April 23, 2021 – April 30, 2021
The Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation Zone 5 is investigating the report of deceased body found in the waters of Lake Shelbyville near Wolf Creek State Park in Shelby County.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville and Friends of Lake Shelbyville is hosting a free fishing tournament for children 12 and under on Saturday, June 5, at Opossum Pond. The pond is located near the entrance to the Opossum Creek Recreation Area. Participants must preregister by calling 217-774-3951 ext. 2, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information needed: name of participant, age of participant on event day, name of parent/guardian, and phone number for parent/guardian.
The body of Sherry Hubbartt, 72, was discovered on Sunday inside her residence in Shelby County and two men have been charged in conection with the death, according to Illinois State Police.
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker has announced that $1.6 billion in federal funding will be allocated toward early childhood education and child care providers in Illinois.
More art from area adults will be added to what is already hung of the Shelby County Art Show 2021 Adult division as of this writing and will be ready to see in its entirety.
Lake Land College students elected engineering major Katherine "Katie" Greuel, Windsor, to serve as the student trustee for 2021-2022. In this role, Greuel will serve as a liaison between the student body and the Lake Land College Board of Trustees. She will also have the ability to make and second motions and will have an advisory vote on the board.
Clarksburg, IL - On April 17, 2021, Sherry Hubbartt, a 72-year-old female, was reported missing by her family to the Shelby County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office.
American Legion Auxiliary Liberty Unit 289 President Sarah Wyckoff called to order the April 13 meeting. Those in attendance sang the "Battle Hymn of the Republic."
Farm Credit Illinois named 29 high school seniors as agriculture scholarship recipients and awarded 50 community improvement grants to FFA chapters and 4-H clubs in central and southern Illinois.
Shelby County State’s Attorney Nichole Kroncke announced Tuesday that on Monday, April 12, after deliberating for 10 minutes, a Shelby County jury found Brian M. Mahnke of Pana guilty of the offense of Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Peace Officer, a Class 4 felony.
SPRINGFIELD – Leaders from the state’s tourism and hospitality industry asked legislators for additional support and reopening guidance during a Thursday committee hearing as the state plans next steps for its COVID-19 economic recovery.
SPRINGFIELD — Two former Illinois state senators have a “clear right” to receive portions of their legislative salaries that were withheld by Illinois Comptroller Mendoza and her predecessors, a Cook County judge decided last week.
SPRINGFIELD – Over the past seven days, 132,188 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered daily on average in Illinois as of Monday, an increase of more than 27,000 from the daily average one week ago.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency was forced to adapt quickly to a new role when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit last year, and the agency’s director told a legislative committee that more work needs to be done to prepare for the event of another statewide disaster.
Strasburg’s American Legion Auxiliary Annual Easter Egg Hunt was held on April 3 at Strasburg park. Over 89 children, toddlers through third grade, enjoyed “hunting” the various candies that had been scattered throughout the park. Prizes of stuffed bunnies were given. The event has been an a…
STEWARDSON — Six candidates are running for five trustee seats on the Stewardson Fire and Ambulance Protection District Board in the first trustee election since a referendum that changed the way they are selected for the board passed in November.
CHARLESTON – The Illinois Capital Development Board on Wednesday announced that $7.4 million has been released for the renovation and upgrading of the utility tunnel and boiler at Eastern Illinois University from the state.
A St. Elmo man, who was seriously injured in a four-vehicle crash on March 18 that left one dead, died Sunday, according to the Champaign County coroner.
SPRINGFIELD — A bill to expand the use of vote-by-mail and curbside voting in future elections passed the Illinois Senate Thursday, meaning it needs only a signature from the governor to become law.
SPRINGFIELD – A measure to end qualified immunity as a legal defense for law enforcement officers advanced out of the House Restorative Justice Committee at a Thursday hearing.
The grumbles of losing an hour of sleep in March give way to the joy of gaining an hour of sleep in November each year in Illinois. However, if some state lawmakers have their way, the annual ritual of moving clocks will end.
SPRINGFIELD — Legislation backed by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group would require farming equipment manufacturers to make software required for repairs available to consumers for purchase.
On March 3, 2021, the Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Zone 5, obtained a warrant for the arrest of Chris L. Williams, 54, of Tower Hill, through the Shelby County State’s Attorney’s Office for two counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse. Williams was …
Lake Land College partnered with the online therapy platform BetterMynd to offer students access to online therapy sessions with a diverse network of licensed mental health counselors.
East-central Illinois school districts have an even greater difficulty filling teaching positions than the statewide average, according to a new study from a regional superintendents group.
SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday the opening of a new mass vaccination site in Aurora that will be focused on equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Black community as supply increases.
SPRINGFIELD – A new survey of Illinois school districts shows most are continuing to have trouble filling open teaching positions with qualified teachers and even more are having difficulty hiring substitute teachers.
It is time for adult artists in Shelby County and adjoining counties to register their artwork, up to 10 pieces, for this year’s Shelby County Art Show.
SPRINGFIELD – A House committee agreed Wednesday to continue working on a bill that aims to end the use of physical restraints and isolation as a way of controlling misbehaving students in public school classrooms.
Lake Land College announced that plans for fall 2021 are designed around students. The fall schedule, published last week, includes a mix of in-person, virtual and online courses. When building a schedule, students can select the format that best fits their personal preference.
Shelby County State’s Attorney Nichole Kroncke announced that on Wednesday, Feb. 24, Richard L. Page, 54, was sentenced to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for Unlawful Failure to Register as an Illinois Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth.
Local Republican lawmakers are critical of the way Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposed budget would reform the way Illinois businesses are taxed and other aspects of the plan.
For the past week, State Sen. Darren Bailey, R-Louisville, has been teasing an “important announcement about the future of Illinois” on Monday night.