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County Relay for Life at THS June 15
TAYLORVILLE — Organizers of the Christian County Relay for Life are preparing for this year’s event which will be held at the Taylorville High School on June 15. The survivors will kick off the event with the first walk around the track, cheered on by the participants the whole way. Many will be wearing purple, the official color of Relay for Life.Submitted Photos
TAYLORVILLE — Organizers of the Christian County Relay for Life are preparing for this year’s event which will be held at the Taylorville High School on June 15. The survivors will kick off the event with the first walk around the track, cheered on by the participants the whole way. Many will be wearing purple, the official color of Relay for Life.
Submitted Photos
Life after hearing, “you have cancer” from a doctor is difficult for anyone. Those three little words cast a shadow over not only the patient, but their entire family as well. It may be easy to feel isolated and alone in the world. However, every person who receives this terrible diagnosis must remember: You are not alone. You are a survivor, and there is an entire battalion of people ready to help you face this fight head on.
Thursday, May 24, 2018


Judge rejects corrections mental health
A federal judge has rejected the Illinois Department of Corrections’ plan to address flaws in mental health care for 12,000 inmates.
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Courthouse
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Tech Day: Students show Illinois lawmakers their technology-driven projects
Students and faculty from Pana and Taylorville met with State Senator Andy Manar to demonstrate innovative technology-driven projects they developed and to explain how technology is becoming a more important part of their education every day.
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Rural gardening on display at this Pana site
Orange poppies greeted me upon my arrival at the garden of Anne and Jim Ade on E. 350 North Road. Sparkling in the breeze, they were a sure sign that I had arrived at the right location for one of our garden walk sites.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Rep. Davis to speak at Morrisonville Memorial Day service
The American Legion Post #721 will host its annual Memorial Day Services on May 28 at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post in Morrisonville.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Community blood drives in Taylorville and Morrisonville in June
The Taylorville community will host a blood drive from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 at 1500 West Franklin, in the Davis Memorial Christian Church Fellowship Hall.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Memorial Day service Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery
The annual Memorial Day service will be held on Monday, May 28 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Congress on track to OK private care at VA
Congress is set to deliver a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system, despite concerns from some Democrats that this will prove too costly.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Police/Fire
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Information sought on local hit and run
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a hit and run that occurred in Taylorville.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Courthouse
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Decatur Memorial hosting "A Night For You"
The DMH Breast Center will be hosting a Women's Health Night, “A Night For You”, Thursday, May 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the DMH Classrooms.  The event is free and open to anyone interested in learning about women’s breast, ovarian, and cervical health.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Students learn invaluable lessons while shadowing
Morrisonville High School participants in Senior Project showcased their experiences on Wednesday, May 16, with an exhibition to view displays followed by a presentation highlighting their experience. Five seniors spent 110 hours over the last four weeks shadowing their community sponsor and learning valuable lessons.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

School resource officer is approved for '18-'19
A school resource officer at Taylorville High School has been a hotly contested issue for months, but at Monday night’s Taylorville City Council meeting, the motion was approved with little debate  on a 6-2 vote. (Martin Vota-no, Lee Lanzotti-no).
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

South school to be converted to housing
The Taylorville City Council voted unanimously Monday night to rezone the property at 1004 W. Prairie Street in Taylorville from a Residential-1 to a Residential-2 property.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A Walk To Remember
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Courthouse
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Council Honors Hill
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

DowntownTaylorville.Org Banners Go Up
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pana district to leave Mid-State Special Ed
Without much debate, the Pana School Board passed a resolution to leave the Mid-State Special Education on July 1, 2019. Pana, along with the Taylorville and Nokomis school districts will create their own special ed consortium for the next school year.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Edinburg to hold baccalaureate service Wednesday evening
Members of the graduating Class of 2018 are excited and proud to lead their baccalaureate service this Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the school gym. There is no entrance fee.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Police/Fire
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Semis Collide, Morrisonville
Monday, May 21, 2018

Police/Fire
Monday, May 21, 2018

Outdoor yoga offered at Rock Springs
Revitalize and energize with Yoga in the Pines at Rock Springs Conservation Area.  Yoga will be held the first Saturday of the month in June, July, and August: June 2, July 7, and August 4 from 4-5 p.m.
Monday, May 21, 2018

Pana Pride hosts Dumpster Days
Twice a year, Pana Pride sponsors "Dumpster Days." Local residents make a phone call to Pana Pride members at City Hall regarding items they have and are unable to handle.
Monday, May 21, 2018

A Pigs' Tale
Monday, May 21, 2018

Too Good For Drugs
Monday, May 21, 2018

Troop 68 Helps Erect Flags
Monday, May 21, 2018

Memorial to sponsor workshop for cancer survivors
SPRINGFIELD — Memorial Medical Center will hold an inspirational workshop for cancer survivors and their families Saturday, June 2, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).
Saturday, May 19, 2018

WWII caused dramatic changes in Illinois

By Andy Kravetz

Journal Star

 ILLINOIS  — Washington, Illinois, resident Mary Kerr said the war caused everyone to sacrifice.


