South Jax trustee questions use of employees for gazebo-building

By Jim McCabe on September 1 at 2:26pm


A heated discussion took place last night between a South Jacksonville trustee and the village’s building inspector regarding construction of a new gazebo. It’s been over two years since plans Read More

Corn harvest begins in Central Illinois

By Ryne Turke on September 1 at 12:12pm

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West Central Illinois experienced dry conditions and moderate temperatures this past week, according to the latest USDA crop report. Reports show the average temperature for the week in Illinois was Read More

Mac seeks public comment during reaccreditation process

By Ryne Turke on September 1 at 12:11pm


MacMurray College has started preparations for its periodic evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission. MacMurray has been accredited by the commission since 1913 and will host a visit from October Read More

Morgan County unemployment rate at 4.6 percent

By Jim McCabe on September 1 at 8:19am


Unemployment numbers remain lower in West Central Illinois from July 2014 to last month. The recent over-the-year stats released by the Illinois Department of Employment Security show Morgan County’s rate Read More

Morgan County passes FY 15-16 budget

By Jim McCabe on September 1 at 8:18am

Morgan County Commissioners approved the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget on Monday. Chairman Brad Zeller says the balanced budget includes $8.9 million in spending, which is up by about $300,000 from Read More