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It was a long night for members of the Montgomery County Board who met for two and a half hours as part of their regular monthly meeting, held Tuesday evening, Jan. 11, at the Historic Courthouse in … more
Hillsboro Junior High School will begin offering baseball and softball programs following the decision made at the regular meeting of the Hillsboro School Board on Tuesday evening, Jan. 11. All board … more
The easiest to explain motion at Hillsboro’s City Council meeting Tuesday evening, Jan. 11, was one brought forward by Finance Commissioner Katie Duncan to pay the monthly bills of $292,316.92. … more
A continuing sharp spike in COVID-19 cases being driven by the omicron variant has pushed the state’s hospital capacity to its limits and is prompting the state to bring in additional health … more
Bundle up for a new family friendly winter activity at the Bremer Wildlife Sanctuary in Hillsboro already underway with the submittal deadline on Feb. 15.   Twelve painted snowflakes, along … more
A Panama couple are parents of the winner of The Journal-News first baby contest, a contest that dates back to 1936. Raelee Grace Petcher was born in HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield at … more
“It was a good experience, but so overwhelming,” said Shawn Huber of Hillsboro, of local efforts to help with disaster relief in Kentucky after deadly December tornados. “With … more
Mayor Steve Dougherty’s inspection program was discussed during the Litchfield City Council meeting on Thursday, Jan. 6, as the city continues to look at ways to reduce dilapidated … more
Retired longtime physician Dr. Ross Billiter of Litchfield recently made a $20,000 contribution to the Litchfield Student Education Foundation to purchase classroom materials for students in grades … more
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the statewide positivity rate for Dec. 31 through Jan. 6 was 15.2 percent On Thursday, Jan. 6, IDPH announced it is adopting the … more
As part of their commitment toward stemming the methamphetamine and illegal drug trade in Montgomery County, and in cooperation with the Litchfield Police Department, the Montgomery County … more
When Springfield resident Dave Pilger walked into Casey’s General Store in Nokomis on Sunday, Jan. 2, he did so with a smile on his face–much the same as he did when he walked into the … more
A 26-year-old Hillsboro man is missing after he was last seen on New Year’s Eve, Friday, Dec. 31, on East Morton Avenue near Knight’s Inn in Jacksonville.  Authorities are … more
A Collinsville man who faces four felony charges after a Thanksgiving Day shooting in Farmersville was formally arraigned in Montgomery County Circuit Court on Monday, Jan. 3. Robert J. Tarr, 48, … more
“Illinois lawmakers have made considerable changes to Montgomery County’s Illinois Senate and Illinois House Representative Districts,”  Montgomery County Clerk Sandy … more
Hillsboro police have made six arrests–with more arrests and more charges pending–in a rash of burglaries of residences and storage buildings around Hillsboro. The arrests include one … more
Last year ended on a sour note, and this year did not begin any better in terms of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to numbers provided by the Montgomery County Health Department, there … more
“Hillsboro has worked diligently over the last six-and-a-half years to tackle the issue of vacant, often dangerous, buildings scattered throughout the city,” according to Michael Murphy, … more
The new Hillsboro Area Public Library will open at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, in its new location in downtown Hillsboro. The new location that was formerly a bank features reading areas for … more
The 62nd annual “Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant” will be held Thursday, Jan. 13 through Sunday, Jan. 16, at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield. The pageant will be held in … more
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