Corn crop condition declining slightly

By Ryne Turke on August 4 at 2:16pm

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West Central Illinois experienced warm and dry conditions this past week, according to the latest USDA crop report. The average temperature in Illinois was three degrees higher than normal, totaling Read More

State officials say ISD, ISVI will start class next week, despite no budget

By Jim McCabe on August 4 at 1:14pm


Officials with the Department of Human Services say they don’t anticipate classes at the Illinois Schools for the Deaf and Visually Impaired being impacted by the budget impasse in Springfield. Read More

Deputies bust active meth lab on E. Morton, seize 140 lbs. of pot on I-72

By Jim McCabe on August 4 at 11:59am


Morgan County Deputies arrested five people in a period of less than ten hours on two major drug cases. The first involved the confiscation of almost 140 pounds of marijuana. Read More

Village insists flooding concerns are private property issue

By Jim McCabe on August 4 at 7:23am


An hour-long discussion was held in South Jacksonville last night to re-visit the issue of flooding on private properties in the village. Last September’s Public Facilities Committee meeting saw several Read More

Morgan, Cass, Scott, Greene Counties included in federal requests

By Jim McCabe on August 3 at 2:07pm


Governor Bruce Rauner has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist with damage assessments for 23 counties affected by summer severe weather. Morgan, Scott, Cass and Greene Counties are Read More