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Budding Young Musicians Showcase Talent
TAYLORVILLE — North Elementary School held a music program Friday, March 24, 2017 at 1 p.m. The packed gymnasium of parents and family members, showcased the kindergarten, first and second graders as they each performed two musical selections. Lacey Durbin/Breeze-Courier

TAYLORVILLE — North Elementary School held a music program Friday, March 24, 2017 at 1 p.m. The packed gymnasium of parents and family members, showcased the kindergarten, first and second graders as they each performed two musical selections. Lacey Durbin/Breeze-Courier


Saturday, March 25, 2017


Anderson Jewelers

Edinburg Students Learn About Energy
Saturday, March 25, 2017

North School Students Of The Week
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Autism support group to meet April 6
HILLSBORO — TASC/TheAutism Support Connection's monthly support group meeting will be held on Thursday, April 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church in Hillsboro, Illinois.
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Central Preschool Hosts Family Night
Saturday, March 25, 2017

2 attend Home Community Education conference
PEORIA, Ill. — Christian County Home and Community Education Association members Georgette Merrifield, presiden,t and Julie Pearson, 2nd vice president, attended the 92nd Annual Illinois Association for Home and Community Education Conference held at the Embassy Suites East Peoria – Hotel and Riverfront Conference Center, East Peoria, Illinois, March 14-16, 2017.
Saturday, March 25, 2017

CFE urges community to make an informed vote
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their business meeting to review current Kiwanis Club activities for children and youth in the community, at their weekly luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. The guest speakers were members of Citizens For Education.
Saturday, March 25, 2017

In Costume
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Assumption to host Blood Drive Friday, Mar. 30

ASSUMPTION — The Assumption Community will host a community blood drive from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30 at 225 N. Chestnut, inside Bloodmobile.

 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Life-Saving Measures

Stonington Police Chief Travis Peden shows a spray bottle of Narcan, an emergency treatment that can save the life of a person in the throes of a heroin overdose. On March 3, Peden sprayed the medicine into the nostrils of a man who overdosed on heroin. The quick action stabilized the man, who was taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital for further treatment. All police departments now are required to carry the medicine, Peden said. 


Friday, March 24, 2017

City street committee adopts preliminary budgets

TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Street Superintendent Dick Wiseman submitted preliminary budgets for the street and sewer departments to the Taylorville Street and Sewer Committee on Thursday night.

They were reviewed and unanimously forwarded to the city’s finance committee for further review.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Boater safety class Mar. 28, Rock Spgs.
DECATUR — The Macon County Conservation District is hosting an Illinois Department of Natural Resources Boater Safety Education Class on March 28 and 30, from 5-9 p.m. at Rock Springs Nature Center. Boating laws, terms, and safety requirements will be covered in this 8 hour course. There is no fee. Students age 11 and older must attend both class dates and pass a written test in order to receive their certificate. Must pre-register online by March 27 at maconcountyconservation.org.
Friday, March 24, 2017

Cookie Brigade At Candidate Forum
Friday, March 24, 2017

Optimist Club to host oratorical contest April 15
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2017, in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Larry Vaughan called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Pastor Ted Marrinan then led the group in the morning invocation.
Friday, March 24, 2017

Edinburg to hold Easter Egg Hunt
EDINBURG — The Edinburg community will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 at 11 a.m.
Friday, March 24, 2017

Edinburg Methodist salad luncheon
EDINBURG — The Edinburg United Methodist Woman’s group will hold their 23rd annual salad luncheon, craft and bake sale on Saturday April 1.
Friday, March 24, 2017

Courthouse
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Police/Fire
Thursday, March 23, 2017

County Lady Landowners to host spring meetings
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The CC Lady Landowners will host several meetings at the Christian County Extension Auditorium beginning at 1:30 p.m. for each meeting. Dues for the year are $5.00.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

City opens bids for new $26M water plant
TAYLORVILLE — Late last year, the City of Taylorville approved a redesign for its planned new water plant. 
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Candidates square off at final forum

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — Four candidates for city clerk, four for ward 2 alderman, and three candidates for city treasurer gathered at the Taylorville Junior High School on Wednesday to showcase their credentials and answer questions posed by the public


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Gov. seeks prison tower cameras to replace guards
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to replace guards in watchtowers with closed-circuit cameras at nearly two dozen lower-security Illinois prisons, an effort to cut expenses for a cash-strapped state that has gone two years without a budget.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Democratic Women meeting changed
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Democratic Women have changed their April meeting to March 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. due to the Consolidated Election being held on April 4.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

You are invited to have 'Coffee with a Cop'
TAYLORVILLE — On Friday, March 31, the Taylorville Police Department will host its first Coffee with a Cop allowing community members to meet and talk with their local law enforcement officers. 
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Pana HCEA evening unit is celebrating 50 years
PANA — Pana Evening Unit of Christian County Home and Community Education Association formerly Pana Evening Home Extension members will be celebrating fifty years as a unit in April. 
Thursday, March 23, 2017

UWCC scholarships deadline extended
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — University Women of Christian County will be offering two $1,500 scholarships to female residents of Christian County, who have completed at least one year of college work (twenty-four semester hours). 
Thursday, March 23, 2017

KC Donates
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Opioid crisis prevention workshop to raise awareness of rural community issue
SPRINGFIELD — Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, mental health and behavioral therapists, pharmacists, dentists, policy makers, public health, law enforcement, community coalitions, and concerned citizens are invited to participate in the “Opioid Crisis Next Door: Prevention, Care and Treatment for Substance Use Disorders” workshop on Wednesday, March 29. The workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be held at the Crowne Plaza, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway in Springfield.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Police/Fire
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

