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A three-hour armed standoff with police ended with the arrest of a Litchfield man outside his residence at 2:31 a.m. Sunday, April 28. Benjamin Ballhurst, 35, of Litchfield, faces charges of … more
The Hillsboro City Council voted to upgrade potential Park Department services on Glenn Shoals Lake during their April 23 meeting in city hall by agreeing to purchase a newer boat. The older boat was … more
The April meeting of the Nokomis School Board was held on Tuesday, April 16, in the district office with seven board members in attendance.  After approving the agenda as presented, the meeting … more
Members of the Hillsboro School Board voted to return to two administrators at Hillsboro Junior High School, then hired elementary teacher Hope McBrain to fill the position during a special meeting … more
Just two weeks and one day after being added to the national transplant list, Jessica Rovey of Litchfield got the call that there was a heart waiting for her daughter, ten-year-old Emma … more
The Lincoln Trail Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society will hold their sixth annual transportation show on Saturday, April 27.  The free show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. … more
A familiar face was sworn in as Litchfield’s newest police chief on Thursday, April 18, as Lt. Kenny Ryker was appointed to the position to start the Litchfield City Council meeting. Ryker … more
The only motion made during the Hillsboro Planning Commission held Thursday, April 18, in city hall recommended that the city council have the next five year plan produced professionally. The motion, … more
As planting season draws near, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs stopped by Litchfield Bank and Trust's main branch Wednesday afternoon, April 17, and spoke with various officers about the Ag … more
Organizers have added a raffle for St. Louis Cardinals baseball tickets to the First Responders Appreciation Day, set for Saturday, April 27, at the Masonic Lodge in Hillsboro. A maximum of 200 … more
There was laughter, dirt and a whole lot of fun at the Hillsboro Community Child Development Center when education students from Lincoln Land Community College stopped by for a visit. Seven … more
Warmer temperatures have finally arrived in Montgomery County, and members of the Raymond Village Board discussed improvements to Shoal Creek Golf Course at their regular meeting on Monday evening, … more
As the school year winds down, plans for the Lincolnwood High School roof replacement project are speeding up as the Panhandle School Board met on Monday, April 15. Panhandle Superintendent Aaron … more
On Friday, March 1, 2019, Donna Luck of rural Hillsboro retired as a Hillsboro School District bus driver. Although she still subs from time to time, she has gathered years of memories that will … more
State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) is teaming up with local authorities again this year to host a convenient opportunity for residents to drop off unwanted and unused medications at area … more
Dozens of local children raced across the lawn on the hunt for eggs during the annual Easter Egg Hunt held Saturday afternoon, April 13, at the Litchfield Community Center. Youngsters gathered in … more
The Nokomis City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting Monday night, April 8. In attendance as visitors were newly elected, but uncertified winners of the previous week's election.  As … more
After meeting in closed session for nearly 20 minutes, members of the Schram City Village made a motion to approve summer workforce during their regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, April 8, at … more
Don Downs of Hillsboro has been selected for this year's  Service to Mankind Award by the Hillsboro Sertoma Club. The awards dinner will be held Thursday, May 2, at the Hillsboro Lions Club … more
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