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In his more than 20 years of service to the Litchfield Police Department, Jason Black has gone from a a dispatcher to a police officer to a sergeant in his hometown police department. As of Thursday, … more
A Donnellson man who had just begun a career as an Illinois State Trooper was arrested Friday morning, Dec. 6, for sex crimes allegedly committed while he was a teacher in Vandalia. James R. … more
The Downtown Nokomis Association is gearing up for a "Christmas Carol Christmas In Nokomis" on Saturday, Dec. 14. The holiday event will begin with the annual Christmas Parade at 10 a.m. Join … more
Holiday festivities will kick off in the City of Litchfield on Saturday, Dec. 14, with the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce's Country Christmas. The holiday celebrations will begin early at 8:30 … more
The small community of Raymond was bustling with eager shoppers as they carefully visited the many vendors and local businesses during this year's Christmas Mall on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Raymond … more
Four candidates have filed for nomination for three countywide offices up for election next year, and 15 candidates have filed for 11 available county board seats, according to information provided … more
Ordinance Number 1700, dealing with water connection requirements in Hillsboro, was passed 3-0 at the city council meeting held Tuesday, Nov. 26; it contained 11 sections. The most important are … more
Members of the Panhandle Board of Education met on Monday, Nov. 25, passing the 2019 preliminary tax levy and discussing several items. According to Superintendent Aaron Hopper, the equalized … more
Imagine Hillsboro's Festivals and Events Committee will hold the fifth annual Storybook Christmas festival on Saturday, Dec. 7. Unlike previous years, the entirety of the festival will take place on … more
Although it was a cold, soggy morning for the annual Turkey Trot 5K Run on Saturday, Nov. 30, that didn't keep runners and walkers from participating in the event. The run started at the Hillsboro … more
Mayor Jim Van Ostran called the November meeting of the Witt City Council to order at 7:03 on Wednesday, Nov. 26.  The council heard a preliminary report from Eric Emmerich, representative of EJ … more
When Hillsboro's City Council met Tuesday, Nov. 26, Public Utilities Commissioner Don Downs brought Ordinance #17 to the table. Offering new, less confusing regulations concerning who is responsible … more
Mayor Russ Foster called the regularly scheduled meeting of the Nokomis City Council to order at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov.25, with all council members present. As directed by Mayor Foster, the … more
More than 350 people counted the blessings of community during the annual Litchfield Community Thanksgiving Dinner Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the community center. The event is annually hosted by the … more
Two have filed for county-wide office, six for county board, and 14 for precinct committee rep after the first two days of the filing period for 2020 elections, according to Montgomery County Clerk … more
From a tradition that dates back to 1891, members of the Hillsboro Ministerial Alliance are kicking off the Salvation Army Tree of Lights Red Kettle Campaign that begins Wednesday, Nov. 27, and … more
Montgomery County residents will have a chance to do some local holiday shopping during the Raymond Christmas Mall, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Raymond Knights of Columbus … more
It's a well-proven conclusion that when shoppers visit their local stores, their communities win. This year, when customers kick off their Christmas shopping at Hillsboro's Storybook Christmas on … more
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year.  In my younger years, I used to look forward to Black Friday sales. The hustle and bustle, standing in line for hours gabbing with friends … 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
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