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Hillsboro City Council members, two of them masked at the table and two of them contributing by Zoom, met for forty minutes Tuesday evening, April 28, to conduct the city’s business. No members … more
The world has changed drastically in the last few weeks. Weddings have been made smaller or postponed. High school proms and graduations have been rescheduled. Even local funeral services have … more
“Opera House has been a flat-out phenomenal supporter of Stamp Out Cancer,” said organizer Zach Wygal. “The events they have hosted have been through the roof.” And this … more
Due to the COVID-19 virus and guidelines set forth by the State of Illinois, the city of Litchfield was required to make some adjustments to the upcoming tourism event calendar and various aspects of … more
It’s been one year since 11-year-old Emma Belt received a life-saving heart transplant at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and family and friends wanted to help her celebrate such a special … more
A 21-year-old was killed and a 16-year-old injured in a car-motorcycle accident on Litchfield Trail in rural Mt. Olive on Thursday evening, April 23. The 21-year-old, who had been riding a Honda … more
President Chad Ruppert called the April 21 meeting of the Nokomis CUSD22 meeting to order  at 7:30 with six board members along with Superintendent Scott Doerr, principals Reedy, McDowell, and … more
“We booked our trip in late December and at that point we really didn’t know the severity of things. Even as we were boarding the ship, there wasn’t widespread public concern about … more
The Journal-News, Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and Imagine Hillsboro are once again joining forces to promote the second #ShopHillsboro event, an online Mothers Day spree. Modified to follow … more
Gov. JB Pritzker announced  Thursday, April 23, a modified stay-at-home order that will go into effect on May 1. Also on Thursday, Christian-Montgomery EMA Director Greg Nimmo announced that … more
An American Indian proverb says “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” April 22 marked the annual Earth Day celebration and a chance to show … more
An employee at Dollar General in Raymond tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus on Wednesday, April 22, and the number of coronavirus cases in Montgomery County jumped up to 22. “We have … more
An alleged domestic battery escalated into a shooting north of Farmersville in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 18. Angel M. Williams, 40, of Springfield, was arrested on charges of … more
Members of the Panhandle School Board met via Zoom video conference on Monday, April 20, as the COVID-19 restrictions continue. With Governor J.B. Pritzker announcing the cancellation of in-person … more
One Hillsboro High School senior has been working hard this school year to make sure that none of her classmates go hungry. Erin Kistner, who is active in the school’s FFA program as well as … more
For about 10 seconds, it seemed as if, the city of Litchfield would have the first adult use marijuana dispensary in Montgomery County. Then they didn’t. A motion to amend a city ordinance … more
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County jumped up from nine to 16 over the weekend, and the virus impacted two Litchfield businesses at the end of last week. On Thursday, April … more
Despite stay-at-home orders at the local and national level, American citizens have an obligation to submit this year’s 2020 census in an effort to expand federal funding for critical programs … more
“When we were preparing a nursery we never thought it would turn into a mini infusion room,” said Hillsboro native Karle (Chamberlain) Smith. “It’s important for us to keep a … more
Students pre-K through 12th grade will not return to the classroom this academic year, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday, continuing for all students. “I’ve said time and time again, … more
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