Durbin Attends Trump Inauguration

By Zac Coffman on January 20 at 1:18pm

1-20-17 U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Il) attended the Presidential Inauguration today, a break from many other Democrats who boycotted the ceremony. Durbin released a statement, explaining why he attended. “I Read More

Schock To Get New Judge

By Zac Coffman on January 20 at 1:11pm

Former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock will be getting a new judge in his corruption case this summer. Judge Sue Myerscough recused herself on Thursday. Defense Attorneys for Schock asked for Read More

Relay For Life Hosts Kickoff Event

By Blake Schnitker on January 20 at 1:05pm

Local cancer patients, survivors and their family members gathered for a kickoff event for the 2017 Relay For Life of Tri County yesterday. With the annual fundraising walk coming up Read More

Jacksonville Group Wins Big

By Zac Coffman on January 20 at 7:03am

A group of people from Jacksonville and the surrounding area hit the jackpot yesterday. Twenty-three people all together each threw in $5 apiece for a Powerball ticket in the Illinois Read More

Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Offering Scholarships

By Zac Coffman on January 20 at 12:00am

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association is offering scholarships to students wishing to pursue higher education in Illinois. The ISA has offered scholarships to outstanding students since 1979. Each county in Illinois Read More

Chamber of Commerce Awards Local Businesses at Annual Meeting

By Blake Schnitker on January 19 at 9:00pm

The Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual meeting last night at Hamilton’s.                   Andy Smith, the Chairman of the Board Read More

Jacksonville To Offer Citizens Police Academy

By Zac Coffman on January 19 at 11:49am

The Jacksonville Police Department, along with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department and the South Jacksonville Police Department are inviting members of the community to take part in the Citizens Police Read More

Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce Meeting Tonight

By Zac Coffman on January 19 at 10:50am

The annual meeting of the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce is tonight at Hamilton’s. Each year the chamber meets to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments and to look forward to Read More

Ptacek Delivers Survey Results on Elementary School Boundaries

By Zac Coffman on January 18 at 9:59pm

District 117 Superintendent Steve Ptacek presented the results of the school boundary surveys to the board of education last night. 220 surveys, gauging the communities thoughts on where to draw Read More

Turner Holds Ceremony for Brand New Gym

By Blake Schnitker on January 18 at 5:41pm

Starting off a busy night for Jacksonville School District 117 was a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new gym at Turner Junior High. Superintendent Steve Ptacek was joined by members of Read More