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  • First Person (Ann Sprowls)

    Town: Sheffield. Family: One son, four daughters, 14 grandchildren (one deceased) and 10 great-gran ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 2:59 pm
  • Giving back to the community

    Julie Smith’s seventh-grade advanced English class at Logan Junior High School in Princeton interviewed people directly involved with organizations in ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 9:50 am
  • Only 364 more days ‘til Christmas

    Ann Sapp was one of many shoppers taking advantage of heavily-discounted items the day after Christmas. Retailers would rather sell holiday decor at a ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 4:01 pm
  • HUD awards nearly $105 million to help Illinois homeless programs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently awarded nearly $105 million to support 416 homeless housing and ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Illinois Audubon Society buys Augustana property

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Audubon Society has purchased 395 acres of the former Green Wing Environmental Laboratory from Augustana College in Rock Island ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Illinois: Steepest population decline in the nation

    CHICAGO – The U.S. Census released recently new data on national population trends and reported during the last year, Illinois suffered the greatest p ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 2:05 pm
  • Breakfast with Santa

    Manlius Fire Chief Aaron Roush introduced his daughter, Lillie, to Santa Claus during Manlius’ Christmas celebration on the morning of Dec. 22. The vi ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 2:05 pm
  • O holy night ...

    Live nativity scenes were seen this Christmas season in Sheffield and Walnut. In this photo, participants in Walnut who portrayed Mary and Joseph on t ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 2:19 pm
  • ‘And unto us a child is born ...’

    Live nativity scenes in Sheffield and Walnut drew big crowds, as the volunteers from the Sheffield United Methodist Church and the Walnut Bible Church ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 2:16 pm
  • Living with Grace

    PRINCETON — While a common site, deer aren’t known for being approachable. The only times you can get close is unfortunately after either hitting them ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 2:17 pm
  • Books galore at PMH Book Fair

    Linda Jeffery of Collective Goods tidies up one of the many shelves during the Perry Memorial Christmas Book Sale. Holiday shoppers were offered much ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Energy-efficient upgrades at JFK

    SPRING VALLEY — John F. Kennedy School will becoming more energy efficient, thanks to several programs the school board discussed at Wednesday’s meeti ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 2:23 pm
  • Hall adopts tax levy

    SPRING VALLEY — During Wednesday night’s meeting, the Hall High School Board adopted its 2016 tax levy which is expected to lower the tax rate from $4 ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 2:23 pm
  • What’s in those Christmas packages?

    PERU — A New Jersey woman was arrested for allegedly having marijuana in her vehicle that was concealed in wrapped Christmas packages.
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 2:24 pm
  • What are your plans for Christmas Eve this year?

    “I will be making reindeer food with my girls and then spending time with my family.”Wendy Bernabei, ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 1:48 pm