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Six members of the Hillsboro Planning Commission were present for the group’s meeting in city hall on Tuesday, Dec. 21; also present were Mayor Don Downs, City Clerk Cory Davidson, City Planner … more
Minimum wage workers in Illinois will see a boost in their hourly pay to $12 per hour starting Jan. 1, while tenants in affordable housing units will be allowed to keep pets. Those are just some … more
The number of positive COVID-19 cases in the county continued to surge leading up to Christmas, according to numbers provided by the Montgomery County Health Department. The health department … more
The Illinois High School Football Coaches Association announced their 14-member hall of fame induction class for 2022 on Tuesday, Dec. 14, with two of this year’s honorees having ties to … more
Members of the Panhandle School Board adopted the 2021 tax levy during their meeting on Monday, Dec. 20, and continued with the board’s policy of using the school facilities tax fund to abate a … more
Residents of Tremont Terrace in Hillsboro are planning their 49th annual luminaria for roughly 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, an annual Christmas Eve tradition. Tremont Terrace is located off of Tremont … more
Mayor Shawn Cady stated that attorney Chris Sherer is working on an ordinance prohibiting unlicensed mini-bikes and four-wheelers within city limits during the regular meeting of Witt City Council on … more
The Village of Raymond Monday night hired Jason McCallum as a new village employee to assist the streets department. The action took place at the regular meeting of the Village Board on Monday, Dec. … more
At approximately 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)was made aware of a large noise and shaking felt by many residents throughout central Illinois. This … more
Although the official opening was postponed due to a delay in shelving delivery, officials were on hand Monday morning, Dec. 20 to cut the ribbon to the new Hillsboro Area Public Library, located at … more
After months of renovations, patrons got their first glimpse inside the new Hillsboro Area Public Library as part of a Friends of the Library fundraiser on Thursday evening, Dec. 16. Approximately … more
Members of the Litchfield City Council approved the city’s tax levy during their meeting on Thursday, Dec. 16, with City Budget Officer Jereme Zook reporting to the council. Zook said that … more
Members of the Litchfield School Board heard an update on the new elementary school building project as part of their regular monthly meeting on Thursday evening, Dec. 16.  Their meetings are … more
Montgomery County is averaging 22.22 new cases of COVID-19 per day in December, according to numbers furnished by the local health department. Through Saturday, Dec. 18, the health department has … more
The Litchfield Chamber of Commerce has officially announced its 2022 major events schedule and some big changes can be noted in the lineup. “The Chamber Board of Directors and I met recently … more
Jeff Warner was a dedicated volunteer firefighter for the Shoal Creek Fire Department.  His passion to help others and protect the community was without bounds. In fact, Warner, of Donnellson, … more
A comprehensive approach to reducing threats to well-being in Montgomery County was the focus of the Montgomery County Community Risk Reduction Committee (CRC) meeting held December 8 at Hillsboro … more
After months of negotiations, members of the Montgomery County Board unanimously approved a contract with the FOP (Fraternal Order of Police) during their regular board meeting on Tuesday evening, … more
After some discussion about where the assessed value of the retired Coffeen Power Plant might end up, the board approved a $8.6 million tax levy for next year Tuesday, Dec. 14, during their monthly … more
Fred Butler, head of the custodians for the Hillsboro School District and a person long involved with the Hillsboro Sports Association, accepted congratulations after the city council accepted Mayor … more
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