonville responded to a call from a complainant in the 100 block of Labor Drive South at approximately 1:30 this morning who told dispatchers there were three people who were attempting to break into a vehicle and then started walking toward the entrance.
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