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Routine mosquito testing identified West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes in Montgomery County. Mosquitoes collected from Taylor Springs on Friday, Aug. 23, tested positive for the virus. These … more
Cross Over Ministries and the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church are collaborating to bring DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) to Hillsboro. The 13-week program will be held each Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., … more
Profitability was a determining factor in the decision to close Coffeen Power Station, an official from Vistra Energy said Thursday morning in a meeting with local officials a day after the … more
The second installment of property tax bills in Montgomery County is due by the close of the business day on Friday, Sept. 6, Treasurer Nikki Lohman reminds taxpayers. Tax bills paid after the due … more
You can't beat the smell coming from the stew simmering over open flames at the 72nd annual VFW Post 6628 Panama Mulligan beginning at noon on Sunday, Sept. 1. Turtle or beef mulligan–as … more
Texas-based Vistra Energy, a company that merged with Dynegy less than two years ago, announced Wednesday morning, Aug. 21, that it was shutting down four Illinois power plants, including 54-year-old … more
Members of the Raymond Village Board hired Jody Grove to become the new Raymond Police officer during their meeting on Monday, Aug. 19, at village hall.  She was hired at a rate of $17 per … more
"Thank you all," said Pam Dawson, organizer of the Summer Lunch Program in Hillsboro. "I know you put a lot of hours into this." Dawson accepted a check for $8,000 on Monday afternoon, Aug. 19, … more
For more than three decades, Verne Pinkston served as the Raymond Park Board secretary/treasurer, following in the footsteps of his father, who performed that very same capacity for eight years … more
S.A.A.D. (Standing Against Addiction and Drugs) will host an open house on Tuesday, Aug. 27, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The open house will focus on Heroin Opioid Prevention Education (H.O.P.E.), … more
Coffeen's volunteer firefighters, join firefighters across the country, to ask the citizens in their community to make a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Saturday, Aug. 31. The local … more
Harold and Delores Jurgena  of Irving were honored at the Illinois State Fair this past week as a Centennial Farm Family. Their farm on the edge of Irving has been in their family for over … more
An incident that began with someone observing suspicious activity in Litchfield on Friday morning, Aug. 16, ended in a chase, manhunt, and ultimate arrest in Hillsboro. Russell A. Oakley, 24, of … more
"We're here to have a discussion as to what you thought of the information," Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau told members of the Litchfield School Board, introducing the agenda item on the school … more
Seven members of the Hillsboro Planning Commission met Thursday afternoon, Aug. 15, in city hall to hear reports and discuss upcoming events. First on the report agenda was Mayor Sullivan; he told … more
Nearly every fire department in Montgomery County responded to a powerful blaze at a storage building at 19019 North 16th Avenue in Witt at 5:26 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. Twenty-two members of the … more
Five minutes into talking with Ken Schuster, you can see how he had so much success as a coach. Thirty minutes in, you're ready to run through a brick wall for him. Hired in July, Lincolnwood may … more
Montgomery County Animal Control will celebrate a decade of serving the county with an open house from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. The celebratory event will feature door prizes, snacks and … more
"Our group believes that a strong school system is an integral part of making Montgomery County an attractive place to live and raise a family," said Dr. Bob Mulch of the Montgomery County School … more
 After some heated discussion, members of the Montgomery County board unanimously approved a one-year municipal contract for animal control services, during their regular monthly meeting on … more
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