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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
Schools in the Hillsboro district are ready to open next week, members of the school board learned during their meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the unit office. The board took a look at the … more
Retired plumber Jim Lohman, his brother Ken, and licensed plumbers Dave Bondurant and Steve Rovey came to the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday evening, Aug. 13, to provide background and … more
A public hearing regarding the Community Development Block Grant preceded the Schram City Village Board meeting on Monday evening, Aug. 12, at the village hall. The grant will fund construction … more
From Drama Club performances to Scholastic Book Fairs, the auditorium at Lincolnwood High School in Raymond is home to many events throughout the year, and thanks to Life Scout Levi Weir of Raymond, … more
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