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Hardshells rejoice: Wednesday is National Turtle Day
ILLINOIS — Wednesday (May 23) is National Turtle Day, and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate in Illinois.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Crimestoppers names Breeze outstanding media
TAYLORVILLE — Earlier this week, the Illinois State Crimestoppers Association presented the Breeze-Courier with a plaque in honor of the newspaper’s commitment to the initiative.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

McLane employees treated to steak dinner
TAYLORVILLE — The employees of McLane Foodservice in Taylorville were treated to a grilled steak dinner/picnic Tuesday on the front lawn of the company on Spresser Street. All 160 employees were served the meals grilled by Tom Zatina, the president of McLane Foodservice.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

What Your Should Know Before Saying 'Yes" To An Online Wedding Dress
(NerdWallet via AP) — Carol Hickins' wedding dress arrived at her office "in a plastic bag inside a brown cardboard box," she says. The packaging was a "letdown," she says, but the dress was not. She loved the gown she bought from the Ann Taylor website.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Retirement won't mean quitting for Principal Zueck

Tom Latonis

Breeze-Courier Writer

PANA — When she rolls out “The Big Black Chair” at the end of the school year, Lincoln Elementary School Principal, Debbie Zueck, will take it “full circle.” Zueck, after a 43-year career in education, is “retiring.” “Retiring” is in quotes because Zueck, who started out teaching second grade in Pana’s Sacred Heart School, will become SHS’s principal when the school bell rings in the fall.


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Get discovered at at area State Fair karaoke contest
SPRINGFIELD — Can you carry a tune? Are you known within your circle of friends for your karaoke skills? This year local talent will be showcased on the biggest stage at the Illinois State Fair.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Local And Area Youth Summer Sports Camps
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Students Of The Month
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Taylorville student presents research on national level
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — Three Illinois College physics students recently presented their student-faculty research on a national stage among the country’s leading physicists.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Karls earn Pana Pride yard of the month award
PANA — The yard of Nikki and Rod Carls has been named the Pana Pride “Yard of the Month” for May. The focus of the Yard of the Month contest was The couple They built their house at #7 Seneca Street and moved in Jan. 1, 1993. The house is directly across the lake from where Nikki’s grandparents lived.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Summer Fun Calendar of Events
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Summertime On The Square
TAYLORVILLE — If you’re looking for a reason to get out of the house and enjoy a fun Saturday morning, head to downtown Taylorville.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Summertime On The Square
TAYLORVILLE — If you’re looking for a reason to get out of the house and enjoy a fun Saturday morning, head to downtown Taylorville.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Library Summer Reading Program registration June 4-16
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Public Library has announced their Summer Reading Program Schedule. Registration opens Monday, June 4 and closes Saturday, June 16.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Enjoy This Year's Christian County Garden Walk
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — For a gardener or even a garden enthusiast, it’s always fun to see what gardeners in their part of the world are up to. To this end, the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners of Christian County offers its annual Garden Walk. Six gardens will open Saturday, June 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Entertaining ways to prevent summer learning loss
TAYLORVILLE — Summer vacation presents an opportunity for students to enjoy an extended break from the classroom. While this respite from routine may be a welcome change to youngsters, teachers frequently lament that valuable educational lessons seem to be forgotten each summer. Educators then face tougher hurdles when students return to school in the fall.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Students challenged to read 8 books this summer
LITCHFIELD, Ill. — State Representative Avery Bourne(R-Raymond) is challenging local kindergarten through 5th grade students to complete her reading program to attend an ice cream party with her at the end of summer. Students involved in the program are asked to read 8 books during their break from school and return their reading logs to the Representative’s office by August 1st.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Olde Bowl hosting Kids Bowl Free Summer program
TAYLORVILLE — KidsBowlFree.com and over 1,400 participating bowling centers from coast to coast and Canada have teamed up to provide kids with two free games of bowling every day all summer. 
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Five survival strategies for camping on a budget
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Spears Speaks On Lincoln's Springfield Years
Saturday, May 19, 2018

THS freshmen tour Lincoln Land and career center
SPRINGFIELD — Taylorville High School freshmen toured Lincoln Land Community College and the Capital Area Career Center on Wednesday, May 9 to explore their upcoming opportunities to take classes off campus and learn more about the various programs offered at each site. 
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Community Calendar
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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Taylorville Community Credit Union awards 2 $1,000 local scholarships
TAYLORVILLE – Albina Letnika and Emily Morrison, graduating seniors from Taylorville High School, recently received $1,000 awards from Taylorville Community Credit Union in its fourth  annual  “Stop. Shop. VOTE!” Scholarship promotion. They joined four other seniors – two each from Hillsboro and Litchfield High Schools – as recipients of the awards to help them with their continuing education.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Open-faced and Garden-Fresh
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Courthouse
Friday, May 18, 2018

Police/Fire
Friday, May 18, 2018

Purcell family provides generous new scholarship for South Fork students

By Rachel LeBeane

Breeze-Courier writer

KINCAID — The South Fork School Board held their regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, in the media center.


Friday, May 18, 2018

Amvets erecting Avenue of Flags on Saturday
Friday, May 18, 2018

Millikin breaks ground on theatre, dance center
DECATUR, Ill. – Millikin University officially broke ground on its new Center for Theatre and Dance during a ceremony held today outside on the Miller Quad on Millikin's campus.  
Friday, May 18, 2018

Sheriff warns of scams: 'IRS will not call demanding money'
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The Christian County Sheriff’s Office has received several complaints from citizens reporting they have received phone call from people claiming to be the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). 
Friday, May 18, 2018

City reports its largest water outage in history

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — “This is by far the biggest outage we’ve ever had,” Taylorville Water Superintendent Dave Speagle said this morning. 


Friday, May 18, 2018

People in the news
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Anna Lowry of Taylorville, Ill. has achieved a place on the University of Evansville Dean's List for academic achievements during the Spring Semester 2018. Lowry is majoring in Athletic Training.
Friday, May 18, 2018

Linking Up For Life
Friday, May 18, 2018

Educators speak to Optimists about school safety
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, May 17, 2018, in the TMH Auditorium. President Steve Switzer called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance and Pastor Ted Marrinan gave the morning invocation. In keeping with the theme of “Respect for Law”, Steve introduced the month’s program chairman, Terry Wright.
Friday, May 18, 2018

Kincaid Baptist hosting retirement celebration

KINCAID — On Sunday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m. he Kincaid Baptist Church will be celebrating the retirement of Pastor Louis J. Kunz.

