Unemployment back down to pre-recession levels locally

By Jim McCabe on January 30 at 3:45pm


Over-the-year numbers improved across the board for unemployment in the four-county area of Morgan, Scott, Cass and Greene Counties in December 2014. In Cass County, the rate fell to 6.7 Read More

Scholarships to be awarded to potential youth campers

By Jim McCabe on January 30 at 3:43pm


A scholarship has been set up for a former District 117 teacher and director at Western Illinois Youth Camp. The Land of Lincoln Whitetails, a chapter of the non-profit Whitetails Read More

Jacksonville Colonel awarded Legion of Merit

By Ryne Turke on January 30 at 3:43pm

A retired Colonel from Jacksonville has received a distinguished honor. Randy Scott was awarded the Legion of Merit Tuesday during a ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield. Scott, who retired Read More

Settlement reached in death of flight student

By Jim McCabe on January 30 at 3:42pm


New litigation has been filed in connection to a 2010 plane crash that killed a Jacksonville 18-year-old. Benjamin Van Hyning was a passenger in a single-engine Cessna Sierra that was Read More

Jacksonville, like the rest of the state, seeing big benefits of video gaming

By Jim McCabe on January 30 at 7:24am


Local municipalities are mirroring state trends when it comes to increases in video gaming revenue. 2014, the second full year of legal gaming in Illinois, saw revenue at a total Read More