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CLINTON — Camp Learn-a-Lot is a summer program at Douglas and Lincoln Elementary schools in Clinton. Families were able to sign up for kindergarten and 1st grade students to attend during a …

CLINTON — County officials are working with municipalities interested in keeping their tornado alert sirens. Clinton Power Station owner Constellation announced in 2023 it would replace …

Gordon Woods / Journal Left to right: Janice Peterson (Clinton Chamber exec. director); Curt Homann ( DCDC); Becky Adams (DCRA); Jessica Allhands; Doug Brisard (in yellow) (DCRA); Jamie Durbin …

CLINTON – The DeWitt Clinton Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution marked Flag Day with an award to Jim and Kim Brady, of Clinton, for their year-round and patriotic display of the …

CLINTON — City administrator Taylor Baxter reported at the June 4 city council meeting the city was closer to getting the city hall elevator repaired. “As we’ve talked about …

    Gordon Woods / Journal Work began last week on renovation of the Clinton High School football and track & field facilities.   In addition to a new field, the …

CLINTON — DeWitt County real estate tax bills will be mailed by May 28, 2024. The first installment is due July 12, 2024, and the second installment is due September 6, 2024. Those who …

  CLINTON — Students of the Clinton High School SkillsUSA team recently surprised themselves with their competition performance at the state level.   Now, they’re headed to …

CLINTON — Clinton Schools business manager Drew Goebel hasn’t always been confident in his abilities, but service in the military helped him overcome negative thoughts. He spoke at …

CLINTON — During their May regular meeting, DeWitt County Board members addressed a letter of credit submitted by Enel Green Energy. The letter is intended to provide financial backing in …

Residents gathered Monday in the Civil War plot of Woodlawn Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day observance.   Members of local veterans groups salute here as the U.S. flag is raised.   New …

CLINTON — Animal shelter and CenCom administrator Tony Harris recently gave the county’s public safety committee a briefing on activity at the two facilities.

CLINTON — Clinton resident Seth Redington addressed the city council about an ongoing issue he has pursued in regard to commissioner Dan Ballenger. “I think the city needs to audit …

  Someday Mr. Lincoln’s Square, Weldon Springs, Clinton Lake, and other local landmarks may become famous if Clinton’s own Doug Willis’ dreams come true. Last …

CLINTON — Saturday’s Arbor Day ceremonies served a dual purpose this year. In addition to the traditional poster awards, junior foresters and tree planting, this year, the city’s arboretum was officially named the Carol McFeeters Thompson Arboretum. 

If you’re a member of the C.H. Moore Homestead & DeWitt County Museum or just a fan of the local historical home, you have the opportunity to help save some pieces of history.

CLINTON — The county board, on Mar. 21, approved a proposal from Sullivan Marina & Campground to purchase Clinton Lake Marina. Conditions set for the sale by the county include that …

I hope you’ve noticed the improved print quality of your hometown newspaper. The Clinton Journal has been using a new printer since the first of 2024, and the quality of print and photos is …

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police are advising the public that a potent winter storm starting tonight is anticipated to create …

Winter weather can be unpredictable in Illinois, so preparation is a key part to staying safe when traveling. Throughout the winter, especially during adverse conditions, …

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