Immediately following the service will be a potluck dinner in his honor.


Friday, May 18, 2018

Faith Kids Honor Moms
Friday, May 18, 2018

Area Christian camp offering summer events
MT. AUBURN — Campers will experience the fun of learning with games, music and outdoor activities on the lake and on the trail.
Friday, May 18, 2018

Taylorville woman pleads guilty to child endangerment

Tom Latonis

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — Brianne L. True, 35, of Taylorville, has pled guilty to a charge of child endangerment in Christian County Court on Thursday. She will be sentenced by Christian County Resident Fourth Judicial Court Judge Brad Paisley on June 26, 2018, at 1:15 p.m.


Thursday, May 17, 2018

CCSO to conduct seat belt enforcement campaign May 18-29
TAYLORVILLE — As summer kicks off and travel increases, Christian County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. The national seat-belt enforcement campaign will take place May 18 through 29, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year. Click It or Ticket enforces seat-belt and car-seat use to keep all motorists safe.
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Larry Scott trial is delayed until June

Tom Latonis

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — The attempted murder trial of Larry Scott, 35, of Springfield will not be starting as scheduled on May 21. Instead, the jury trial has been reset for June 18, 2018, in Christian County Court.


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Hospital CEO speaks to Sertoma Club
Kim Bourne, President and CEO of Taylorville Memorial Hospital spoke to the Sertoma Club about Taylorville Memorial Hospital's upcoming expansion.
Thursday, May 17, 2018

TMH announces Dr. Ferry scholarship recipients
The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce Emma Curtin and Jessica Oyler, both 2018 graduates of Taylorville High School, have been awarded the 2018 Dr. George Ferry Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is administered annually through the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Taylorville choir students receive year-end awards
Several awards were conferred upon students in the Taylorville Choir Program at a year-end Honors Concert held on the evening of Thursday, May 10.
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Committee pushes to establish business district
According to Steve Kline, the city’s TIF (Tax Increment Financing) district administrator, the maximum incentives available through the city’s recently approved TIF district are not enough, on their own, to attract the much discussed Steak ‘n Shake.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

GSI pleased to bring new opportunity to THS
“I grew up here, and I could have just created a training program and filled some apprenticeship programs like we have at a couple of our other facilities, but I wanted something bigger and better for our community and this is bigger and better,” said GSI Human Resource Manager Desiree Becker.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Man gets an extra 2 years after damaging county property
A 28-year-old Pana man has been sentenced to a total of six years imprisonment with the Illinois Department of Corrections following his guilty plea in a pair of felony cases.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

County becomes gun sanctuary county
The full Christian County Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to pass a resolution calling on state legislators and the governor not to pass any laws which may infringe on the Second Amendment of the United States. There was a full room in the second floor Board Meeting Room, many pro-gun supporters, to witness the vote which was 13-0, with two members absent and a seat vacant after the resignation of Aaron Allen.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Police/Fire
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

1st Class Liquors
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Bill's Toasty Shop
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Spurling Title
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ma And Pa's Treasures
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

'Million Dollar Quartet' kicks off 61st season at Little Theatre
The Little Theatre On The Square will kick-off its 61st Anniversary Season on Saturday, June 2 with its Annual Gala to be held in Sullivan at Mason Point. The evening's event will feature Cabaret style entertainment starring the cast of the 2018 summer season shows, live and silent auctions and food and beverage. The celebration will conclude with a fireworks display at dark. Designed to celebrate the legacy of The Little Theatre's contribution to the Central Illinois art community as well as be a fund raiser for the theatre's programs, the event is open to the public. Tickets may be purchased by calling 217-728-7375 or online at thelittletheatre.org.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Summer series of outdoor concerts returns to Rock Springs
The Macon County Conservation District will host a free, outdoor summer concert series at Rock Springs Conservation Area.  Enjoy lazy summer evenings with live acoustic music in the great outdoors on select Sundays from 7-8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

June 9 'Corn Dog Kickoff' to serve as state fair preview party
Live music, free giveaways, and much more can be found at the inaugural Corn Dog Kickoff, hosted by the Illinois State Fair. The June 9 event is being hailed as a kickoff to summer party with a focus on the upcoming Illinois State Fair. The Corn Dog Kickoff will be staged at The Shed and Lincoln Stage, located on the east side of the Illinois State Fairgrounds along Central Avenue.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Opening event for African art exhibit features African cuisine
The Decatur Area Arts Council is presenting an exhibit entitled AFRICA! from June 1-July 28 in the Anne Lloyd Gallery at the Madden Arts Center, 125 N. Water Street in downtown Decatur. The exhibit includes a wide array of authentic African art including paintings, masks, sculptures, baskets, textiles and clothing, musical instruments and more, as well as unique artifacts. These tell a story about the extreme diversity, cultural traditions and many influences throughout the continent.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Senior Center making plans for annual variety show June 15
The 31st Annual Variety Show will be held June 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

TJHS participates in TECH 2018 demonstration
The annual “Students for the Information Age” TECH 2018 event was held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield, where hundreds of students and teachers represented schools from throughout the state.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Kiwanis Learns About VisionWay, Tours Church
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club visited VisionWay Christian School, and toured the new addition at Taylorville Christian Church, during their weekly meeting Tuesday.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Bar association remembers attorney Bobby Swiney
Friday afternoon, in Courtroom “A” in the Christian County Courthouse, a place where the late Attorney Robert J. “Bobby” Swiney practiced his craft, family, friends and colleagues came to remember the 47-year-old who died April 30, 2017. Annually, the Christian County Bar Association recognizes one of its members who has died in the previous year in a Fourth Judicial Circuit Court proceeding. Resident Christian County Judge Brad Paisley presided.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

