• Taylorville CC reaches milestone as inmates build 200th Habitat for Humanity House

    by  • June 28, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Taylorville Correctional Center will reach a milestone July 3rd when inmates complete building the facility’s 200th house for Habitat for Humanity. The house will become the new home of a family in Sangamon County. The program at Taylorville CC is a partnership between the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), Lutheran Social Services of...

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    Ill. teen killed day of protection hearing

    by  • June 28, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A teenage girl found dead in her ex-boyfriend’s southwestern Illinois home apparently was killed the same day she was to appear with him for a court hearing on a protection order issued against him on her behalf. Investigators say the body of 17-year-old Erin Schneider was found shortly after noon Thursday in a Columbia...

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    Fire kills 3 in Jacksonville mobile home

    by  • June 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — Authorities say a fire at a mobile home in Jacksonville has killed three people. Two of the dead are children younger than 10. Morgan County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Mike Carmody told the Jacksonville Courier-Journal that fire started sometime around 1 a.m. Thursday. Jacksonville is about 30 miles west of Springfield. The...

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    Okawville celebrates 175th birthday this weekend

    by  • June 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An Illinois town is celebrating 175 years of existence. The town is Okawville, which was found in 1838 as Bridgeport. The name was changed to Okawville by German immigrants in the 1870s. There’s a celebration of 175 years taking place this weekend. “It’s nothing too historical, to be honest,” says Molly Ronsick of the...

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