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A person displaying a firearm in a Litchfield parking lot on Thursday morning, Nov. 24, is dead after he was shot by law enforcement. The suspect was pronounced dead at HSHS St. Francis Hospital … more
Despite some concerns from board members, the Panhandle Board of Education voted on Monday, Nov. 21, to continue its all sports co-op with Morrisonville Junior High and High School for the 24-25 and … more
As the holiday season draws near, the village of Raymond will kick off its annual Christmas Mall and Open House this Saturday, Nov. 26, in conjunction with Small Business Saturday. The Christmas … more
The holiday season will officially kick-off in Farmersville with the annual lighting of the tree this Saturday, Nov. 26, at Farmersville Park, located on the Square. The cheer-filled event will be … more
HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital is hosting Santa’s Workshop, a Christmas gift store for pediatric patients who will be spending the holiday in the hospital. Parents and … more
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state’s college access and financial aid agency, has announced the 2023-24 Illinois State Scholars.  These high-achieving students … more
On Nov. 15, National Philanthropy Day, with a theme of “Together We Are One”, the Lincoln Land Community College Foundation celebrated scholarship donors at its annual scholarship … more
The City of Litchfield would look vastly different without the contributions of City Administrator Tonya Flannery and on Thursday, Nov. 17, Mayor Steve Dougherty and the Litchfield City Council took … more
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, Imagine Hillsboro and The Journal-News are teaming up to host their last #ShopHillsboro event of the year on the nationally recognized Shop Small Business Saturday, … more
The holiday season will once again kick off with a new story from the illustrated Hillsboro Christmas series, A Rooster Tale. The soon-to-be released book, written by Dr. Patty Whitworth and edited … more
Members of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau celebrated a successful 105th year during their annual meeting on Thursday, Nov. 17, at The Event Center in Taylor Springs. “105 … more
Republicans chose new leadership for their caucuses in the Illinois General Assembly on Tuesday night, Nov. 15, while the two Democratic leaders have each announced they have the votes to maintain … more
Much of the conversation at Hillsboro’s Natural Resources Committee held Wednesday evening, Nov. 16, dealt with the fairest way to proceed with selling plots of land located between houses … more
Litchfield Middle School students Maya Ray, Ella Savage and Maggie Schwab were selected as the finalists from a field of 244 students in this year’s Patriot’s Pen eassay contest. The … more
Lions International sponsors a poster contest every year for students between 11 and 13 years of age.  Although this is Lions International’s 33rd annual contest, this is the Hillsboro … more
On Sept. 29, the Litchfield High School botany class visited the Route 66 Prairie. Under the supervision of botany instructor Susan Shelton, and botanist/plant enthusiast Henry Eilers, the class cut … more
The Montgomery County 4-H held its annual Achievement Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Montgomery County Extension Office in Hillsboro. Members were recognized for their accomplishments … more
It was a busy night for members of the Montgomery County Board, who held a public hearing on a proposed solar ordinance, approved resolutions for tax levies and the budget and bid farewell to seven … more
A small splash of color caught the attention of the members of the Litchfield School Board on Tuesday, Nov. 15, as the board toured the site of the new elementary school on State Street before going … more
The water main project continues to be the focus of members of the Schram City Village Board as the they discussed issues the village is now facing and approved payments during their monthly meeting … more
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