‘World Needs God’ Will Glow With New Neon

HILLSBORO — A sign that put Montgomery County on the map and into national news two decades ago will be back on display, weather conditions permitting. The neon sign that proclaims “The World Needs God,” which has previously hung on the front end of the Historic County Courthouse for nearly six decades until a takedown was enforced More...

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By Colby Applegate On Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
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Witt resident wins $75,000 lottery prize

WITT — Lifelong Witt resident Reeda Bundy played an Ultimate Crossword ticket and instantly won $75,000. “I never dreamed I would win such a big prize!” she said when she presented her ticket More...

By Colby Applegate On Friday, March 31st, 2017
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President Trump holds listening session on Chicago violence

After meeting at the White House on Tuesday to talk about gun violence, sanctuary cities, and “ambush style” attacks on law enforcement, Dean Angelo, president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, told More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, March 31st, 2017
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School board candidate to vote against referendum

Harold Lonks, a candidate for Wheaton Warrenville Community Unified School District 200, has voiced his opposition to a $ 132.5 million referendum that would update school facilities. “The major reason that I More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Group asks what Carlinville mayor, council are hiding

John Kraft has a simple answer to his group’s conflict with Carlinville: Send us your credit card statement. After Kraft, co-founder of the Edgar County Watchdogs, came away from a recent Carlinville board More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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Mt Vernon retired firefighters will collect an estimated $18,989,716 more in pensions than they saved

Mt Vernon retired firefighters will collect an estimated $ 18,989,716 more in pensions than they saved from their own paycheks. Mt Vernon’s 25 retired firefighters saved just a total of $ 748,635 over their More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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Skillicorn opposes Kane County actions

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) spoke out against the Kane County Board’s approval of a $ 50 million referendum and its decision to support legislation that would give the transportation department More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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West Frankfort retired firefighters will collect an estimated $6,665,894 more in pensions than they saved

West Frankfort retired firefighters will collect an estimated $ 6,665,894 more in pensions than they saved from their own paycheks. West Frankfort’s seven retired firefighters saved just a total of $ 225,230 More...

By Colby Applegate On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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Chatham mayoral candidate’s ‘professionalism’ questioned

Craig Law talks “professionalism,” but his actions speak more to hypocrisy, the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) contended recently. Law, a Sangamon County Sheriff’s deputy and candidate for mayor More...

By Colby Applegate On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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Metropolis retired firefighters will collect an estimated $2,876,311 more in pensions than they saved

Metropolis retired firefighters will collect an estimated $ 2,876,311 more in pensions than they saved from their own paycheks. Metropolis’ three retired firefighters saved just a total of $ 143,184 over More...