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CARBONDALE — Brittany E. Scott, of Paris, was named to the dean’s list for the 2020 fall term at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. more
HUME — The Hume Village Board accomplished its monthly business in about seven minutes Monday, Jan. 11. After clearing away the approval of minutes and paying of bills, the only report … more
The period between Jan. 9 and Jan. 16 showed a marked decline in the number of new COVID-19 cases posted to the Edgar County website. The website, however, has not updated information since … more
What a difference a year can make. During January 2020, the Edgar County Board was still reeling from the forced closing of the Edgar County Jail by the Illinois Department of Corrections (DOC) … more
Paris resident and college student Austin White had the chance to enter an unusual competition at a high level. “I had to take a Microsoft Office Intro class, and from there I had to take … more
“Every nurse was drawn to nursing because of a desire to care, to serve or to help.” —Christina Feist-Heilmeier, RN A little more than six months ago, Mary Bange visited The … more
A water line connecting Paris and Chrisman has received a second round of financing from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). The IEPA previously gave Chrisman a $1 million loan to … more
When Laney Robinson left Paris to attend medical school, her plan was to return as a doctor in her hometown. Now, after years of schooling, she started seeing patients in Horizon Health’s … more
MACOMB — The fall 2020 dean’s list at Western Illinois University included students from Edgar and Clark counties. An undergraduate student must earn at least a 3.6 GPA on a scale of … more
The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) recently recognized Horizon Health for its ongoing commitment to exceptional quality of care. The announcement was made Nov. 17  during … more
A rural Paris man was discovered dead in his residence Thursday afternoon, according to Edgar County Coroner Scott Barrett. Barrett said 911 dispatchers were alerted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January … more
More Edgar County residents succumbed to COVID-19 over the last week. When the Edgar County Public Health Department’s website updated Friday, Jan. 8, the total number of deaths was 47. That … more
Kids have their own hopes and dreams. Some are miniscule in nature and others are so large the world can not contain them, but no one ever dreams of being homeless. Unfortunately, homelessness in … more
CHRISMAN — Following a 40-minute executive session, the Chrisman City Council made a change to the employee organization Monday, Jan. 4. Council members voted to eliminate the public works … more
KANSAS — The Village of Kansas took the first step in the direction of a sewage plant at the Wednesday, Jan. 6, village board meeting. Blake Courtney, the superintendent of … more
The Paris City Council took the first step in abandoning three alleys near the town square Wednesday, Jan. 6. Before starting the scheduled pre-agenda meeting, the council held a hearing regarding … 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 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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