THS, GSI to partner to expand trades opportunity
A planned strategic partnership between Taylorville High School, GSI, and other area companies could lead to some incredible opportunities for students of the Taylorville School District.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Sanitary district enacts rate freeze through May '19
“I think with the stress that people are under inside the city limits of Taylorville, and with the cuts that we’ve been able to do here in moving away from Veolia, I don’t think it would be appropriate for us to raise the rates on the people of the district,” Taylorville Sanitary District Board member Tom Snyder said Monday afternoon at the TSD’s regular monthly meeting.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mayor: After eight days, still no documents from NAACP
Eight days after a representative from the NAACP outlined concerns about alleged racial behavior by Taylorville Street Superintendent Dick Wiseman, Mayor Bruce Barry says he has not yet received any documentation from the organization on the matter.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bar Association Remembers Bobby Swiney
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Pana seeks legal opinion on Paragon property
The Pana City Council quickly worked through its agenda Monday night until a discussion ensued about a property in the Paragon Lake Subdivision. Council members would like City Attorney Steve Mahrt to issue a legal opinion on the situation.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Stonington 3rd graders headed to Memorial
Just two months after announcing that Stonington Elementary school would remain open in 2018-19, the Taylorville School Board voted Monday night to send Stonington third-grade students to Memorial Elementary in Taylorville next year.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

APL plans free dog food distribution this Sunday
The Animal Protective League (APL) will distribute free dog food to pet owners in need this Sunday, May 20, at the shelter located at 1001 Taintor Rd., Springfield.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

State Regent Visits
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Deadline nears for EIU free journalism workshop
High school students can learn journalism hands-on from award-winning reporters, editors and photographers at the Illinois Press Foundation workshop at Eastern Illinois University from June 19-29, 2018.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Pana Pride selects Azteca as business of the month
Pana Pride’s first “Business of the Month” is Azteca Mexican Restaurant, 29 Locust Street, owned by Raphael and Laura Fuentes. They opened the establishment on July 8, 2016, and added a second restaurant in Nokomis in December of last year. They were chosen as the first winners because of their colorful façade, clean windows, and roses planted in front of the patio.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Police/Fire
Monday, May 14, 2018

No Baccalaureate service for Pana seniors
The Pana Ministerial Association announced today that there will be no Baccalaureate service for graduating seniors this year.
Monday, May 14, 2018

CDA Art And Essay Contest Winners
Monday, May 14, 2018

Community women's group meets
The May meeting of the Community Women's Association was held on May 2 at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Annex. Twelve members and four guests were present. Barb Duncan reported on the recent auction in Shelbyville and also on the two upcoming auctions in Mount Auburn and Ohlman where CWA will provide a food booth.  Members are reminded that this is how they get a great deal of their scholarship money and all are encouraged to either work the food booth the day of the auction or provide desserts for the auction.
Monday, May 14, 2018

Kiwanis Scholarship Winners
Monday, May 14, 2018

Several from county latest to board Honor Flight
Well before the sun rises on Tuesday, May 15, 85 veterans and their guardians will be taking off from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield for Washington, D. C., where they will visit national memorials during the 49th Land of Lincoln Honor Flight. It is a grueling day for all those involved. Departure is set for 4:45 a.m. and the return to Springfield is at 9:30 p.m. the same day.
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Student Businesses On Display at CEO Trade Show
The Christian County CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) program celebrated a successful third year on Friday night with its annual trade show.

There, 14 county students got the opportunity to take the real-world experience gained from the class and showcase businesses they built from the ground up.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Carly Aldridge and Morgan Bangert 2018 UWCC scholarship recipients
Carly Aldridge and Morgan Bangert each received one of the $1,500 scholarships offered this year by the University Women of Christian County. Scholarship Chair Mary Louise Kane and President Kathy Peterson, presented a certificate and check at the May meeting.
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Representative Bourne teaches TECH
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Lunchtime Serenade
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Local SIUE Graduates
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Thank you to the Breeze-Courier
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Catch A Fish Day
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Monthly water billing now expected in Sep.
City officials were initially shooting for a May rollout on the transition to monthly water billing, but they say there are still some prerequisites that need to be addressed first.
Friday, May 11, 2018

County finance committee approves insurance change
The finance committee of the  county board made short work of their agenda Thursday night. The committee recommend a switch in health, dental and vision insurance coverage.
Friday, May 11, 2018

Paving The Way
Friday, May 11, 2018

Rep. Davis sets traveling help desks
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis announced that his staff will be holding a series of Traveling Help Desks in May as a way to ensure constituents have an opportunity to connect with staff if they need help with a federal agency or have questions about legislation.
Friday, May 11, 2018

Scherer to Host I-Cash at Kincaid Food Market
State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, will be partnering with the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office to host an I-Cash event at Kincaid Food Market next week.
Friday, May 11, 2018

first communion
Friday, May 11, 2018

Faith Community holds Ladies Spring Banquet
Twenty ladies and girls from Faith Community Worship Center celebrated Mothers Day at their Annual Ladies Spring Banquet on Monday, May 6 at a local restaurant.
Friday, May 11, 2018

Minister's Message
Friday, May 11, 2018

Taylorville Kiwanis hold annual prayer luncheon
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their 28th Annual Prayer Luncheon, during their weekly meeting Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Friday, May 11, 2018

Pana Community Hospital hosts annual meeting, new directors appointed
Pana Community Hospital Board of Directors and the Foundation Board held their annual meeting on Tuesday, May 1 at Oak Terrace Resort. Carol Schramm, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, shared her excitement in living so close to all the activity now that the hospital’s building project is well underway.  “When I first moved to my home on Huber Street, it was a busy day if four cars passed my house. WOW, a lot has changed since then,” stated Schramm. “It is so exciting to wake up every morning and see the new developments as the project progresses. It is an exciting time for Pana Community Hospital.” 
Friday, May 11, 2018

