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Volunteers in the Witt community have formed a committee for the establishment of a new veterans memorial, with a location to be determined. To be eligible for listing on the memorial, veterans … more
Together for a special meeting on Monday evening, Sept. 26, members of the Montgomery County Board unanimously approved a detour agreement with Hillsboro Energy to close Illinois Route 185 between … more
Hillsboro’s City Council began their last September meeting Tuesday evening, Sept. 27, in city hall when Mayor Don Downs convened the session with three council members plus a larger than usual … more
At the Monday, Sept. 26 meeting of the Nokomis City Council, commissioners approved a salary increase for the city’s non-union employees. The 2.7 percent raise for the few non-union employees, … more
Mayor Tim Taylor presented the city’s intention to apply for an OSLAD (Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development) grant during a public hearing on Tuesday evening, Sept. 27. Taylor gave an … more
The Hillsboro Harvest Market will return this Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in downtown Hillsboro.  Patrons are encouraged to get a head start on their holiday shopping and pop … more
“With the increasing demand for STEM jobs, we wanted to better prepare our students for the future,” said Jennifer Thompson, curriculum director for the Litchfield School District about … more
“A big part of the work we do hinges on undoing hundreds of years of false belief systems that surround addiction. The long-running belief is that addiction is a choice and should be treated as … more
A truck driver from Somonauk in Northern Illinois was killed from an accident on Interstate 55 two and a half miles north of Farmersville on Thursday, Sept. 22. Frank Amendola, 67, of Somonauk, … more
The Natural Resources Committee of Hillsboro met Wednesday, Sept. 21, in city hall; present were chairman Kyle Hacke and members Bret Reeves, Bart Wetzel, and John Rapp, Parks and Public Properties … more
The Hillsboro Police Department is seeking information on a burglary that happened in broad daylight in the 600 block of 22nd Street in Schram City on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Sometime between 6:30 a.m. … more
Members of the Litchfield School Board heard several updates on district construction projects as part of their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, Sept. 20. Board member Gregg Hires was … more
A man who is in Montgomery County Jail awaiting trial on charges of murder and attempted murder now faces charges for allegedly hiring someone to kill the surviving victim and the deputy … more
“I don’t really see a negative with it.” That was Panhandle School Board member Scott Cowdrey’s view of the district’s participation in the cafeteria community … more
Members of the Raymond Village Board met for their regular meeting on Monday evening, Sept. 19, at the village hall. Following a call or order at 7 p.m., a motion was made by Trustee Kendall … more
The Journal-News was honored with several awards at this year’s Illinois Press Association advertising and editorial contests. Awards were presented at the annual Illinois Press Association … more
Birders got a front-row seat to see 81 birds from 13 species banded Saturday monring, Sept. 17, during an event at Bremer Santuary in Hillsboro. Volunteers from the Lincoln Land Association of … more
The Litchfield City Council was in open session for five minutes and approved six motions during their meeting at Corwin Hall on Sept. 15. Three members of the council were absent, Marilyn Sisson, … more
The Montgomery County Master Gardeners organized and hosted the 131st annual Farmer’s Institute, which was held Saturday, Sept. 10, at the University of Illinois Extension Office in … more
County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser has announced that due to Illinois Law change, all filings for school board member candidates will take place at the County Clerk’s Office for the upcoming April … more
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