County warned about reducing budget
TAYLORVILLE — A plan fizzled on Tuesday to cut the half million dollar county deficit and to reduce costs for office supplies and postage, which top $100,000.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Pana mayoral candidates debate in public forum
PANA — The Breeze-Courier and the Pana News-Palladium were the co-sponsors for the Pana mayoral candidates last night. The event, held at the Pana Junior High School Auditorium, featured incumbent Mayor Steve Sipes and Ward Two Alderman Don Kroski.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lives would change. . .
 TAYLORVILLE — The election date for the school tax referendum is nearing, which will determine the future of our community and especially, our children. Although the rejection of this referendum will save pennies, the lives of our students could change drastically. 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Pana School Board receives library grant

PANA — Members of the Pana CUSD #8 Board met Monday evening, March 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the board office. 

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Stonington offers weather radios to villagers
The Stonington Police Department is once again offering weather alert radios for $20 each to utility customers of the Village of Stonington only, one per household. 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Storm Preparedness event on Thursday
TAYLORVILLE — A severe storm preparedness presentation will be Thursday. 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

TPD arrest man on multiple felony charges
TAYLORVILLE — On March 21, 2017, at approximately 4:37 a.m., officers responded to a suspicious male subject parked in the parking lot of Casey’s West. Upon arriving officers made contact with the male subject, Charles T. Lee, 21, of Carlinville, who appeared to be sleeping in the vehicle.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

'Too good for drugs' program sends that message to junior high
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Police officer, Bryan Thomas, has been busy this year with 250 fifth graders.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

TJHS Students Build Relationships
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School Builders Club recently played Bingo with Hickory Estates residents.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Candidate forum location changed to Jr. High
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Fire Department is reporting that Wednesday’s upcoming candidate forum, featuring candidates in the race for city clerk, treasurer, and city aldermen, will be moved from the North School Gymnasium to the Taylorville Junior High School Gymnasium.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Council allows resigned employee to return
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville City Council on Monday voted to allow a city employee who quit to take back her resignation.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

School clarifies stance on cash donation
TAYLORVILLE — “It’s easier to have a check so it flows through the proper channels,” Taylorville School Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau told board member Bruce Barry at a special Taylorville School Board meeting on Monday  night.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Public Meeting Notice
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Courthouse
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Police/Fire
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Symphony Guild invites young musicians to scholarship auditions
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Symphony Guild of Springfield is offering music scholarships for area students in sixth through twelfth grades as part of their annual Scholarship Auditions program.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Regional Science Fair March 25
SPRINGFIELD—Lincoln Land Community College will host the annual Illinois Junior Academy of Science (IJAS) Region 10 Science Fair Saturday, March 25. The public is invited to view the 112 science projects on display from noon to 3 p.m. in Cass Gymnasium. An awards ceremony will begin at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

North School Students of The Week
TAYLORVILLE — The following students were selected as Student of the Week at North Elementary School.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Correction
Monday, March 20, 2017

Police/Fire
Monday, March 20, 2017

Courthouse
Monday, March 20, 2017

Information sought in burglary case
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Monday, March 20, 2017

Barn Fully Engulfed In Fire Saturday
Monday, March 20, 2017

New bike trail group hosting get together

TAYLORVILLE — The newly formed Lincoln Prairie Trails Conservancy, or “Friends of the Trail” plan to host a get together on Saturday, April 8 from 9:30-noon at the Lake Taylorville entrance trail. 

 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Candidate forum Wednesday for clerk, treasurer, aldermen
TAYLORVILLE — A forum for candidates for Taylorville city treasurer, clerk and aldermen will be Wednesday, March 22, at  the North Elementary School gymnasium.
Monday, March 20, 2017

Assumption, Pana host town hall meetings
HRISTIAN COUNTY — “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change word; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Monday, March 20, 2017

Burglary clues sought
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Monday, March 20, 2017

4-H Group Enjoys Outing
SPRINGFIELD — Before their March meeting, members of the Morrisonville 4-H clubs, Lads and Lassies and the Clover Buddies, took a trip to Sky Zone in Springfield.
Monday, March 20, 2017

Dr. Seuss On The Loose At Stonington Elementary School
Monday, March 20, 2017

Mt. Auburn Group Donates To Sr. Citizens
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Members of the Mt. Auburn Nite Unit recently collected items for the Christian County Senior Citizen's Center.
Monday, March 20, 2017

Become a part of the New Salem story: Info sessions set for Mar. 23, Apr. 2
 PETERSBURG, Ill. – Lincoln’s New Salem is offering everyone a chance to help bring the Abraham Lincoln story to life by volunteering, whether it’s wearing period clothing, staffing the Visitor Center or helping with special events.
Monday, March 20, 2017

THS's Sloan named to All-State Academic Team
TAYLORVILLE — Out of more than 430 students from across the State of Illinois, only 23 were selected to the Illinois High School Association’s (IHSA) All-State Academic Team. Taylorville senior Luke Sloan is among them.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Rural areas band together for clean water
SHARPSBURG — Garry G. Younker is ready for clean water to flow to his home in rural Christian County.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Meeting Notice printed March 19
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Free oral cancer screenings available
SPRINGFIELD — Getting screened for head and neck cancer is as simple as opening your mouth and sticking out your tongue.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Spring trout fishing season opens April 1 at Manners Park
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The 2017 Illinois Spring Trout Fishing Season opens on Saturday, April 1 at 52 ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state including these area locations: Manners Park Pond in Taylorville; Southwind Park, IDOT Lake and Washington Park Pond in Springfield; Sportsman’s Club Pond, Macon County Conservation District; and Forest Park Lagoon, Shelbyville.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

