Red Cross offering safety tips as prominent heat advisory is announced

By Anthony Engle on June 16 at 2:33am

The National Weather Service has officially announced a heat advisory until Monday night at 7 p.m. As heat indexes move above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, a national organization wants people to Read More

Formal charges in South Jacksonville homicide expected Monday, bond set for Glenn VanAvery

By Blake Schnitker on June 15 at 5:56pm

The name of the male victim injured in Wednesday night’s homicide in South Jacksonville has not yet been released. According to South Jacksonville Police Chief Tim Mann, the male victim Read More

Local antique mall robbed, suspect identified, further updates pending investigation

By Anthony Engle on June 15 at 3:44pm

South Jacksonville Police were called Wednesday evening in regards to an apparent robbery at the South Jacksonville Antique Mall at 1850 South Main Street. According to an official South Jacksonville Read More

2nd Annual Prairieland United Way ‘Colors United’ Color Run to be held July 28th

By Anthony Engle on June 15 at 1:18pm

The beginning of the next Prairieland United Way fundraising campaign will add a pop of color to some of the streets in Jacksonville. The 2nd annual Colors United 5 kilometer Read More

Jacksonville’s Community Temple COGIC continuing 200k fundraising push

By Anthony Engle on June 15 at 9:27am

Three events have been scheduled for the remainder of this month to make a final fund-raising push for a local church. The Community Temple Church of God in Christ will Read More

Victim of apparent South Jacksonville homicide identified, preliminary autopsy complete

By Anthony Engle on June 14 at 5:53pm

  The South Jacksonville woman found dead Wednesday evening in an apparent homicide has been identified. South Jacksonville Police, along with detectives with Jacksonville Police and Illinois State Police Crime Read More

The Burney Sisters now headlining Friday’s Oakleaf CryptoTech Downtown Concert

By Blake Schnitker on June 14 at 1:50pm

There’s been a change to this weekend’s lineup for the local downtown concert series. The Oakleaf Crypto Tech Downtown Concert Series, organized by Jacksonville Main Street, has been offering musical Read More

UPDATE: South Jacksonville Police on scene of apparent homicide

By Anthony Engle on June 13 at 9:03pm

  The South Jacksonville Police Department is currently investigating an apparent homicide on South East Street in South Jacksonville. They are being assisted by other law enforcement officials, including members Read More

South Jacksonville Board: 2018-2019 Fiscal Year Budget officially passed

By Anthony Engle on June 13 at 12:23pm

Last night, a committee of the whole meeting and a special Board of Trustees meeting were held at South Jacksonville Village Hall to finalize a few aspects of the Fiscal Read More

LaHood discusses $10 million funding for LeGrange Lock

By Blake Schnitker on June 13 at 12:09pm

Two Illinois Congressmen are announcing funding for a major rehabilitation project to a lock and dam in Cass County. U.S Representative Darin LaHood of Illinois’ 18th District and Taylorville-based Rodney Read More