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When Laney Robinson left Paris to attend medical school, her plan was to return as a doctor in her hometown. Now, after years of schooling, she started seeing patients in Horizon Health’s … more
MACOMB — The fall 2020 dean’s list at Western Illinois University included students from Edgar and Clark counties. An undergraduate student must earn at least a 3.6 GPA on a scale of … more
The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) recently recognized Horizon Health for its ongoing commitment to exceptional quality of care. The announcement was made Nov. 17  during … more
A rural Paris man was discovered dead in his residence Thursday afternoon, according to Edgar County Coroner Scott Barrett. Barrett said 911 dispatchers were alerted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January … more
More Edgar County residents succumbed to COVID-19 over the last week. When the Edgar County Public Health Department’s website updated Friday, Jan. 8, the total number of deaths was 47. That … more
Kids have their own hopes and dreams. Some are miniscule in nature and others are so large the world can not contain them, but no one ever dreams of being homeless. Unfortunately, homelessness in … more
CHRISMAN — Following a 40-minute executive session, the Chrisman City Council made a change to the employee organization Monday, Jan. 4. Council members voted to eliminate the public works … more
KANSAS — The Village of Kansas took the first step in the direction of a sewage plant at the Wednesday, Jan. 6, village board meeting. Blake Courtney, the superintendent of … more
The Paris City Council took the first step in abandoning three alleys near the town square Wednesday, Jan. 6. Before starting the scheduled pre-agenda meeting, the council held a hearing regarding … more
The following people appeared for the Dec. 21 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court:   In custody -Cody D. Craig, 36, Paris, appeared in custody for sentencing on his … more
The challenge match from the Jenison family in honor of community leader Ned Jenison, has been met with donations to the Edgar County Community Foundation (ECCF) and donation are still being … more
The first 300 Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations were completed Thursday at Horizon Health. The vaccines were administered to Horizon Health employees who opted to take it, according to Sara Spesard, … more
CHRISMAN — The lack of a quorum prevented the Northern Edgar County Ambulance Service Board from meeting and conducting business Tuesday, Dec. 29. Those present Tuesday night were board … more
New COVID-19 cases have dropped since hitting a record high of 200 in one week between Dec. 12 and Dec. 18. The Edgar County Public Health Department’s website recorded 58 new cases between … more
COVID-19 was the major continuing news story of 2020. The pandemic reached Illinois in early March, and the rapid spread in some parts of the state prompted Gov. JB Pritzker to close all schools … more
The first step in vaccinating Edgar County residents against COVID-19 started this week. Monica Dunn, assistant administrator at the Edgar County Public Health Department (ECPHD), said the county … more
Ashley Welch Hudson knows the importance of one vote in winning the election — more precisely, 24 votes. The Paris High School graduate and former Miss Edgar County Fair is one of the newest … more
CHRISMAN — The issue of providing spouse/family health insurance for Chrisman city employees is proving a difficult challenge. Commissioner Cory Chaney has been looking at plans, talking to … more
By JERRY NOWICKIjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Backers of a graduated income tax constitutional amendment conceded defeat Wednesday for Gov. JB Pritzker’s marquee … more
SPRINGFIELD – Although nearly 3.6 million Illinoisans had already voted by Monday morning, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections, nearly 2.3 million ballots are still to be cast if … more
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