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The Hillsboro Area Hospital Board of Directors announces the appointment of Michael Alexander, FACHE, as interim CEO, effective Jan. 9. Alexander has over 30 years of senior executive experience … more
The 63rd annual “Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant” will be held Thursday, Jan. 19 through Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield. The pageant will be held in … more
The Litchfield City Council said goodbye to one familiar face and welcomed another one back into the fold during the opening moments of their meeting on Thursday, Jan. 5. Mayor Steve Dougherty … more
During the Panhandle School Board meeting on Dec. 19, one of the parents who are currently homeschooling their children asked for clarity on the district’s plans regarding allowing home … more
The Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its 82nd annual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Extension Office in Hillsboro. A light dinner will be … more
An appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of a state law that would end cash bail appears to be at least three months away from resolution under a new timeline approved … more
U.S. Representative Rodney Davis has secured $20,308,790 in Community Project Funding (CPF) for 15 different communities through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023. Among the communities … more
Hillsboro native Justin Zimmerman has been selected to fill an associate judge vacancy in Madison County. The announcement was made by Chief Judge Stephen Stobbs of the Third Judicial Circuit on … more
The Hillsboro fourth grade team won first place in the annual Hoopfest Tournament, held Jan. 7-8, at Hillsboro Junior High School with an undefeated weekend.  Starting on Saturday, Jan. 7, … more
A team of Hillsboro fifth graders won first place in the annual Hoopfest Tournament at the Hillsboro Junior High School gym on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 8.  The tournament tipped off with pool … more
“When I was in school, one of my instructors told us that the majority of new library directors would go through some form of renovation at least once in their career. I just didn’t … more
Only three action items were on the Hillsboro City Council agenda when they met Tuesday evening, Jan. 3, in city hall with all council members present. The first matter to be considered after the … more
“I thought you’d never ask,” said Dylan Richter when his wife, Katie Homa, asked if he wanted to open a candy store in downtown Hillsboro. The couple moved to Hillsboro from … more
Once again Fusion Fitness and Aquatics is challenging the residents of Montgomery County to lighten up. This will mark the 14th year that the Hillsboro-based gym has extended their Lighten Up for … more
“When in doubt, trailer it out!” said Sydney Budd, owner and operator of the mobile coffee shop, Rise and Grind Coffee Company trailer in Litchfield. The bright yellow pop-up trailer … more
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
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