SEIU protests in Jacksonville over Rauner overtime cuts

By Jim McCabe on May 6 at 9:30am

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At Jacksonville’s Community Park yesterday, several people who indicated they belong to a Service Employees International Union local criticized recent action by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. The SEIU members said Read More

Two arrested in Roodhouse for cannabis trafficking

By Jim McCabe on May 6 at 7:24am

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Two people from Greene County are in jail this morning after being arrested for marijuana distribution. Fifty-year-old Beverly Murrow and 56-year-old Jimmy Crain, both of Roodhouse, were booked at the Read More

FY 17 budget process under way in South Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on May 6 at 7:22am

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South Jacksonville trustees got the ball rolling on the Fiscal Year 2017 budget last night. Acting village mayor Steve Waltrip called to attention some of the issues he identified as Read More

Expanded downtown Jax farmer’s market begins tomorrow

By Jim McCabe on May 5 at 12:56pm

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Tomorrow marks the first day for an expanded downtown farmer’s market in Jacksonville. Jacksonville Main Street received a two-year grant from the USDA to expand the existing farmer’s market, which Read More

Congressman LaHood to have Democratic challenger in November

By Jim McCabe on May 5 at 12:55pm

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Jacksonville Congressman Darin LaHood is set to face a Democratic challenger come November. Junius Rodriguez, a history professor at Eureka College, was nominated over the weekend by a Democratic committee, Read More