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The boil order that was in effect for the entire city of Vandalia has been lifted.
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A Boil Order remains in effect today for the entire City of Vandalia. The City of Vandalia Water Department had a major main break to repair over the weekend. Yesterday, water was taken and pulled throughout the system and taken to the lab. The results could be available at some point today--but, as of now, the boil or...
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The Vandalia City Council approved its tax levy resolution for the fiscal year that began on May 1st of this year and runs through April 2019. Prior to its regular scheduled council meeting, the council held a Truth in Taxation hearing Monday night as is required by law of the proposed levy increase amount is more than...
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The Illinois State Police is increasing patrols and urging the public to get ready for busy holiday travel.  Sergeant Jacqueline Cepeda says with so many celebrations and lots of people on the road, motorists need to be extra careful this time of year. [/audio] State and local police will be boosting manpowe...
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(Washington, DC)  --  Supporters of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich are once again hoping for a presidential pardon.  They have their hopes up after President Trump tweeted support for Patti Blagojevich.  The former Illinois first lady was on Fox News over the weekend co...
11h ago
(Springfield, IL)  --  Another new report says Illinois' finances are not in great shape.  The latest look from the Volcker Alliance says Illinois is not financially prepared for a downturn or an economic emergency.  The non-profit group says the state has only enough savings to run g...
11h ago
(Lewistown, IL)  --  The man who allegedly faked an AMBER Alert with a made up story about a kidnapped baby over the weekend is being held on 50-thousand-dollars bond.  A judge in Fulton County set 18-year-old Mitchell Dutz's bond yesterday.  Prosecutors also filed formal charges, including making a...
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(Springfield, IL)  --  Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he'll take money from the state of Michigan to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.  But Rauner doesn't want any strings attached.  Michigan Governor Rick Snyder sent Rauner a letter earlier this month offering eight-million-dol...
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A Boil Order remains in effect today for the entire City of Vandalia. The City of Vandalia Water Department had a major main break to repair over the weekend. Water now will have to be taken and pulled throughout the system on Monday and taken and pulled for samples throughout the system today and taken to the lab. The...
Dec 17, 2018
One individual is currently in custody at the Fayette County Jail in connection with a bank robbery in Farina on Friday afternoon.  61 year old Kenneth W. Rose of Effingham is being held in the Fayette County Jail, and is expected to be picked up by federal authorities today in connection with the bank robbery on ...
Dec 17, 2018