Sheriff reacts to Obama announcement on military surplus equipment

By Jim McCabe on May 23 at 1:02pm


Local law enforcement officials are reacting to the President’s decision this week to end federal transfers of some combat-style gear to their departments. Reports from the Associated Press say Barack Read More

Next Mac President visiting college next month

By Tiffani Homer on May 23 at 1:01pm


A special presentation is being held next month to welcome MacMurray College’s new president, Mark Tierno. Dr. Tierno was the president of Cazenovia College for the past 15 years. He Read More

Bobcat hunting legislation passes Illinois Senate

By Ryne Turke on May 23 at 1:00pm


Bobcat hunting and trapping is another step closer to becoming a reality thanks to State Senator Sam McCann. McCann’s sponsored legislation passed the Illinois Senate this week. The legislation was Read More

Major construction taking place at Waverly Elementary

By Ryne Turke on May 23 at 5:42am

Waverly Elementary School will undergo several major construction projects while students are out of class during the summer. The revenue for the projects comes from the sales tax referendum and Read More

Roodhouse man wins big on lottery ticket

By Ryne Turke on May 23 at 5:41am


A Greene County man’s instant lottery ticket will be earning him more than one-million-dollars over the next 20 years. Steven Blackketter of Roodhouse turned in his winning lottery ticket Thursday Read More

Stevens School of Dance and Gymnastics Presents Dance Explosion

By Ryne Turke on May 22 at 2:08pm

Stevens School of Dance and Gymnastics will showcase their dance, gymnastics, and competitive cheerleading teams, at their 41st Dance recital in Jacksonville’s High School Auditorium this weekend. Dance choreographer Calla Read More

Mediacom eliminating 10 channels from analog reception

By Ryne Turke on May 22 at 2:07pm


Mediacom customers of West Central Illinois will see the first effects of the company’s digital upgrade next week. Analog reception will be eliminated for a group of 10 popular television Read More

Davidsmeyer busy on House floor

By Ryne Turke on May 22 at 2:07pm


Jacksonville State Representative CD Davidsmeyer had a busy role in the General Assembly this past week. Davidsmeyer passed legislation out of committee this week that would give Illinois Schools for Read More

Man arrested in January home invasion incident pleads guilty

By Jim McCabe on May 22 at 7:20am


A Jacksonville man arrested for home invasion from an incident earlier this year will serve time in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Twenty-five-year-old Trenton Jackson of the 1100 block of Read More

ISD and ISVI prepare for graduation

By Ryne Turke on May 22 at 7:16am

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Students in the Class of 2015 from the Illinois Schools for the Deaf and Visually Impaired are preparing for graduation ceremonies today. ISD principal Christine Good-Deal has been at the Read More