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Members of the Litchfield School Board heard several updates on district construction projects as part of their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, Sept. 20. Board member Gregg Hires was … more
A man who is in Montgomery County Jail awaiting trial on charges of murder and attempted murder now faces charges for allegedly hiring someone to kill the surviving victim and the deputy … more
“I don’t really see a negative with it.” That was Panhandle School Board member Scott Cowdrey’s view of the district’s participation in the cafeteria community … more
Members of the Raymond Village Board met for their regular meeting on Monday evening, Sept. 19, at the village hall. Following a call or order at 7 p.m., a motion was made by Trustee Kendall … more
The Journal-News was honored with several awards at this year’s Illinois Press Association advertising and editorial contests. Awards were presented at the annual Illinois Press Association … more
Birders got a front-row seat to see 81 birds from 13 species banded Saturday monring, Sept. 17, during an event at Bremer Santuary in Hillsboro. Volunteers from the Lincoln Land Association of … more
The Litchfield City Council was in open session for five minutes and approved six motions during their meeting at Corwin Hall on Sept. 15. Three members of the council were absent, Marilyn Sisson, … more
The Montgomery County Master Gardeners organized and hosted the 131st annual Farmer’s Institute, which was held Saturday, Sept. 10, at the University of Illinois Extension Office in … more
County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser has announced that due to Illinois Law change, all filings for school board member candidates will take place at the County Clerk’s Office for the upcoming April … more
It’s been a little over three years since 18-year-old Austin Krager passed away, Krager’s family and friends have made sure that his legacy is one that will continue to live on. On … more
Ultimately, nearly 16 hours of hearings came down to one question: should Captain Curt Glover be fired from the Litchfield Fire Department for posting an unflattering picture of Chief Joe Holomy to … more
With three presentations on the agenda, it was a long night for members of the Montgomery County Board, who met for nearly three hours as part of their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, … more
Hillsboro city council has a full roster again as Patrick Ward, Controller and Vice President of the Bank of Hillsboro, was sworn in as a councilman at the end of the council’s meeting Tuesday … more
Patton & Company, an accounting firm based out of Hillsboro, opened the Monday, Sept. 12 Nokomis City Council meeting with an overview of the city’s annual audit.  Beginning with a … more
Members of the Schram City Village Board addressed the water main project, as well as an ongoing matter as part of their monthly meeting on Monday evening, Sept. 12, at the village … more
The Hillsboro School District will provide free school lunches for all students, board members decided at their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The move came when the board voted to participate in … more
Business owners and community members alike gathered at The Abbey on Broad for a town hall meeting on Friday night, Sept. 9. Hosted by Sarah McConnell, the economic development and community planner … more
HSHS St. Francis Foundation will host the Robinson Brothers Homecoming Concert III for two performances on Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8.  The Robinson Brothers, Robby and Rex, two of … more
The crowd was enthusiastic, and the bed racers–even more so–at the Shop Hillsboro Moonlight Madness event on Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 10. Shop Hillsboro events are promoted by … more
The Hillsboro School District has placed a $13 million bond issue on the Nov. 8 ballot that will help fund a building project on the high school campus.  The school board approved the bond … more
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