Attorney general’s office again questions Carlinville’s lack of FOIA response

CARLINVILLE — Another day has passed and yet another legal request for information via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request has been denied by the City of Carlinville, a government oversight group stated on their website recently. The watchdog group, Edgar County Watchdogs, filed a report that the Illinois Attorney General’s public More...

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By Jake Leonard On Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

‘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 More...

By Colby Applegate On Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...