North School students of the week
TAYLORVILLE — The following students were selected as Student of the Week at North Elementary School.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Character Education Awards announced
PANA — Character Education Award winners have been announced for the month of February.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Community Calendar printed March 19
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Meals on Wheels of C.E.F.S to host March for Meals America
TAYLORVILLE — The Meals on WheeIs of C.E.F.S. announced today that they will be holding March for Meals America on March 23, 2017.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Stonington Legion Auxiliary holds March meeting
STONINGTON — The Stonington American Legion Auxiliary of the Zue Vandeveer Post 257 met at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017 with eleven members present. Those in attendance were: Sandi Klein, Linda DeVore, Carol Wickline, Jo Ann Coffey, Patricia Rusher, Judi Hodges, Pam Graham, Venise McWard, Leslie DeVore, Stacey Ethridge, and Marilyn Remmert.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Kindness Counts awarded
PANA — Kindness Kounts Awards were announced for February at Washington School in Pana.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Julie Lilly lists credentials as candidate for city clerk
TAYLORVILLE — I would like to express my sincere desire to join city government as the newly elected City Clerk.
Friday, March 17, 2017

Morrisonville to hold Easter parade on Sat., April 15
MORRISONVILLE — The Village of Morrisonville will hold their annual Easter parade on April 15, 2017 beginning at 11 a.m.
Friday, March 17, 2017

St. Patrick's Shenanigans At The Library
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Public Library recently hosted a St. Patrick's Day themed Family Fun Night where many local kids and families turned out to join in the festivities.
Friday, March 17, 2017

Co. pays fine; committee wants answers
TAYLORVILLE — Taxpayers paid a hefty fine to the IRS for late county tax payments, according to a county audit released Thursday.
Friday, March 17, 2017

Courthouse printed March 17
Friday, March 17, 2017

Police & Fire printed March 17
Friday, March 17, 2017

State police investigating Taylorville officer
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Police Chief Brian Hile has confirmed that a Taylorville police officer is under investigation by the Illinois Sate Police following a claim of excessive force that originated as a result of a February 21, 2017 on-duty incident.
Friday, March 17, 2017

One of state's leading ethnic groups, Irish made place in history
ILLINOIS — In Illinois on St. Patrick’s Day, there is green in abundance.  And plenty of Irish eyes are smiling.
Friday, March 17, 2017

Shelby County Art Show set for mid-April
SHELBYVILLE — Christian, Cumberland, Coles, Effingham, Macon, Montgomery, Fayette, Moultrie, and Shelby County artists have the opportunity to show their talent and accomplishments in visual art created since last year’s Shelby County Art Show in mid-April 2016.
Friday, March 17, 2017

Waddell performing with ensemble this Sunday
SPRINGFIELD—The Lincoln Land Community College Recital Series will feature a Chamber Music Recital with Brickhouse Brass and Blackwater Strings this Sunday, March 19, at 4 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. The recital is free and open to the public.
Friday, March 17, 2017

VCS students celebrate reading accomplishments
TAYLORVILLE — VisionWay Christian School (VCS) students celebrated their Accelerated Reading (AR) accomplishments for the third quarter at a school wide party hosted by Mrs. Lowry and Miss Rose on Monday, March 13, 2017.
Friday, March 17, 2017

Courthouse
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Police/Fire
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Pana Pride hosting town meeting Sunday
 PANA — Planning is in the final stages for the upcoming community wide meeting entitled--“The Road Leads Here-Town Meeting.” All residents of Pana and the surrounding area are invited to attend the event to be held Sunday, March 19 from 2-4 p.m. at the Pana Junior High.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Private hauler to fill county's recycling gap
MORRISONVILLE — The county may be discontinuing its recycling service, but Ed Cleeton, owner of Cleeton Sanitation, says his company is ready to fill the void. 
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mother files suit in fatal accident of Assumption teenager
The mother of an Assumption teenager who died last year in a motorcycle accident is suing the mother of the teenager driver of the motorcycle, who also died in the crash, the driver of the sport utility vehicle that collided with the motorcycle, and Uber, a ride-sharing service.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

County recycling program calling it quits
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Debbie Levault, environmental educator, Christian County Solid Waste Management Department, issued the following press release today: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Morrisonville blood drive March 29
MORRISONVILLE — The Morrisonville community will host a life saving blood drive from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 29 at the American Legion Hall located at 607 Ricks Street.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Scouting for food drive this Saturday
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — This Saturday, March 18, Scouts throughout Central Illinois will be collecting non-perishable food items as part of the annual Scouting For Food Campaign.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Jim Bugg speaks to historical society at annual meet
TAYLORVILLE — Jim Bugg, May Township farmer and retired Central A&M Science teacher, gave an interesting presentation at the annual meeting of the Christian County Historical Society and Museum on Sunday, March 12.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Ron Spears speaks to Optimists today about Lincoln
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, March 16, 2017, in the TMH Auditorium.  Following breakfast, President Larry Vaughan called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Pastor Ted Marrinan then led the group in the morning invocation.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed March 16
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Police/Fire
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ethics: Aldermen warned against White Sox offer
CHICAGO (AP) — Members of the Chicago City Council are again being warned not to accept special offers for a seat at a popular sporting event.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Frosty March
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

