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"Our group believes that a strong school system is an integral part of making Montgomery County an attractive place to live and raise a family," said Dr. Bob Mulch of the Montgomery County School … more
“The divide is growing deeper and wider. The rhetoric becoming stronger and more vile. Everyone has their personal view and beliefs, which are based on their upbringing and values. I, like most … more
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Three graduates of Hillsboro High School–an engineer, a journalist, and public health leader–have earned 2019 Distinguished Alumni awards from the Hillsboro Education Foundation. The … more
With Hillsboro's Old Settlers just around the corner, Police Chief Randy Leetham reminds that the summer celebration requires downtown street closures. On Sunday, Aug. 4, South Main Street from … more
The Litchfield School Board will host its first community listening session on Tuesday evening, Sept. 3, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Litchfield Public Library, located at 1205 S. State Street. "We … more
Macoupin and Montgomery County Crimestoppers is looking for information on a residential burglary that happened during broad daylight west of Hillsboro on Wednesday, July 24. Sometime between 9 … more
A Hillsboro teen is missing, and police departments in Hillsboro and Litchfield, along with the Missing Persons Awareness Network are looking for information that may lead to his whereabouts. Vito … more
Local leaders learned important information about the upcoming 2020 Decennial Census at a meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21, hosted by the Montgomery County Board and Montgomery County Clerk Sandy … more
Imagine Hillsboro's (Reinventing) Central Park committee asked the community to get involved during the group's launch party, the official start of their large-scale renovation project, on Wednesday, … more
Two members of the Litchfield Police Department were recognized for their work in the line of duty with Merit Awards for Excellent Arrest, issued by the National Awards Program of the American Police … more
A Hillsboro teen who had been missing from Litchfield since Friday night was located Monday night, July 29, and is back with his family. Litchfield police located Vito Corsere, 17, of Hillsboro, … more
Goodwill’s Litchfield Retail Store and Donation Center is getting ready for a big move. On Wednesday, Oct. 2, the store will close it's current storefront located on Ferdon Street and will … more
Two men were arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 1, in connection  with multiple burglaries, according to Montgomery County Sheriff Rick Robbins, and additional arrests are pending. Grant A. Allen, … more
Work on replacing the HVAC system at city hall in Litchfield will take a little bit longer after the city council decided to reject the lone bid the city received for the project during their first … more
A second case of COVID-19 coronavirus was announced in Montgomery County on Monday, Governor JB Pritzker extended the stay at home order and suspended on-site learning in K-12 schools through the … more
Corteva Agriscience is the new name out front of the Pioneer plant on the west side of Interstate 55 north of Litchfield, and state, county, school district, community and business leaders gathered … more
Born at 4:23 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, Darin Eugene Romano Jr. won the historic Journal-News first baby contest. The son of Regina and Darin Romano … more
The City of Hillsboro will hold an “advisory vote” on the March 17 primary ballot that will allow citizens to voice their opinions on the buying and selling of recreational … more
A Staunton man is dead, killed in a house fire southeast of Walshville early Tuesday morning, March 31, while helping someone else escape the blaze. Jeffrey D. Dunkirk, 32, of Staunton, was … more
The city of Litchfield took time to honor a 20-year veteran of the Litchfield Police Department on Thursday, Mar. 5, before the start of their regular Litchfield City Council meeting. Brian … more
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