THS recognizes outstanding seniors at ceremony
The following Taylorville High School students were recognized with awards and sholarships at Wednesday night’s Senior Night award ceremony.
Friday, May 11, 2018

Information sought in local theft
Sometime between Tuesday, May 2, 2018 and Wednesday May 3, 2018, person or persons unknown took a cooler from inside the Christian County Seniors Center. The cooler contained 3 bottles of oil and a Ruger 380 handgun with a loaded magazine.  The cooler was sitting on a countertop during the time of the incident. The total amount of the theft is estimated at $450.
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Police/Fire
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Edinburg school planning summer AC project
The Edinburg school board met Wednesday, May 9, for their regular session meeting at 6:07 p.m.
Thursday, May 10, 2018

PPD Chief Bland 'Officer of the Year'
The Taylorville Optimist Club presented its third annual “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award” to Pana Chief of Police Daniel Bland. The ceremony was held Thursday morning in the auditorium of Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
Thursday, May 10, 2018

LLCC students receive academic, leadership and special awards
Lincoln Land Community College recognized students with academic, leadership and special awards at the 2018 Student Recognition Ceremony held May 8. Local honorees include:
Thursday, May 10, 2018

North School Students Take Part in 'Wax Museum'
Second grade students at North Elementary School took part in a “Wax Museum” on Friday, April 27, 2018.
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mechanicsburg's Lebshier has success at AQHA level 1 championships
Layne Lebshier of Mechanicsburg, Ill., placed 5th in Youth Performance Halter Mares and 11th in B&W Trailer Hitches Rookie Youth Trail at the 2018 Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships on May 4 and 5 in Wilmington, Ohio.
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Sloan takes first place in TJHS chess tournament
On May 2, 2018 the Taylorville Jr. High Chess Club had a playoff on a double elimination chess tournament. Daniel Sloan took first place in the 2018 tournament; it was his fourth year in a row winning the tournament.
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Second-grade, seventh-grade students collaborate on STEM Lab project
What's an anemometer? Taylorville School District students can not only tell you, they can make you one, too. Students in Mrs. Thomas' 2nd grade class and Mrs. Wagner's 7th grade classes collaborated in the Jr. High STEM Lab to construct anemometers.
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Police/Fire
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

County 'gun sanctuary' resolution gets support
Following a 50-minute discussion of the matter, the Executive and Personnel Committee of the Christian County Board passed a resolution declaring Christian County a “gun sanctuary” should the Illinois General Assembly pass gun control laws deemed unconstitutional. The meeting took place Tuesday night in the Taylorville Courthouse.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

MMC to host breast cancer support meetings
Memorial Medical Center will hold a series of monthly meetings for a breast cancer support group in 2018.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Morrisonville names students and staff of the month
Morrisonville Jr./Sr. High School recently named their students and staff of the month for April. This award is in recognition for positive behavior and contribution to Morrisonville Junior/Senior High School and the Community of Morrisonville. Students can be nominated by their peers as well as by teachers and staff.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

North Elementary students of the week
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

On The High Seas
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

City mulling business district to tempt Steak 'n Shake
It was perhaps the worst kept secret in all of Taylorville, but the city council finally confirmed Monday that Steak ‘n Shake is currently in negotiations to bring the popular franchise to Taylorville.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

At Least One Hospitalized
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Police/Fire
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

New Firefighter Sworn In
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Volunteer Of The Month
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Norfolk Southern to increase train speed thru town
Norfolk Southern plans to increase train speeds on nearly three miles of track through Taylorville in Christian County to enhance the efficiency of rail operations in the community.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

NAACP fields complaints about city street superintendent
“We have received several complaints, telephone calls, meetings, regarding concerns here in Taylorville...Our complaints tonight are against your superintendent of streets and sewers,” Illinois State President for the NAACP Teresa Haley told the Taylorville City Council Monday night. “There are concerns that the “N” word is being used at the break-room table, and when it is addressed, it is not handled in an appropriate manner...We have heard comments like ‘shine like a “N’s” ass,’ ‘kill “N” lovers’ relatives’.”
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

20th Annual Central Illinois Senior Celebration
The 20th Annual Central Illinois Senior Celebration will be held Wednesday, May 16 at the Orr Building at the Illinois State Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Buschon wins the TMH Lose-to-Win Challenge
Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation completed their 31st session of the Lose-to-Win Challenge and Andy Buschon, Taylorville, takes the win by losing 23.14 percent. 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Pana fifth graders participate in 4-H Health Jam
Pana fifth graders at Lincoln Elementary school recently participated in 4-H Health Jam, a program to promote a healthy lifestyle, get students up and active and introduce students to health-related careers.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

LIHEAP energy assistance funds are still available
The C.E.F.S Economic Opportunity Corporation’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) still has energy assistance funding available for winter utility assistance.  Any household that has applied as of October 2, 2017 or after would not be eligible to apply again, unless they are being disconnected from their utility service.  LIHEAP provides one-time grants to help income eligible households pay for their winter utility expenses. 
Monday, May 7, 2018

Summer reading program begins
State Representative Avery Bourne(R-Raymond) is challenging local kindergarten through 5th grade students to complete her reading program to attend an ice cream party with her at the end of summer. Students involved in the program are asked to read 8 books during their break from school and return their reading logs to the Representative’s office by August 1st.
Monday, May 7, 2018

