Area Breaking News

Criminal justice reform package will head to governor

  Legislation revamps police certification, use of force and cash bail By RAYMON TRONCOSO Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate passed a criminal justice omnibus bill early Wednesday morning after a grueling 20 hours of politicking during Tuesday’s lame duck session. The House followed suit Wednesday morning, clearing the way for the…

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Coronavirus Canceled Christmas Events

Hardin County Christmas events canceled this year due to the pandemic Canceled events – • Rosiclare Fire Dept. handing out treats to seniors • Santa Claus at Rose Clare Craft Mall – Rosiclare • Rosiclare Memorial Library Christmas Open House – Crafts for kids • Holiday Lights Parade, Caroling, & Home Tours – Rosiclare •…

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Illinois sees highest single-day COVID-19 death toll

238 deaths reported, including some who may have died over the weekend By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois marked what Gov. JB Pritzker called “a solemn milestone” Wednesday when public health officials announced 238 deaths from COVID-19 over the previous 24 hours, by far the highest single-day fatality number since the…

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Independent Banner Contest Winners announced

By Jennifer Lane Editor We love our BANNER at the top of the front page displayed in the Hardin County Independent each week. I’m sure it’s an eye-catcher for those who have moved away and see their weekly copy of the paper arrive as a letter from ‘home’. It features the gazebo or summer house,…

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Hardin County now among counties in Orange Warning Level

11/13/20 – S7HD COVID-19 Risk Levels Update (Five Counties at Orange Warning Level) Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) reports the Illinois Department of Public Health announced on November 13 that five of the seven counties in the southern seven region are at Orange Warning Levels on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) risk metrics: Alexander, Hardin, Johnson,…

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