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Caring for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers can leave some women starved for adult connections, even if they don’t know it. Vanessa Janis is working to provide a remedy by creating a local … more
Despite the perceived political dysfunction in Springfield, legislators managed to add more than 200 laws on the books during the 2018 legislative session. It was not all brand new legislation as … more
Paris Union School District 95 is a model for other Illinois school districts for its approach to school improvement and its partnership with the Paris community. Paris 95 Superintendent of … more
January Training for shooters The Paris Police Department acquired specialized Glock handguns that shoot a liquid chalk round. The noise and heft of the weapon resembles a real firearm and the … more
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” —Martin Luther As 2018 winds down and our friends and neighbors look forward to a new year, … more
Convicted felons are prohibited from having firearms and the law takes any such violations as a serious matter. Travis W. Travioli, 48, West Terre Haute, Ind., is facing a series of felony charges … more
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and nearly 200 local law enforcement agencies remind motorists to drive sober to save lives during the New Year’s … more
A Paris man is going to prison for felony drug convictions. Charles F. Straw, 41, Paris, appeared in custody Dec. 13 and entered a negotiated guilty plea to a Class 3 felony possession of … more
A local resident thought it was a lucky day for the record books after spying a large clump of what appeared to be $100 bills in the street. The damp mass of paper, if real money, would have been … more
Edgar County Salvation Army officials were breathing a little easier at the end of the week. Budgeting for the annual kettle campaign donations includes anticipation of receiving at least one gold … more
CHRISMAN – The new city attorney for Chrisman is jumping in with both feet. Robert Morris, an associate with the Asher & Smith Law Firm in Paris, attended the Chrisman City Council meeting … more
The interim principals at Paris High School will be returning for another year, the Paris Cooperative Board of Directors announced Monday, Dec. 10. Co-principals Carol Jones and Lorraine Bailey … more
It was a good year for Shop with a Cop. Detective Eric Brown said financial donations picked up strongly at the end, which Paris Police Department administrative assistant Melissa Garner said put … more
HUME —Shiloh is still waiting for the intergovernmental contract between Edgar County and the school district to make the establishment of a school resource officer a reality in the school. The … more
Some changes are coming to the PERK mentoring program with the addition of Kelly McCrocklin as a trainee. McCrocklin, who recently retired after 41 years with EnerStar, will work with current … more
HUME – Great things happen when Amy Kincaid, a teacher at Shiloh Elementary School, turns her fourth grade students lose on a project. The students organized an Illinois bicentennial celebration … more
KANSAS – Reading the water meters and calculating the water bills will be much easier in the near future for the village of Kansas. The Kansas Village Board unanimously approved the purchase of … more
After several years in the making, a beautification project that will change the look of the Paris downtown is set to start in 2019. Eric Volkmann, president and CEO of Prospect Bank, said the … more
The Thanksgiving holiday resulted in an abbreviated court call in Edgar County Circuit Court. Individuals appearing for the Nov. 19 criminal and traffic call included: Charges -Terry L. … more
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