E-cigarettes banned from District 117 property

By Ryne Turke on September 18 at 7:48am

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District 117 school board members unanimously agreed to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on school property at last night’s meeting. Taking effect immediately, students on campus using, possessing, distributing, Read More

State learning disabilities group announces opposition to Senate Bill 16

By Jim McCabe on September 18 at 7:47am

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A special education advocacy group believes an education bill will resurface in the fall legislative session and is speaking out against the bill. The 19-member panel of the Learning Disabilities Read More

Rural Waverly woman arrested on kidnapping charges

By Jim McCabe on September 18 at 7:47am

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The Springfield Journal-Register reports 26-year-old Kayla Justice was picked up by the Jacksonville Police Department after allegedly taking her 3-year-old daughter at around 6 p-m in violation of a court Read More

IC and Mac faculty help kick off Humanities Film Series

By Ryne Turke on September 18 at 7:47am

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The series, entitled “Perspectives on Moral Courage”, will show a variety of films that the moderators have chosen to reveal about the human condition. Tonight’s open film, Swing Kid, will Read More

Sudden Death Syndrome showing up in local soybeans

By Jim McCabe on September 17 at 2:23pm

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This year’s soybean harvest won’t have the equivalent of a baseball perfect game. Despite an expected record crop, some West Central Illinois farmers are dealing with loss of their beans Read More