Reminders for dropping off, picking up students from JMS as construction continues

By Blake Schnitker on August 16 at 7:05am

Summer break is officially over and students are heading back to school this morning…some of them to the newly renovated Jacksonville Middle School. Since construction work isn’t entirely complete just Read More

New hiking and biking trails open around Lake Jacksonville

By Blake Schnitker on August 15 at 12:33pm

Jacksonville City officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning at Lake Jacksonville. Over the past several months, The Parks and Lakes Department of Jacksonville has been working on designing walking Read More

Area Superintendents discuss school funding crisis at town hall in Carrollton

By Blake Schnitker on August 15 at 9:01am

A sizeable crowd gathered at Carrollton Grade School last night for a town hall to discuss Illinois’s ongoing school funding issues. Last night’s meeting was organized by Superintendents Dr. Kerry Read More

Work near Diamond-Walnut intersection, Motor Fuel Tax highlight city council meeting

By Blake Schnitker on August 15 at 5:59am

Jacksonville aldermen discussed a number of items from motor fuel tax projects to reparations at Lake Jacksonville at last night’s meeting. Starting off the night, however, Mayor Andy Ezard mentioned Read More

State Historical Society gives Abraham Lincoln portrait to Morgan Co. courthouse

By Blake Schnitker on August 14 at 12:30pm

The Morgan County Courthouse is adding another piece of history from the Illinois State Historical Society. A dedication ceremony this morning revealed the piece of historical art in the form Read More