Council agrees to have irrigation system put in as part of North main construction

By Jim McCabe on August 26 at 12:49pm


The City of Jacksonville is investing nearly $50,000 on an irrigation system for the north end of the downtown renovation project. Jim Burke of Hutchison Engineering got verbal approval from Read More

Limited tickets available for 2014 Dreams Drawing

By Ryne Turke on August 26 at 12:49pm


The official number of tickets remaining is 362, but State’s Attorney Bobby Bonjean noted on WLDS’ “AM Conversation” that 18 tickets were sold after the office closed last night. Bonjean, Read More

Local corn and soybeans crops looking strong

By Ryne Turke on August 26 at 12:49pm

corn in hand

According to the latest crop progress report from the USDA, corn in Illinois is rated 52 percent good and 30 percent excellent. Likewise, soybeans are rated 55 percent good and Read More

It’s a sure bet that aldermen aren’t done talking about gambling

By Jim McCabe on August 26 at 7:47am


Jacksonville’s status as a gambling-friendly city in the state of Illinois is proving to be a top topic for city council this year. Aldermen revisited a months-old dialogue regarding video Read More

Balanced budget among items on this morning’s commissioner agenda

By Jim McCabe on August 25 at 1:04pm


Morgan County Commissioners made a slight change to an ordinance that allows poker runs in the county this morning. The commissioners passed new rules establishing a system for licensing organizations Read More