VisionWay students attend engineering open house
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — On Friday, March 10, 2017, VisionWay Christian School (VCS) eighth grade students accompanied Mrs. Ann Lupton to the Engineering Open House at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sertoma hosts guest speakers about referendum
TAYLORVILLE — The April 4th referendum for the Taylorville School District was the topic at Sertoma's recent dinner meeting. Terri Donnan of Citizens for Education and Molly Smith, freshman at THS were guest speakers. Donnan provided club members with handouts comparing revenues, tax rates and per-pupil spending.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Eight facts about mental health and aging
AYLORVILLE — Mental health issues are often associated with the younger population but older adults can experience some sort of mental health concerns as well. “As many as one in five older adults will have a mental health concern, most commonly anxiety or mood disorders such as depression,” said Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions Program Lead Amy Graham.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Retirees knitting sweaters for chilly chicks
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sanitary district orders specs on new roofs
TAYLORVILLE — Senior Engineer with Crawford Murphy and Tilly Jeff Large told the Taylorville Sanitary District on Monday afternoon that they would be smart to pursue engineering design specifications on a bid that is to go out for several new sanitary district roofs including two roofs at the plant, two roofs at the southeast force main facility, and one roof at the Elm Street facility.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Homeless man has two weeks to leave Kincaid Lake

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

KINCAID — A homeless man who built a shack by the shores of Kincaid Lake has two weeks to get out.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Board backs education funding lawsuit
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville School District will officially join a lawsuit against the Illinois State Board of Education, and the legal fees are not expected to cost Taylorville taxpayers a dime.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Courthouse
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Police/Fire
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Kincaid to host community blood drive March 25
KINCAID — Kincaid will host a community blood drive from 9:00 am to 11:30 am on Saturday, March 25 at 200 Springfield St,  inside Bloodmobile.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

TMH hosts mental health first aid training session
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital hosted the first session of Mental Health First Aid Training on February 15 and 16, 2017. This training helps community members learn how to identify and respond to people showing signs of mental illness and substance abuse..
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Courthouse
Monday, March 13, 2017

Police seek informaton re: break-in
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to criminal damage that occurred in Taylorville.
Monday, March 13, 2017

Police/Fire
Monday, March 13, 2017

Casey guest speaker at Red Hat meeting
PANA — Marla Morell was the hostess for the March 7th Pana Red Roses Red Hat Club. The meeting was held at Diana’s Supper Club in Nokomis.
Monday, March 13, 2017

CWA hears about Organ Transplant Program
TAYLORVILLE — The Community Women's Association held their March meeting on March 1st at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Annex. Guess speakers for the evening were Liz Hagar, regional coordinator of the organ transplant program and Janice Earl, a double lung and kidney recipient.
Monday, March 13, 2017

Spring Forward: "Change your clocks, change your batteries"
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) recommends changing smoke alarm batteries when setting clocks ahead one hour today. Smoke alarm batteries should be changed twice a year in order to ensure that they work properly to prevent injuries and deaths in case of a fire.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Veterans to hold scrap metal drive April 28-29
TAYLORVILLE — The Veterans will hold a scrap metal drive Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the corner of Webster and Market streets in Taylorville. 
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Library program: B&O Railroad during Civil War
TAYLORVILLE — Don Chamberlain will speak Thursday, March 16, at 7:00 p.m. at the Taylorville Public Library on the importance of the B&O Railroad during the Civil War. He will describe how logistics played a major role in battle tactics and strategy.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Junior high school hosts K-8 artists showcase
Saturday, March 11, 2017

THS art program hosts Apollo Conference art show

TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville high school hosted the first annual Apollo Conference Art Show this past Friday with great success. 

 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

TJHS 5th-6th graders visit Doktor Kaboom at UIS
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Pana Group Donates To Food Pantry
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Univ. Women learn about animal rescue efforts
TAYLORVILLE — The University Women of Christian County met for their March meeting on Tuesday, March 7, at Krieger's Grill.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Lead program members visit the State Capitol
SPRINGFIELD — Early Tuesday morning Leadership program participants, pictured above, met under the Illinois State Capitol Building rotunda with Len Lieberman, retired lobbyist and docent, who provided this group of 23 an in-depth and truly informative tour of the Capitol, detailing its history, key players in Illinois’ past, and unique happenings along the way.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Simplify Fish Fridays

Simplify Fish Fridays with Sheet Pan Dinners

If you're observing Lent, Friday fish dinners could be in your future, but that's no reason to feel limited by what you can cook. Seafood pairs well with all sorts of flavors - from chili seasoning to lime extract - and bakes quickly on a sheet pan with minimal cleanup. 


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Consumer Reports: The safest seat for your child
TAYLORVILLE — side from the car itself, your child's car seat is their primary protection in a crash. So it's important to pick the safest seat for every stage of their development.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Simple steps to make driving after dark more safe
TAYLORVILLE — Traffic accidents can occur at any time of day. But while many drivers are comfortable driving during daylight hours, that comfort level drops considerably when the sun goes down and driver visibility is reduced. 
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Tech to take along with you on your next road trip
TAYLORVILLE — Road trips hold a special place in many people’s hearts. The open road and the freedoms it represents have been romanticized by writers and travelers since automobiles became accessible to the masses. 
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Use common sense to stay safe when selling your car
TAYLORVILLE — Millions of people across the globe sell their used vehicles each year, and many of those sales go smoothly. But selling to strangers carries some risk, and sellers must consider their safety when putting their vehicles up for sale.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

The best time to buy a new car and other saving tips
TAYLORVILLE — Shopping for a new car can be an exciting and sometimes stressful process. A vehicle is one of the largest purchases a person will make in his or her lifetime, so choosing an automobile requires careful research and some comparison shopping.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

