Tomhave named Morgan County Queen

By Ryne Turke on July 7 at 10:04pm


Abby Tomhave has been crowned the 2015 Morgan County Queen. Tomhave was the winner from the six-contestant pageant on Tuesday, during the opening night of the Morgan County Fair. Tomhave Read More

UPDATE: LaHood and Mellon to square off in September

By Jim McCabe on July 7 at 8:48pm

State Senator Darin LaHood has been named the winner of the 18th District Republican primary by the Associated Press. LaHood beat out candidates Donald Rients and Mike Flynn. LaHood will Read More

ISP issues alert for missing 16-year-old girl from Cass Co.

By Jim McCabe on July 7 at 7:54pm


WICS-TV: The Illinois State Police has issued an active Endangered Missing Person Advisory for Mary L. Budrick, 16, of Virginia, Illinois. She was last seen by her mother at 6:00 Read More

Canadian wildfire impact being felt locally

By Jim McCabe on July 7 at 12:59pm


As if the rain wasn’t enough of a concern, now weather-weary West Central Illinoisans need to be worried about the effects of Canadian wildfires. The National Weather Service in Lincoln Read More

Illinois crops show little change over week

By Ryne Turke on July 7 at 12:49pm

corn crop

The condition of the soybean and corn crops remained about the same this past week. Scattered showers limited the local district to under a day suitable for fieldwork, well short Read More