Tuesday May 14
Villa Grove moves infrastructure projects forward
After the swearing in of new mayor Terry Harbin and two new aldermen, Tony Hooker and Mike Greifenkamp, the city council moved several infrastructure projects forward this week.
Judge affirms no bond for Douglas County man in alleged threat
Douglas County Judge Michael Carroll has affirmed his previous order to deny bond for a Villa Grove man accused of harming his wife and threatening to harm her son at school.
Villa Grove principal to be next Bement superintendent
Villa Grove High School Principal Sheila Greenwood was hired as superintendent of the 322-student Bement school district Wednesday night.
Felon/sexual predator faces drug & weapons charges
A convicted felon faces drug and weapons charges after an investigation. Nathaniel Garecht, 36, of the 400-block of West Reynolds, was arrested Monday.
70-year old accused of molesting teen
A man was arrested for sexually assaulting a victim younger than 18. 70-year old Roy Prewitt was booked Tuesday evening and appeared in court Wednesday afternoon.
Rainy April falls short of records.
Posted: 6:20 PM 4/30/13 We've had a very soggy April which has kept farmers out of their fields and flooded towns like Villa Grove.
Governor extends tax deadline
Families in Villa Grove spent their day cleaning up, some have lost everything, but today Governor Quinn announced he will extend the tax filing deadline for people hurt by all of this.
Flood Recovery Underway In Villa Grove & Central Illinois
Decatur is seeing a rapid flow of water over its dam after months of drought conditions.