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At HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, our colleagues carry the torch for the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis. Each month, a department is chosen to complete a “mission possible” that encompasses our mission and core values.


The Shelbyville Daily Union will publish its “Letters to Santa” section on Tuesday, Dec. 24. Teachers for pre-school through third grade who want to participate, please email your students’ letters by no later than noon on Monday, Dec. 16. The letters must be submitted in plain text format o…


Shelbyville High School on Thursday presented the SHS Band, Shelbyville Ukulele Club and SHS Choral Ensembles.


After a decade on the Shelby County Board – five years as chairman – David Cruitt (District 10: Shelyville, 1, 6, 7) retired on Wednesday at the final board meeting of the year.

Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) informational meetings will be provided at the following locations for Effingham and Shelby County producers. 2019 enrollment runs through March 15, 2020, and the deadline to sign up for 2020 is June 30, 2020.

SPRINGFIELD — As the month of December arrived, many Illinois farmers were still working to harvest their corn and soybeans — the state’s two largest field crops — and agriculture officials are anticipating one of the smallest harvests in recent years.


STRASBURG — Several local village residents gathered Saturday at the Strasburg Community Center for Strasburg’s annual year-end recognition celebration.

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Police Division of Internal Investigation arrested Trooper James T. Dierkes, 29, of Greenville, Illinois, on Friday on one count each of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse (Class 2) and Criminal Sexual Assault (Class 1), according to a press release.

November temperatures were well below the long-term average across the state, breaking hundreds of local daily records, according to Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford at the University of Illinois’ Illinois State Water Survey.

SHELBYVILLE – At HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, our colleagues carry the torch for the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis. Each month, a department is chosen to complete a “mission possible” that encompasses our mission and core values.

After over three years of construction, the wait is almost over. Pana Community Hospital is excited to unveil Phase II of their building project at an Open House Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 12. The event will begin with a short program and ribbon cutting at 4:30 pm with Open House to follo…

SPRINGFIELD – A handful of Illinois House Republicans on Wednesday called for a special legislative session – or at least greater urgency in the upcoming regular session – to pass reforms to state ethics laws.

SPRINGFIELD – One month before the scheduled rollout of legalized marijuana in Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a follow-up bill to the initial reform Wednesday and took questions about the next phases of the implementation.

The true life story of a hardened journalist bent on debunking Christianity is portrayed in the feature film, “The Case of Christ” to be shown this Sunday evening, December 8 at 5 p.m. at Cornerstone Community Fellowship in Shelbyville, free of charge.


SPRINGFIELD — The Trump administration is about to impose new regulations that would tighten eligibility rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, in a way state officials say could cut off benefits for an estimated 140,000 Illinoisans.


Shelbyville Street Commissioner Thom Schafer raised a concern about residents blowing leaves in the streets at Monday night’s city council Meeting and Joe Woodall raised a concern about the Lister Hotel.

The Shelbyville City Council had a proposed question for a March referendum in front of them at their meeting on Monday night. After an open discussion, no action was taken and it was tabled until the final meeting before the year-end deadline.


Shelbyville City Council is ready to put the Chautauqua Building restoration or demolition to a public vote. Officials were scheduled to discuss on Monday night at the city council meeting a proposed referendum question.

STEWARDSON—Stew-Stras High School senior Martina Gratz on Wednesday signed a letter of intent to join the Ole Miss competitive shooting team.

EFFINGHAM – Lung cancer continues to be one of the most common cancers worldwide, claiming more lives yearly than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. It is estimated that lung cancer accounts for nearly one in five cancer deaths globally.

SHELBYVILLE – HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital has been named a 2019 Guardian of Excellence Award winner for clinical quality by Press Ganey. The award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance for over twenty various qualit…

Due to a report shared at the latest Shelbyville School District board meeting, the district received some good grades. Their financial audit received the top rating and their district comparisons were near the top.


The Lake Shelbyville road across the dam has been closed for going on two months. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it now has a projected date of reopening by the first of the year.


Lake Shelbyville and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources celebrated the 30th year for the Deer Hunt for People with Disabilities and Wounded Warriors.

Marriage applications in Shelby County filed from November 15-21, 2019:

SPRINGFIELD -- When traveling over the river and through the woods, whether by car, train or plane, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Illinois State Police want you to utilize smart travel tips to help you reach your destination.

Thanksgiving has arrived and that means many people will be working overtime in their kitchens. According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) data, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. U.S. fire depa…

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, Friday's Shelbyville Daily Union will be designed on Wednesday. That means obituaries to be published on Friday must be submitted to obituaries.shelbyvilledailyuion.com by noon on Wednesday to appear in Friday's print edition. We will periodically check f…

Just a reminder that fall seeded crops, such as wheat and cover crops, which are harvested/baled/pastured/left standing for cover are required to be reported to the Shelby County Farm Service Agency by Dec. 15. Failure to report these items by the Dec. 15 deadline will result in a late-filed…

Shelbyville High School seniors spent Friday morning laying Remembrance Wreaths of honor on the graves of veterans at rest in Glenwood Cemetery. 

This Week's Circulars


William F. Burke, 88, of Shelbyville, IL, passed away at 6:54 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL.