Chicago Cubs roster embraces local fan’s Hands-Helmet creation during postseason run

By Ryne Turke on October 8 at 1:35pm


A lifelong Chicago Cubs fan from Jacksonville is responsible for the infamous hands-helmet social media is buzzing about. On Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs punched their ticket into the National Read More

Meeting tonight regarding new South Jax hotel

By Jim McCabe on October 8 at 1:13pm


A public hearing will be conducted tonight on site plans for a new hotel in South Jacksonville. The village Plans Commission will hold the hearing at 7 p.m. regarding the Read More

MacMurray “Rooted in Tradition” for Homecoming

By Ryne Turke on October 8 at 1:11pm


Homecoming festivities kick off for MacMurray College tomorrow. The theme for 2015, “Rooted in Tradition,” stems from the 100th birthday celebration of the iconic magnolia tree at the corner of Read More

LLLCC hosts 12th Multicultural Fest

By Ryne Turke on October 8 at 9:10am


Lincoln Land Community College is showcasing a celebration of various cultures outside the Jacksonville campus on this afternoon. The 12th annual Multicultural Fest will feature entertainment, samples of ethic food Read More

City finance committee gets update on website update

By Ryne Turke on October 8 at 7:22am


The Jacksonville Finance Committee received an update on the city’s new website this morning. Mayor Andy Ezard appointed a committee in February to look into the possibility of updating the Read More

Two sentences handed down on Jax felony meth arrests

By Jim McCabe on October 8 at 7:17am


Two Jacksonville men facing charges related to alleged production of methamphetamine reached plea deals in Morgan County Court on Wednesday. Thirty-four-year-old Joshua King of the 700 block of East Chambers Read More

Waverly combine suffers total loss in fire

By Ryne Turke on October 7 at 4:28pm


A combine in Waverly mysteriously burst in flames this afternoon. Waverly Fire Chief Glen Brown says the cause of the fire, which occurred at Stayton Dairy Road, could have been Read More

Local state rep weighs in on auditor general selection

By Jim McCabe on October 7 at 1:31pm


A member of the Illinois House is being recommended to be the state’s next auditor general. The Legislative Audit Commission voted 11-1 on Tuesday for Spring Valley Democrat Frank Mautino, Read More

Employee accused of stealing $27K from Burger Board sentenced

By Jim McCabe on October 7 at 1:07pm


A former employee of a Jacksonville fast food restaurant will serve jail time for stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the store. Twenty-five-year-old Ashliegh Fredericks of the 4-hundred block Read More

Local day care owner part of class-action suit

By Jim McCabe on October 7 at 1:06pm

A Jacksonville woman is one of the people bringing on a federal lawsuit seeking a refund for home day care workers in Illinois. The workers want millions of dollars in Read More