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A piece of Hillsboro’s history will once again see new life. After more than a decade of idleness the former Beach House, located on Old Lake Hillsboro, has been renovated. No longer a … more
It was a short meeting for members of the Litchfield School Board, who met only 18 minutes for their regular monthly meeting on Thursday afternoon, March 19, at Sihler School in Litchfield. Board … more
For five generations, Heinz Furniture and Flooring in Carlinville has been serving Macoupin and Montgomery counties and the surrounding area, but now that service includes the work of a professional … more
Friday afternoon Gov. JB Pritzker issued a statewide “stay at home” executive order, effective beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21. In addition to the stay at home provisions, it … more
Three more people in Illinois died with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Thursday, March 19, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), including a 71-year-old Florida woman who … more
Montgomery County Democrats joined their partisan counterparts throughout the state in selecting Joe Biden as their nominee for President, while county Republicans had a few more local races to … more
“We invented school this weekend and are rolling it out tomorrow,” Panhandle Superintendent Aaron Hopper said to members of the school board, who met on Monday, March 16, the day before … more
Members of the Litchfield School board gathered on Tuesday evening, March 17, for the first of two meetings this week. The first meeting was a special meeting held at Sihler School in Litchfield … more
President Chad Ruppert called the Nokomis school board into session on Tuesday, March 17, with six members present and Bauman attending via telephone. The meeting opened with the reading of a … more
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced on Tuesday, March 17, the first death of an Illinois resident who tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  The individual … more
In March 1920, a bootlegger from Panama spent $75,000 to build the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Hillsboro. One hundred years later, the theater is still an iconic building in the downtown area … more
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 29 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across Illinois on Sunday, and Gov. JB Pritzker announced that all bars and restaurants in the state … more
Voters in Montgomery County will get their say in selecting candidates from president of the United States to county office during the primary election on Tuesday, March 17. Polls will be open … more
The highest honor granted by the Sertoma Club is the Service to Mankind award, which is presented to a volunteer for selfless service for the betterment of his or her community. This year, the … more
In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, every school in the state will close beginning on Tuesday, March 17, through March 30, Gov. J.B. Pritzker told superintendents throughout … more
Imagine Hillsboro Theater Group performed for a full house during their Wednesday Night Blender, an informal night of monologues and improvisational skits that took place on Wednesday, March 4, at … more
“When it comes to worry and panic, this is not the flu, but people should take the same precautions,” said Montgomery County Health Department Administrator Hugh Satterlee in giving an … more
Hillsboro’s City Council, with all members present for the Tuesday evening, March 10, meeting, gave permission to various groups to use city streets as the setting for a busy schedule of … more
With all members in attendance and an extremely limited agenda to work with, Mayor Russ Foster called the regularly scheduled meeting of the Nokomis City Council to order on Monday, March 9. The … more
After meeting in closed session for nearly 20 minutes, members of the Schram City Village Board made a motion to approve summer workforce during their regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, March … more
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