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“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
Organizers in Irving have finalized plans for this year’s Irving Memorial March on Sunday, May 24. The program begins at the Irving United Methodist Church at 1 p.m., where flag carrier … more
"It’s neat and just kind of reminds you of your childhood,” said Hillsboro resident Mary Ellen Mathews, who has spent her time in quarantine building masterpieces from her old Lego … more
As the 2019-2020 school year winds down and remote-learning set to wind down, Montgomery County’s school districts deserve a standing ovation. In addition to very-quickly creating and … more
“We are on target to move to Phase 3 on May 29,” Christian-Montgomery EMA Director Greg Nimmo said of Gov. JB Pritzker’s regional five-phase plan to ease restrictions to slow the … more
The Nokomis City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, May 11, with Mayor Russ Foster Commissioners Ann Brookshire, Derek Durbin, and Jocko Nash, and with City Clerk Rachel Hill … more
As the COVID-19 pandemic first began to unfold in mid-March, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker barred restaurants and bars from serving sit-down customers for at least two weeks. The ban was … more
Members of the Montgomery County Cancer Association have announced they are cancelling this year’s Birthday Party and Celebration of Life event. Typically, the annual event is held in June … more
They say that every dog has its day, and for the last eight years, that day has been in July for more than 4,000 intrepid “Big Dawgs” who have challenged themselves by running through the … more
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
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