Passavant receives honor from March of Dimes

By Ryne Turke on November 28 at 6:46am


The March of Dimes is honoring Passavant Area Hospital for its commitment to expecting mothers and the health of their babies. Passavant Area Hospital is one of 35 hospitals being Read More

Black Friday kicks off in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on November 28 at 6:45am


West Central Illinois shoppers were scattered throughout several stores in Jacksonville last night, getting an early start on the biggest shopping day of the year. Black Friday deals began early Read More

Police beef up patrols over the holiday weekend

By Ryne Turke on November 27 at 12:35pm


Families traveling over the weekend can expect to see an increase of patrols in West Central Illinois for the Thanksgiving holiday. Illinois State Police Trooper Emanuel Edwards says motorists can Read More

Governor Duncan Association prepares for Christmas Gala event

By Ryne Turke on November 27 at 12:34pm

Duncan Mansion

The fundraising event, which will be held on Tuesday at Hamilton’s, will showcase live and silent auctions. The highlight of the evening will be a special appearance by Dr. E.C. Read More

IC presents “Christmas on the Hilltop” concert

By Ryne Turke on November 27 at 12:33pm


The candlelit concert, put on by the Illinois College Music Ensembles, will feature the IC Choir, instrumentalists and members of the faculty. The performance entitled “Prophetic Voices”, presents old favorites Read More

Holiday safety tips from South Jacksonville Fire Department

By Ryne Turke on November 27 at 8:44am

South Jacksonville’s Fire Chief is passing along some fire safety tips to make sure everyone has a happy Thanksgiving. David Hickox says the SJFD handles between two and four incidents Read More

Candlelight vigil in support of Ferguson held in Jax

By Richard Holton on November 27 at 8:44am


Over two dozen residents braved the weather yesterday to attend a candlelight vigil in the name of peace. Reverend Johnny Nichols led the service at Mt. Emory Baptist Church, emphasizing Read More

Fiber Internet service in Jacksonville discussed

By Jim McCabe on November 26 at 12:24pm


The head of a local electric co-op hopes Jacksonville aldermen will consider a big project to make fiber Internet service available locally. Illinois Rural Electric Co-op General Manager Bruce Giffin Read More

Head Start Program collects over 800 coat donations

By Ryne Turke on November 26 at 12:22pm


In the spirit of giving, the West Central Illinois community has donated over 800 coats to keep kids warm this winter. Over the past month, new or gently used coats Read More

Mac student wins internship position

By Ryne Turke on November 26 at 12:13pm


A student at MacMurray College has been selected as a Child Life Intern at Springfield’s St. John’s Children’s Hospital. Brooke Lovekamp, a senior in Mac’s Social Work Program, was picked Read More