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Paris Public Library is joining 200 libraries across the state in a new collaborative effort to bring virtual events with bestselling and esteemed authors to their communities. The collaborative … more
Some COVID-19 pandemic deniers may still exist, but the reality is all too apparent to local health care providers. Horizon Health announced Thursday, Jan. 13, it was taking new measures and … more
The Paris Union School District 95 after school program is moving forward, the Paris 95 school board learned during its monthly meeting Monday, Jan. 12. Paris 95 Superintendent of Schools Jeremy … more
An area man is on a quick mission to help youthful victims of the tornados that ravaged parts of Kentucky last weekend. Brad Stiff of Oakland said not only have families lost everything, but the … 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
The Edgar County Board is conducting a special meeting 9:15 a.m., Monday, Aug. 23, at the Edgar County Highway Department. The purpose of the meeting is to accept a bid from Alco Overhead Doors to … more
The Edgar County Board is now accepting bids to  replace the Main Hangar doors at the Edgar County Airport. Bid specifications may be found at www.edgarcountyillinois.com or by … more
Exactly 705 days since their last concert of 2019, members of the Paris City Band kicked off their abbreviated 2021 season Sunday, June 20, at the Spicer Pavilion in Twin Lakes Park. The warm … more
Benjamon Brinkley, son of Shannon and Trisha Brinkley, graduated summa cum laude from the Honors College of Indiana State University with a bachelor's degree in criminology and criminal justice and a … more
A dramatic incident, fraught with danger occurred Monday, May 10, when a high-speed chase ended in a crash on Court Street in Paris. The incident started in Montezuma, Ind., when Robert. L. … more
The Link Art Gallery is carefully moving toward reopening now that it is out of the Horace Link building’s shadow. The Horace Link building, known locally as a former furniture store, was … more
Applications are available now at all the county high schools for the 2021 Edgar County Retired Teachers’ Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is for seniors entering college in the fall and … 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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