Farming accident leads to death outside White Hall

By Ryne Turke on July 30 at 3:18pm


A farming accident just outside of White Hall has left one man dead. 80 year old Mark Steckel passed away after a tractor he was on ran him over outside Read More

Jax Kiwanis selling brats to fund new Community Park big toy

By Ryne Turke on July 30 at 1:06pm


Where you eat your lunch or dinner today could go a long ways in aiding a park in Jacksonville. Members of the Jacksonville Kiwanis Club will be cooking and selling Read More

Tips and regulations for burning in West Central Illinois

By Ryne Turke on July 30 at 1:06pm

burn barrel

The spring and fall time sees an increase in the burning of yard materials, but that shouldn’t cause as much of a concern because natural products are safe to burn. Read More

Local girl wins Rutherford photo contest

By Jim McCabe on July 30 at 1:05pm


An Alexander girl has won a statewide contest put on by the Illinois treasurer. Ella Prince won first place in the Ages 8-10 category in Dan Rutherford’s second annual Cream Read More

Illinois’ Senators Durbin and Kirk disagree on Gaza Crisis

By Richard Holton on July 30 at 7:15am

gaza and israel

Illinois’ two senators show no signs of agreeing on how the U.S. should handle the Gaza crisis. With the situation in the Gaza Strip showing no signs of slowing, and Read More

Greene County woman dies in mobile home blaze

By Jim McCabe on July 30 at 6:15am


A Carrollton woman is dead after an early Monday morning mobile home fire. Thirty-nine-year-old Katrina Baker was pronounced dead by Greene County Coroner Dean Bishop at around 3:45 a-m Monday. Read More

Victim of yesterday’s fatal crash in Waverly revealed

By Ryne Turke on July 29 at 3:12pm


35 year old Damien Crews of New Berlin was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident last night, according to Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards. An autopsy was conducted Read More

Farm Sprayer spill on Morton leads to traffic problems

By Ryne Turke on July 29 at 12:40pm


A farm sprayer spill has resulted in traffic problems for Jacksonville’s main road for the past several hours. According to the Jacksonville Police Department, the spill happened in the 2000 Read More

Johnsonville grill tour stopping in Jax

By Jim McCabe on July 29 at 12:33pm


The semi-annual appearance of the world’s largest touring grill is set for tomorrow. The Johnsonville Big Taste Grill, a customized semi-tractor and trailer, will park at County Market Wednesday to Read More

West Central Illinois shines again in crop report

By Ryne Turke on July 29 at 12:33pm

corn crop

Farmers in West Central Illinois received another week of beautiful weather and strong crop conditions according to the USDA crop progress report. USDA crop statistician Doug Hartwig highlights some of Read More