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The Garden Restaurant  has become a staple in downtown Hillsboro but, Gufar Sadika (better known as Matt) remembers his many jobs and steps to get there.  As we sat down to interview, we … more
“I was diagnosed with liver disease in the spring of 1999, and I knew from the beginning that I would eventually need a liver transplant,” said Micah “Daniel” Johnson, who … more
Although vaccination rates continue to increase and positivity rates remain relatively low, COVID-19 remains a serious threat. The Montgomery County Health Department announced the 68th death … more
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Illinois State Police Drug Task Force made four more arrests stemming from a grand jury that convened the first week of February. Joseph A. … more
A Litchfield man was arrested after he allegedly entered a residence with a gun late Wednesday, Feb. 24, to retrieve his vehicle that was in the possession of one of the occupants of the home, … more
A special meeting of the Nokomis City Council was called to order by Mayor Mike Holliday on Thursday, Feb. 25, with commissioners Ann Brookshire, Louis Stauder, Derek Durbin and Jocko Nash present, … more
Hillsboro’s annual Pop-Up Art Show will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. this Saturday, March 6, at 315 South Main Street in Hillsboro. The yearly pop-up exhibit was started half-a-decade ago by … more
In the three years since completing his masters degree in product design at Edinburgh Napier University, Litchfield native Scott Durbin returned to Montgomery County, got married, accepted a position … more
Had Serena Basham been told ten years ago that she would someday have her own family farm and garden business, with some of the most unique plants, vegetables and animals in Illinois, she may not … more
Gov. JB Pritzker signed a criminal justice omnibus bill backed by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Monday, abolishing cash bail, overhauling police certification and reforming use-of-force … more
Montgomery County remains on track for the lowest number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases since last fall. During the first three days this week (Feb. 21-23), the Montgomery County Health … more
As Hillsboro’s acting mayor and Finance Commissioner Katie Duncan said during the Tuesday evening, Feb. 23, city council meeting, “We have to do it, but I don’t like it.” Most … more
Mayor Mike Holliday called the scheduled meeting of the Nokomis City Council to order on Monday, Feb. 22, with Commissioners Ann Brookshire, Louis Stauder, Derek Durbin and Jocko Nash, along with … more
The Panhandle School Board approved a proposal to co-op all sports at the junior high and high school level with Morrisonville on Monday, Feb. 22, which figuratively puts the ball in the … more
Beginning Saturday, Feb. 27, all local calls made within the 217 area code will need to be placed using the ten-digit telephone number, the Illinois Commerce Commission insreminding. On Feb. 27, … more
Mayor Jim VanOstran called the meeting of Witt City Council to order with the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Aldermen John Bauerle, Kenny Vallelonga, Dave Cearlock, Jay … more
After just over 22 years of service to the City of Litchfield, police officer Chris Robinson is heading south for the next chapter of his career. Robinson, who previously worked for the … more
The Montgomery County Bicentennial Committee is asking for community support in order to place large vertical banners on the light posts around the courthouse square.  Most of the money … more
The number of new coronavirus cases continued to decline last week, and the Montgomery County Health Department continued to administer vaccinations. According to health department numbers, there … more
The February meeting of the Nokomis School Board was called to order on Tuesday, Feb. 16, by President Chad Ruppert, with Superintendent Scott Doerr, board members Joe Gasparich, Steve Janssen, Denny … more
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