Jacksonville man behind bars for alleged delivery of meth

By Blake Schnitker on December 14 at 12:07pm

Additional details are being shared regarding a meth-related arrested of a Jacksonville man. The Illinois State Police Central Illinois Enforcement Unit, along with Jacksonville Police and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Read More

JHS Administrators meet with JPD to discuss potential of extra security at basketball games

By Blake Schnitker on December 14 at 7:42am

In light of last week’s shooting at Champaign Central High School following a boys’ basketball game, a number of high schools in the Springfield area are upping security efforts. As Read More

Prairieland United Way over halfway to reaching 2017 campaign goal

By Blake Schnitker on December 13 at 11:20am

With the holiday season in full effect, the Prairieland United Way’s continues to collect donations for its “Neighbor’s United” campaign. Backed by Chairpersons Mary Ferguson and Bev Coats, the 2017 Read More

Another suspect from November heroin bust sentenced yesterday

By Blake Schnitker on December 13 at 7:14am

Another suspect from last month’s heroin bust was sentenced in Morgan County court yesterday. Twenty-six year old Johnathan Hardin was arrested on November 21st after officers with the Jacksonville Police Read More

Two Casey’s General Stores closing in Jacksonville at the end of the year

By Blake Schnitker on December 12 at 12:19pm

Two local Casey’s General Stores will be shutting down at the end of the calendar year. The Midwestern convenience store chain announced recently that their stores on East College Avenue Read More

Jacksonville man behind bars for aggravated possession of stolen firearms

By Blake Schnitker on December 12 at 12:06pm

Further information has come to light regarding a Jacksonville man arrested yesterday on allegations of drug and firearm possession. Twenty-eight year old Gage Burton, listed as homeless, was booked at Read More

Jacksonville aldermen pass tax levies for 2017 at city council meeting

By Blake Schnitker on December 12 at 8:51am

Jacksonville aldermen approved an ordinance to levy taxes for 2017 at last night’s city council meeting. On an otherwise light agenda, city council members passed the second reading of the Read More

Zeller named new Chairman of Morgan County Board of Commissioners

By Blake Schnitker on December 11 at 10:59am

There’s a new Chairman of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners following this morning’s meeting. Former Vice Chairman Bradley Zeller was voted in and approved this morning as the new Read More

City Council holds final meeting of 2017 tonight

By Blake Schnitker on December 11 at 6:52am

An ordinance on tax levies and a policy on sexual harassment highlight tonight’s city council meeting. Jacksonville aldermen will meet for the final time this year at tonight’s city council Read More

IDOT receives public feedback on Florence Bridge project

By Blake Schnitker on December 8 at 7:59am

Residents of Scott and Pike counties had the opportunity to meet with IDOT representatives last night regarding future plans for the Florence Bridge. The Illinois Department of Transportation is currently Read More