Montgomery County Blog
Hillsboro Schools - Staff Cuts
I got this data from Illinois State Board of Education. It took about 3 hours of work to come up with this chart. I had to download 14 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets, merge them into a Microsoft Access database then clean up the staff names s...
County Marriages Decline
I got the data for this chart from the Illinois Department of Public Health. They only have the Montgomery County marriage and divorce stats online for 1990 - 2011. No data is available for 2012 to 2015. In this chart we see a 45% drop in marriages ...
Old Settlers 2014 Decline
2014 was the worst year ever for Old Settlers. Old Settlers 2014 revenue dropped by $28,503.00. March 14, 2014 about 25 new people went to the Old Settlers meeting. Old Settlers treasurer Janet Spencer greeted them with a friendly "You're Not Going ...
Hillsboro Schools = 614 Empty Desks
Hillsboro Glass closed in 1997. Since then enrollment has plummeted nearly 25% in the Hillsboro School District. The number of low income children has climbed to nearly 55% due to lack of jobs in Montgomery County. Right now there are 614 empty desks...
My Blog Banner Image
For my blog banner image I selected a photo dated June 23, 2010. I live downtown and back in 2010 when Bill Baran was Mayor of Hillsboro the city stopped sweeping the streets, stopped picking up trash and stopped spraying for weeds. I snapp...
Heather Gave Up
Welcome to the new and improved MontgomeryCountySolutions.com. This website used to belong to county board member Heather Hampton Knodle. Evidently she was unable to come up with any solutions for Montgomery County so she gave up on this website. I p...