‘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 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 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 Jake Leonard On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
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GOP says Dems’ five-point plan needs sharpening

SPRINGFIELD — An upcoming Democratic plan expected to focus on five elements – campaign finance, criminal justice, education funds, health care and budget matters – seems to have overlooked two things More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, March 25th, 2017
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Springfield chamber tops the charts

SPRINGFIELD — The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce has attained a five-star accreditation from the United States Chamber of Commerce, lifting its status to among the top 1% of chambers in the nation. This More...

By United Press International On Saturday, March 25th, 2017
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Video game retailer GameStop to close 150 stores

Texas-based video game retailer GameStop announced plans to close at least 150 of its 7,500 stores worldwide after shared dropped more than 12 percent on Friday. (Photo by Dwight Burdette/Wikimedia Commons) Daniel More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Tempers Flare As Questions Are Asked During Christian County Board Meeting

TAYLORVILLE — Tempers flared while arguments became heated as questions were asked Tuesday night during a session of the Christian County Board, due to county payroll issues continuing to be a problem. The More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, March 18th, 2017
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State lawmakers accused of questionable pay raises by committee

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers are using shady tactics to give themselves pay raises: creating new, useless committees where committee chairmen are paid an extra $10,326, according to a report from the More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, March 18th, 2017
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NRA fires back at possible lead ammo ban

SPRINGFIELD — The National Rifle Association is requesting the Illinois Senate to allow members of its Environment and Conservation Committee to convene prior to a hearing on a bill which may ban lead ammunition More...