Local Government

COVID-19: Elected officials answer constituents’ concerns

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Illinois General Assembly was last in session Thursday, March 5. […]

Benld City Council to vote on police agreement

By: DANIEL WINNINGHAM Coal Country Times managing editor An agreement between the cities of Gillespie and Benld […]

Sen. Manar encourages mental wellness amid COVID-19 pandemic

State Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) is emphasizing the importance of mental health wellness and encouraging Illinois […]

City Council approves state of emergency ordinance

By: CHRIS BEST Enquirer Democrat contributor On Monday, April 6, to address concerns of the ongoing coronavirus […]

County Board adopts emergency declaration proclamation

The Macoupin County Board approved an emergency declaration proclamation in a 16-0 vote April 2. The board […]

Public health administrator discusses coronavirus preventative measures

Board approves transportation grant Macoupin County Public Health administrator Kent Tarro advised County Board members Tuesday night […]

Council discusses raising sewer rates to meet grant

City treasurer Dan Fisher opened the Gillespie city council meeting Monday  with a discussion on the future […]

City passes ordinance allowing golf carts, UTVs on

By: Chris Best Enquirer~Democrat contributor At Monday’s City Council meeting an ordinance was passed amending Chapter 24 […]

Residents face nine new taxes in 2020

Coming Jan. 1, 2020, nine new taxes and fees will take $1.7 billion out of Illinois’ economy […]

Rep. Davidsmeyer: It’s important to know new laws,

A number of new laws will ring in the New Year in Illinois.  Over 250 new laws, […]