Historic district may expand in Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on April 16 at 1:46pm


Officials with the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission hope aldermen will vote to expand the city’s historic district later this month. Two hearings were held last week regarding a proposal to Read More

Carrollton looking forward to retrying balloon launch

By Ryne Turke on April 16 at 1:45pm


History was set to be made in Carrollton this morning, but Mother Nature had different plans. Students and facility members gathered outside Carrollton High School to witness Carrollton’s first-ever space Read More

Homefield Energy named supplier of electricity again

By Ryne Turke on April 16 at 1:34pm


City Clerk Skip Bradshaw announced today that Jacksonville will once again use Homefield Energy as the aggregate supplier of electricity. Bradshaw says prices will drop as residents will now pay Read More

Lake Jacksonville golf cart use on roads shot down

By Jim McCabe on April 16 at 8:32am


There will be no change to the current ordinance regarding the usage of golf carts on the campgrounds of Lake Jacksonville. That announcement was made at Monday’s city council meeting Read More

One action item tonight for Board of Education

By Ryne Turke on April 16 at 8:32am

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One action item is on the table for tonight’s Jacksonville District 117 Board of Education meeting. The board will vote to approve a resolution for school funding, which will be Read More

JPD to hold teen police academy

By Jim McCabe on April 16 at 8:31am


The Jacksonville Police Department is getting set to hold its first ever Teen Police Academy. The academy will be held for teens age 14 to 17 who are interested in Read More

Jacksonville superintendent not optimistic new funding formula will pass

By Jim McCabe on April 15 at 1:05pm


District 117 officials are weighing in on a plan to change the funding formula for schools in Illinois. Senator Andy Manar’s proposal would be a single funding formula that will Read More

One percent of Illinois corn planted

By Ryne Turke on April 15 at 1:05pm


During a week that saw severe storms throughout the state, one percent of Illinois corn has been planted. The USDA reports this is the same amount planted at this time Read More

Marijuana ordinance discussion continues

By Jim McCabe on April 15 at 8:25am


Discussion on a proposed marijuana decriminalization ordinance continued prior to last night’s Jacksonville City Council meeting. Aldermen gathered for a Public Protection Committee meeting to give city attorney Dan Beard Read More

Durbin speaks at FutureGen labor agreeement

By Ryne Turke on April 14 at 4:30pm


U.S. Senator Dick Durbin was on hand this morning along with local officials for an announced labor agreement for the upcoming FutureGen project. Durbin announced an agreement between the FutureGen Read More