Three-year sentence for South Jax man accused of having sex with teen

By Jim McCabe on April 22 at 1:11pm


A South Jacksonville man who pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse in March has been sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Morgan County Circuit Judge Read More

Police chief: discarded meth labs being found in Jax waterways

By Jim McCabe on April 22 at 1:11pm


The next time you participate in a cleanup of Jacksonville’s Town Brook, you may stumble upon the remnants of a meth lab. That’s what some volunteers discovered at the most Read More

Corn planting increases to 5 percent

By Ryne Turke on April 22 at 1:10pm

Crop Report

Corn planting has increased to 5 percent in this week’s annual crop report, but still remains well behind the five year average of 22 percent. USDA crop statistician Doug Hartwick Read More

Winchester woman hospitalized in accident

By Ryne Turke on April 22 at 1:10pm


There was a two vehicle accident this morning that sent one passenger to the hospital. It happened at around 8:15 at the intersection of East Morton and Hardin. According to Read More

Ameren warns of new scam downstate

By Jim McCabe on April 22 at 8:18am


Ameren customers in West Central Illinois, listen up: there’s a new scam making the downstate rounds. Ameren officials say scam calls have been made in the Springfield, Decatur and Metro Read More

Fire guts northeast Jax house

By Jim McCabe on April 22 at 7:40am


An unoccupied house goes up in flames across from a cemetery in northeast Jacksonville overnight. Reports indicate fire crews were called to 1030 Sheridan Drive for a residence fully engulfed Read More

Local school districts get SOS grants

By Jim McCabe on April 22 at 7:30am


Secretary of State Jesse White has awarded nearly $1.4 million to schools as part of a grant program. The FY 14 School District Library grant is distributed to 656 public Read More

Sign-ups due today for scavenger hunt

By Jim McCabe on April 21 at 1:55pm


Today is the deadline to participate in Jacksonville’s second annual Great Race Scavenger Hunt. The event is Friday, May 2nd starting and ending at the Northridge Hills golf course, but Read More

Two injured in Scott County bike crash

By Jim McCabe on April 21 at 1:54pm


Two people were hospitalized after a motorcycle accident that happened yesterday afternoon. According to reports from the Illinois State Police, 48-year-old Bobby Adams of Hillview and 38-year-old Billie Webb of Read More

JHS and Goodwill teaming up for a great cause

By Ryne Turke on April 21 at 9:49am


Students from Jacksonville High School and Goodwill’s GoodGuides youth participants will be holding a one day donation drive on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in JHS parking lot. Read More