Johns holding book signing at Our Town Books

By Ryne Turke on October 31 at 1:07pm


A local author will be signing copies of her latest book in downtown Jacksonville tomorrow. Bev Johns says Secrets of the Teachers’ Lounge is a murder-mystery story that takes place Read More

Congregational United Church of Christ seeking donation to stay in operation

By Ryne Turke on October 31 at 1:03pm


The oldest operating church in Jacksonville is reaching out to the community to help keep their doors open. The Congregational United Church of Christ was established by Illinois College in Read More

Man freed from Jax Correctional Center

By Jim McCabe on October 31 at 7:29am


The Jacksonville Correctional Center was the site yesterday of a man being released from prison after being sentenced for murdering two people over 30 years ago. A Cook County Judge Read More

Local police focused on safety over Halloween weekend

By Ryne Turke on October 31 at 7:28am


From 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, children and their chaperones are encouraged to participate in trick-or-treating activities. Jacksonville Deputy Police Chief Tim Shea says drivers need to be aware of Read More

District 117 officials present plan to increase minority hiring

By Ryne Turke on October 30 at 1:29pm

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Common ground was reached at a meeting yesterday between District 117 school officials and local minority leaders on the issue of minority hiring. Jacksonville NAACP secretary Doris Robinson says the Read More