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County limits spending

McLean County is tightening its belt the last month of the year, approving very few new expenditures that haven’t already been approved with the current year’s budget.

Posted 12/09/15 (Wed) read more »

Base water rate inreases

The base rate consumers pay for water in Garrison is going up next month.

Posted 12/09/15 (Wed) read more »

Couple gets engaged during Dickens Festival

It was a cold, crisp, biting day, inches of snow on the ground, a day deep in November.

Posted 12/02/15 (Wed) read more »

Dickens packs 'em in

It was probably one of the best weekends of the Dickens Village Festival ever.

Posted 12/02/15 (Wed) read more »

School moves students from failing to passing

Garrison High School continues to tighten its academic belt.

Posted 11/24/15 (Tue) read more »

Get your tickets

There are plenty of seats available for the weekend entertainment at the 22nd Dickens Village Festival. This weekend’s headliners feature Travis Powell (Elvis) on Friday, Bucky Covington on Saturday and Tigirlily on Sunday.

Posted 11/24/15 (Tue) read more »

Wanted

One man who was thought to have ties to the White Shield area is in custody, while another remains at large.

Posted 11/18/15 (Wed) read more »

Beyond expectations

Cole and Tanner Young are not letting their disabilities slow them down.

Posted 11/18/15 (Wed) read more »

Tax exempt status in limbo

A letter from the Internal Revenue Service to the Garrison-Max Ambulance Service saying its 501c3 tax exempt status is revoked took the board by surprise last week.

Posted 11/10/15 (Tue) read more »

Threatening a livelihood

A recently announced Environmental Protection Agency mandate saying how much power plants must reduce their emissions has plant and coal mine operators in McLean County on the edge of their seats.

Posted 11/10/15 (Tue) read more »