IC set to offer fully-online degree programs

By Anthony Engle on March 23 at 9:22am

Illinois College will launch its first fully online degree programs in May with initial offerings in nursing, agribusiness and business administration. A press release from Illinois College Friday says enrollment Read More

Catch and release trout season opens Saturday; NO HARVESTING UNTIL APRIL 6TH

By Anthony Engle on March 23 at 12:00am

Catch and release trout fishing begins this morning, and everyone needs a valid fishing license. The Jacksonville Parks and Lakes Department would like to announce that the Illinois Department of Read More

Crime of the Week: St. Patrick’s Day criminal damage and vandalism

By Anthony Engle on March 22 at 12:59pm

Crime Stoppers of Morgan & Scott County are requesting information to assist the Jacksonville Police Department in their investigations of five separate acts of criminal damage that occurred on St Read More

Local students recognized by Chamber for volunteer service

By Blake Schnitker on March 22 at 9:13am

More than a dozen local students were recognized for their volunteer service during a ceremony at Jacksonville Middle School yesterday. The Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the Mayor’s Student Read More

Passavant splits bill with District 117 for full-time sports medicine specialist from Springfield Clinic

By Anthony Engle on March 21 at 12:44pm

Jacksonville District 117’s sports program is going regional for at least the next couple of years, and in a different manner than any sort of playoffs. The District 117 Board Read More

Ptacek agrees: measles exclusion date likely to be first day of school year

By Anthony Engle on March 21 at 11:59am

The Jacksonville School District Superintendent was encouraged to support many ideas to improve educational opportunities for all students Wednesday. During the Jacksonville School District Board of Education meeting, topics of Read More

Rep. Davidsmeyer passes legislation to help combat Illinois’ teacher shortage

By Blake Schnitker on March 21 at 9:32am

A local state representative has worked to pass legislation aimed at combatting Illinois’ significant teacher shortage. Jacksonville-based State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer, of Illinois’ 100th House District, passed legislation yesterday amending Read More

Few Extra Details about Alleged Sexual Abuse by Priests in Jacksonville Area

By Gary Scott on March 20 at 11:47am

A few more details of alleged child sexual abuse at Catholic churches in Illinois have been released today by a couple of groups advocating for sexual abuse victims. The list Read More

Beardstown regional flood district meeting Thursday night

By Anthony Engle on March 20 at 11:45am

A west central Illinois river community is gathering to discuss any and all preparations for floods in the forecast. A press release from Cass County Clerk Shelly Wessel detailed tomorrow’s Read More

School Board Races April 2nd

By Gary Scott on March 20 at 9:25am

There are a handful of school board races, some confusing in the four county area in early April. There is no race for the Jacksonville school board, where Heather Leonard, Read More