Registration open for Underground Railroad Bus Tour

By Ryne Turke on April 25 at 6:30am

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Available seats are running out for the Jacksonville Underground Railroad Committee’s history filled Spring Bus Tour event on Sunday. Guests will join tour guides, dressed in 19th century period attire, Read More

Follow-up: things get heated at village meeting; filer of ethics complaint wants more action

By Jim McCabe on April 24 at 1:54pm

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The fireworks began before Thursday night’s South Jacksonville special board meeting even started. The meeting that ultimately resulted in the retirement announcement of Village President Gordon Jumper and resignation of Read More

UPDATE: Bomb Squad responds to “pipe bomb” scare in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on April 24 at 11:11am

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Jacksonville Police received a scare this morning after the discovery of a possible explosive device in the city. Jacksonville Police received a citizen complaint about a piece of metal on Read More

Franklin man arrested for the fourth time this year on meth charges

By Jim McCabe on April 24 at 7:12am

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A Morgan County resident has been arrested on methamphetamine charges for the fourth time this year. Forty-three-year-old James Fanning of Franklin was arrested at his residence at around 11 p-m Read More

Jumper retires, Douglass resigns during South Jax meeting

By Ryne Turke on April 24 at 5:36am

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South Jacksonville Village President Gordon Jumper and village treasurer and office manager Linda Douglass are stepping down from their positions. Jumper’s retirement and the resignation of Douglass follow in the Read More

BREAKING: More resignations announced in South Jax

By Jim McCabe on April 23 at 7:31pm

BREAKING NEWS: South Jacksonville village treasurer and office manager Linda Douglass is resigning from her post, effective June 19th. SECOND UPDATE: Village President Gordon Jumper is retiring effective June 21st. Read More

Former Roodhouse police officer avoids jail time

By Jim McCabe on April 23 at 12:48pm

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A former acting police chief in Roodhouse arrested for official misconduct last year has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Steve Settles pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance in Read More

Red light cameras could go away; Jax legislator supports bill

By Jim McCabe on April 23 at 12:46pm

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Non-home-rule governments in Illinois won’t be able to implement red light traffic cameras under a measure that passed the House yesterday. The law would go into effect in 2017. The Read More

LLCC holding awareness event for human trafficking

By Ryne Turke on April 23 at 7:29am

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Lincoln Land Community College is holding an informational program in Jacksonville this month to raise awareness on human trafficking. Nathaniel Herbert, sophomore at LLCC and activity director at the Jacksonville Read More

Arrest made from fight earlier this month

By Jim McCabe on April 23 at 7:28am

A Jacksonville man has been arrested in connection with a fight at a Circle K gas station earlier this month. Twenty-two-year-old Shakil Berry of the 400 block of South Mauvaisterre Read More