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The Black Hawk War stands out in the history of Illinois because it was the most decisive conflict on Illinois soil pitting advancing settlers against Native American people. After that conflict, … more
Control Officer Andrea Gross discussed the growing problem of homeless and abandoned animals in the county. “When I started, we could hold 12 dogs,” said Gross about the … more
It now appears planned improvements to the Lower Terre Haute Road are back on the calendar for completion. The Edgar County Board shelved more than $4 million in approved plans that included … more
The following people were among those who had cases scheduled for the Nov. 15 and Nov. 18 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court: In custody Samuel D. Adkins, 23, Paris, … more
Heather Seaton got a surprise Nov. 4 when she learned she was named as Teacher of the Year by the Eastern Illinois Business Education Association. She previously won the regional award earlier this … more
A new concept in shopping has come to Paris. Pam and Thad Arrasmith recently opened a drive-thru convenience store. This store provides the convenience of shopping from a vehicle while they assist … more
Paris High School Drama will present the musical, “The Pajama Game” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday Dec. 3-4 and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Paris Center of Fine Arts. The musical, based on the … more
Edgar County will operate on a $12.5 million budget for the new fiscal year starting Dec. 1 The budget and other end of the year issues were approved during a special county board meeting … more
Emily McKinney, a 2020 graduate of the Indiana University School of Optometry, is now a fulltime optometrist dedicated exclusively to the Paris office of Chittick Eye Care.  The business, … more
Several local organizations got an early Christmas recently. The Paris Elks Lodge held its annual distribution of donations Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the American Legion Post. A total of $14,250 was … more
The Paris Area Chamber of Commerce’s popular Christmas Home Walk is 4-7 p.m. Dec. 21. Organizers say this is a great way to create the holiday spirit.  Five locations are featured on … more
KANSAS — Kansas Community Unit School District #3 is keeping its financial head above water. Auditor Kent Kuhl of Mose, Yockey, Brown & Kull, gave a positive financial report to the … more
CHRISMAN — The Chrisman Board of Education has an opportunity to leverage one tax stream to accomplish a major project, rather than piecemeal it out in sections over time. David W. … more
Edgar County experienced a significant number of new cases between Nov. 10 and Nov. 18 with 68 people testing positive. The prior reporting period had only 38 cases. With the rising number of … more
The Paris man who shot and killed his neighbor following a verbal altercation was found guilty of first-degree murder. Following two hours of deliberation Thursday, Nov. 18, in Edgar County … more
Commissioner Drew Griffin’s resignation from the Paris City Council was a topic of discussion at the city’s pre-agenda meeting Wednesday, Nov. 17. Action on the resignation will be taken … more
Sharp-eyed visitors to the West Lake will notice something new on the north shore. A miniature house floating on a raft is secured by ropes to the seawall protecting Art DuCharme’s home. He … more
CHRISMAN — Things have turned around in Chrisman during the last two weeks regarding the city decorating for the Christmas holiday. At the Nov. 1 city council meeting it was not clear if … more
Concerned citizens were back at the Paris City Council pre-agenda meeting Wednesday, Nov. 17, to discuss forming a Neighborhood Watch program as a tool for fighting break-ins and other … more
KANSAS — About a half-dozen residents and parents attended the Kansas Board of Education meeting Wednesday, Aug. 18, to protest Gov. JB Pritzker’s mandate that students wear masks in … more
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