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Members of the Montgomery County Board heard an update on the COVID vaccine roll-out as part of their two-hour board meeting on Tuesday evening, Jan. 13, at the Historic Courthouse in downtown … more
The Illinois Senate passed a criminal justice omnibus bill early Wednesday morning after a grueling 20 hours of politicking during Tuesday’s lame duck session. The House followed suit Wednesday … more
The rate of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases has slowed to start the week, but not the number of deaths from the disease–six more so far this week after six deaths last week. The Montgomery … more
Meeting for the first time since December 8, Hillsboro’s city council made five hiring decisions, all unanimously, during their session on Tuesday, Jan. 12; two were personnel decisions and … more
The first meeting of 2021 for the Nokomis City Council was called to order on Monday, Jan. 11, with Mayor Mike Holliday and commissioners Ann Brookshire, Louis Stauder, Derek Durbin and Jocko Nash … more
A new year brought new assignments to members of the Schram City Village Board as President Albert Oberle designated new areas to trustees during their regular monthly meeting held Monday evening, … more
The Hillsboro School Board considered a new high school transitional math program during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the unit office. The school board, staff, superintendent and … more
A missing 15-year-old Sorento girl is now safe, and a 42-year-old California man is in federal custody for abduction. C handler E. Saso, 42, from Marysville, CA, was taken into custody by Nebraska … more
The woman who founded Knisley’s Hillsboro Bowl and still worked there regularly until the pandemic turns 100 years old today. Mary Lou Knisley of Hillsboro, affectionately referred to as … more
It took ten months and three votes, but a resolution to the decision on whether the City of Litchfield will have a retail cannabis outlet was settled during the council’s meeting on Thursday, … more
The first full week of 2021 was the worst–and the deadliest–for Montgomery County since the onset of the pandemic 10 months ago. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) … more
A legislative plan for sweeping police reform filed in the Illinois General Assembly on Tuesday, Jan. 5, has law enforcement concerned about the future of public safety if the moves are enacted … more
The Litchfield Tourism Office and Prairie Pickers are excited to announce the return of the Litchfield Pickers Market this year. The 2020 Pickers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the … more
“I’ve held off from retiring because it is a great job. I have had a lot of wonderful people work for me, I’ve been able to engage with people from all across the area, I like … more
Montgomery County will turn 200 years old in five weeks, and to celebrate, the Historical Society of Montgomery County is offering historical souvenirs now on display in the store front window just … more
In the first four days of the first week of the new year, the Montgomery County Health Department reported 160 new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus. Daily updates by the health department reported 20 … more
Kroger’s Central Division has announced  the decision to close its store in Nokomis. The decision follows extensive evaluation of the store’s financial performance. Company … more
Hillsboro High School is proud to announce the introduction of a new student-led advocacy program called ¨Sources of Strength¨ which is the first of its kind in the state of Illinois.  … more
The joy of a new year was doubled in Nokomis as donors matched the $10,000 challenge set forth by an anonymous couple who wanted to make their contribution to the Nokomis Memorial Park Pool project … more
Democratic state Sen. Andy Manar of Bunker Hill announced Monday he will resign from the General Assembly effective Jan. 17 to join the governor’s office as an advisor two days later. The … more
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