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

Prater & Gombos Perform In State Talent Show

Congratulations to Bond County’s representatives in the state talent show. Nolan Prater (pictured above), son of Joy and Nate Prater of Greenville, won the county Junior Division competition this past summer and performed a piano...

Bingham Fire Claims One Life Friday

Late Friday morning, January 20, Fayette County Coroner David Harris, was dispatched to the scene of a house trailer fire near the Fayette County-Montgomery County Line. When local firefighters arrived at the scene they were...

IDOC Confirms Substance At Graham To Be Nasal Spray & Baby Powder

As we previously reported on WGEL, a staff member at Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro responded to a medical incident involving individuals in custody who appeared to be under the influence of an unknown...

Country Night Headliners Announced For Bond County Fourth Fest

Plans are underway for the 2023 Bond County Fourth Fest that will be held in downtown Greenville on Friday, June 30th and Saturday, July 1, 2023. This annual event will again feature a...

HSHS Holy Family Hospital Welcomes New Board Members

HSHS Holy Family Hospital announces the addition of four new members to the hospital’s Board of Directors. This brings the number of board members for Holy Family to eight. Board members serve voluntarily and provide...

Project Parenting Event Jan 26

Bond County Project Parenting is sponsoring a “Healthy Me” playgroup on Thursday, January 26 at the Greenville Free Methodist Church. The special nutrition-themed playgroup begins at 10 a.m. There will be music and movement, hands-on activities,...

2023 Illinois Tax Filing Season Underway

The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) will begin accepting 2022 state individual income tax returns on Monday, January 23, the same date that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) begins accepting federal individual income tax...

Health Board Meeting Monday

The Bond County Board of Health meets Monday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the health department conference room. The agenda includes a look at the fiscal year 2022 budget, election of officers and the...

18 Officers Taken To Hospital After Incident At Graham Correctional Facility In Hillsboro

18 corrections officers from the Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro were taken to area hospitals for treatment after what is being reported as a potential substance exposure. Anders Lindall, a spokesman for the union that...

Queen & Talent Show Winners Headed To Convention

The 2023 Illinois State Fair Convention is this weekend, highlighted by the crowning of a new Miss Illinois County Fair queen. Morgan Wilderman will represent Bond County in the state pageant. She is the...