Local News

  • Son of Vandalia native on national TV

    The son of a Vandalia native is among the participants in a culinary competition on national television.

  • Fayette County Unofficial Vote Totals

    Hillary Clinton-616
    Bernie Sanders-641
    Donald Trump-1,933
    Ted Cruz-1,462
    Marco Rubio-215
    John Kasich-287
    U.S. House-15th District
    John Shimkus-1,855
    Kyle McCarter-2,052
    Ill. Representative 107th District
    John Cavaletto (R)-3,157
    Circuit Clerk
    Kathy Emerick (R)-3,230
    Ashley Towler (D)-1,128
    State’s Attorney
    Joshua C. Morrison (R)-3,045

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  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 17

    ✔ The Triple "A" Allis-Chalmers Club Inc. will hold its 22nd annual Antique Tractor Show at Village Square Mall on U.S. Route 45 South in Effingham March 17-20. All brands of tractors are welcome.
    ✔ Soroptimist International of Vandalia meets at noon in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.

  • Library has adult reading program

    Evans Public Library is offering an adult reading program, and signup for that program begins on Monday.
    For each book an adult reads, he or she may fill out a slip of paper with their name and phone number, which will be put into a drawing for their choice of a $20 Walmart gift card, $20 Denny’s gift card or $20 gift card from Words, Wicks and Wood. Books must be checked out from Evans Library. For more information, call the library, 283-2824.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 10

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group will meet from 1-2 p.m. at the library. Those interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at 283-2824.
    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners meets at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Okaw Area Vocational Center on the Vandalia Community High School campus.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.

  • Gottman passes on copies of VCC bills to governor's staff

    Vandalia’s mayor took advantage of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s visit on Monday to present copies of bills showing what the state owes for water and sewer service provided to Vandalia Correctional Center.
    Rick Gottman told the Vandalia City Council on Monday night that the state owes the city $374,445 for water service and $67,241.67 for sewer service.
    The mayor told aldermen that he gave copies of the bills to Randy Pollard, the Vandalia resident who is Rauner’s downstate director, and that Pollard said he would work on the issue.

  • County denies request for gift of seized truck

    The Fayette County Board voted almost unanimously to turn down a request to give a seized truck to a group that transported individuals to and from court.
    At last month’s meeting, the board was asked to give a seized vehicle to Jesus Loves You Ministry after Stacey Shallenbarger told board members that she wanted to expand her services of her Christian County-based program into Fayette County.

  • Governor makes stop in Vandalia

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner told a group of Fayette County residents on Monday that it’s important for future of Illinois that he continues on with his “turnaround agenda.”

  • Mother charged with injuring infant

    A Vandalia woman is in Fayette County Jail on $1-million bond after being arrested late last week on a charge alleging that she caused serious injury to her infant child.