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A legislative panel on Tuesday voted to suspend the latest version of COVID-19 mitigations for public schools, saying in part that those rules are still being litigated in a state appellate court. … more
Helen Boehler celebrated her 105th birthday on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, surrounded by   her family, friends and even a few members of   the Raymond-Harvel Fire Department, who brought out an … more
The final 10-42 call. It’s a tradition for retiring police officers, but one that not many in the community get to hear in person. On Thursday, Feb. 10, the members of the Litchfield City … more
Litchfield students were among the finalists in the Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy essay contests who were set to be honored during the 12th District Awards Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 15, … more
Throughout history kites have inspired wonder and delight. They have been used for everything from military applications, science and meteorology, photography, generating power and aerodynamics … more
McGraw Enterprises has announced they are downsizing and selling seven McDonald’s locations in Springfield this year. They will retain ownership of the McDonald’s stores in both … more
Students in the Montgomery CEO (creating entrepreneurial opportunities) program learned about community journalism and newspaper production during a visit to The Journal-News in Hillsboro on Tuesday … more
If hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to decline for the rest of the month, Gov. JB Pritzker plans to lift his executive order that mandates face coverings indoors by Feb. 28. The plan does not … more
After hearing an update from Mobility Manager Nathan Nichols, members of the Montgomery County Board unanimously approved an annual ordinance and intergovernmental agreement with CIPT (Central … more
Members of the Hillsboro School Board learned during their meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 8, about a potential curriculum change that would add a mental health program to an existing interpersonal … more
Two agenda items were discussed at length at the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday evening, Feb. 8; but only two others were voted upon, and both were approved by a unanimous 5-0 vote. … more
Members of the Raymond Village Board met for their regular meeting held Monday evening, Feb. 7, at the village hall. Following a motion to approve the minutes from the Jan. 17 meeting, board … more
Another Troop #77 “Thunder Toad”, Jacob Mizera of Raymond, has been working hard through the pandemic obstacles in 2021 to obtain the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America,the rank of … more
The month of January ended with 2,396 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, according to numbers provided regularly by the Montgomery County Health Department. That means that during … more
A group of Litchfield High School students are hoping to take their latest project “to infinity and beyond.” This December, the Litchfield School Board approved a request for a new … more
A Sangamon County judge on Friday, Feb. 4, granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) for students in 145 school districts in which suits have been filed challenging mask and contact tracing … more
“We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.” -American activist and … more
Hillsboro resident Barb Boston plans to add a bit of color to the drab winter season with the debut of her new “Funky Line Dance” classes, a four-week dance session that will be held each … more
With a massive winter storm on course to blanket the entire state in ice and snow, Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday issued a disaster declaration and activated members of the Illinois National … more
School enrollment in Montgomery County is slightly up this school year compared to last, an indication that last year’s drastic enrollment loss may have been pandemic related. Enrollments in … more
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