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School board votes to put sales tax on November ballot

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The Riverton School Board at Monday’s regular meeting voted 7-0 on a resolution to put the county sales tax question on this November's ballot.

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August targeted for railroad overpass bid letting

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Williamsville officials are hoping for an August bid letting on construction of the railroad overpass. 

Currie Trust land annexed; Village limits now extend across I-55

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The Chatham Village Board annexed five parcels of property from the Janet Marcia Jones Currie Individual Trust at Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

School board passes county sales tax resolution

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At a special meeting Tuesday morning, the Williamsville School Board approved a resolution directing the Regional Superintendent to place the …

Riverton board approves raises

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Riverton’s village board on Monday evening approved 3 percent raises for Alex Lyons, Stacy Patterson, Deputy Police Chief Andy Landgrebe and C…

Applications open for Miss, Little Miss Sweet Corn Pageants

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The Chatham Jaycees are now accepting applications for the 2018 Miss and Little Miss Chatham Sweet Corn Pageant.

‘Sparks in the Park’ to run June 29-30, July 1

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Rochester’s annual Sparks in the Park Fourth of July celebration will be held in Rochester Community Park Friday through Sunday, June 29-30 an…

Public input sought on adding SMTD bus route to Rochester

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The Village of Rochester is seeking input from residents on the possibility of adding a daily bus route between Springfield and Rochester.

Auburn 8th grade students honored at May 22 ceremony

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Top eighth grade students and special award winners at Auburn Junior High at Divernon were honored at a ceremony held Tuesday, May 22.

Killam appointed to fill vacancy on school board

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At a special meeting held May 30, the Auburn school board approved the appointment of former board member Mark Killam to fill the unexpired te…

City attorney questions ‘dangerous property’ distinction, fines to start

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Auburn city attorney Raylene Grischow questioned the process of declaring 412 North First a “dangerous property” at Monday’s meeting.

Old railroad station bid received by Williamsville board

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Williamsville officials would like to see the old railroad station renovated to the point that it could be useful for community events, but th…

Nominations for Citizen of the Year sought

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The Village of Rochester and the Rochester Lions Club are again sponsoring the Citizen of the Year Contest to recognize a person making an out…

Round-Up Crew to collect scrap iron Saturday, June 2

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The Round-Up Crew will be accepting scrap metal donations at the Auburn Shopping Plaza Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for anyone that…

Liberati Valedictorian, Tungett Salutatorian for Class of 2018

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Rochester High School held graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2018 Sunday, May 27 at Sangamon Auditorium on the campus of the University o…

Schnelten Valedictorian, Kaufmann Salutatorian for AHS Class of 2018

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Auburn High School held its 102nd annual Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2018 Friday, May 25 at Sangamon Auditorium on the campus of t…

Sangamon Mass Transit bus service expected to start after Labor Day in Riverton

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Riverton’s village board approved 6-0 the third pay request to Petersburg Plumbing for $221,538.99 at Monday’s regular meeting. This is for th…

School board approves lease for security platform

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After a 40-minute presentation and then considerable discussion, the Williamsville School Board voted unanimously to enter into a five-year le…

Szcinski hired as GHS principal; scoreboards approved by 5-2 vote

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Doug Szcinski, currently an assistant principal at Lanphier High School, was hired by the Ball-Chatham Board of Educa-tion at Monday night’s m…

RHS Student Recognition Awards Day held May 4

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Rochester High School held its annual Student Recognition Awards Day Friday, May 4 at the Fine Arts Auditorium. The top students in each class…