How to maintain your car's value over the long-term
TAYLORVILLE — When shopping for a new car, savvy buyers know finding the right car involves more than just finding the most comfortable or flashy vehicle. Numerous factors, including resale value, determine what makes a car the right car for a particular buyer.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Vehicles with good ratings in crashworthiness tests
TAYLORVILLE — In addition to appearance and price, a vehicle’s safety performance is a big influence on prospective car buyers. One of the more trusted and quoted safety metrics is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute’s annual “Top Safety Picks.” 
Saturday, March 11, 2017

3 ways to conserve fuel during your daily commute
TAYLORVILLE — Commuting is a part of daily life for many working professionals. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the average American spends 25 minutes commuting to work each day.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Cruise control and a tight cap can improve efficiency
TAYLORVILLE — Many people aspire to drive more efficiently in an attempt to conserve fuel, save money and reduce the carbon footprints of their vehicles. But driving efficiently can also make driving safer for motorists, their passengers and everyone else, including pedestrians, sharing the roads.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

East or west, the American road trip is best: Tips for happy travels
TAYLORVILLE — Driving vacations are typically a more affordable option than flying for families looking to get away. Families often must decide between the convenience of flying versus the cost-effectiveness of self-driving vacations. Parents who hope to have a fun and affordable trip may find that driving saves them a substantial amount of money over traveling by air.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Water committee releases prelim budget

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — Chairman Ernie Dorchinecz circulated a preliminary copy of the water department 2017-2018 budget on Thursday evening and asked that committee members review it prior to next month’s meeting.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Courthouse
Friday, March 10, 2017

Reno lists qualifications for city clerk
TAYLORVILLE — We are losing a city clerk, who has been a positive asset to our city business for years and it will take a special person to sit at her desk and learn her job. I believe I am that person.
Friday, March 10, 2017

Spring forward: Time to change your clocks again Sunday
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s time to change time again. Daylight saving time returns this weekend in the United States.
Friday, March 10, 2017

Winter Blooms May Get A Dusting
Friday, March 10, 2017

Corzine: MF Global's demise not due to big bet
NEW YORK (AP) — It was not a huge bet on European bonds that caused the 2011 demise of Wall Street brokerage firm MF Global, but rather "confusion" created by its accountants about the company's financial condition, former New Jersey governor and Taylorville native Jon Corzine testified on Thursday.
Friday, March 10, 2017

People in the news
Friday, March 10, 2017

Free computer class offered in Pana

PANA — Lake Land College’s Adult Education will be offering free computer classes.

 Classes begin Wednesday, March 29, at Lake Land College Western Region Center, 600 E. 1st St. in Pana from 5:30-9:30 p.m.


Friday, March 10, 2017

North School Students Of The Week
Friday, March 10, 2017

THS Library Club Members Serve As Guest Readers
Friday, March 10, 2017

A capella quartet to perform at Tower Hill church
TOWER HILL, Ill. — Blend, an a capella quartet, will be appearing at the Tower Hill Free Methodist Church, 207 N. Erie St. at 5:00 p.m. on March 18.
Friday, March 10, 2017

Kincaid Church of God kicks of Missions Month
KINCAID — Last Sunday, Kincaid Church of God kicked off the Month of March in dedication to Missions with their theme: Children of the World. As part of missions month, the church will be sponsoring two Missions projects that they will be raising funds and awareness for, those being Casa Shalom Orphanage in Guatemala and Cota, Columbia. 
Friday, March 10, 2017

Courthouse
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Police/Fire
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Morrisonville student wins EIU award
MORRISONVILLE — Morrisonville High School student Joanna Williams was awarded first place in the Eastern Illinois 2017 Phi Beta Kappa Association’s Young Scholar Award competition.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Candidates describe vision for city's future
TAYLORVILLE —  The six candidates running for mayor of Taylorville — Bruce Barry, Tim Calvert, Rob Heberling, Ray Koonce, Victor Pop and Terry Wright — all spoke passionately about their roots in Taylorville and their plans to lead the city in a new direction if chosen to do so.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Time changed for DAR chapter meeting Saturday
MORRISONVILLE — Peter Meyer Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at the United Methodist Church in Morrisonville, 109 SE 5th Street.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

VisionWay school celebrates their young authors
TAYLORVILLE — Students, staff, and families at VisionWay Christian School (VCS) gathered on Friday, February 24th to honor winners in the Annual Young Author’s contest. Students in grades 2nd through 8th worked hard to write original stories or poems with beautiful illustrations. VisionWay has always placed great emphasis on writing and the students’ well-written stories demonstrated their ability to express themselves well through written words.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Kindergarten registration set for Taylorville schools March 29
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Community Unit School District #3 will be holding kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year, Wednesday, March 29 from 3:30-7:00 p.m. at North and Stonington Elementary schools only.  Please register at the school your child will be attending next year. 
Thursday, March 9, 2017

THS Student Council attends LEAD conference in Chicago
CHICAGO, Ill. — On February 10-12, 2017, fifteen members of the Taylorville High School student council attended Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) conference in Chicago, Illinois.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Freakishly warm February broke 11k daily records

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate scientists say a freakishly warm February broke more than 11,700 local daily records for warmth in the United States. But it didn’t quite beat 1954 for the nation’s warmest February on record.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Employers add most jobs last month in 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added the most jobs in three years last month, a private survey found, a sign that hiring may be accelerating from last year’s modest levels.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Descendent of early area settlers to speak Sunday

TAYLORVILLE — Jim Bugg, of Assumption, will be the guest speaker at the Christian County Historical Society and Museum’s annual meeting on March 12. 

