Gill Pre-Trial Hearing

By Blake Schnitker on July 22 at 6:37am

The long-awaited trial of Robert Gill is experiencing yet another delay following yesterday’s pre-trial hearing. While the trial was originally scheduled to start on August 7th, an official date for Read More

Waverly Superintendent Day talks Senate Bill 1, urgency for public school funding

By Blake Schnitker on July 21 at 12:08pm

With about a month left before students return to their classrooms, public school districts across Illinois are in danger of not having the funds to open their doors on time. Read More

South Jax Trustees discuss project with District 117, approve ordinance codification

By Blake Schnitker on July 21 at 6:59am

The cooperative TIF project with District 117, as well as the South Jacksonville Celebration highlighted most of last night’s South Jacksonville meeting. The evening began with a public hearing on Read More

Area tourism boosts local economy by bringing in $50 million, 300-plus jobs

By Blake Schnitker on July 20 at 12:29pm

Jacksonville area tourism provided a significant boost to the state’s domestic economic growth over the past year. Figures released by the Illinois Office of Tourism revealed that domestic and international Read More

Tuesday accident at water treatment plant being investigated by OSHA

By Blake Schnitker on July 20 at 7:25am

An investigation into the Tuesday accident involving a subcontractor falling twenty feet while working at Jacksonville’s new water treatment plant is underway. According to an article in the Jacksonville Journal Read More

South Elementary approved by Board as next renovation project for District 117

By Blake Schnitker on July 20 at 7:09am

South Jacksonville Elementary School will be the next local school to be remodeled after last night’s District 117 meeting. Starting off the evening, a Committee Of The Whole Meeting was Read More

Petty announces campaign for House of Reps seat for Illinois’ 100th District

By Blake Schnitker on July 19 at 12:18pm

A Pike County man is throwing his name in the running for the position of State Representative for Illinois’ 100th District. Thirty-eight year old Pittsfield native Jonas Petty announced his Read More

Next Elementary School Remodel, Boundaries to be discussed at District 117 Board meeting

By Blake Schnitker on July 19 at 7:24am

One of the more important District 117 Board meetings is set to take place tonight. Starting off the evening will be a Committee of the Whole Meeting at 6 o’clock. Read More

Subcontractor suffers serious injuries working on city’s new water treatment plant

By Blake Schnitker on July 19 at 7:15am

A sub-contractor working at Jacksonville’s new water treatment plant is hospitalized with serious injuries as a result of a fall yesterday at the plant. According to a news release from Read More

Excessive Heat Watch from noon tomorrow through Saturday

By Blake Schnitker on July 18 at 12:23pm

It’s officially the dog days of summer in West Central Illinois, with local temperatures expected to reach higher than they have all year over the next several days. Starting tomorrow Read More