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Work has continued on the I-55 industrial park in Litchfield, but one aspect of the westside development is on hold temporarily. On Thursday, Aug. 20, the Litchfield City Council decided to delay … more
Members of the Litchfield School Board unanimously approved a tentative budget for the coming school year during their regular board meeting on Thursday evening, Aug. 20, at Sihler School in … more
Because of a lack of quorum, official action was impossible for the Hillsboro Planning Commission when it met on Thursday, Aug. 20, in city hall chambers, but those who were there (Chairman Tom … more
“I’m here to help,” said the new addition to the Raymond Police Department, Officer Kimberlee Wills, who began patrolling her new grounds last month. She joins Police Chief Ben … more
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote, buildings and landmarks across the country will light up in purple and gold on Wednesday, … more
Nokomis residents may be experiencing water interruption until further notice, according to Emergency Services and Disaster Agency Coordinator Joe Gasparich. A break in a major water line near the … more
Temperature checks, face masks, and social distancing . . . it was a first day of school like no other in the Hillsboro School District on Wednesday, Aug. 19, when students returned to the classroom … more
The state’s rolling seven-day positivity rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point for the fourth straight day Wednesday, hitting 4.4 percent. That’s a full percentage point … more
The Raymond Village Board held a meeting on Monday, Aug. 17, with Mayor Dennis Held, trustees, Bob Pennock, Kathy Summers,  Greg Bernhardt, Bruce Poggenpohl, Danny Hough and Bill Krager, and … more
Signs were going up in hallways and down on floors. Automatic bottle fillers were being installed at Farmersville Grade School. Extra desks and unnecessary items had been removed by maintenance … more
The late Phil Crouch of Montgomery County was one of 86 individuals who were inducted into the 2020 4-H Hall of Fame during a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Over the past ten years, Crouch … more
The Bond County School District, which includes Sorento School, has pushed back the first day of school from Wednesday, Aug. 19, to Monday, Aug. 31. Bond County is in the metro-east Region 4, … more
“In the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors.... If … more
“Since I was a child, I have always wanted to make a positive difference in what I did as a career,” said Montgomery County Clerk and Recorder Sandy Leitheiser of Hillsboro. “I hope … more
Illinois reported its highest single-day number of new COVID-19 infections in more than two months on Friday, Aug. 14, with 2,264 new confirmed cases, the highest daily number since May 24, when the … more
It took around an hour for a man wanted on multiple warrants to be taken into custody, thanks to social media. On Sunday morning, Aug. 16, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office posted on … more
As part of a federal grant, the annual drawdown of Lake Lou Yaeger will begin early this year.   The gates will be opened following Labor Day weekend on Tuesday, Sept. 8.  All members of … more
As schools reopen, it is important to remember school bus safety.  Across the country, a disturbing trend has emerged where motorists who fail to stop for school buses in loading zones have … more
A city of Nokomis employee has tested positive for COVID-19, Christian-Montgomery County EMA Director Greg Nimmo announced on Tuesday, Aug. 11.  Contact tracing began after the city contacted … more
The ongoing pandemic and this year’s mail-in voting initiative dominated the discussion at this month’s meeting of the Montgomery County Board. All board members were either present or … more
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