Police news
    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Department July 1, at 11:36 p.m., Colly W. Thomas, 41, 624 N. Austin, was arrested at 601 East Jasper Street on an Edgar County …

    • Siren Report

      Paris Fire Department June 27, at 10:14 p.m., the department was dispatched to provide medical assistance. June 27, at 10:46 p.m., the …

    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Department June 28, at 8:40 p.m., Arabella M. Farris, 18, 310 Chestnut, was stopped at High and Court and charged with operating …

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IHSA statement on high school sports

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special meeting on July 29, and the board announced its intended plans for the 2020-21 school year. The plan has been sent to …

New youth sports guidelines drastically limit allowable competition

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois officials released new guidelines for youth and recreational sports Wednesday drastically limiting allowable activities based on the risk of spreading the novel …
Local news

Cochran wins sheriff primary

It did not take long to tally the results in the Edgar County primary election held Tuesday, June 28. The polls closed at 7 p.m. and all 31 precincts were counted by 8:30 p.m. Only one local …

County tax sale is July 8

Edgar County has completed the tax deed proceeding on real estate properties that were tax delinquent for 2018 and before. With the process complete these real estate parcels have reverted to the …

County clerk ready for primary

Edgar County Clerk and Recorder August Griffin and his office staff are largely ready for the Tuesday, Nov. 28 primary election, except for one area. Griffin said he is short at least two poll …

Fuel prices for students concern Shiloh BOE

HUME — Shiloh is one of the schools in the area participating in the new LIFT academy at Mattoon. The program provides education and training in technology, manufacturing and several other …

RMTD offering rides to the polls

Tuesday, June 28, is Primary Election Day in Illinois, and Rides Mass Transit District is ready to help local citizens get to the polls. RIDES is providing transportation to the polls at no cost …

New in the Edgar Circuit Court

The following people were among those who had cases scheduled for the June 13, June 16 and June 17 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court: In custody Angela D. Addcox, 35, …
Obituaries
Karen Wood Karen Sue Wood, 72, of Paris, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Paris Health Care Center. She was a waitress for local restaurants, including the Bon Ton and B and J’s.  There will …
Reese Duzan OAKLAND — Reese Elwyn Duzan, 83, of Oakland, died Friday, July 1, 2022, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. A funeral service is noon Saturday, July 9, at Krabel Funeral Home. Burial …
Robert McConkey OAKLAND — Robert Arthur McConkey, 88, died Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana..A funeral service is 2 p.m.  Wednesday, July 6, at Krabel Funeral Home. Burial is …
Nancy Brown MARSHALL — Nancy D. Brown, 70, of Paris, passed away Friday, July 1, 2022, in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. A celebration of life service is at a later date. Pearce Funeral Home is …
Betty Fraker MARSHALL — Betty M. Fraker, 89, of Marshall, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Willow Brook at Marshall. A graveside service is 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Zion Cemetery, with Pastor …
Editorials

Just shovel the walks

A week ago, Paris and Edgar County were digging out from the largest snowfall in the last couple of years. The City of Paris, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Edgar County Highway …

A different world now

Where were you when the world stopped? It’s a grim question, one with answers unique to every individual who has endured a year of living in the pandemic. For some, it was the early …
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