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After 10 years of twiddling their thumbs about what to do with the Eagle Creek property, state officials' latest idea to deal with the former resort near Findlay is to torch it.

GUARDIANS DEED from Jane E Kingery Guardian and Nani K Rogers to Vernon D Perkins and Barbara L Perkins for property at SEC 1, TWP 10, RNG 6, GOVTLOT NE NE for $177,500.00


SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker and other state officials joined American Legion officers from across the country Tuesday to lay wreaths at the tomb of Abraham Lincoln and pay homage to the 16th president of the United States on the 210th anniversary of his birth.


The 2019 Shelby County Art Show information is out and available for artists to plan their entries. Artists in Shelby County and the counties that adjoin are all eligible with their art creations finished within the year since last year’s show.

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SPORTS GAMBLING: The state of Illinois could see $100 million in increased annual revenue by legalizing sports gambling, according to a joint report released this week by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute and the University of Illinois Project for Middle Class Renewal.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office reported that between January 9 and February 5 they made arrests for child abuse, possible animal abuse, and substance abuse, among other arrests.

SPRINGFIELD – The state of Illinois faces a potential budget deficit of $3.2 billion in the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1, far more than former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration projected late last year.


State Rep. Brad Halbrook, R-Shelbyville, has filed a resolution appealing to the United States Congress to separate Chicago from Illinois and making it a new state.

The Effingham County Courthouse was host to a swearing in ceremony for a new associate judge in the Fourth Judicial Circuit to fill a vacancy created by the election of then-Associate Judge Amanda Ade-Harlow to Resident Circuit Judge of Shelby County on Dec. 3.


Traffic was stopped on Illinois Route 16 just east of Shelbyville on Saturday evening because of a downed power line across the highway. Kevin Bernson of Shelby Electric said that about 70 customers lost power.


Main Street School is committed to ensuring that all students are SAFE & RESPECTED. It is the student’s role to “Be NICE; Work HARD.” This is to create the ideal learning environment & empower students to take full advantage of the learning experiences/opportunities.

SPRINGFIELD – The state of Illinois could see $100 million in increased annual revenue by legalizing sports gambling, according to a joint report released this week by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute and the University of Illinois Project for Middle Class Renewal.


Born in Bible Grove in 1912, Raymond Vaughn Boose served in France as a rifleman during World War II. He was wounded as his unit moved into Germany to help liberate Europe from the Nazis.

SPRINGFIELD – Two committee rooms one floor apart in the Illinois State Capitol on Wednesday had concurrent discussions of a bill to hike the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025.

SPRINGFIELD – Pharmacies in Illinois would have less time to report dispensing opioid medications and other controlled substances under a bill making its way through the General Assembly.

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul recently recognized 2019 Safer Internet Day and offered advice to parents and educators to help students practice safe online habits and to identify signs of online grooming.

A new law that requires hospitals to list the cost of all their services took effect Jan. 1, and HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital is complying.


SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Senate Assistant Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford, a Maywood Democrat, said the chamber is ready to push ahead with a bill to increase the state’s minimum hourly wage from $8.25 to $15 over an undefined period of years.


MOUND CITY — For 50 years, Corene McDaniel has walked through the rows of graves at Mound City National Cemetery to visit her father, who lies in rest there alongside thousands of other veterans.

Shane Schuricht, the principal of Shelbyville High School, was offered the position as Superintendent of Shelbyville schools after current Superintendent Denise Bence retires in June.

A two-vehicle collision sent one Oconee man to HSHS Good Shepherd hospital around 4 p.m. on Jan. 24, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

The first round of the Girls Who Code club will wrap up Saturday at a graduation ceremony at SSI with a parent meeting to follow.

SPRINGFIELD – Divisions between business and labor interests were on display Wednesday at the Illinois Senate Labor Committee’s hearing on raising the state’s minimum wage from $8.25 to $15 per hour over an undefined period of years.


Shelby County authorities charged a Stewardson man with a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty after allegedly finding his dog outside in the recent bone-chilling temperatures without adequate shelter.

SPRINGFIELD – As much of the state braces for brutally cold weather over the next few days, Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation Tuesday to make a wide variety of state resources available to help communities affected by approaching winter storms and record low temperatures.


Denise Bence, the superintendent of the Shelbyville School District, has announce plans to retire in June. The Shelbyville School Board is conducting interviews for the position in closed session meetings.

After it was reported around 6:12 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 minors were able to purchase alcohol from convenience stores and bars in Shelby County, two minors went to the E-K Petro Mart and Casey's General Store in Windsor and the Brew Bank in Stewardson to attempt to purchase alcohol. All three …

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois legislators are reviving bills that would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21, with lawmakers hoping that Gov. J.B. Pritzker will look on the issue more favorably than his predecessor.

Warranty deed from John Warren and Tracey Warren to Angela Lambert for property at SEC: 25 TWP: 10 RNG: 5 NE.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Heavy snow and powerful wind created blizzard-like conditions Monday across parts of the Midwest, prompting officials to cancel about 1,000 flights in Chicago and close hundreds of schools in several states. But forecasters warn the most dangerous weather is yet to come: fri…

The Shelbyville water department will purchase a 2019 Chevrolet Extended Cab four-wheel drive for $26,950 with a city discount.


Nearly 3,000 guests visited the traveling Smithsonian exhibit "Crossroads: Changes in Rural America" when it was housed at the Visitors Center in Shelbyville for the past six weeks.

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced that income qualified households can apply for winter heating assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).


The 1917 Robert Root painting depicting the Lincoln-Thornton debate, which hangs in the Shelby County courthouse, is in need of preservation or restoration.

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Pope Francis insisted Thursday that public officials live simply, honestly and transparently as he opened a visit to a Central American region that has been rife with corruption scandals and is now coping with political upheaval in nearby Venezuela.

SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — A gunman who took over a SunTrust Bank branch in Florida apparently made the five women inside lie down on the lobby floor before shooting them in the backs of their heads, police said Thursday.

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