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While the stay-at-home order has prohibited gatherings of more than ten people, the churches of Raymond have proved that God’s work never really ceases. Most churches around the globe have … more
After sitting vacant for several years, one Hillsboro couple is giving a facelift to an iconic downtown restaurant. “It’s happening,” said Tony Dragoo, who is originally from … more
Illinois is ready to move into the Phase 3 “recovery” stage of the state’s five-phase COVID-19 coronavirus plan on Friday, May 29. Beginning Friday, manufacturing, offices, … more
The Hillsboro High School graduation ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 29, has been postponed until Sunday, May 31, beginning at 8 p.m. due to the rain in the weather forecast.   This … more
Amid ongoing social distancing guidelines, the Nokomis School District has set a Saturday, June 6, graduation date for both Nokomis Junior High School and Nokomis High School. The eighth grade … more
The Historic Courthouse and Regional Office of Education in Hillsboro will reopen for daily operations at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 1, according to Montgomery County Sheriff Rick Robbins and County … more
In compliance with the State of Illinois’ Restore Illinois guidelines the City of Litchfield has made some adjustments to the upcoming tourism event calendar and various aspects of Lake Lou … more
While everything is different since the word “coronavirus” entered our vocabulary, the world hasn’t stopped completely because of the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, we … more
“We are here today to remember that the freedom we enjoy as Americans came at a great price,” said Mark Noyes, who was the speaker at this year’s Irving Memorial March program on … more
Every region in the state remains poised to advance to the next stage of state plan to emerge from COVID-19 coronavirus restrictions on Friday, May 29. “Please remember, we are currently in … more
Members of the Litchfield City Council met remotely again on Thursday, May 21, via Zoom. The aldermen spent 35 minutes in open session, with the majority of the meeting pertaining to the status of … more
Members of the Litchfield School Board officially set Thursday evening, June 18, as this year's graduation for Litchfield High School seniors during their regular board meeting on Thursday evening, … more
President Chad Ruppert called the May 19 meeting of the Nokomis School Board to order with seven board members, either in person or via Google Meets internet link.  Superintendent Doerr  … more
A special Montgomery County Board meeting has been set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, for a proclamation “in support of Montgomery County businesses, organizations and houses of … more
Property tax bills in Montgomery County will be mailed out by Friday, May 29, and the first installment will be due on Thursday, July 2. The late payment penalty for the first installment will be … more
A Springfield man who was already in custody for multiple pending felonies was also charged with three counts of first degree murder on Wednesday, May 20, in the Jan. 11 death of a Springfield woman … more
“How can we vote to undo something that we didn’t do?” said Montgomery County Board Chairman Evan Young. Amid growing initiatives to open county businesses, leadership of the … more
As the entire state remains on pace to enter the next phase of reopening, Gov. JB Pritzker announced a major addition to the allowed activities under the phase: outdoor dining at … more
More than half a billion dollars has been allocated to Illinois schools through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic … more
Montgomery County will celebrate it’s bicentennial next year, 2021. At a meeting held in early March, to discuss the upcoming 200th birthday of the county, several ideas for recognizing and … more
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