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The tension was real in Hillsboro’s city council chambers when the group met Tuesday evening, Aug. 11; it came on two different fronts from two different council members during the … more
“As of tonight, we are all systems go,” said Dr. Greggory Fuerstenau after presentations from the administrators and nurses of the Litchfield school district to the board of education … more
Hillsboro School Board members got their first look at a $21.6 million tentative budget for fiscal year 2021 on Tuesday,  Aug. 11, during their regular meeting in the junior high … more
More summer fun is now underway as Schram City residents may now operate golf carts and recreational non-highway vehicles within village limits after months of discussion. Members of the Schram … more
Artist Carol Fleming donated a beautiful piece of wall art entitled “Sun Rays” to Lake Lou Yaeger recreational area. Fleming, and her husband, Larry Marks, installed this steel … more
Gov. JB Pritzker announced his administration would be filing a new emergency rule Friday allowing health authorities to levy fines on establishments that flout masking and capacity … more
“Here we go again, Mayor.” Those words from Alderman Woody Street started off the discussion on the sale of recreational cannabis in Litchfield for the third time in five months. But … more
“Litchfield is not going remote learning this evening,” said Superintendent Dr. Greggory Fuerstenau at a special meeting of the Litchfield School Board on Wednesday evening, Aug. 5, in … more
Trading in oceanside palm trees for golden midwestern cornfields, the Lofinks are looking foward to beginning the new school year at Zion Lutheran School in Litchfield. The couple, who hail from … more
Like a play, the joint board meeting between the Morrisonville and Panhandle school districts on Aug. 4, was split into two acts.  Act one focused on what the schools are doing this year to … more
Administrators in the Hillsboro School District described how the reopening plan will be implemented in their schools during a special school board meeting set specifically for that discussion on … more
A dock and pair of park benches were dedicated at Rountree Gun Club west of Nokomis in memory of the late Kaden Dean Reynolds, 16-year-old son of Kristopher and Jodi Reynolds of Nokomis, who passed … more
The Montgomery County Master Gardeners have announced the cancellation of the 130th Farmer’s Institute set for Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12, due to the pandemic. “The impact … more
A Springfield man is dead and a Witt man faces charges of first degree murder after a shooting in Witt on Sunday, Aug. 2. more
It’s been a tough time to be a kid this summer as COVID-19 has kept many cooped up at home or at least has limited what kids can do. But earlier in July, Litchfield Unlimited Corporation and … more
The Montgomery County Health Department and Illinois Department of Public Health reported the seventh COVID-19 coronavirus death in Montgomery County over the weekend. With 23 new cases reported … more
A Montgomery County Circuit Court judge denied a temporary restraining order on Friday, July 31, in a suit filed against the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) and Hillsboro School District … more
“Last Veteran of Civil War in County Dies,” a front page headline from the Thursday, June 20, 1940, edition of The Hillsboro Journal announced just over 80 years ago. Under a similar … more
The Litchfield Tourism Office has officially announced the cancellation of the TriathLou and Pickers Markets previously set for Sunday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 11. With the increasing number of … more
In show biz, you have to think big. So when coronavirus cancelled the Lincolnwood Drama Club performance of The Wizard of Oz that had been planned for April 3-5 in the Lincolnwood auditorium in … more
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