Jacksonville Rotary helps renovate special needs classroom at Eisenhower Elementary

By David Coy on February 24 at 9:30am

Thanks for a large donation, a Jacksonville Elementary School had help renovating its special needs classroom. The Jacksonville Rotary Club received a $2,00 grant and an additional $2,000 in local Read More

No threat to JHS after social media rumors prove to be false

By David Coy on February 23 at 2:00pm

Jacksonville Police made sure everyone at Jacksonville High School made it to school safely this morning. JPD patrolled Jacksonville High School’s campus to in regards to various rumors made on Read More

Local police arrest Macoupin County man for alleged aggravated criminal sexual abuse

By Blake Schnitker on February 23 at 12:29pm

A Macoupin County man is behind bars following his arrest for alleged aggravated criminal sexual abuse yesterday. According to reports from the Jacksonville Police Department, local officers arrested 19-year old Read More

Jacksonville Superintendent expected a pension shift if Rauner’s budget goes through

By David Coy on February 23 at 9:24am

A local superintendent is reacting to Governor Bruce Rauner’s recent budget proposal. On Valentine’s Day, Governor Rauner introduced a spending plan that would shift the cost of teacher pensions from Read More

Winchester EMS President doesn’t think his team can handle the work load

By David Coy on February 22 at 10:33am

More area Emergency Medical Service providers are responding to Passavant shutting down its paramedic service. Last Tuesday, Passavant President and CEO Harry Schmidt announced that the hospital would discontinue its Read More

Jacksonville Public Library’s STEAM program hosting activities tomorrow

By Blake Schnitker on February 22 at 10:25am

Local youths can take part in a unique educational program tomorrow afternoon at the Jacksonville Public Library. Starting in December, the Jacksonville Public Library created an educational program from area Read More

South Elementary renovation plans are slowly coming together

By David Coy on February 22 at 9:19am

Plans to renovate one of Jacksonville’s elementary schools is slowly becoming a reality. The Jacksonville Board Of Education met last night to discuss various items. One of which was the Read More

SCHOOL CLOSINGS: JHS, Routt and other schools closed

By Blake Schnitker on February 22 at 5:55am

Jacksonville School District 117 is announcing that there will be no school today. Routt Catholic High School and Our Saviour’s Elementary School have also been canceled. Other schools that are Read More

Early voting now open in Morgan County

By David Coy on February 21 at 5:27pm

The early voting delay lasted for only a day. According to Morgan County Clerk Jill Waggner, early voting began on February 9th ,after she and other county clerks decided to Read More

Chapin Area Rescue Squad expects to upgrade services while Passavant discontinues paramedic service

By David Coy on February 21 at 3:37pm

Area Emergency Medical Service providers are reacting to Passavant’s announcement to discontinue its paramedic service. During a press conference yesterday, Passavant President and CEO Harry Schmidt announced that the hospital Read More