Morgan County Commissioners approve plat requests

By Ryne Turke on December 22 at 1:09pm


A handful of items were up for discussion this morning during the final Morgan County Board of Commissioners meeting of 2014. A pair of topics pertaining to plats in Morgan Read More

M.A.D.D leaders pushing to eliminate drunk driving

By Ryne Turke on December 22 at 1:05pm


The leader of the Jacksonville Mothers Against Drunk Driving organization feels that even though drunk driving deaths are down nationwide, the number is still too high. The National Highway Traffic Read More

First National Bank of Arenzville to hand out community service award

By Ryne Turke on December 22 at 6:30am


The First National Bank of Arenzville is accepting nominations for the first ever Blue Diamond Community Service Award. The award was created to recognize outstanding volunteers and service providers in Read More

Want to ride a golf cart through town in Greene County? You can now

By Jim McCabe on December 21 at 9:30am


Within a few months, it’s expected that most of the major municipalities in Greene County will allow people to drive golf carts and utility task vehicles throughout town. Roodhouse was Read More

Passavant earns recognition for patient care

By Ryne Turke on December 20 at 11:11am


Passavant Area Hospital is being recognized for reducing the amount of patient harm and re-admissions. As part of the national Partnership for Patients campaign, the Illinois Hospital Association has partnered Read More

IC tutoring program making an impact on community

By Ryne Turke on December 20 at 11:09am

An Illinois College program is allowing students to help better the lives of non-English speaking members in the community. Due to outstanding community service, Illinois College was recently named to Read More

Safety advice for throwing a party

By Ryne Turke on December 20 at 11:06am


People throwing or attending a party over the holiday weekend are being reminded to have a safe plan in place. The Illinois Department of Insurance is offering a few tips Read More

Jacksonville Post Office receiving an increase of package deliveries

By Ryne Turke on December 20 at 8:40am


Time is running out for people to ship their presents in time for Christmas Day. Robin Burtle has been the postmaster at the Jacksonville Post Office since May of this Read More

Schock talks about Able Act

By Jim McCabe on December 20 at 8:39am

Congressman Aaron Schock stopped by the capital city Thursday to talk about legislation he says will help people with disabilities. The Able Act just passed both chambers of Congress. It Read More

Accident in Alexander sends one to hospital

By Ryne Turke on December 19 at 1:11pm


A two vehicle accident in Alexander this morning sent one person to the hospital. According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, 38-year-old Philip Hayes of Springfield and 44 year old Read More