Florence Bridge to close this weekend

By Jim McCabe on July 21 at 2:10pm

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The Illinois Department of Transportation will close a bridge in Scott County for maintenance work later this week. IDOT announced Monday plans to temporarily close the Florence Bridge on Saturday Read More

Want to be a character in a book for a good cause?

By Jim McCabe on July 21 at 1:13pm


You could call a Jacksonville High School graduate’s idea for a fundraiser for the high school’s football team a “novel idea.” Vince Churchill, a 1980 JHS grad, is offering to Read More

Rodney Davis announces his support for Highway Trust Fund bill

By Richard Holton on July 21 at 1:12pm


Rodney Davis addressed a group of small-businesspeople in Springfield this morning, and announced his support for what he called a temporary fix for the Highway Trust fund. The bill passed Read More

Gas cheaper than previously feared, and expected to hold steady

By Richard Holton on July 21 at 1:03pm


Contrary to previous fears, gas prices in Jacksonville have done nothing but drop for the last month. The current low price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Jacksonville is Read More

Crimestoppers investigating suspicious Waverly fire

By Ryne Turke on July 21 at 6:45am


Crimestoppers of Morgan and Scott Counties are requesting information to assist in an investigation of a suspicious fire. According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, firefighters were called to a Read More