District 117 to consider new football scoreboard, discuss impact of $15 minimum wage

By Blake Schnitker on February 20 at 5:30am

District 117 board members will discuss the impact of Illinois’ recent $15 dollars an hour minimum wage legislation, as well as the possible purchase of a new football scoreboard at Read More

Behavioral Health Unit and Partial Hospitalization to Close Temporarily at Passavant

By Gary Scott on February 19 at 11:59am

The administration at Jacksonville’s lone hospital has made the difficult decision to close the recently opened behavioral health unit. Passavant Area Hospital CEO Harry Schmidt says this affects only the Read More

GMO Program at Illinois College

By Gary Scott on February 18 at 1:43pm

GMO crops and the impact on society will be the focus of a World Affairs Council of West Central Illinois session Tuesday night on the Illinois College campus. The Council Read More

Morgan County Primary next week

By Gary Scott on February 18 at 11:42am

It may come as a surprise to some that Morgan County will have a primary election next week. The election will involve two wards, and eight precincts. And, the primary Read More

Celebrated MacMurray College educator Dr. Richard Freiburg has died

By Anthony Engle on February 16 at 8:32am

A prominent member of the MacMurray College Highlander community has died. Richard Freiburg, known to many as Dick Freiburg, was a scientist and educator who spent more than 30 years Read More