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A miscalculation by Endrizzi Contracting during the Lake Lou Yaeger watershed restoration project yielded a benefit for the City of Litchfield, but it’s yet to be determined how costly that … more
Hillsboro will have a Future Land Use Plan committee in place by late January of 2021 if a timeline established at a planning commission meeting held Thursday morning, Dec. 17, is followed. The city … more
The Litchfield School District will return to five days a week in-person learning starting with the second semester in January. Superintendent Dr. Greggory Fuerstenau had high praise for district … more
As Montgomery County begins to receive its first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, frontline health care workers will be the first in line to be vaccinated. Montgomery County Health Department … more
The Montgomery County Health Department reports 92 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases and one more death. The death, the 21st in the county, was the third this month, a month in which 499 new COVID … more
There will be contested races in one of the four school districts headquartered in Montgomery County at the April 6 consolidated election after the filing period ended on Monday, Dec. 21. According … more
Hope filled the air in the auditorium at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield as the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Montgomery County on Wednesday, Dec. 23. Cheers and claps erupted … more
Each holiday season special assistants throughout the world don their red suits, lace up their black boots and take up a long-held mission to aid Santa Claus in spreading the Christmas spirit to … more
Free weekend COVID-19 rapid testing at Litchfield Family Practice Center will continue through the month of January, according to the Montgomery County Health Department. The antigen tests are … more
The great Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” And that’s something one former Hiltopper has taken to heart, creating magic behind the scenes at the … more
The slow-but-sure pace by which schools in Montgomery County have been losing students over the past several decades picked up speed during the 2020-21 school year. Overall for the four public … more
Fusion Fitness and Aquatics in Hillsboro is kicking off the 12th annual Lighten Up for Montgomery County Challenge with the start of the new year. The 12-week weight loss competition will start … more
A Springfield woman faces two felonies, and charges on other suspects are pending after a vehicle was stolen from Capri IGA in Hillsboro on Christmas Eve. Christina A. Fickas, 30, of Springfield … more
In the week after Christmas, COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Montgomery County have sharply spiked, according to daily information provided by the Montgomery County Health Department. Through the … more
Don Downs was the only candidate to file for election to the office of mayor of Hillsboro in the April consolidated election. Downs, who is currently serving in his second term as commissioner on … more
The Nokomis City Council held their last regularly scheduled meeting of the year on Monday, Dec. 28, with council members present in the room: Mayor Mike Holliday, Commissioners Ann Brookshire, Louis … more
The assessed value of the shuttered Coffeen Power Plant will decrease by nearly one third, according to assessment changes published on the notice page of today’s edition. The tax value of … more
When a new year begins in Illinois, there typically are dozens if not hundreds of new laws going into effect.   Not this year. Like so many other things in 2020, the legislative spring … more
Often items of sentimental value are handed down from generation to generation: quilts, figurines, maybe even a cake stand or two. And sometimes that item is an airplane. Ok, not usually, but … more
The week in which 2020 became 2021 saw 206 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Montgomery County and two more deaths. The deaths–the 22nd and 23rd in Montgomery County from the … more
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