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The local Marine Corps League Detachment 1385 has been collecting toys since the beginning of November for this year's Toys For Tots. The next toy drive at Walmart in Litchfield will be from 9 … more
One person was killed and three others were injured in a two-vehicle accident at Coffeen Road and North 9th Avenue, east of Hillsboro and north of Coffeen, at 6:46 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Matthew … more
A man who was caught by police with the money moments after a bank robbery in Litchfield over the summer was sentenced to five and a half years in prison for the crime in Montgomery County Circuit … more
It was a bit of a skeleton crew for the Litchfield City Council at their meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21, as three aldermen, City Attorney Kit Hantla and City Administrator Tonya Flannery were unable to … more
The churches in the Hillsboro area would like to invite everyone to a free Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Event Center in Taylor … more
An overnight fire destroyed a Hillsboro downtown building early Thursday, Oct. 10. Hillsboro firefighters were called at 3:03 a.m. to 509 S. Main Street in downtown Hillsboro, the home of Rising … more
For 42 years, Verne Pinkston has been at home behind the scorer's table as the official scorekeeper for the Lincolnwood High School boys basketball program. On Friday, Nov. 22, Pinkston was asked to … more
Around 200 people showed up for an informational meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 8, in Sorento, where many feel they are in a fight to save their school. The meeting was the third in as many days … more
A Springfield woman with local family was found dead after a fire broke out at her home at around 5:46 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. Abby Neisler, 24, was discovered by firefighters battling the … more
The 61st annual Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant will be held Thursday, Jan. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield. The pageant will be held in conjunction with the … more
A task force formed to study ways to reduce property tax burden on Illinois residents is calling for consolidation of school districts and other local units of government and a boost in the state's … more
When all of the healthy and well-cared for chickens in a closed pen in Taylor Springs died the same day, police suspect a possible crime. The Taylor Springs Police Department responded to a … more
Pizza Man  in Litchfield is well-known for helping those in need in and around the community of Litchfield. And Saturday Jan. 11, was no different. The establishment catered a free lunch … more
The Montgomery County Farm Bureau has been recognized for its achievements during the 105th annual meeting.   The Farm Bureau received the  Gold Star in membership quota, and … more
Morrisonville Homecoming and Picnic will hold plenty of entertainment for the whole family. This year's celebration will be held Thursday, July 18, Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20. The … more
Members of the Hillsboro School Board took a look at results from the 2019 parent satisfaction survey conducted by Studer Education Tuesday, Dec. 17, during their monthly meeting at the unit … more
Since June 1969, nearly 200 local residents have been part of the Hillsboro Auxiliary Police organization in support of the Hillsboro Police Department. Captain Bobby Johnson said the organization … more
A Capitol dome study conducted earlier this month revealed "some obvious flaws on the exterior of the dome," a state employee said Tuesday, Dec, 17. Inspectors also found cracks inside the … more
Hillsboro City Council made a big investment in the future of the city by hiring Economic Development Intern and Interim Community Planner Jonathan Weyer.  Mr. Weyer is a graduate student at … more
Five members of the Litchfield City Council were sworn in following a short closed session during the council's meeting on Thursday, May 2. All five were current members of the council and ran … more
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