Durbin discusses plans for Route 67

By Ryne Turke on August 30 at 8:02am

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New hope is being given to make Route 67 four-lanes from the Quad Cities to Alton. This would include the two-lane areas near Jacksonville and Beardstown. Our reporting partners at Read More

Headwest makes grand opening in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on August 29 at 8:10am

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The Headwest Sub Shop made a big splash in Jacksonville on Friday during the locations grand opening. Located just off the Downtown Square at 401 South Main, the restaurant offers Read More

Illinois College holding community service blitz on Sunday

By Ryne Turke on August 29 at 8:10am

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Illinois College is hosting the 22nd Annual Community Service Blitz in Jacksonville tomorrow afternoon. Starting at 1:30 p.m., teams of students, faculty and staff will participate in a variety of Read More

Corridor 67 meeting contains Motor Fuel Tax update, talk on future of highway

By Jim McCabe on August 29 at 7:04am

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County governments relying on revenue generated from gas taxes may soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief. As part of the ongoing budget impasse in the capital, Motor Read More

American Hauntings hosts 4th summer festival at Eldred House

By Ryne Turke on August 28 at 11:57am

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American Hauntings is holding the fourth annual Festival of Haunts this weekend at the James Eldred House. The free event, located west of Carrollton and south of Winchester, invites the Read More

Revolving loan fund update given

By Jim McCabe on August 28 at 11:56am

Jacksonville Treasurer Ron Smiljanich gave an update on the city’s Revolving Loan Fund this week. While everybody currently on the fund appears to be in good shape, Smiljanich also talked Read More

Mac volleyball benefiting cystic fibrosis tonight

By Ryne Turke on August 28 at 11:54am

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Tonight’s MacMurray College volleyball scrimmage against Augustana College will be raising money to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event is scheduled to kick off with a junior varsity match Read More

Mascot for hire business opens in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on August 28 at 9:07am

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A Jacksonville man running a mascot for hire operation is reaching out to local businesses, organizations and event planners in the area. Jeff Miller started the one-man business six months Read More

A party 100 years in the making at Strawn gallery tomorrow

By Jim McCabe on August 28 at 9:05am

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An annual lawn party and auction is an extra-special occasion this year for officials at the Strawn Art Gallery. “Celebrate 100” is the theme for this year’s party and auction, Read More

South Jax residents raise questions regarding payments to village water system

By Ryne Turke on August 27 at 8:39pm

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A handful of concerned South Jacksonville residents showed up to a personnel and finance committee meeting in the village on Thursday. The majority of the meeting consisted of comments from Read More