Rotary Helps Overseas Soldiers During Holidays

By Gary Scott on December 7 at 10:07am


A local service club has joined with two other groups to send holiday care packages to military personnel in the Middle East. The Jacksonville Rotary Club worked with the Franklin Read More

Ameren Rates to Drop Slightly

By Gary Scott on December 7 at 10:07am


Ameren electric rates are going down. The Illinois Commerce Commission yesterday authorized lower electric distribution rates for Ameren next year. The new rates will generate about a percent and a Read More

Bainter says Flu Vaccinate NOW

By Gary Scott on December 7 at 10:05am


Tis the season to…vaccinate. The thought is not as popular as the Christmas urge to celebrate. But, Morgan County health department administrator Dale Bainter says this thought is every bit Read More

Superintendent Ptacek gives first presentation on redefining school boundaries

By Blake Schnitker on December 7 at 8:38am


Jacksonville School District 117 got its first community feedback regarding the elementary school re-districting process last night. Around 40 community members gathered in Washington’s gymnasium to hear Superintendent Steve Ptacek Read More

Red Kettle Campaign optimistic about reaching $100,000 goal

By Blake Schnitker on December 7 at 6:16am


The Salvation Army’s local Red Kettle Campaign is ahead of last year’s pace just weeks away from Christmas. Major Charles Pinkston told WLDS-WEAI News several weeks ago that the local Read More