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As longwall mining at Deer Run Mine in Hillsboro passed under Route 185 this spring, highway travelers had a front-row seat to the subsidence left behind. E&G Construction of Coffeen is not … more
The entire state moved into the “Bridge Phase” of the Restore Illinois reopening plan on Friday, May 14, according to Gov JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health … more
During commissioner’s reports at the Tuesday, May 11, Hillsboro City Council meeting, Public Safety Commissioner Michael Murphy thanked Katie Duncan for stepping in as interim mayor when Brian … more
From family nights to league nights, and everything in between, many special memories have been made at Knisley Hillsboro Bowl for more than seven decades;  but as of April 1, the signage … more
Cross Over Ministries will be hosting the  fourth annual Destroy the Darkness mental health and suicide awareness walk on Saturday, May 15, beginning at 9 a.m.    This year, the … more
Although the number of new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County appears to have plateaued this spring, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced another local death on Wednesday, May … more
If things go according to plan and Hillsboro School District students return to a normal-length school day next school year, it will be on a slightly different schedule, members of the board of … more
Members of the Montgomery County Board voted to reduce the size of their membership from 21 to 14 members as part of their regular board meeting on Tuesday evening, May 11, at the Historic Courthouse … more
Ten years and a day after John Downs was sworn in as Hillsboro mayor, his son Don Downs took the oath as mayor. The regular council meeting was adjourned sine die to allow for Judge Jim Roberts to … more
“She was a very naturally kind person,” Doyle Public Library director Sharla Riley said of a former board member who now has a bench in her memory at the library in Raymond. Kim Hopper … more
Gov. JB Pritzker said Thursday that Illinois will enter the “bridge” phase to full reopening on Friday, May 14, and barring any reversal of current trends, Phase 5, or full reopening, … more
A Collinsville man faces felony charges after he was arrested Friday morning, May 7, outside a Hillsboro residence with a loaded handgun. Aaron J. Krieger, 45, of Collinsville, was taken to … more
With the election in the review mirror, it was time to swear in six members of the Litchfield City Council on Thursday, May 6. All six returned to positions they had previously held as Mayor Steve … more
The body of a Central Illinois hero from the Korean War will be passing through Montgomery County on his return home after 70 years on Monday, May 10, and the Illinois Army National Guard is asking … more
While Hillsboro police officer Tim Hopper is used to keeping his community safe, this past week he’s been catching a more unusual suspect. “I’ve probably collected four or five … more
The Old Settlers Association voted on Tuesday, May 4, to go forward with planning this year’s event in anticipation of COVID-19 restrictions being relaxed by August. Old Settlers is set to … more
Authorities are investigating the origin of a fire Monday evening, May 3, at Walmart in Litchfield that lead to the evacuation and temporary closure of the store. According to Litchfield Fire … more
The Litchfield Pickers Market will reopen in conjunction with Mother’s Day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Sunday, May 9, in downtown Litchfield; use 400 N. State Street for GPS directions. The … more
The Hillsboro School Board installed three members who were elected in April, and elected a new board president during a special meeting on Tuesday, May 4, at the junior high cafeteria. New board … more
It was a beautiful day for Litchfield Chamber of Commerce’s first annual Art in the Park Festival on Saturday, May 1, where local artists lined the grounds of Litchfield Carnegie Building and … more
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