The Troy, IL school district applied for rebates to add solar panels to schools in Marine and St. Jacob as part of the Future Energy Jobs Act. Man Southern Illinois businesses are switching to renewable power.
Southern Illinois watershed gets $450,000 grant to be put toward improvement projects that will help repair Silver Lake. The lake, which is Highland’s main source of water, has worsening sediment issues.
Behind the big three -- Sam LaPorta, Jack Etter and Brady Feldmann -- the Highland High School, IL Bulldogs competed another Mississippi Valley Conference football championship and reached the IHSA Class 5A quarterfinal round.
Southern Illinois city hopes are businesses will reinvest in their own storefronts after new furniture store opens in old Schuette’s Market in downtown Highland. The Kloss family, owners of the new store, overhauled the old market, transforming it into a furniture showroom.
A new coffee shop at Highland High School aims to teach students with difficulty learning real world skills before they graduate. The program puts students inside a cafe where they take and prepare orders, handle money and interact with customers.