JHS refreshing emergency response training in wake of Mattoon High School shooting

By Blake Schnitker on September 22 at 6:14am

Wednesday’s shooting at Mattoon High School has prompted many schools throughout central Illinois, including Jacksonville High School, to take a refreshment course in emergency training. Mattoon High School isn’t the Read More

No arrests, no injuries following alleged robbery in Jacksonville yesterday

By Blake Schnitker on September 21 at 9:45am

No one is hurt following an alleged robbery yesterday evening in Jacksonville. According to authorities, officers with the Jacksonville Police Department responded to a report at around 5 p.m. of Read More

District 117 approves plans for new boundaries, renovation of South Elementary

By Blake Schnitker on September 21 at 9:38am

Elementary school boundaries within Jacksonville School District 117 could soon start to see some changes after last night’s district Board meeting. The Board approved the final proposal for new elementary Read More

Pike County among 32 Illinois counties to receive emergency grant

By Blake Schnitker on September 20 at 12:36pm

It was announced recently that nearly three dozen Illinois counties are in-line for grants from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. These state emergency grants are being awarded to emergency management Read More

Passavant Hospital partnering with local volunteer EMS groups

By Blake Schnitker on September 20 at 11:13am

Two local organizations are joining forces at a press conference at Passavant Area Hospital yesterday afternoon. The local hospital announced their new partnership with several local volunteer EMS groups yesterday Read More