Garner Retires, Parlier Sworn In

By Benjamin Cox on October 15, 2019 at 11:09am

Cass County said good-bye to a public servant of over three decades last night at the monthly Board of Trustees meeting. Chere Kay Garner had her letter of resignation accepted by the board last night effectively immediately. Garner said she started as an assistant in the office in 1986 and remembers still handwriting many of […]

Cass County Sheriff Campaigning For K-9 Unit

By Benjamin Cox on October 15, 2019 at 10:27am

The Cass County Sheriff‘s Department is looking to add an officer to the force. Sheriff Devron Ohrn announced last night at the Cass County Board meeting that the Sheriff’s Office is currently pursuing the addition of a K-9 unit for the department. Ohrn described the methamphetamine problem last night that was currently ravaging the county. […]

Jacksonville City Leaf Pick Up

By Jeremy Coumbes on October 15, 2019 at 8:57am

The City of Jacksonville has announced the fall leaf pick up for this season. The program will commence on November 4th and run until the end of the month. The city will be picking up bagged leaves only. Paper and or plastic bags are permitted. Bags should be out on the curb by 8:00 am […]

DAP Donating Money to Local First Responders

By Benjamin Cox on October 15, 2019 at 5:45am

A major energy company in the U.S. Will be donating money to local first responders in Mt. Sterling today. According to a press release yesterday evening, Dakota Access Pipeline, LLC plans to donate $20,000 to each Emergency Management Agency across Illinois in the counties through which the pipeline traverses, totaling $240,000. Dakota Access will make […]

Taco Bell Hit With Seasoned Beef Recall

By Benjamin Cox on October 14, 2019 at 9:30pm

Taco Bell restaurants were hit with a nationwide recall on their seasoned beef today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture‚Äôs Food Safety and Inspection Service. Kenosha Beef International, a Columbus, Ohio establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of seasoned beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal shavings. The USDA has said […]

Griggsville Man Arrested For Moderate Meth Possession, Delivery

By Benjamin Cox on October 14, 2019 at 9:18pm

Pike County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Griggsville man on drug-related charges early Friday morning. 54 year old William T. Fulmer of Griggsville was arrested around 2AM Friday after a Pike County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on North Jackson Street in Pittsfield on a black 2001 Dodge passenger car. Fulmer was placed under arrest […]

Local Businesses Wants No Child Going to School Cold

By Jeremy Coumbes on October 14, 2019 at 6:28pm

A program started by a local business owner is aiming to ensure no child goes to school without a warm coat. The 4th annual Coats for Kids program is going on this month in the Jacksonville area. The program was started by Tony Moore, an agent with Edward Jones after a friend of one of […]

IDOL Urges Farm Equipment Safety On Farm & On the Road

By Benjamin Cox on October 14, 2019 at 4:14pm

The Illinois Department of Labor is urging caution to drivers and farmers during the hectic harvest season. IDOL Spokesperson Mike Matulis wants drivers to take their time around farmers while farmers work to beat the first frost. “Farmers need to be aware of the dangers that they are facing. I think they really are, so […]

Adult-Use Cannabis May Be In Short Supply on Jan. 1

By Benjamin Cox on October 14, 2019 at 4:09pm

If you’re wanting to light up marijuana on January 1st, you may have to wait. State suppliers are saying the supply might run short of the demand once adult-use cannabis becomes legal. According to the Chicago Tribune, nearly every state that ed allows recreational marijuana had some shops run out or run low in the […]

Rally For Robbie This Saturday

By Benjamin Cox on October 14, 2019 at 11:25am

The Illinois College Men’s Soccer Team is working to help one of their own. The Illinois College men’s soccer team will celebrate the career of Robbie Lopez and raise funds for his medical treatment on October 20 when the Blueboys host Beloit College at England Stadium at 1:30 p.m. Lopez was a three-year member of […]