Courthouse
Monday, May 7, 2018

Police/Fire
Monday, May 7, 2018

THS Prom Court
Monday, May 7, 2018

Memorial Students Collect For Relay For Life
Monday, May 7, 2018

Tree Dedication At Community Garden
Monday, May 7, 2018

South Fork choir musical festival tomorrow night
South Fork Choir Students grades 3-12 will present their annual Music Festival Concert on Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the South Fork High School Gym.
Monday, May 7, 2018

HCEA Hosts Annual Plant Sale Saturday
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Fifth District judges serve as faculty at education conference
LOMBARD, Ill. — Over 150 judges, including 23 from the Fifth Judicial District, served as faculty at the 2018 Education Conference held in February and April in Lombard. 
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Crossing The Finish Line
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Farmer's Market Open For Business
Saturday, May 5, 2018

DowntownTaylorville.org sponsors art contest for downtown banners
TAYLORVILLE — Banners welcoming people to Taylorville’s historic square will go up soon, thanks to the efforts of  Downtown Taylorville.org and a group of young artists from Taylorville junior and senior high schools.
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Chamber honors Passo, Walters and Steiner as people of the year

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — At its annual banquet, the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce honored its people of the year Friday evening. 


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Ethics officer, counsel for Spfld. FBI event speaker

TAYLORVILLE — Craig C. King – Chief Division Counsel (CDC), Springfield Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation will be the keynote speaker at the “Salute to Law Enforcement” dinner May 10, 2018.


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Completes Masters Degree in Nursing
TAYLORVILLE — Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Skinner of Taylorville announce with immense pride the graduation of their daughter Megan Nicole Harman (Skinner).
Saturday, May 5, 2018

CRNA Barlow inspired by other Taylorville nurse anesthetists

Kim Paisley

Breeze-Courier writer

TAYLORVILLE  — “When you’re a nurse, you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.” - Anonymous

National Nurses Day was originally celebrated in 1954 when President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation that May 6 would be the annual celebration of nurses’ efforts. It is celebrated each year to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society. 


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Animal Protective League has pets looking for good homes
SPRINGFIELD — The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold several pet adoptions during May with cats and dogs available at various locations. All animals presented by APL for have been spayed or neutered, microchipped and have received all vaccinations by the time of their adoption. 
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Try locally made all natural dog treats

Rachel LeBeane

Breeze-Courier

TAYLORVILLE — In this world of diets and junk food, everyone seems obsessed with finding clean and healthy options for themselves and their families. It is a growing concern that has prompted many pet owners to seek out information on what exactly goes into pet food, to make healthy choices for their animal’s diet. But what about the treats given to pets?


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Ugliest pet contestants
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Pet Look-A-Like Contestants
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Halfway Home specializes in special needs rescue
DECATUR — Hudson’s Halfway Home is a special needs rescue based in Central Illinois, specializing in the care of cleft palate puppies. 
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Volunteer Round Up At Historical Society 2 Days
Saturday, May 5, 2018

3 local and area blood drives to be held in May
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — There will be three opportunities to donate blood in Assumption, Stonington and Taylorville during the month of May.
Saturday, May 5, 2018

3 local and area blood drives to be held in May
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — There will be three opportunities to donate blood in Assumption, Stonington and Taylorville during the month of May.
Saturday, May 5, 2018

University Women Install New Officers
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Chad Sutton is guest speaker at UWCC meeting

TAYLORVILLE — The University Women Christian County met for the final meeting of the 2017-18 on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Whits End Restaurant. 


Saturday, May 5, 2018

'Officer Of The Year' Finalists
Saturday, May 5, 2018

'Respect for Law' breakfast this Thursday
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club announced today the three finalists for the 3rd annual “Officer of the Year.”
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Courthouse
Friday, May 4, 2018

Jobs report: Unemployment 3.9 percent
The unemployment rate for black Americans fell to a record low in April, though not necessarily for positive reasons.
Friday, May 4, 2018

Police/Fire
Friday, May 4, 2018

THS team places third in state, two individuals make top ten
Over the past 6 months, four Taylorville FFA members have been working extremely hard practicing their livestock judging skills in preparations for several contests throughout the state of Illinois and especially the State FFA Contest
Friday, May 4, 2018

Spring Wildflower Hike at Rock Springs
DECATUR — Discover the colorful spring wildflowers blooming at Rock Springs Conservation Area during a guided hike on Sunday, May 13 from 2-4 p.m. We’ll explore the prairie and forest to find species such as Virginia Bluebells, Spiderwort, and more. 
Friday, May 4, 2018

People Brief
Friday, May 4, 2018

Two Pana students to participate in Tech 2018
SPRINGFIELD — Washington Elementary School in Pana will participate in  Tech 2018, the annual technology demonstration at Illinois State Capitol May 10, 2018.
Friday, May 4, 2018

Spears, Turner named co-Optimists of the month
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its monthly business meeting on Thursday, May 03, 2018, in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Steve Switzer led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and the morning invocation. Steve gave a brief report on the recent board meeting, including the selection of the co-Optimist of the Month, Steve Turner and Ron spears. Ron and Steve served as co-chairs for the annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Friday, May 4, 2018

Kinetic Kevin Performs At North School
Friday, May 4, 2018

Gospel Sing tonight
EDINBURG — Edinburg Baptist Church will be hosting a gospel sing at 6:00 p.m. on May 4, 2018.
Friday, May 4, 2018

Movies on Israel at House on the Rock Church
EDINBURG — In honor of Israel's 70 birthday Celebration, House on the Rock Church in Edinburg  will be showing "Israel indivisable the case for the ancient homeland" on May 16. 
Friday, May 4, 2018

Founders Day at Faith Community this Sunday

TAYLORVILLE — Faith Community Worship Center in Taylorville invites the community to join them  on Sunday May 6 at 10 a.m. as the church celebrates their 16th Annual Founders Day. Those who played any part in the establishment or growth of FCWC are particularly invited to the special day.


