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It didn’t take long to find a winner in this year’s The Journal-News First Baby of the Year contest. Bryson Lee Harshani-Bayne made his debut just nine hours into New Year’s Day … more
A Hillsboro man was pronounced dead after he apparently collapsed with a medical issue on Fairground Avenue in Hillsboro during a morning walk on Sunday, Jan. 1. Lindell Knop, 69, of Hillsboro, … more
“From the beginning, we prayed that fostering Kaliah would lead to adoption, but we had experienced so many let downs in our journey to becoming parents that we didn’t want get our hopes … more
A Kankakee County judge ruled Wednesday that lawmakers overreached their constitutional authority in passing a measure to abolish cash bail in Illinois, while other provisions in the wide-ranging … more
Hillsboro area business owners, organization and community members alike are invited to attend a town hall meeting on Friday, Jan. 13, at the Abbey on Broad, located at 202 S. Broad Street in … more
There is something that draws children in when it comes to firefighters. Whether it’s the gleaming red paint of the fire engine or the chance to be a hero in real life rather just in make … more
The Nokomis City Council took action in its continued efforts to improve the safety and integrity of the downtown business district at the regular Dec. 27 meeting.  The meeting was moved from … more
On Tuesday, Dec. 20, the Nokomis School Board held a truth in taxation hearing prior to the regular business meeting.   The hearing was called to order by board president Chad Ruppert wat … more
As staff members of Doyle Public Library prepare to ring in the new year, they are excited for some changes coming to the library in the next few weeks and months, starting with a brand new … more
With the country’s interest in soccer on the rise, Hillsboro Sports Association is asking local fans to unite to invest in the city’s youth soccer teams by getting much-needed lighting … more
Although she jokes she was initially asked to join the team as a “back-up player,” Holly Lanthrip of Hillsboro had two life-changing medical mission trips through the World Pediatric … more
As soon as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, heralding the start of a brand new year, the official wait begins for the arrival of the first baby contest winner in Montgomery … more
The popular restaurant on the west side of Litchfield was even busier than normal on Friday, Dec. 23, with well-wishers stopping to congratulate the general manager on his retirement. “You … more
Once again Bremer Sanctuary is inviting the community to join them for the annual New Year’s Day Walk. The 90-minute guided hike will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1. Hikers are reminded … more
The third grade students in Mrs. Amber Stoeklin’s class at Beckemeyer Elementary School hosted a very special guest on Wednesday morning, Dec. 21. Liam Dugan dropped by to visit his … more
By now, almost everyone in Illinois has heard that Jan. 1 will mark the beginning of a significant change in the state’s criminal justice system – the elimination of cash … more
Progress continues on the new State Street elementary school project in Litchfield. Board members were given a tour of the facility at the start of their regular board meeting on Tuesday evening, … more
Over the last four months, the subject of home school students participating in athletics within the district they live in has been a topic of discussion by the Panhandle School Board and the parents … more
Members of the Raymond Village Board welcomed a new member to their quorum as Ryan Bruntjen was sworn in as a newly appointed board member during their regular meeting on Monday evening, Dec. 19, at … more
The filing period for submitting completed nominating papers and petitions for school board candidates in Montgomery County’s four main school districts (Hillsboro Unit School District … more
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