Fiber Internet service in Jacksonville discussed

By Jim McCabe on November 26 at 12:24pm


The head of a local electric co-op hopes Jacksonville aldermen will consider a big project to make fiber Internet service available locally. Illinois Rural Electric Co-op General Manager Bruce Giffin Read More

Head Start Program collects over 800 coat donations

By Ryne Turke on November 26 at 12:22pm


In the spirit of giving, the West Central Illinois community has donated over 800 coats to keep kids warm this winter. Over the past month, new or gently used coats Read More

Mac student wins internship position

By Ryne Turke on November 26 at 12:13pm


A student at MacMurray College has been selected as a Child Life Intern at Springfield’s St. John’s Children’s Hospital. Brooke Lovekamp, a senior in Mac’s Social Work Program, was picked Read More

Madigan reminds online shoppers to be aware of identy theft

By Ryne Turke on November 26 at 7:24am


Besides working through crowds while you’re doing your holiday shopping, there’s something else you should be worried about: identity theft. Abe Scarr, director of the Illinois Public Interest Research Group, Read More

Colleges get hefty donation towards scholarship program

By Ryne Turke on November 26 at 7:23am


Jacksonville’s three colleges have received a major gift that will give students in Greene, Morgan or Scott County a chance to attend college. The donation from the estate of Howard Read More

Ferguson unrest continues; Wednesday vigil planned in Jax

By Jim McCabe on November 25 at 1:10pm

All is quiet in Jacksonville today following a decision by a grand jury not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. With Read More

Local farmers finishing up harvest

By Ryne Turke on November 25 at 12:30pm


Farmers of West Central Illinois will be able to enjoy Thanksgiving on Thursday, knowing the harvest isvirtually wrapped up. USDA crop statistician Mark Schleusener has the latest numbers on the Read More

WICS talks with half-brother of October murder suspect

By Ryne Turke on November 25 at 12:29pm


In a follow up story by our reporting partners at WICS ABC Newschannel 20, Garrett Brnger spoke with Shaquille Berry, the half-brother of the alleged shooter Avery Berry, on what he Read More

First reading of 2014 tax levy passes

By Jim McCabe on November 25 at 7:14am


Jacksonville aldermen passed the first reading of a five percent tax levy increase Monday night. The increase, which was recommended by city auditor John Eyth, follows a 4.25 percent raise Read More

Two races for Jax alderman seats after filing period ends

By Jim McCabe on November 25 at 7:14am


There will be two aldermanic races in the April 2015 election in Jacksonville. The filing period for the seats ended yesterday. The races will be in Ward 1, where Bill Read More