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The three Hillsboro City Council members who came to the Tuesday, Aug. 24, meeting (Mayor Don Downs, Public Safety Commissioner Michael Murphy, and Utilities Commissioner Kendra Wright) made a … more
Mayor Shawn Cady called the meeting of Witt City Council to order at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24, with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Aldermen Dave Cearlock, Jay Martin, Lyn Cady, Catherine Cady, … more
After seven new COVID cases Sunday, 15 on Monday, and 24 on Tuesday, the month of August is on pace to be the fourth highest number of cases in Montgomery County since the pandemic began. With an … more
Beds thundered up and down Main Street in downtown Hillsboro, accompanied by running feet Saturday, Aug. 21, in the Shop Hillsboro Moonlight Madness bed races. Eight five-member teams participated … more
It was a quick meeting for the Litchfield City Council as the aldermen needed just 10 minutes in open session to complete the items before entering into closed session at 6:40 p.m. Among the nine … more
The regular August meeting of the Nokomis School Board meeting was called to order on Tuesday, Aug. 17 by Vice President Steve Janssen.   In addition to Janssen, Superintendent Scott Doerr, … more
Illinoisans living outside of Chicago and the collar counties receive a higher return on their state tax dollars–as much as $2.88 for every $1 paid–according to a recent study from … more
The number of weekly COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County continues to rise, with 82 new positives Sunday through Friday last week, Aug. 15-20. The health department has scheduled three more … more
“May God graciously accept the offering of this home, made by grateful hearts, and willing hands, and bless every heart that shares in the gift.” The words above are from the service … more
Montgomery County has 1,816 fewer people than it did ten years ago, according to U.S. census data released this week. The population of Montgomery County is 28,288 according to the 2020 census, … more
Montgomery County continues to average over ten new COVID-19 cases per day, according to numbers posted regularly by the health department. After two new cases Sunday, ten on Monday and 18 on … more
The members of the Panhandle School Board revisited its district learning plan during their meeting on Monday Aug. 16, and reaffirmed the decision that masking will be mandatory at Panhandle Schools … more
“We’re just trying to keep kids in school,” said Litchfield Superintendent Dr. Greggory Fuerstenau in his report at the regular school board meeting on Tuesday evening, Aug. 17, at … more
“Shop Hillsboro” returns with the full moon this weekend for Moonlight Madness, set for Saturday, Aug. 21. A cooperative effort between The Journal-News, Imagine Hillsboro, and the … more
Several committee reports were given at the Hillsboro Planning Commission meeting Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 17, in city hall. Present were Chairman Tom Gooding, secretary Barb Hewitt, Michelle Ondrey, … more
Raymond Village Board met at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16, with Mayor Denny Held,  Trustees Kendall Snyder, Bruce Poggenpohl, Matt Workman, Greg Bernhardt, Dan Hough, and Bill Krager, Sally … more
New owners, Kody and McKinsy Lietz ,officially introduced themselves to patrons of Ugly Mugs Coffee House in Nokomis on Monday, Aug. 2. “It went much smoother than we anticipated and we have … more
Lunch Shaming may be a relatively new term, but it is a widespread practice that has a far reaching history within the country’s education system. The terminology, Lunch Shaming, is used to … more
The Montgomery County Health Department reported 75 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases last week, Aug. 8-14. During the past week, the health department reported four new cases on Sunday, 12 on … more
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Illinois 185 will be closed between North 000 Street and North 40 Street in Fayette County on Aug. 16 for repairs to the bridge over Hurricane … more
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