ALTAMONT -- It was an exciting day as one teacher received the news of a a lifetime.
EFFINGHAM -- Authorities are trying to identify a women whose body was found almost a year ago.
EFFINGHAM -- Police are investigating a rash of graffiti.
Latest: 10:00 pm ALTAMONT -- A 3-year old girl is safe and sound.
TEUTOPOLIS -- Kids get to enjoy some of Our Town's favorite past-time games!
TEUTOPOLIS -- There's a lot of history in Our Town. Many people had a hand in helping build it.
TEUTOPOLIS -- Time to look at fashion through the years in Our Town.
TEUTOPOLIS -- An area man says people make the world go round. And he would know.
TEUTOPOLIS -- A special tradition in Our Town involves the Three Kings in a way you've probably never seen before.
TEUTOPOLIS -- When you think about small towns, you probably don't expect to see big business.
TEUTOPOLIS -- Our Town is celebrating 175 years of history. But, even when it's not the town's terquasquicentennial, you can visit its past each week.
TEUTOPOLIS -- Our Town's Kid to Know is doing his best to be a part of the celebration.
TEUTOPOLIS -- One woman has lost of memories from Our Town's first Centennial Celebration. Since then, she's been able to celebrate three more.
TEUTOPOLIS -- People in Our Town are getting ready to celebrate its 175th anniversary.
TEUTOPOLIS -- This building was built in the 1890's. Since then, it's been a couple different restaurants and even a doctor's office.
EFFINGHAM -- The Effingham Performance Center has had a great year and says 2015 will be even better.
EFFINGHAM -- For one family, loving Corvettes is practically in their blood. And now it's turned into the family business. We met them as part of a special Our Town Corvette Show report.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- A Watson man won't get a lighter sentence after pleading guilty to murdering his niece.
WATSON -- A lot of work has gone into getting Willow's Park ready in Effingham County. 7-year old Willow Long was murdered by her uncle last fall. The dedication for the park is this weekend.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- A person is dead after an accident. It happened Sunday afternoon on U.S. 45, just two miles north of Effingham.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- The name of a man who drown Sunday in the Little Wabash River has been released.
Latest: 5:06 pm, 4/30/14, Wednesday DOUGLAS COUNTY -- A trial started and ended in just over two hours Wednesday.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- A Watson man may not serve the rest of his life in prison.
WATSON -- Her neighbors and friends are building a park in her honor. But they still need help getting to their $40,000 fundraising goal.
Latest: 10:02 pm, 4/12/14, Saturday EFFINGHAM -- Sergeant Timothy Owens lived Missouri, but was originally from Effingham.
Update: 12:11 pm, 4/7/14, Monday EFFINGHAM -- Charges have been upgraded for at least one suspect in the death of an area woman.
Update: 3:58 pm, 3/28/14, Friday EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- It's a place which is supposed to be centered around health, but this doctor's office became a place for crime.
EFFINGHAM -- Two people in Effingham County got busted for having meth.
Update: 6:01 pm WATSON -- The case is closed and the killer is behind bars, but for people here, they will never forget Willow Long.
Update: 4:21 pm, 2/26/14, Wednesday EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- Charges have been filed in a deadly traffic accident.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- The mother of murdered 7-year old, Willow Long, pleaded guilty Tuesday to lying to police.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- The mother of a murdered 7-year old was granted a continuance Thursday.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- Willow Long's mother was back in court Thursday.
Latest: 1:17 pm, 12/18/13, Wednesday EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- The State's Attorney says an anonymous tip led to the arrests of three people in a murder case.
Latest: 5:52 pm, 12/10/13, Tuesday EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- The Watson mother whose daughter disappeared and was found dead in September was in court Tuesday.
EFFINGHAM -- Police want help finding a missing teen.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- The man charged in the murder of his 7-year old niece won't face a jury until next year.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- One person was killed in a crash.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- A man is walking across Central Illinois to help raise money for organ transplants.
WATSON -- People in Effingham County have a new plan to honor a 7-year old murder victim.
Update: 10:06 pm EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- A Watson man pleaded not guilty to murdering his 7-year old niece, but people in the community are trying to focus on the little girl instead.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- It will likely be months before a Watson man goes on trial for murder.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- A grand jury indicted a Watson man on three counts of murder.
EFFINGHAM -- 7-year old Willow Long was laid to rest Monday.
EFFINGHAM -- A man's body was found lying in bushes near 4th and Jefferson.
WATSON -- People in Effingham County were frustrated at the time it took for some things to happen when Willow Long was reported missing, so they started a petition to give kids like her more help.
WATSON -- A 3-year old is in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) after his big sister was brutally murdered.
Update: 4:26 pm WATSON -- Investigators are in Effingham County searching for more evidence in the murder of Willow Long.
WATSON -- Family members are making arrangements to bury Willow Long with help from the community.
Latest: 6:01 pm EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- New details emerged in court Wednesday about the disappearance and death of 7-year old Willow Long.