IC students work to deliver thousands of food items as part of campus initiative

By Jim McCabe on November 24 at 12:57pm


Illinois College students took time to deliver boxes of food collected in a campus food drive to the Jacksonville Food Bank on Monday. IC collected nearly 1,800 items and $120 Read More

North Greene, Virginia on “Bottom 25” of state teacher salaries

By Jim McCabe on November 24 at 12:49pm

Two West Central Illinois school districts are on a new list being released by the website Reboot Illinois focusing on teacher salaries. Virginia School District is ranked as the 25th-worst Read More

Man who pleaded guilty to bridge theft given two years of probation

By Jim McCabe on November 24 at 12:44pm

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A Greene County man who pleaded guilty in September in the case of a missing bridge has been sentenced. Forty-six-year-old Matthew Tucker of rural Carrollton pleaded guilty to theft of Read More

McCann faces GOP competition in the spring

By Jim McCabe on November 24 at 9:17am


Jacksonville State Senator Sam McCann will have a challenger in the March 2016 primary. The State Journal-Register reports state trooper and Prairie Capital Convention Center board member Bryce Benton is Read More

Jacksonville Police make arrest from shots fired case in October

By Jim McCabe on November 24 at 8:56am


Jacksonville Police have arrested a man in connection to a shooting that left a 20-year-old woman in critical condition at a hospital in October. Twenty-two-year-old Skee Sanders of the 700 Read More

Second accident involving trip to Springfield hospital in rural Morgan Co. in less than 48 hours

By Jim McCabe on November 24 at 8:49am


An accident in a rural part of northeastern Morgan County sent one person to the hospital last night. According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at around Read More

Jax aldermen could vote on increase to city’s hotel-motel tax next month

By Jim McCabe on November 24 at 8:44am


Mayor Andy Ezard requested an emergency second reading to vote on the request from Jacksonville Convention and Visitors Bureau President Brittany Henry, who made the request during Monday’s City Council Read More

Property tax seminar happening for first time tonight in Morgan County

By Jim McCabe on November 24 at 8:20am

Morgan County residents have the chance to find out more about property taxes during a seminar tonight. The event is happening at the Jacksonville Municipal Building and is being co-sponsored Read More

South Jax Circle K manager honored by Fraternal Order of Police

By Jim McCabe on November 23 at 1:36pm


A Jacksonville woman has been honored by the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police for her assistance with several cases of vehicle burglaries. Penny Carl, the manager of the Circle K Read More

Trib reporter: budget unlikely in 2015

By Jim McCabe on November 23 at 1:32pm


Getting a state budget passed might be among the resolutions being made for start of 2016. Governor Bruce Rauner and the “Four Tops”- the House and Senate majority and minority Read More