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Discussion on the possible reorganization with Morrisonville dominated the Panhandle School Board meeting on Monday, Feb. 28, (see the other story in this edition) other items were also discussed at … more
Candidates interested in running for county offices to be nominated in the June 28 general primary election may soon file petitions in the office of Montgomery County Clerk, according to County Clerk … more
“Conquering The Mind” is the focus of Cross Over Ministries’ upcoming mental health summit, set for Saturday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Free Methodist Church of … more
Longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 22 counts for allegedly using his position as the top House Democrat to solicit “personal financial … more
The indoor mask mandate in Illinois ended at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, Gov. JB Pritzker announced on Friday. Masks will still be required where federally mandated including on public transit, … more
Two people were arrested last weekend after suspicious activity near the railroad track on Industrial Park Drive at School Street in Hillsboro. Brian J. Reinacher, 39, of Hillsboro, was arrested … more
Enforcing ordinances was the topic of discussion among Witt’s aldermen on Tuesday night, Feb. 22. The aldermen have compiled a list of the most commonly violated ordinances and city rules that … more
With three members absent and the area wrapped in ice and snow with an ongoing winter storm, the Litchfield City Council made quick work of their agenda on Thursday, Feb. 17, needing just 10 minutes … more
A motion to reduce bail on a Collinsville man accused of shooting two people in Farmersville on Thanksgiving, killing one and critically injuring the other, was denied in Montgomery County Circuit … more
The Illinois Supreme Court is being asked to review the state’s mask mandate and other COVID-19 mitigation orders for K-12 schools on an expedited schedule. Attorney General Kwame Raoul … more
The Hillsboro City Council passed two ordinances dealing with parking on city streets during their meeting Tuesday evening, Feb. 22; all council people could vote, though Finance Commissioner Katie … more
The Raymond Village Board met for their regular meeting on Monday evening, Feb. 22, at the village hall. Upon approving minutes from the Feb. 7 meeting, members of the board were presented a … more
Shop Hillsboro events are back again this year, starting with Saturday’s Shop Hillsboro Mardi Gras on Feb. 26. The event is promoted by The Journal-News, Imagine Hillsboro and the Hillsboro … more
The Waggoner Centennial Players will present their kickoff performance of “A Pirate’s Life for Me” at their annual Popcorn Night performance taking place on Wednesday, March 2, at 7 … more
The Nokomis School Board meeting was called to order on Tuesday, Feb.15, by President Chad Ruppert after the group opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.  In addition to Ruppert, Superintendent … more
The past several years have been a whirlwind for Shane and Dawn Uhlry, who went from selling their locally grown produce from the tailgate of their truck and setting up at local farmers markets to … more
Gov. JB Pritzker’s administration said Friday it will ask the Illinois Supreme Court for an “expedited review” of an appellate court’s decision not to rule on a lower court … more
“We’re so happy to see you in Litchfield,” School Board President Julie Abel told representatives of Poettker Construction. Representatives from the company were on hand at the … more
The City of Nokomis has named two new members to its police force. At the Jan. 27 special meeting, the council voted to hire Talon Burton as its new police chief.  At the Feb. 14 regular … more
Members of the Schram City Village Board met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, Feb. 14, at the village hall.  Trustee Earl Eller participated via Zoom while Trustee Pat … more
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