BY CALEB ALEXANDER             New Baden American Legion Post 321 is looking for volunteers in the community to help with its new project, an Adopt A Highway program. It will be focused on Route 161. Participants will walk along the roadside and pick up trash to keep it looking nice.             The Adopt-A-Highway program has […]

New Baden Trustee Forum

(New Baden) 03/14 – The candidates for local office in the Village of New Baden gathered tonight for a voters’ forum at the American Legion in New Baden. The candidates and around 40 members of the public were on hand to talk about everything from business development to potholes. Running for the office of village […]

Mayoral Forum You Decide

BY CALEB ALEXANDER             Three men running for mayor in New Baden met with citizens at the American Legion to present their views and answer questions. All were sincere in expressing their thoughts, opinions and feelings. They also answered questions from people present in the audience. One candidate, Rafael Him, stood out from the others […]


BY CALEB ALEXANDER             New Baden Village Trustee Randy Linthicum has cast a vote against a recommendation from Police Chief Chuck Mackin, this time about the hiring of a temporary fulltime officer.             There is a fulltime officer on an extended leave of absence so the chief asked the board to approve the hiring of […]

Village Board Moves to

(New Baden) 03/16 – The New Baden Village Board met in regular session last night. At the meeting the board approved an amendment to the Telecommunications Tax Ordinance (Ord# 2021315A) to allow the Village Board to make changes in the appropriations of the tax. This change will also enable to board to move funds between […]

Trustee Linthicum Helps Girl Scouts

Trustee Randy Linthicum visited local Girl Scout Troop 934 to talk about his experiences and buy the remaining cookies. Here is what they said: Girl scout troop 934 would like to give a huge thank you to Randy Linthicum. He came to our meeting today and bought our remaining cookies to be donated saving our […]

New Baden Board Awaits Federal Aid

            (NEW BADEN) 03/13 – the New Baden Village Board Finance Committee met yesterday and will recommend to the full board on Monday the transfer of $15,000 from the general fund to the parks and recreation fund. This transfer will help cover an expected shortfall due to increases such as an increase in mowing costs […]


BY CALEB ALEXANDER             Illinois Governor Pritzger and his team in Springfield have made the New Baden Park Boosters wait for over a year to get their tax exempt status approved. This created a problem for the group because it has plans to put up a veteran’s memorial at the gazebo in the village park […]

A Sneak Peek into The Wooden Mouth

The finishing touches are being applied to a new and unique bar and grill in New Baden. The Wooden Mouth will specialize in craft cocktails, select spirits, fine wine, draft beer, and an exclusive lunch menu. With well over 100 different whiskeys alone, owner Brant Kehrer told the Clinton County Voice this weekend that he […]


BY CALEB ALEXANDER           Services provided by professional trades firms do not come cheaply, especially for towns like New Baden which is shelling out tens of thousands of dollars to have sewer lines examined by video.           Haier Plumbing & Heating from Breese has been doing this work which cost the village $72,000-plus already then […]