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Two juveniles could be charged with felony aggravated arson in connection with the fire at Litchfield Walmart on Monday, May 3. The Litchfield Fire Department fire and arson investigators … more
Three of four city council members met with Mayor Don Downs and water plant supervisor Tim Ferguson Thursday afternoon, June 10, to extend the contract which regulates water purchased by Taylor … more
The Raymond Village Board met for their first meeting of the month on Monday evening, June 7, at the village hall. Before addressing regular business, Eagle Scout Joshua Haustein was on hand to … more
When Imagine Hillsboro volunteers started heading west from Hillsboro to clean up Route 16 on Saturday morning, June 12, they didn’t know they would also eventually recover stolen items from a … more
Members of the Montgomery County Board unanimously hired Kevin Schott as the county’s EMA (emergency management) director as part of their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, June 8, at … more
The state’s COVID-19 metrics continue to improve ahead of Friday’s planned statewide reopening. Gov. JB Pritzker’s office confirmed last week that Phase 5 will begin Friday, … more
Kendra Wright of the Pinnacle Point area was sworn in as a Hillsboro City Council member at their meeting Tuesday evening, June 8, by Mayor Don Downs. Wright, who has been active as chairperson of … more
After a long closed session during their Tuesday, June 8 meeting, members of the Hillsboro School Board returned to open session to return most coaches and sponsors to their jobs–but not … more
The Village of Farmersville will hold the 110th Irish Days picnic and homecoming celebration this week, Thursday, June 10, Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12. “Welcome Back to Irish … more
The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office responded to four fatalities–including three from accidents–all within about three hours on Sunday afternoon, June 6. John Campbell, 42, of … more
St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro is getting ready to take on a large-scale construction project to expand their parish center in an effort to better serve their growing congregation, in … more
The City of Litchfield has big plans for the future and on Thursday, June 3, they approved an ordinance adopting the city’s comprehensive plan, which will hopefully bring those plans to … more
Members of the Litchfield School Board held a special meeting on Wednesday evening, June 2, in the Litchfield High School library for an update on the new second through fifth grade elementary school … more
As clean-up at the former Eagle Picher Superfund smelter site in Hillsboro nears completion, a legal notice from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on page 7B of today’s edition … more
The Montgomery County Health Department has planned two drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week, one in the north part of the county and the other in the south. The first will be from … more
“Ten years ago, the first Wednesday of June, we began Ladles of Love,” organizer Diane Singler said about the weekly free meal that has been served to all comers for the past decade at … more
The Montgomery County Health Department will begin regular vaccination clinics from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday and Thursday each week at their Route 185 campus in Hillsboro beginning on … more
Crimestoppers is looking for information involving a vehicle arson discovered Sunday, May 30, about seven miles north of Hillsboro. According to Montgomery County Sheriff Rick Robbins, the … more
Lawmakers passed an omnibus elections bill Monday, May 31, that would push back the date of the 2022 primary elections amid other major changes to the state’s election code. The 156-page … more
“We are an explicit podcast. Our dad wishes that we cussed less, but when you are talking about serial killers a choice word slips out every once in awhile,” stated Paige Farmer, one-half … more
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