North Main re-opened for traffic to square

By Jim McCabe on November 24 at 1:33pm


“You’re one of the first 500 people to come up North main Street in 40 years!” That greeting was given to drivers in downtown Jacksonville this morning as North Main Read More

Morgan County correctional officers contract approved

By Jim McCabe on November 24 at 1:33pm


Morgan County Commissioners approved a new contract this morning that will affect 24 workers in the county. The contract is for one year and is for the FOP Correctional Officers Read More

Second school resource officer considered for District 117

By Jim McCabe on November 24 at 1:07pm


Jacksonville’s Police Chief wants to see a second School Resource Officer in District 117 schools when the district moves forward with plans to expand. Voters passed a one-cent sales tax Read More

Lots on agenda for final November Jacksonville city council meeting

By Jim McCabe on November 24 at 8:29am

It’s a full agenda tonight for Jacksonville aldermen in the final city council meeting of November. The first reading of the 2015 tax levy ordinance will take place. The Finance Read More

Busy Sunday for JPD: arrests made in meth lab, sex abuse investigations

By Jim McCabe on November 24 at 8:29am


Jacksonville Police uncovered what’s believed to be a “one pot” methamphetamine lab next to MacMurray College Sunday night. Thirty-year-old Cecil Parr was arrested at his residence in the 2-hundred block Read More