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The most up to date news for Greenville and Bond County.

Teen Killed In Sunday Morning Accident

A rural Pocahontas teenager was killed early Sunday morning in a one-car crash near Greenville. Alexis N. Willis, age 18, of Illinois Rt. 143, Pocahontas,  was driving the car in the S curve at Woburn...

Hazardous Material Spill On I-55 In Montgomery County

Illinois State Police closed a portion of Interstate 55 in Montgomery County Saturday following a hazardous material spill. An Illinois State Police trooper responded to I-55 northbound at milepost 52 for a report of a...

Petroleum Spill Leads To Partial Closure Of Highland’s Silver Lake

Highland city officials have reportedly closed part of Silver Lake due to an apparent petroleum spill. The Belleville News Democrat reports a fisherman noticed a sheen on the water early Saturday morning, which was confirmed...

Unit Two Board Hires HS Girls Basketball Coach

Greenville High School has a new head girls basketball coach. At its May meeting, the Bond County Community Unit 2 Board of Education hired Paul Waitkoss as the girls basketball coach, and also as a...

Council Approves Funding For Lu-Bob’s Renovations

The Greenville City Council met Tuesday night and approved requests for funding to help pay for improvements at Lu-Bob’s Restaurant in the city. A motion to provide the business a $45,000 revolving loan was passed....

Wilhour Questions School “Relaxation” Legislation

The Illinois House approved a Senate bill which will provide that each school district may provide to students, at least 20 minutes a week of relaxation activities to enhance the mental and physical health...

Health Board Meeting May 20

The Bond County Board of Health will meet Monday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bond County Health Department. Items for discussion on the agenda include write-offs, a FOIA officer and bylaws.

Sorento Village Monthly Meeting Rescheduled For June

The Village of Sorento has changed the date for their monthly meeting for June. Instead of meeting on June 3, the meeting will be Monday, June 10, at 7 PM.

City Buys Two More Buildings

After Tuesday night’s council meeting, the City of Greenville now owns all of the property along North Second Street, between College Avenue and Oak Street. That is where a downtown plaza is to be created. The...

Lyla Mollett Jr. Beef Points Program Champion

An article in the recent issue of Illinois Beef magazine focuses on the Nathan and Marcey Mollett family of Mulberry Grove, and the accomplishment of their daughter, Lyla, in beef showing. Lyla, who will be...