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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
Continuing a discussion about transitioning Coffeen School to a pre-K center and sending all grade school students to Beckemeyer beginning next school year, the Hillsboro School Board talked about … more
“With our name comes a story,” said Tim McConnell of Shelbyville, who will soon be opening a new restaurant at the Hillsboro Country Club. “We want you to get to know our story and … more
The city of Litchfield took time to honor a 20-year veteran of the Litchfield Police Department on Thursday, Mar. 5, before the start of their regular Litchfield City Council meeting. Brian … more
What began as an alleged drug deal gone bad on Wednesday, March 4, resulted in felony charges against four people, according to Montgomery County Sheriff Rick Robbins. Laura Kampmann, 21, of … more
The City of Hillsboro will hold an “advisory vote” on the March 17 primary ballot that will allow citizens to voice their opinions on the buying and selling of recreational … more
Autographs are nothing new to Jim Leefers of Coffeen. But of the thousands that he has obtained over the years, a recent addition to his collection may be one of the most memorable. On Feb. 10, … more
A proposed bill in the Illinois House of Representatives could mean changes to mascots in 52 Illinois schools. The bill, which was introduced by Representative Maurice West of Rockford, would … more
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