Realtors see positive trends in local housing numbers for 2014

By Jim McCabe on January 26 at 12:32pm


A new report from the Illinois Association of Realtors shows home prices in the state continuing to recover in 2014. Median prices showed year-over-year gains every month in 2014 from Read More

Water facility update happening tonight

By Jim McCabe on January 26 at 8:48am


Jacksonville aldermen are going to get another update on the city’s water treatment plant tonight. A Utility Committee meeting has been scheduled for 5:15. Representatives from Benton and Associates, the Read More

2014 edition of annual Morgan County crime report out

By Jim McCabe on January 25 at 8:30am


Sheriff Randy Duvendack released the stats last week, which reflect activity outside Jacksonville. They show a few noteworthy spikes and decreases. There were 23 burglaries last year, a decrease of Read More

First Protection Committee meeting with new Fire Chief Sills

By Jim McCabe on January 24 at 12:31pm


The first Public Protection Committee for Jacksonville’s new fire chief yielded discussion on ratings, training centers and combined dispatching. Doug Sills, who was appointed to replace outgoing Jacksonville Fire Chief Read More

Shoemaker Benefit to be held Sunday at Bogarts

By Jim McCabe on January 24 at 12:30pm

There’s a big benefit coming up for a Meredosia girl tomorrow in Jacksonville. Seven-year-old Sarah Shoemaker has battled retinoblastoma, a form of cancer, since she was nine months old. She Read More

IC Basketball Coaches to take stand against Cancer

By Richard Holton on January 24 at 12:28pm


Illinois College coaches are taking a stand against cancer. Both head coaches of the basketball teams, Mike Worrell of the men’s and Lora Westling of the women’s, will be decked Read More

Jubilee Habitat for Humanity completes 21st project

By Ryne Turke on January 24 at 7:17am


The Jubilee Habitat for Humanity organization is looking for a family to move into a recently rehabilitated home in Jacksonville. For over 20 years, the local organization has been providing Read More

Big project for Rotary Club, affiliated school groups at JHS Saturday

By Jim McCabe on January 23 at 2:02pm


Volunteers from multiple service clubs in Jacksonville will descend upon Jacksonville High School tomorrow morning for a big food donation project. The city’s Rotary Club, the Illinois College Rotaract Club Read More

Davidsmeyer focusing on government and ethics reform in 2015

By Ryne Turke on January 23 at 1:36pm


Jacksonville’s State Representative believes 2015 will be an exciting year for Illinois, a state that is in desperate need of major fiscal reform. At least three items of interest are Read More

Science in Movies series at Mac focuses on spy gadgets

By Ryne Turke on January 23 at 1:23pm


The MacMurray College Science in the Movies film series is kicking off 2015 with a look at the science of spy toys and gadgets through Hollywood special effects. MacMurray Assistant Read More