Former restaurant employee remembered by co-workers

By Jim McCabe on August 31 at 1:39pm


Co-workers of a former Jacksonville employee who recently died showed how much they cared by setting up a roadside memorial over the weekend. Twenty-eight-year-old Amanda Hopkins passed away last Tuesday Read More

Durbin renewing push for Cuba-U.S. trade

By Jim McCabe on August 31 at 1:18pm


West Central Illinois farmers could soon have more buyers for their products if U.S. Senator Dick Durbin gets his way. Durbin is talking to farmers about possibilities of selling to Read More

Franklin man listed in serious condition after weekend ATV accident

By Jim McCabe on August 31 at 11:55am

The accident happened on property at 749 McNeely Road in Franklin, according to reports from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. Fifty-nine-year-old Gary Cline, who lived at the residence, was found Read More

Durbin discusses plans for Route 67

By Ryne Turke on August 30 at 8:02am


New hope is being given to make Route 67 four-lanes from the Quad Cities to Alton. This would include the two-lane areas near Jacksonville and Beardstown. Our reporting partners at Read More

Headwest makes grand opening in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on August 29 at 8:10am


The Headwest Sub Shop made a big splash in Jacksonville on Friday during the locations grand opening. Located just off the Downtown Square at 401 South Main, the restaurant offers Read More