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A seat in the United States Senate along with all six Illinois statewide offices, congressional seats, state legislature seats, county offices, and all 14 county board seats are among the decisions … more
After the resignations of City Administrator Tonya Flannery and Fire Chief Joe Holomy, the City of Litchfield has another position to fill as of Friday, Nov. 4.  “ The City has accepted … more
The City of Hillsboro will hold a Veteran’s Day Celebration at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Hillsboro Veterans’ Memorial.  The Joint Armed Forces Color Guard will present … more
Hillsboro celebrated the release of a new book that highlights community newspapers, Beacons in the Darkness: Hope and Transformation Among America’s Community Newspapers by Dave Hoekstra, with … more
Representatives of the Heartland Greenway project attended the Montgomery County Board’s Personnel and Development Committee meeting on Thursday evening, Nov. 3, at the Historic Courthouse in … more
After taking a hiatus to explore other opportunities Hillsboro High School graduates Logan Altenberger and Isaiah Atkins are returning to their roots and re-opening Alpha Candles, the business they … more
The Journal-News was honored with several awards in this year’s Better Newspaper Contest through the National Newspaper Association.  The awards were presented at this year’s NNA … more
Six local veterans, who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of every single American citizen, were recognized with a special Honor Flight trip on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The free, one-day trip is … more
“Today, we are laying the groundwork for helping people in Litchfield and the surrounding region meet their full potential and get the training they need to land a good paying job,” said … more
A Lake Charles, LA, man was arrested following an alleged shooting at approximately 9:39 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, at the Super 8 Motel in Litchfield. Theodore M. White, 49, of Lake Charles, LA, … more
Mayor Don Downs brought forward a proclamation of support for the Hillsboro Unit School District #3’s proposal to fund a new high school building during the Hillsboro City Council meeting on … more
After months of collecting plastic caps, Hillsboro High School student Jenna Durbin finally saw the results of her hard work when she donated two plastic picnic tables to the City of … more
The churches in the Hillsboro area would like to invite everyone to the free Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Event Center, Rt. 185 in Taylor … more
Litchfield Ministerial Alliance will host a community Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Litchfield Community Center, located at 1100 South State Street. The drive-through meal will begin … more
Halloween enthusiasts of all ages lined Main Street for the annual Hillsboro Rotary Club Halloween parade on Friday afternoon, Oct. 28. Led by the Hillsboro Police Department and the Hillsboro … more
It was a beautiful day for this year’s annual Litchfield Community Partners Halloween Parade, sponsored by several local non-profit organizations and businesses, on Saturday evening, Oct. 29, … more
A lifelong resident of the city and longtime business owner, Ed Wernsing was unveiled as the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce Veiled Non-Profit following the Litchfield Halloween Parade on Saturday … more
Cross Over Ministries will hold their “Out of the Darkness” walk, talk and breakfast this Saturday, Nov. 5, from 7 to 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in … more
Gov. JB Pritzker and State School Superintendent Carmen Ayala on Thursday touted some of the more positive findings from the 2022 school report card, insisting that Illinois schools are on the right … more
With Fall officially in full swing the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)reminds motorists that deer mating season has also arrived. That … more
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