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FARMER CITY — On February 20, Randall J. Rice, DeWitt County Coroner, was called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Rosewood Road and Depot Road, Farmer City.

MACKINAW — You’ve been hiking with a group of friends not far from a road, when you come across a wrecked car. There is still smoke rising from the engine, and you hear a person …

The impenetrable Ardennes — an area bordering Belgium and Luxembourg the French high command believed in the 1930s would protect their county from a German invasion. In fact, the forest, …

CLINTON — As of Monday, Jan. 15, the Clinton Journal's revamped website at theclintonjournal.com has been unveiled.

CLINTON — Five-year-old Cameron Coakley has had a rocky road health-wise.  He’s been feeling better lately, and in a few weeks will enjoy a vacation that his mom said came along at just the right time.

CLINTON — A group of Clinton parents were encouraged last August, when the school board expressed interest in a proposal to upgrade the district’s playground surfaces.   But, now …

CLINTON — The Clinton Tree Commission announced it plans to name the city arboretum for former local naturalist Carol McFeeters-Thompson.  The announcement came during the Feb. 6 city council meeting.

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 …

Bridget Becker / Journal “King,” the beagle, was out for a stroll with his family recently on a sunny day.   The monarch thought he would go out to look over his realm.

A thick blanket of fog that remained well past mid-morning greeted drivers on Tuesday.  This truck headed north on Rt. 51 near the Rt. 54 intersection. Gordon Woods / Journal

CLINTON — SkillsUSA Week will be from February 5-9. 

    SPRINGFIELD — A bipartisan task force of legislators and journalism industry leaders has filed a report to the General Assembly detailing the decline of local journalism …

CLINTON — The Vault Community Center announced Jan. 26 Connie Unruh has joined the organization as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

CLINTON — As the first new home moves toward completion in the city’s Horizon Lane Illini Addition, located on Illini Drive near Clinton Junior High School, the city recently approved the plat for another city residential development.

CLINTON — The first DeWitt County Board meeting of the new year, held on Jan. 18., was brief, members approving two appointments and a series of expenditures.

CLINTON — “There’s been nothing normal in the past 48 hours,” commissioner John Wise reported during the Jan. 16 city council meeting.  Wise was referring to a spate of water main breaks brought on by the cold temperatures.

URBANA – As the 2024 election season draws near, voters in Illinois will once again choose whether they want to cast their ballots in person or by mail.

CLINTON — As the flurry of activity with fiber optic cable installation in Clinton subsides, many residents likely welcome an end to all the digging for a while.   But, what was the …

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, …

An apartment building located in the 200 block of E. Adams Street was nearing the end of demolition on Tuesday. The city earlier bought the property and will put the lot up for sale.

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