Bugg, whose family were early settlers of Christian County, will present a program on family legacy and how DNA research is helping many people find missing links in their family history. 


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Homeless man ponders life after Kincaid Lake

KINCAID — Since last spring, Scott Sinkhorn has woken up in his homemade shack at the shores of Kincaid Lake.

But there’s one problem.

The lake is public property, and the law does not allow Sinkhorn to build a shack and live at the lakeshore.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Film chronicles Patriots Super Bowl win
BOSTON (AP) — From Julian Edelman pledging to win for Tom Brady’s mom to Atlanta’s swagger before a historic Patriots comeback, NFL fans are getting new insight into the Super Bowl with a film documenting New England’s win.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Small business owners speak to leadership group
TAYLORVILLE — Gary Spurling, president of the Christian County Economic Development Corporation, provided a brief overview of the history, current activities, and future goals of the organization, to members of the 2017 Christian County LEADership program.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Bike trail support group in organizational phase
TAYLORVILLE — The Lincoln Prairie Trail support group will hold a very important meeting on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Taylorville Fire Department.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

South Fork students take part in IHSA contests
MOWEAQUA — On Saturday, March 4, fourteen students from the South Fork Choir participated in the IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest held at Central A&M High School in Moweaqua.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Mayoral candidate forum tomorrow night
TAYLORVILLE — A forum  for Taylorville mayoral candidates will be held tomorrow night.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Council approves indoor burn facility
TAYLORVILLE —   On Monday night, the City of Taylorville moved forward with the construction of an indoor burn facility that officials say will help reduce property insurance rates by five to six percent city-wide, as outlined in Sunday’s edition of the Breeze-Courier.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tips for viewing Cubs Series trophy in Springfield tomorrow
SPRINGFIELD – The Chicago Cubs’ World Series Trophy will be on display Wednesday afternoon at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The following information may be helpful in your planning.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Predator gets less than 2 years for kidnapping local teen
MERCER, Pa. — A Taylorville sexual predator initially charged with kidnapping a teenage girl was sentenced last week in Pennsylvania to less than two years in prison for the less serious crime of concealment of the whereabouts of a child.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Scherer seeks participants for senior spelling bee
DECATUR — To help older adults stay active and celebrate a lifetime of learning, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is hosting a spelling bee for senior citizens at the Decatur Macon County Senior Center at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 13.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Courthouse
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

THS musicians earn honors at IHSA contest
TAYLORVILLE — The IHSA State Solo and Ensemble Contest was held Saturday, March 4 at Central A&M High School.  Over 40 Taylorville High School musicians performed before adjudicators who are professionals in music.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Police investigate apparent suicide
TAYLORVILLE — On March 4 2017, shortly before 3 p.m., Taylorville Police responded to a possible suicide on the 1000 block of Virginia Ave. 
Monday, March 6, 2017

Police/Fire
Monday, March 6, 2017

Candidate Billie Heberling cites credentials
TAYLORVILLE — Billie Heberling, daughter of Richard and Delores Wiseman, is a life-long resident and high school graduate from Taylorville (class of 1991). She has been married to Jennifer Heberling since March 2007. She has three daughters, the late Jessica Kettelkamp, Erica Kettelkamp and Maelie Heberling. She is very proud of her family, and when she isn’t coaching cheer or attending a city meeting, she is home with her family. 
Monday, March 6, 2017

Newspapers sponsor Pana mayoral debate March 21
PANA — The  Breeze-Courier and the Pana News-Palladium are the co-sponsors of a debate between Pana mayoral candidates, incumbent Mayor Steve Sipes and Ward Two Alderman Don Kroski.
Monday, March 6, 2017

Conservation area holding bird identification hike
DECATUR, Ill. — Discover a variety of bird species and their songs on this bird identification hike at Fort Daniel Conservation Area on Saturday, March 18 at 10 a.m.
Monday, March 6, 2017

Missing 'Downton Abbey'? Here's a fix for you. . .
BLOOMINGTON — Anyone who misses the behind-the-scenes intrigue of “Downton Abbey” will want to visit the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site on March 18 for a look at the lives of servants and their employers.
Monday, March 6, 2017

Memorial to hold free seminar on colon cancer
SPRINGFIELD – Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar on colon cancer on Thursday, March 9, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, 228 W. Miller St.
Monday, March 6, 2017

Energy Assistance funds still available thru CEFS
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — 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.
Monday, March 6, 2017

Meeting Notices printed March 5
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Homeless man kicked out of Kincaid Lake; few resources available
KINCAID — A homeless man this week was ordered by Kincaid Police to tear down his shack near the shores of Kincaid Lake and move out.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Winter Training
Duncan Beck fields an infield grounder as part of practice for Taylorville High School’s baseball team.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Burn facility could lower insurance rates
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Fire Chief Mike Crews has issued a bold claim. He says his department can help Taylorville property owners save us much as five to six percent on their property insurance rates.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

North School celebrates Read Across America
TAYLORVILLE — North School is celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America during the month of March.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

CC LEPC meeting set for March 7
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County LEPC Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Christian County EOC/Taylorville Fire Department in Taylorville. 
Saturday, March 4, 2017

TMH to offer Diabetes Self-Management Class
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital is pleased to offer a Diabetes Self-Management Education Program called Diabetes 101. Participants will learn how to manage their diabetes and the self-care behaviors proven to improve glucose control.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

