Nichols Pavilion rental rates going up

By Jim McCabe on May 28 at 8:39am


Jacksonville aldermen approved rate increases for renting out the Nichols Parks Pavilion during Tuesday’s meeting. Community Development and Recreational and Facility Director Kelly Hall requested that the current $150 fee Read More

Carrollton police chief reportedly placed on leave

By Jim McCabe on May 28 at 8:39am

Carrollton Police Chief Kenny Kallal  has reportedly been placed on administrative leave. The Greene Prairie Press reports Kallal was placed on leave by the Carrollton City Council after Tuesday night’s Read More

Shots fired in 1100 block of North Clay

By Jim McCabe on May 28 at 8:37am


Jacksonville Police say the 2015 edition of the Berry-Jackson violent family feud has resumed. According to a press release, at around 11:00 last night, the police department received several reports Read More

Jax Center for the Arts board prez pitches latest plan for centralized art center

By Jim McCabe on May 27 at 1:13pm


Organizers of a proposed downtown Jacksonville arts center made a pitch for the plan to City Council on Tuesday. Dr. Susan Weller, the president of the board for the Jacksonville Read More

Soybean planting receives big boost in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on May 27 at 12:48pm

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Illinois farmers made significant progress planting soybeans over the past week. The USDA crop report shows farmers received four days of suitable fieldwork around the state, in addition to cooler Read More