Inaugural Jacksonville Promise scholarships to be awarded to local graduates

By Blake Schnitker on August 31 at 9:38am

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Seventeen local high school graduates of the class of 2016 will receive the first annual Jacksonville Promise scholarships on Thursday. Eligible students were those who have attended a Jacksonville school Read More

Final DREAMS ticket sold

By Ryne Turke on August 31 at 9:34am

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Tickets to the 2016 Routt/Our Saviour DREAMS Drawing are officially sold out. DREAMS Chairman Courtney Bonjean confirmed the final ticket was purchased yesterday at 9:05 a.m., around a day quicker Read More

Berry’s fitness to stand trial motion denied

By Ryne Turke on August 31 at 6:50am

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Avery Berry, the Jacksonville man found guilty in July for the murder of Marcus Jackson, was back in court on Tuesday. The 20 year old, who must serve four-and-a-half decades Read More

Fall harvest right around the corner for local farmers

By Blake Schnitker on August 30 at 1:07pm

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As summer begins to wind down, West Central Illinois farmers are gearing up for the fast-approaching fall harvest. In the local district, 98-percent of corn acres are in the dough Read More

Vehicle vs pedestrian accident leaves Winchester man dead

By Ryne Turke on August 30 at 8:56am

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A Winchester man is dead following injuries sustained in a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on Monday. An Illinois State Police preliminary investigation indicates 43-year-old Troy Dolen was standing in front Read More