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BROCTON — Four new people were appointed to fill vacancies on the Brocton Village Board during May 10 meeting. The action was necessary because nobody ran for trustee positions during the … more
Weather permitting, the project to re-roof the Edgar County Courthouse is days away from commencing. Josh Knight, of the Edgar County Highway Department, told county board members the roofers … more
Bids have not yet been sought for the new Edgar County Jail and rising costs for material and labor are already impacting the project. The Edgar County Board’s building and grounds … more
Celebrate Families Event [Photo gallery]
Edgar County Board member Andy Patrick discussed current improvements and future improvements to the courthouse with Paris on the Rise. “Right now, we need to get the roof done … more
The Class E Entrepreneurship Program in Coles County has awarded Tannner Laughlin, Paris, with a 20 under 40 Award. According to the award guidelines, recipients are those who do more than … more
CHICAGO – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved disaster declarations for the severe weather that occurred on March 31st and April 4th, according to an announcement made … more
The following people were among those who had cases scheduled for the April 24 and the April 27 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court: In custody Candace L. Bell, 43, … more
(Editor’s Note: This story is the first of a two-part series on school safety in Edgar County. The first installment covers Paris Union School District 95, Community Unit School District 4 and … more
“One in five kids is sexually extorted online,” said Rich Wistocki of Be Sure Consulting during a presentation on sextortion Friday, May 5, at Shiloh School. Shiloh and Kansas junior … more
  Anyone visiting a cemetery in Edgar or Douglas County on May Day might have seen a woman in brightly colored galoshes walking among the gravestones — Susan Deffenbaugh Bell. … more
  HUME — The Shiloh School District is providing free summer tutoring starting June 5 through July 27. This opportunity is open to any Shiloh School District student grades 3-12. … more
SPRINGFIELD – The assault weapons ban that Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law in January is back in force after a federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a temporary injunction a lower court … more
SPRINGFIELD – Medicaid recipients in Illinois should be on the lookout for correspondence from the state regarding their coverage as the normal  renewal  process resumes for the first … more
Members of the Paris City Council were sworn in for new terms during the reorganization phase of the Monday, April 24, city meeting. The familiar faces resumed their seats after taking the oath since … more
Plans are coming together for a two-day Independence Day celebration in Twin Lakes Park. Cliff Macke, Paris Park Board president, discussed what is confirmed for July 3 and July 4. He said food … more
The Edgar County Board had a brief study session Monday, April 24, to discuss issues. Board member Lisa Ellis made a brief presentation about her work revamping the county’s solar and wind … more
The following people were among those who had cases scheduled for the April 17 and the April 20 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court: In custody David M. Beaver, 40, … more
Susan Stafford is experiencing mixed emotions as she prepares to leave a job she loves. She is retiring June 1 from her duties as the Executive Director of the Link Art Gallery. “I … more
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