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HSHS St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield Fire Department, the State Fire Marshall and the not-for-profit Illinois Fire Safety Alliance are partnering to offer no-cost fire alarms to residents of … more
The COVID-19 death toll surpassed 14,000 on Friday as the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 190 additional deaths in people from their 20s to over 100 years of age. Gov. JB Pritzker … more
Evan Young of Fillmore was re-elected as Montgomery County Board chairman during the board’s re-organizational meeting, held Monday evening, Dec. 7, at the Historic Courthouse in downtown … more
The Montgomery County Health Department is offering free COVID-19 rapid testing through Litchfield Family Practice Center, available on Saturdays and Sundays in December from 1-3 p.m. or until 40 … more
The night after meeting briefly to re-organize and elect leadership, members of the Montgomery County Board met again on Tuesday evening, Dec. 8, for their regular monthly meeting. All board members … more
Two Fayette County men face drug charges after they were arrested on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 5, at a Nokomis gas station. Brian K. Sisk, 45, of Ramsey, and Brian V. Carter, 45, of Bingham, were … more
Spending items and the Public Comment segment of the agenda dominated Hillsboro’s last city council meeting of 2020 Tuesday evening, Dec. 8, as two council members (Finance Commissioner Katie … more
The village of Raymond welcomed a new face during the village board meeting held Monday evening, Dec. 7, as the new chief of police, Kenneth Eller, was sworn into his position. The candidate was … more
Are you a Montgomery County resident who is a descendant of the earliest settlers here?  Then the Bicentennial Committee is looking for you. Direct descendants who still live in Montgomery … more
“I think the thing that stops people from walking through my door is the thought, ‘I’ve already tried every diet out there, why will this time be any different?’ I know … more
“Be humble. Work hard and let your actions prove who you truly are,” said Earl Flack on lessons learned from his former bosses Bob McKay and Jim McKay. Flack has been honored as this … more
No matter what it says on the plaque, Litchfield Police Chief Kenny Ryker knows that he is not the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Citizen of the Year. “I think it’s more … more
Aviston native Mike Strubhart was selected as this year’s Rising Star award winner by the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce and it’s no surprise as the power he’s supplying– … more
Beth Cherry is the recipient of Litchfield Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Special Recognition Award. Cherry has long been an active fixture in the community, both through her former business, the … more
They say that great things often come in small packages. My grandmother stood about five-foot, three-inches, and hovered around 100 pounds her entire life.  She, by all accounts, was a small … more
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Hillsboro, and just in time for a visit from the big man himself. Due to the ongoing pandemic, Imagine Hillsboro volunteers planned a … more
The Montgomery County Health Department reports 112 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the first five days of December for a positivity rate of 4.9 percent, down slightly from the overall 5.0 … more
In the first meeting of November, the Litchfield City Council recognized the retirement of Litchfield Police Officer TJ DeWitt after 21 years of service with the department. On Thursday, Dec. 3, the … more
Christmas is coming to Nokomis this weekend, Saturday, Dec. 12. The Downtown Nokomis Association, aided by several factions of the community, have been hard at work to safely offer festive fun amid … more
“My inventory ranges from Gibson Girl to Spice Girl,” said Alexandra Miller, when describing the vintage store she has been steadily building over the last year. “I opened my … more
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