Friday, May 4, 2018

The Lesters to perform in Tower Hill on May 12
TOWER HILL, Ill. — The Lesters, from St. Louis, Missouri, often called "St. Louis' First Family of Gospel Music," have been sharing The Word through song for four generations. With more than a 90 year history and numerous albums behind them, the group proudly brings the third and fourth generation to the stage for a sound that is 100 percent "pure Lester."
Friday, May 4, 2018

Local women attend Lutheran convention
BLOOMINGTON — The 73rd Annual Convention of the LWML was held on Saturday, April 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington, Ill. The convention theme was "Look Up! Look In! Look Out!" Approximately 291 delegates, members and guests participated. The opening Devotion and Bible Study was lead by Rev. Mark Peters, 
Friday, May 4, 2018

Minister's Message: "Troubles"
I recently watched a talk directed at ministers who work with junior high and high school students. As a part of the talk, the speaker invited 6-8 people on stage and gave them posters that said things like: school problems, secrets from parents, drugs, sexual identity, and addiction. 
Friday, May 4, 2018

City moves forward with resource officer
“I’m not adding a squad car for a school resource officer, nor am I adding personnel for a school resource officer...We have the personnel to do it,” Taylorville Police Chief Brian Hile said Wednesday evening at the City of Taylorville Personnel Committee meeting where the school resource officer initiative was approved 2-1 (Jim Olive-yes, Shawn Burtle-yes, Martin Vota-no, Ernie Dorchinecz-absent) to be sent to the full city council.
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Open up more than books with financial adviser
You found a good financial planner to help you manage money and achieve your goals. Congratulations, that’s a big step.
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Courthouse
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Free meals for children will be distributed again this summer
For a seventh consecutive year, Taylorville First United Methodist Church will be offering free meals for children in the area this summer. Children up to and including age 18 are invited to eat. No reservations are needed and there are no income restrictions. Simply show up and eat. Persons over the age of 18 years who are enrolled in a state-approved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled are also eligible to eat.
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Farmer's Market opens downtown this Saturday
Marcia Neal, executive director of Downtowntaylorville.org, has announced that the Farmer’s Market will begin this Saturday, May 5, 2018. The hours of operation are 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. each Saturday.
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Optimists announce officer of year finalists
The Taylorville Optimist Club announced today the three finalists for the 3rd annual “Officer of the Year.”
Thursday, May 3, 2018

In Honor And Memory Of Her Son And Others
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Autism Support Connection meeting
TASC/The Autism Support Connection will be holding its regular monthly support group meeting on Thursday, May 3  6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church, 1400 Seymour Ave. in Hillsboro. This month they will have an open discussion format. 
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Democratic Women
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Taylorville Builders Club at TJHS is recognized
As par of a celebration of Builders Club week, the Taylorville Kiwanis Club moved to recognize the club and express its appreciation on how the Taylorville Builders Club works with the community and Kiwanis. To show Builders Club members that the clubs efforts do not go unnoticed the Taylorville Kiwanis Club provided pizza and drinks and thanked the Builders Club members.
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Public Schools Foundation presents additional all school grants
At the April 13 annual Spring Fundraiser “Let’s Do This!”, the Taylorville Public School Foundation gave an All School Grant totaling $2,401.10 to North Elementary School and an All District Grant of $8,000 to Taylorville High School.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Emergency personnel to conduct mock crash tomorrow
Students at Taylorville High School will experience a crash reenactment coordinated by the Christian County Coroner and Christian County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, May 3, at 1 p.m. at Taylorville High School, 815 W. Springfield Rd.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Taylorville police chief nominated for officer of the year
Taylorville Chief of Police, Brian Hile, is the sixth nominee for the 2018 Officer of the Year, and the third area Chief. Hile joins Chief Bland of Pana, Chief Wade of Assumption, officers Jody Grove of Kincaid, and Officers Mills and Alwerdt of Taylorville as this year’s candidates for the honor of Officer of the Year.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Park Street Accident
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Heather Strom wrapping up director's career at PHS
With the production of this weekend’s play, “The Snow White Variety Show,” in the Pana Junior High School auditorium, Heather Strom will wrap up a career as director of the annual theatrical production at Pana High School. This will be here 21st and final play whose regular assignment is high school academic counselor.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

'The Snow White Variety Show' play this weekend
Pana High School students will present the play, “The Snow White Variety Show,” in public performances on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 3:00. The comedy will be performed in the Pana Junior High School auditorium and is directed by Heather Strom.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Leaking diesel tank causes Tuesday hazmat spill
Taylorville Fire Chief Mike Crews confirmed this morning that a diesel fuel spill that occurred Tuesday morning near 800 North 1900 East Road was, in fact, the result of leaky fuel tank from a nearby farm.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Police/Fire
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Courthouse
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Mt. Auburn decision on recycling likely next month
The Village of Mt. Auburn held their regular board meeting Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the village hall. The board discussed the new ordinance dealing with the illegal burning in the Village of Mt. Auburn. It was made clear that burning leaves and other yard waste was still permissible as long as they were burned properly and within burning hours.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Pana fallen trooper McMillen to be honored
Two Illinois State Police troopers who died in the line of duty are being remembered for their service and commitment to the people of Illinois. Trooper Brian McMillen and Sergeant Rodney Miller will be honored by former members of law-enforcement who are on a 1,200 mile bicycle trek across the country.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Area students in Lincoln Land Theatre original play
Lincoln Land Community College Theatre in collaboration with Cutlass Artists will present the world premiere of “Revenge: Treasure Island” on Friday through Sunday, May 11-13, and Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, at 8 p.m. The performances will be staged in the lower level of Sangamon Hall South on the LLCC campus, 5250 Shepherd Road.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Local IFBW club is honored at state convention
The 97th State Convention of the Illinois Federation of Business Women’s Clubs, Inc. (IFBW) held on April 19-21 at the Drury Inn in Mt. Vernon, Ill., The Taylorville Local Organization (LO) was selected as an outstanding LO.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Optimist Club Honors Seniors
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Kiwanis Club reviews activities for area children
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club reviewed club activities for children and youth, during their weekly luncheon Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Spears to speak on Lincoln's Springfield years
TAYLORVILLE — The Friends of the Taylorville Public Library invite the community to Lincoln’s Springfield Years, 1837-1861, presented by Ron Spears on Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

