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Litchfield City Council Contemplates New Soccer Park

Whether or not Litchfield breaks ground on a proposed soccer park will be determined during their meeting on March 7, where the Litchfield City Council will vote on a land purchase agreement and to …

Trump Still Candidate In County Primary Race

Montgomery County Clerk and Recorder Sandy Leitheiser informs voters that the court ruling on Wednesday, Feb. 28, by Cook County Circuit Judge Tracie Porter to remove Republican Presidential …

Ease Summer Stress By Pre-Paying Taxes

Those who want to use income tax returns to make this summer less stressful may want to look at pre-paying their property taxes. Montgomery County propert tax installments are typically due in July …

Local Bowlers Bring New Life To Litchfield Bowl

To paraphrase Mark Twain, the death of the sport bowling has been greatly exaggerated, at least in small towns according to Joey Hapner. “People say bowling is a dying sport. Heck, I thought it …
Journal-News Sports

The College Report: Janssen Starts A Streak

Nokomis graduate Ryan Janssen has a streak going. The Millikin University senior catcher has hit safely in five games in a row. “Much of my early season success at the plate comes to …

Powell Sets The Standard In 2024 Debut

The Litchfield High School track team made their 2024 debut on Saturday, March 2, at Lantz Fieldhouse on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, but one member of the team may …

Hughes, Linn, Smith Get Wins In Opener

The Hillsboro High School track team opened up the 2024 season with a bang on Saturday, March 2, at the Rushville-Industry Invite at King Fieldhouse on the campus of Illinois College in Jacksonville. …
Obituaries
Dorothy D. Jones, 84 Dorothy Darlene Jones, 84, of Altamont, formerly of Vandalia, died Friday, March 1, 2024, at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 5, at Miller …
Rita A. Wattjes, 52 Rita Arlene Wattjes, 52, of Tuscola, and formerly of the Springfield area, died on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, in her home. Visitation will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of rural …
Irene M. Wattjes, 83 Irene Marie Wattjes, 83, of Tuscola, and formerly of Nokomis, died Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon. Mrs. Wattjes was born in Hillsboro on April 8, 1940, …
Sally A. Meyer, 76 Sally Ann (Satterlee) Meyer, 76, of Witt, died Friday, March 1, 2024, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 6, at 10 a.m. at Our Savior …
Becky A. Bost, 73 Becky Ann Bost, 73, of Fillmore, died Friday, March 1, 2024, at 8:46 p.m. at her residence, surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held Monday, March 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Toberman-Dean …
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From The Opinion Page

Letter To The Editor: Litchfield Soccer Complex

I’ve been hearing people that are talking about TIF money being used in the city of Litchfield. So I started asking questions in an attempt to try to understand this whole thing. The state …

Ramblings: Treasured Memories From The Court

As the high school and college basketball seasons wind down, my thoughts ramble back to the more enjoyable seasons I spent affiliated with Hillsboro High basketball. In the years from 1986 until …
Letters To The Editor
LETTER TO THE EDITOR • Comments On Water Quality Article

In the Monday, Dec. 18, edition of The Journal-News many of you may have read “EPA, IDOA Report Show Water Pollution Increases.” The article dealt with the Biennial Report of the Nutrient …

Thanks For Helping Us Celebrate Ten Years

The Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center Association greatly appreciates all those who have supported us during our first 10 years.  Both The Journal-News and the News Herald have …