New committee to present mascot changes for JHS

By Ryne Turke on February 12 at 5:42am


A new committee is questioning if Jacksonville High School needs a new mascot. The Mascot Review Committee is seeking the input of students, faculty, staff, coach, alumni and community members Read More

Morgan County deputies switching to digital radios

By Jim McCabe on February 11 at 12:38pm


A change is coming soon to the way Morgan County Sheriff’s Department deputies communicate. Officers will soon be switching from the current analog format, which has been used for decades, Read More

Speakman named Blue Diamond Community Service winner

By Ryne Turke on February 11 at 12:37pm


The second annual Blue Diamond Community Service Award has been announced. The First National Bank of Arenzville selected Larry Speakman of Jacksonville for the award that recognizes outstanding volunteers in Read More

Report shows high unemployment/poverty numbers for Illinois minorities

By Ryne Turke on February 11 at 8:24am


A new report shows poverty rates in Illinois are as much as three times higher for minorities than for whites. The 44-page study, conducted by Heartland Alliance, examined the impact Read More

Local teacher selected for Appplebee Art Gallery

By Ryne Turke on February 11 at 8:24am


An art instructor from Rushville-Industry High School has been selected as the featured artist for MacMurray College’s Applebee Art Gallery this week. Jason Ackman has been focusing on his studio Read More