North School Students of the Week
TAYLORVILLE — The following students were selected as Student of the Week at North Elementary School.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Murder Mystery dinner set for March 11
MORRISONVILLE — On March 11, 2017, the Morrisonville Sports Boosters and the Knights of Columbus Council 1151 will host a Murder Mystery Dinner at the Fuller Street Building Corporation (KC Hall).
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Midland Community Bank Donates to TFD Angel Tree Program
TAYLORVILLE —Teresa Lovekamp, Branch Manager of Midland Community Bank-Taylorville, presented a $1,072 check to Cody Rogers of the Taylorville Fire Department for the benefit of the Angel Tree Program recently.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Morrisonville Jr., Sr. High Schools announce Students of the Month
MORRISONVILLE — 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.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Community Calendar printed March 5
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Michelle Beck lists qualifications for clerk
TAYLORVILLE — It is an honor to be a candidate for Taylorville City Clerk. This office has been managed by the integrity and professionalism of Pam Peabody for many years, and it is my hope to continue that tradition.
Friday, March 3, 2017

Land of Lincoln Honor Flight continues to accept applications
SPRINGFIELD — The rescheduled Annual Meeting of Land of Lincoln Honor Flight (LLHF) of Springfield Illinois will be conducted on Saturday, March 25, commencing at 9:30 a.m.
Friday, March 3, 2017

Area schools back school funding lawsuit, some in spirit only
MORRISONVILLE — The Morrisonville School Board chose not to join a growing class-action lawsuit to force the state to reform its formula for funding schools.
Friday, March 3, 2017

Courthouse printed March 3
Friday, March 3, 2017

Police & Fire printed March 3
Friday, March 3, 2017

Extension offering session on dining out smart
TAYLORVILLE — “I’m going to lose 25 pounds before summer!” Setting nutrition and health related goals are at the top of the list of New Year’s Resolutions; however, only about 9 percent  of Americans achieve their New Year’s Resolutions. In need of a fresh start on achieving nutrition and exercise goals? Start small.
Friday, March 3, 2017

Sensory-friendly film being shown this Saturday
HILLSBORO, Ill. — Eisentraut Theatres and TASC/The Autism Support Connection have joined together to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities "Sensory Friendly Films".
Friday, March 3, 2017

Program on women in state history this Saturday
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois State Museum visitors can learn about some of the amazing women from Illinois history through activities, crafts, and displays at the “Wonder Women in History” Super Saturday event for kids and families at the Museum in Springfield on Sat., March 4.
Friday, March 3, 2017

First in class at THS speaks to local Optimist Club
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its monthly business meeting on Thursday, March 02, 2017, in the TMH Auditorium.
Friday, March 3, 2017

Faith-Extreme teen group attends Branson retreat
TAYLORVILLE — Branson Winterfest, a Teen Regional Rally sponsored by the International Church of God Youth and Discipleship Department, convened in Branson, Missouri Friday through Sunday, February 24-26. Over 3,000 teens and Youth Leaders from churches in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Missouri gathered for a weekend of Gospel concerts, worship services, and training activities. 
Friday, March 3, 2017

Blackburn: Muslim American communities lecture
CARLINVILLE — Blackburn College will host “Muslim American Communities: Challenges and Opportunities” on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in Olin Lecture Hall on the Blackburn College campus.
Friday, March 3, 2017

Courthouse
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Police/Fire
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Early Bloomers
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Athletes have mixed feelings about 'Lady' nickname
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — When Northern Illinois women’s basketball coach Lisa Carlsen was a player from 1988-92, her college had two different names for the basketball teams.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Robinson inducted into Alpha Epsilon Kappa Chapter
TAYLORVILLE — Benjamin Robinson was inducted into the Alpha Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Lincoln Land Community College on Saturday, February 18, 2017.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Morrisonville Lodge #681 scholarship available
MORRISONVILLE — The Morrisonville Lodge #681 A.F. & A.M. Scholarship is available to one graduating senior from Raymond Lincolnwood High School and one graduating senior from Morrisonville High School for the current school year.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Fred Peters Donates to Senior Citizens Center
TAYLORVILLE — Over the last several weeks, Fred Peters Financial Group in Taylorville has been collecting donations for the Senior Citizens Center in Taylorville.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

TMH Foundation Carolyn M. Butterfield Trust Nursing Scholarship deadline approaching
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to administer The Carolyn M. Butterfield Trust Nursing Scholarship.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Stargazing 101
DECATUR, Ill. — Discover how easy it is to find constellations and planets in the night sky during the Stargazing 101 series at Rock Springs Conservation Area this spring.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Millikin Ensemble to feature Staff Sergeant Scott Ninmer Sunday
DECATUR, Ill. — The Millikin University Symphonic Wind Ensemble will continue its 2016-17 performance season with a concert on Sunday, March 5, featuring the music of Arranger Staff Sergeant Scott Ninmer.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Courthouse
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Police/Fire
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Indoor cannabis bust in Morrisonville

MORRISONVILLE — Thirty cannabis plants were seized from an indoor growing facility inside a Morrisonville residence. 

