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The attorney representing two Republican lawmakers in separate cases challenging Gov. JB Pritzker’s emergency powers has three new clients: a hair salon owner and a restaurateur with two … more
In a unanimous vote, members of the Montgomery County Board voted to extend the disaster declaration in the county until their next regular monthly board meeting on June 9. The board met for their … more
Once again Hillsboro’s city council found itself in a split position at their scheduled Tuesday, May 12 meeting; half (Michael Murphy and Katie Duncan) were present from a distance (via Zoom) … more
Members of the Hillsboro School Board met in person at the unit office on Tuesday, May 12, for the first time since March–the last week before schools were closed across the state. In … more
A public hearing regarding the Downstate Small Business Stabilization Grant  as part of the DCEO Community Development Block Grant preceded the Schram City Village Board meeting on Monday … more
American Legion Post #436  has cancelled the Memorial Day Service held yearly at Litchfield Veterans Memorial Garden. Post #436 member Louis Lewey made the announcement, stating that even … more
Their initial goal was to make and distribute 200 simple surgical face masks to health care workers on the front lines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Since mid-March, the Montgomery County Mask … more
More than three percent of the state’s population has now been tested for COVID-19 coronavirus, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced during his daily briefing on Friday, May 8. The testing … more
Members of the Litchfield City Council met via video conferencing on Thursday, May 7, for the first time this month. The aldermen would pass 14 items in new business on Thursday, plus motions to … more
Organizers of this year’s Raymond Independence Day celebration have announced they will cancel this year’s June festivities due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in … more
The Nokomis Homecoming Association met on Wednesday, May 6 via a Zoom meeting and have come to the conclusion that they have no other options than to cancel the festivities for Nokomis Homecoming … more
“I don’t think that anything can really prepare you for it. I felt like I was prepared. I read everything I could find about the COVID-19 virus, looked at all the photos, watched videos … more
The start of Abbi Jett’s college experience couldn’t have gone much better. Jett, a 2019 grad of Hillsboro High School, was able to play the sport she loved, train for a rewarding career … more
Members of the Coffeen Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to an evening structure fire on West 2nd Street at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9. According to the department, a vehicle caught fire and … more
Those in need of a little time outside their homes will be excited to learn that the Litchfield Sky View Drive-In will open for it’s 70th season this weekend. Steven Spielberg’s 1985 film … more
The number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Montgomery County has crept up to 32 as of Wednesday, May 6, but no new cases were reported when every resident and every staff member at a long term care … more
Members of the Montgomery County Fair Board voted to cancel this year’s fair at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, May 5, in Butler. “Tonight the Montgomery County Fair … more
Amid ongoing shelter-in guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of this year’s Irish Days celebration have cancelled the June event in downtown Farmersville.  “For the … more
Seventy-five years ago today, The Hillsboro Journal heralded “Germany Quits War” in all caps on the front page of the May 7, 1945, edition. Although it would be another three-plus … more
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week, Cross Over Ministries is hosting a virtual walk throughout Montgomery County.  Mental Health Awareness Week is May 18-24, and organizers with … more
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