TPD, city work to contain hazmat spill
OWANECO — At approximately 9:30 this morning, the Taylorville Fire Department was alerted to a hazmat spill at 800 North 1900 East Road, just south of Owaneco.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Bike group continues to welcome volunteers

TAYLORVILLE — The Lincoln Prairie Trails Conservancy (LPTC) has a lot to do this Spring and Summer as the 17 year-old trail shows its age. With your help, they will continue to clean and fill cracks, top off those we did last year, and apply the process they developed to repair root pushups and other asphalt damage.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Billion-dollar streak
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casinos in Nevada crossed the $1 billion revenue mark for the third consecutive month in March, a streak that the state had not seen since 2008.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Police/Fire
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Park Street Accident
TAYLORVILLE — At approximately 1:10 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, a trailer overturned in the middle of Park Street in Taylorville at the Walnut Street Intersection. The vehicle was traveling southbound on Walnut and attempting to turn westbound on Park when the back wheel caught the curb, causing the trailer to tip. According to authorities, the trailer skidded into the back end of an eastbound minivan, causing minor damage to the minivan. No injuries were reported. Traffic was disrupted for approximately thirty minutes.
Tom Latonis/Breeze-Courier

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Information sought in local burglary
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Neville Awarded ISA Academic Scholarship
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Student Collects Over 600 Pounds Of Food
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

North School Students Learn About Money
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Courthouse
Monday, April 30, 2018

Police/Fire
Monday, April 30, 2018

Hilbert, Hrabak PHS Prom Royalty
Monday, April 30, 2018

Former Taylorville man accused of predatory criminal sexual assault
A former Taylorville man is accused of two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 in Macon County Court.
Monday, April 30, 2018

Eppenger sentenced to 8 years in prison
A case which has worked its way through Christian County Circuit Court for a little more than four years ended on Friday afternoon with the sentencing of Dotty M. Eppenger, 31, of Taylorville, to eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by Christian County Resident Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Brad Paisley. Eppenger was charged with residential burglary and aggravated battery of a peace office in April of 2014. She was accused of breaking into the home of Henry and Linnad Buesinger.
Monday, April 30, 2018

Area women practicing law express their opinions
Tuesday, May 1, is the 60th anniversary of Law Day in the United States. First proclaimed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958, it is a national day to celebrate the rule of law and its contributions to the freedoms Americans enjoy.


Monday, April 30, 2018

Priceless pollinators May 5 at the state museum
Bees and butterflies and birds, oh my! Families are invited to celebrate our “Priceless Pollinators” at the upcoming Super Saturday event at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield on Saturday, May 5 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Monday, April 30, 2018

Tykes On Trikes For Charity
Monday, April 30, 2018

HCEA to hold plant sale Saturday
The Christian County Home and Community Education Association (CCHCEA) will hold their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 9, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Monday, April 30, 2018

North Elementary Students Of The Week
Monday, April 30, 2018

How to maximize your vacation time
Vacation is a time to kick back and enjoy life away from the stress and routine of home and work. Far too often, people do not take enough time to rest and recharge.
Saturday, April 28, 2018

VisionWay students learn about the Holocaust
The VisionWay Christian School junior high students have been studying about the Holocaust recently. They learned about the Auschwitz concentration camp and the ghettos, as well as Nazi children.
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Pony Talent Night results
Saturday, April 28, 2018

A Rockin' Time
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Nelson, Parsons medal in state journalism contest
A pair of Taylorville High School Journalism students brought home medals from the IHSA State Journalism Final on Friday afternoon in Charleston.
Saturday, April 28, 2018

LLCC Big Band to perform May 7
The Lincoln Land Community College Big Band announces “How Sweet It Is” will be held Monday, May 7 from 7-8 p.m. at First Christian Church, 700 S. 6th St., Springfield. The concert is free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Be prepared: Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation
This May, the American Red Cross is calling for donors to give blood and platelets regularly to be prepared to meet the needs of patients in emergency situations.
Saturday, April 28, 2018

TMH Celebrates National Volunteer Week
Taylorville Memorial Hospital was proud to recognize the invaluable service of its volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 15-21. TMH honored volunteers who had reached service hour milestones during the annual volunteer appreciation luncheon held in the Janice Hopper Auditorium on Thursday, April 19.
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Amanda Helm to present at the UIS Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol
Amanda Helm is one of twelve students from the University of Illinois Springfield who will present their work at the third annual University of Illinois Undergraduate Research Day at the Illinois State Capitol on Thursday, April 26, 2018.
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Outdoor adventure awaits central Illinois youth
Join in the fun May 19, 2018 for the annual outdoor youth festival at Wolf Creek State Park on Lake Shelbyville in Windsor. The Lincoln Trails Council Boy Scouts of America along with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources will host the 2018 Spring Rendezvous and Links to the Future. The event is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and focuses on promoting, preserving, and continuing Illinois' outdoor sporting traditions.
Saturday, April 28, 2018

No Serious Injuries Reported In Bus Crash
Friday, April 27, 2018


















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