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Pablo Picasso said, “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” It’s a mantra not lost on Lewis and Clark Community College alumna and The Macoupin County Art Collective (The MAC) Executive Director Brandace Cloud.

The office of Macoupin County State’s Attorney Jordan Garrison on Monday charged Dalton Obermark, 20, of Carlinville,with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle and 1 count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Building on efforts by the administration to respond to recent extreme weather conditions across Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker called on the Illinois Finance Authority to develop a $15 million low-interest loan program to help small municipalities that have been financially affected by record…

The Illinois Association of Court Appointed Special Advocates announced the official kickoff this week of its 2021 Recruitment Initiative in an effort to attract 100-plus volunteers in the Central and Southern regions between now and June 30. The regions include Jersey and Madison counties.

Building on efforts to create a more equitable and safe criminal justice system, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed landmark legislation that transforms Illinois’ criminal justice system. This legislation ends a pretrial detention system that benefits the wealthy, expands training and wellness progra…

State Rep. Amy Elik (R-Fosterburg) is fulfilling a promise made to law-abiding gun owners by sponsoring House Bill 1892 (HB 1892) to repeal the Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Card Act and House Bill 1886 (HB 1886) to reduce concealed carry licensing fees.