Major construction taking place at Waverly Elementary

By Ryne Turke on May 23 at 5:42am

Waverly Elementary School will undergo several major construction projects while students are out of class during the summer. The revenue for the projects comes from the sales tax referendum and Read More

Roodhouse man wins big on lottery ticket

By Ryne Turke on May 23 at 5:41am


A Greene County man’s instant lottery ticket will be earning him more than one-million-dollars over the next 20 years. Steven Blackketter of Roodhouse turned in his winning lottery ticket Thursday Read More

Stevens School of Dance and Gymnastics Presents Dance Explosion

By Ryne Turke on May 22 at 2:08pm

Stevens School of Dance and Gymnastics will showcase their dance, gymnastics, and competitive cheerleading teams, at their 41st Dance recital in Jacksonville’s High School Auditorium this weekend. Dance choreographer Calla Read More

Mediacom eliminating 10 channels from analog reception

By Ryne Turke on May 22 at 2:07pm


Mediacom customers of West Central Illinois will see the first effects of the company’s digital upgrade next week. Analog reception will be eliminated for a group of 10 popular television Read More

Davidsmeyer busy on House floor

By Ryne Turke on May 22 at 2:07pm


Jacksonville State Representative CD Davidsmeyer had a busy role in the General Assembly this past week. Davidsmeyer passed legislation out of committee this week that would give Illinois Schools for Read More

Man arrested in January home invasion incident pleads guilty

By Jim McCabe on May 22 at 7:20am


A Jacksonville man arrested for home invasion from an incident earlier this year will serve time in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Twenty-five-year-old Trenton Jackson of the 1100 block of Read More

ISD and ISVI prepare for graduation

By Ryne Turke on May 22 at 7:16am

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Students in the Class of 2015 from the Illinois Schools for the Deaf and Visually Impaired are preparing for graduation ceremonies today. ISD principal Christine Good-Deal has been at the Read More

Committee picks East Vandalia acreage for dog park

By Jim McCabe on May 21 at 1:14pm


Members of the Jacksonville Parks and Lakes Committee believe they have a suitable location for a potential new dog park. The committee met this morning and decided an area of Read More

Work wrapping up on streets north of downtown

By Jim McCabe on May 21 at 1:14pm


Activity is winding down on follow-up construction work to the area of downtown Jacksonville around North Main Street. Following the opening of North Main to traffic last November, several road Read More

New majors being offered at MacMurray

By Jim McCabe on May 21 at 1:14pm


Two new majors are being offered at MacMurray College in the upcoming fall semester. The school announced today it’ll offer Marketing and Data Analytics majors to undergraduate students. Approval to Read More