Hancock County

City of Hamilton

A non-binding referendum on the April ballot will ask voters whether to increase the city’s utility tax. The extra revenue would go toward road repairs and help replace diminishing state funding.

TSPR'S Rich Egger

Teenagers accused of breaking the law in Hancock County might be able to have their record wiped clean.

Jason Parrott

Hancock County Coroner Kendall Beals said an autopsy shows the father of Sheriff Scott Bentzinger died of a heart attack.

The Hancock County Board has approved a new comprehensive plan.

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The Prairie Land Conservancy strives to protect habitat and natural areas in west central Illinois. The organization wants to include more people in its efforts.

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With school getting underway, drivers are being encouraged to be on the look-out for students.

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is dropping the late winter antlerless-only deer season in 20 counties, including Adams and Hancock.

Hickory Grove Supportive Living Facility

A new memory care facility will be built in Carthage.  It will feature 20 studio apartments that have access to shared kitchen, living room and dining space.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

In an effort to grow business, Hancock County is targeting some of its younger residents.

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A national museum exhibit "Hometown Teams" is coming to Hancock County this year. It focuses on how sports have shaped America. 

Rich Egger

One of the goals for the head of economic development in Hancock County is to get all of the communities on the same page.

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As preventable diseases make a comeback, Illinois is increasing immunization requirements for schools.

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The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department said it arrested eight people early Friday as part of ongoing investigations into the manufacture of methamphetamine in the county.

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Residents in Hancock County are being solicited for their opinion in a regional survey.

Authorities say Hancock County State’s Attorney Jim Drozdz is dead after a traffic accident in Georgia.

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