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

New Business Coming To Vandalia

Vandalia officials have announced a new business moving into the city. Kanata Blankets has purchased the former Land O’ Lakes/Purina property at 1500 Veterans Avenue and will be operating a production facility there. Kanata’s headquarters are...

Bank of Hillsboro Donates $2,500 To Mount Olive Care Center

Bank of Hillsboro, in partnership with Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, donated $2,500 to the Mount Olive Care Center and Food Pantry to help the nonprofit make needed building repairs and provide free...

Expired Driver’s Licenses & ID Cards Extended To February 1

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that expiration dates for driver’s licenses and ID cards have been extended an additional three months – from Nov. 1, 2020, until Feb. 1, 2021. This new...

County Clerk On Early & Mail-In Voting Options

It’s about six weeks from the November 3 general election, and voting will begin soon. According to Bond County Clerk Meg Sybert, early voting starts Thursday, September 24, mail-in ballots will be sent to those...

Unit One Board Approves Budget

The Mulberry Grove Unit 1 school board met Monday evening and approved a budget for the 2021 fiscal year. Superintendent Bobby Koontz said if all fund comes through as expected from the state and taxes,...

Unit Two Board Personnel Action

Following an executive session Monday night, the Bond County Unit 2 school board took action on several personnel matters. Jama Parker was hired as the night shift custodian at the high school. Vaughn Robart was...

Bond County Humane Society Silent Auction Underway

It’s never been easier to support the animals at the Bond County Humane Society shelter and in foster homes even during this time of social distancing and hanging out on the couch with your...

Child Passenger Safety Week

In recognition of Child Passenger Safety Week, the Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding parents and caregivers that state law requires children to ride in a child safety seat until age 8 and rear-facing...

295 COVID-19 Cases In Bond County

The Bond County Health Department is reporting another four positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the county total, to date, to 295. The new positives include a female in her 20’s, a male in his 50’s, a...

GU Reports Strong Start In First Month Of COVID-19 Testing

Greenville University reports a strong start to its rigorous testing procedures that screen students and staff frequently for COVID-19. University administrators hope campus-wide compliance will preserve face-to-face learning through the fall semester. In the...