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Several years ago when I was a member of Hillsboro 2000 and Beyond, we were looking for a fundraiser to help pay for Christmas lights for the downtown area.   I suggested the Snow Princess with … more
Hillsboro Energy’s Deer Run Mine is seeking renewal of their mining permits from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).  Their original permit #399 included acreage for … more
In July 2022 a coward opened fire on a crowd enjoying an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois.   Seven people died; 48 others were injured. That alleged shooter is due back in … more
The Illinois Insurance Association reminds motorists to be on the lookout for deer in the coming weeks. Drivers may have little time to react when deer linger, step onto or leap across the … more
This is an opportunity for residents to comment on how Deer Run Mine has impacted their health, quality of life, and surrounding environment. Hillsboro Energy LLC has applied for a five-year renewal … more
The U.S. Department of Justice, Sec. 1324, says it’s an offense for aliens to enter the U.S. unless through designated ports. It prohibits encouraging aliens to come, reside or enter the U.S., … more
Have we taught all the right things to our students for them to succeed in life? First, I applaud those who have been instrumental in establishing the trade center in Litchfield. I have … more
What a great county we live in, where town and country meet. The best overall location in the state. Close to many major highways, hospitals, colleges, lakes, major cities, churches, and we have good … more
Saving money and spending money wisely should be a top priority for city government. As city of Nokomis commissioner, I want to assure we keep this a priority. Lee Beckman, a licensed engineer with … more
Illinois politicians should be busy with their "expected" jobs for the state of Illinois: dealing with the budget, law enforcement backing, state issues, etc. But yet, they are so easily distracted … more
It's back-to-school time! The Illinois Insurance Association, a state property casualty trade association, and its member companies urge motorists to be alert as kids make their way to and from … more
When someone says that if he is indicted there will be “death and destruction,”that is a threat. Where did the threat of thousands of workers going on strike come from? While I believe … more
There are many factors that make or break a farm operation. Since the war started in Ukraine by Russia, American farmers have seen the price of fertilizer double in cost with no end in sight. … more
Independence Day is approaching, and fireworks will soon dominate the sky. The Illinois Insurance Association and its member companies encourage residents to choose professional fireworks shows … more
For the past 20 days I have been a patient at Montgomery Nursing and Rehab for the purpose of therapy following a left hip joint replacement on May 5. Hannah, Nadine and Vickie were diligent and … more
We just wanted to thank you for publishing Mike Plunkett’s Memorial Day address in the May 30 edition of The Journal-News . His stories about courageous veterans are much more genuine than … more
I wonder who is running Montgomery County. The governor puts out billions of dollars in road repairs, and yet Illinois Route 16 from Hillsboro to Ohlman is in a shambles. The governor sends … more
As we celebrate nurses across the country for National Nurses Week (May 6-12), I am deeply appreciative of our nursing colleagues who provide exceptional care to those served by Hospital Sisters … more
When plans were made for the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center, we had three goals.  We wanted to help develop a better appreciation of our community, our citizens and our … more
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center.   It has been a fast, fun ten years for sure. We plan to mark the occasion by having a … more
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