Two-unit crash in Macoupin County leaves one dead

By Blake Schnitker on March 1 at 11:02am

One person is dead following a two-unit accident in Macoupin County last night. According to an Illinois State Police report, Illinois State Police District 18 is investigating the two-unit crash Read More

Severe Storms Mostly Miss Jacksonville

By Zac Coffman on March 1 at 8:50am

Severe storms swept through West Central Illinois last night, dropping almost four tenths of an inch of rain. There were reports of hail from a trained spotter in Beardstown but Read More

Application Period for U of I Scholarship Now Open

By Blake Schnitker on February 28 at 2:55pm

The application period the 2017 Herman Dieckamp University of Illinois Scholarship is now open. This unique scholarship is offered through The Jacksonville Public Schools Foundation. One senior from Jacksonville High Read More

Unclear whether Local J.C. Penney will be effected by Nationwide Closures

By Blake Schnitker on February 28 at 12:08pm

National retailer J.C. Penney is announcing plans to close more than 100 locations over the next several months. The closures, which represent 13 to 14 percent of its locations, are Read More

National Weather Service Predicting Severe Weather

By Zac Coffman on February 28 at 12:01pm

West Central Illinois could see some severe storms late this afternoon and into tonight. The National Weather Service is predicting two rounds of storms. The first round is predicted to Read More

With potential AFSCME strike looming, Rauner launches new website

By Blake Schnitker on February 28 at 10:30am

The Rauner administration is launching a new website in preparation of a possible AFSCME strike. The new website called Working for a Better Illinois is being touted by the Rauner Read More

City Council Accepts Contract for Fourth of July Fireworks

By Zac Coffman on February 28 at 10:24am

The Jacksonville City Council had it’s regularly scheduled meeting and workshop last night. The workshop heard an update regarding the Levitt Amp Concert Series. Jacksonville Main Street is asking the Read More

LaHood leads House in Honoring the late Bob Michel

By Blake Schnitker on February 28 at 10:22am

Congressman Darin LaHood led Members of the House,  in honoring Bob Michel, former Congressman of the 18th District of Illinois and the longest-serving Republican Leader of the U.S. House of Read More

Early Voting begins throughout West Central Illinois

By Blake Schnitker on February 27 at 12:04pm

Early voting is underway in West Central Illinois. Apart from normal Municipal, and School board elections, on the ballot for Morgan and Greene County is a proposition to issue 2.5 Read More

City Council to discuss Water Pacts at tonight’s meeting

By Blake Schnitker on February 27 at 6:00am

The Jacksonville City Council will meet tonight for their regularly scheduled workshop and city council meeting. On the agenda for the workshop tonight are discussions of a proposal received regarding Read More