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A split Edgar County Board voted Wednesday, Dec. 11, to place a referendum question on the March 2020 ballot seeking voter approval to create a 1 percent safety tax to help address issues with the … more
Needlepoint has a simple description: it is the art of embroidering on canvas. But like a knotted thread, something that seems simple can actually be full of hidden complexity, and that is the … more
CHRISMAN – Solar arrays will be installed on Chrisman school property in the near future. The board of education approved signing a letter of intent with SolarShift of Mokena to install … more
The City of Paris presented property owners an early Christmas gift this week with the annual canceling of tax rates to pay on some existing bond issues. The city council, at its Monday, Dec. 9, … more
ELBRIDGE TOWNSHIP – It has been a long time coming and required some out of the box thinking to happen, but a new $1.4 million improvement to Edgar County infrastructure is about ready for … more
As we get into the Christmas season it is a fitting time to honor those who make contributions but rarely get recognition. Topping the list this year are the Paris city workers who scrambled Nov. … more
Individuals appearing before the bench for the Nov. 25 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court included: In Custody -Dustin C. Craig, 39, Paris, appeared in custody. His … more
The Thursday, Dec. 5, sentencing hearing for Justin Hefner spun for a period of time on a legal question and at the end the defendant asked for a continuance for more time to talk with public … more
It is getting down to crunch time for the Community Nurse Christmas Basket program and chairman Scott Barrett has concerns. “This year seems to be different than every other year,” said … more
CHRISMAN – The City of Chrisman now has a public works supervisor position. Council members discussed creating the new position during an executive session at the regular city meeting Monday, … more
Several Edgar and Clark County seniors have been selected as Illinois State Scholars, according to an announcement made this week by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Illinois State … more
The annual Guns and Hoses Basketball extravaganza is 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14 in Eveland Gym. Lovers of spirited, if not smooth, basketball skills are in for a fun evening with a grudge match between … more
The second week of action in the Paris Junior League basketball offered some tight games. Games are played on Sundays beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Eveland … more
A Paris resident will be spending many years in prison for violating one of the most serious felony drug laws in Illinois. Owen D. Hawkins, 36, Paris, was sentenced Nov. 14 on a Class X felony … more
Historically, glassblowing has been a secretive art, built on tradition and carefully guarded techniques. In some ways, it has changed little since its inception in ancient Syria. The basic tools … more
The Edgar County Board passed a $10 million budget at the Wednesday, Nov. 27, meeting. The new fiscal year starts Sunday, Dec. 1. Of the $10.499 million in revenue, the county is anticipating $3.6 … more
CHRISMAN – Recurring engine failure with one of the Northern Edgar County Ambulance Service’s ambulances resulted in the need for four engines in two years. The most recent engine failed with … more
An often-delayed improvement project at the Edgar County Airport concluded Monday, Nov. 25. Workers from Feutz Construction were finishing a large concrete pour on the apron and pouring a smaller … more
he cellblocks in the Edgar County Jail are empty and have been for several days, but the jail is not officially closed. Action to close the jail was tabled at the Wednesday, Nov. 27, Edgar County … more
Christmas came early for several charitable organizations doing good work in Edgar County. The Paris Elks Club #812 met Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the American Legion Post for the annual giving of … more
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