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Clinic Provides Way Out Of Addiction

“A big part of the work we do hinges on undoing hundreds of years of false belief systems that surround addiction. The long-running belief is that addiction is a choice and should be treated as …

Truck Driver Killed In Accident On I-55

A truck driver from Somonauk in Northern Illinois was killed from an accident on Interstate 55 two and a half miles north of Farmersville on Thursday, Sept. 22. Frank Amendola, 67, of Somonauk, …

Resource Committee Discusses Lake Issues

The Natural Resources Committee of Hillsboro met Wednesday, Sept. 21, in city hall; present were chairman Kyle Hacke and members Bret Reeves, Bart Wetzel, and John Rapp, Parks and Public Properties …

Police Looking For Leads In Schram City Burglary

The Hillsboro Police Department is seeking information on a burglary that happened in broad daylight in the 600 block of 22nd Street in Schram City on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Sometime between 6:30 a.m. …
Journal-News Sports

College Report: Pence Hitting On All Cylinders Up North

Cara Pence, a Litchfield graduate, was fired up. She was not the only North Central University player that was fired up in their 3-0 win over Crown College. But it is fair to say that the Purple …

Nokomis Junior High Girls Sweep Carlinville

The Nokomis Junior High girls basketball program hosted their second home game of the season on Thursday, Sept. 22, against Carlinville, with both teams picking up victories. It would take a …

Lady Redskins Score First MSM Conference Victory

After three straight losses dipped their record back to .500 on the year, the Nokomis High School volleyball team rose back over the mark on Thursday, Sept. 22, with a convincing two-set win over …
Obituaries
Barbara A. Rupel, 75 Barbara A. Rupel, 75, of Taylorville, died on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. Private family services were conducted. Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in …
Pastor Harry C. Kirk, 75 Pastor Harry Carter Kirk, 75, of Fillmore, died on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at his home. Visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Grace Fellowship Church in Fillmore. Funeral …
Kenneth D. Monke, 72 Kenneth Dale “Kenny” Monke, 72, of Arcola, died on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at 12:55 p.m. at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, Sept. 24, at …
Kenneth W. Eyman, 96 Kenneth W. Eyman, 96, of Mulberry Grove, died on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at Greenville Nursing and Rehab Center, in Greenville surrounded by family. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. …
Steven W. Schweizer, 67 Steven Wayne Schweizer, 67, of Edwardsville, died peacefully surrounded by his family and friends at Brightly Senior Living at 9:51 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. Visitation will be from 4-7 …
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From The Opinion Page

A GRACE FILLED JOURNEY • Help Make HHS Accessible For All

When I think back to my high school days, I tend to think fondly, focusing on what I enjoyed, rather than things I struggled with. And I think that it’s okay to look back at the happy …

IMAGINE HILLSBORO CHECKS IN • Imagine Gets Ready For Busy Fall

Welcome back to Imagine Hillsboro Checks In. If this is your first time joining us, welcome! This column features a bi-monthly update regarding all things Imagine Hillsboro. Fall is here, and believe …
Letters To The Editor
No CO2 Storage In Montgomery County

Carbon dioxide pipelines and storage will be a safety hazard should it enter and be stored in Montgomery County. The plans of Heartland Greenway were stated in the Montgomery County Board meeting on …

Do The Tattoos Mean He Should Be Shunned?

I am writing in response to a letter to the editor titled, “Why Should He Be Able to Coach.”   In response to this individual’s letter, let me give some history to the …