117 superintendent says class cancellations happen when necessary

By Jim McCabe on February 27 at 1:05pm


District 117 Superintendent Steve Ptacek is responding to the concern of some parents about the decision to not cancel school this week. Classes went on as scheduled this morning despite Read More

PORTA and A-C Central agree on academic/sports co-op

By Ryne Turke on February 27 at 1:03pm


A-C Central and PORTA have come to an agreement on a sports and academic co-op. The decision became final during the monthly school board meeting between the districts on February Read More

“Boss of the Year” named in Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on February 27 at 1:03pm

Boss of Year

The “Boss of the Year” in Jacksonville is a franchise owner of Home Instead Senior Care. The Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday that Jerry Best received the honor Read More

South Jacksonville Police report successful 2014

By Ryne Turke on February 27 at 7:20am

South Jacksonville squad car

South Jacksonville’s Police Chief says 2014 was a successful year for the South Jacksonville Police Department, and the statistics back that up. According to department’s annual crime report, the number Read More

Rep. Davis picked to co-host ceremony honoring Lincoln

By Ryne Turke on February 27 at 7:19am


Representative Rodney Davis has been selected to co-host a ceremony commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln. The event, in conjunction with the Illinois State Society Read More