 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Pana adopts potential school funding litigation resolution

Kim Paisley

Breeze-Courier Writer

PANA — The Pana School Board unanimously approved a motion to adopt a resolution for potential school funding litigation. Dr. David Lett, Superintendent, indicated “there was a 1996 case before the Illinois Supreme Court.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

County zoning board recommends rezoning for CrossFit gym
TAYLORVILLE — The local CrossFit gym is one step closer to getting its new facility rezoned.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Election is Tuesday, April 4: Meet the candidates for Taylorville City Council
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Autism support group meets Thurs.
HILLSBORO, Ill. — TASC, The Autism Support Connection, will hold their monthly support group meeting on Thursday, March 2 at 6:00 -7:30 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church in Hillsboro, Illinois.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

100-plus teachers participate in poverty simulation
PANA — Over one hundred educators from the Pana school district, as well as Mid-State Special Education, participated in a poverty simulation offered by University of Illinois Extension at Pana High School Friday, February 17.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Ever-Changing Inventory at Poppin' Tags A Must See
TAYLORVILLE — Need a prom dress? Try Poppin' Tags. Like to read? Grab a book. As you venture through the store you will find something you can't live without.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Contemporary Cuts A Full-Service Salon
TAYLORVILLE — Joyce Whitlow, owner of Contemporay Cuts, has offered a  full service hair salon for several years at this great location on the west side of the Taylorville square.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

BLH Computers Ensures Accuracy And Reliability
TAYLORVILLE — BLH Computers Inc. was originally formed in order to provide a source for parts and used computers at competitive prices.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Nana And Papa's A Pop-Culture Collectibles Store
TAYLORVILLE — When Steve and Sharon Campbell had the opportunity to work for themselves, they decided to help revitalize downtown Taylorville by opening a pop culture style collectibles store.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

4 candidates vie for 3 seats on Taylorville park board
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Ward 3 and 4 incumbents running unopposed
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Candidate For City Offices
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Firebug feared after suspicious Pana fires

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

PANA — A firebug appears to be torching buildings in Pana.

So far, the buildings have been vacant.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Park board passes $835,200 budget

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Park Board unanimously approved their operating budget at Monday evening’s meeting.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Northside Home Demolished
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Dangerous storms are expected this evening
TAYLORVILLE — Dangerous and explosive storms traveling at 60 miles per hour are expected to hit Christian County this afternoon and evening. 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Information sought on handgun burglary
This week, Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Courthouse

Appearances

Published court appearances reflect the daily 10 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Resident Judge Brad Paisley presided over the following cases on Feb. 28, 2017.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Police/Fire
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Memorial holding mental health first aid sessions
SPRINGFIELD – Memorial Behavioral Health will host two opportunities for the public to receive training to learn how to identify and respond to people showing signs of mental illness and substance abuse.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

LLCC hosting fifth annual college prep summit
SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College is hosting the fifth annual College Prep Summit Thursday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Trutter Center, LLCC-Springfield, 5250 Shepherd Road. LLCC’s Office of Retention and Student Success is partnering with Springfield School District 186 and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to present the event.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Peel, Lord scholarship applications due April 15
TAYLORVILLE — The Bertrand Hopper Memorial Foundation awards annually a scholarship of $1,500 in memory of Thelma N. Peel.  The scholarship is renewable for one year.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CUB Representative Speaks To Triad Group
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Courthouse
Monday, February 27, 2017

Police/Fire
Monday, February 27, 2017

Local royalty crowned at America's Best Pageant
SPRINGFIELD — Faith Baird, age 5 and Anthony Gant, age 1, were both crowned Ultimate Grand Supreme winners in their age divisions at America's Best Pageant at the Crowne Plaza Feb 18.
Monday, February 27, 2017

Fire Engulfs Rural Stonington Home
Saturday, February 25, 2017

How to put more money in working-class pockets
The American working class lost a shocking amount of wealth in recent decades as wages stagnated. Despite campaign promises, making up that lost ground will be no easy feat.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Cheney Street construction to be delayed 3 weeks
TAYLORVILLE — According to Alderman and Street and Sewer Committee Chairman Earl Walters, road work currently underway on Cheney Street, just north of the Spresser and Cheney intersection, will be delayed approximately three more weeks.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Judge delivers six-year sentence in McKinnon drug case

TAYLORVILLE — Fourth Circuit Court Resident Judge Brad Paisley handed down a six-year prison sentence to an 18-year-old Kincaid woman on Friday afternoon.


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Taylorville Muni Band releases CD of 2016 highlights
TAYLORVILLE — Need a little lift to shake off the midwinter blues and take the chill out of the air. The Taylorville Municipal Band has just the answer for you.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sheriff, police will detain illegals for deportation

TAYLORVILLE — About a decade ago, the Christian County Sheriff’s Office detained a dozen illegal immigrants.



Saturday, February 25, 2017

Visionway Announces Star Students
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Pana hospital to host blood drive Mar. 8
PANA — Pana Community Hospital will host a community blood drive from 1:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8 at 619 Kitchell Street, inside Main Room.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Website names T'ville downtown a 'place to be'
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Morrisonville holding blood drive Mar. 29
MORRISONVILLE — The Morrisonville community will host a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29 at the American Legion Hall located at 607 Ricks Street. This drive is being coordinated by the following sponsors: Morrisonville American Legion, Morrisonville Knights of Columbus, First Presbyterian Church, and Morrisonville High School National Honor Society.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

LLCC Ag Club competes at state conference

TAYLORVILLE — Thirteen Lincoln Land Community College Agriculture Club members competed at the Illinois Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization (PAS) spring conference held at LLCC-Springfield Feb. 10. Students from 13 community colleges and universities participated in contests designed to test their knowledge and readiness for their future careers.

 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

North School Announces Students Of the Week
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Organizational meeting set for Lincoln Prairie Trails Conservancy
TAYLORVILLE — A newly formed group called the Lincoln Prairie Trails Conservancy will have an organizational meeting on Tuesday, February 28 at 3 p.m. and Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 6:15 p.m. in the basement of the Municipal Building. 
Saturday, February 25, 2017









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