Jacksonville ice skating new target of JPD, city Aldermen

By Jim McCabe on January 31 at 12:35pm

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Some Jacksonville residents are hoping the five-0 won’t prevent them from skating figure-8s in the future. It’s a police call that got the attention of Jacksonville aldermen and was brought Read More

Trimble earns Weikert Memorial Scholarship

By Ryne Turke on January 31 at 12:32pm

A Jacksonville High School senior has been awarded the Staff Sergeant Matthew Weikert Memorial Scholarship. Kolten Trimble is the second recipient of the annual $1,000 scholarship, established by the Jacksonville Read More

Springfield Clinic making wishes come true for regional patients

By Ryne Turke on January 31 at 12:31pm


Springfield Clinic’s commitment to community support will continue in 2015 through a new giving program. Through donations from the public, the Springfield Clinic Gives fundraiser will lend a helping hand Read More

Educational opportunities highlighted during School Choice Week

By Ryne Turke on January 31 at 8:50am


School leaders from the Jacksonville area are emphasizing the educational opportunities available during School Choice Week. The yearly event shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for children in Read More

Downtown parking a problem, options discussed at Committee meeting

By Richard Holton on January 31 at 7:10am


Ward 1 Alderman Bill Scott led the discussion at yesterday’s meeting of the Jacksonville Planning and Public Works Committee, where the issue of downtown parking was the only item on Read More

Unemployment back down to pre-recession levels locally

By Jim McCabe on January 30 at 3:45pm


Over-the-year numbers improved across the board for unemployment in the four-county area of Morgan, Scott, Cass and Greene Counties in December 2014. In Cass County, the rate fell to 6.7 Read More

Scholarships to be awarded to potential youth campers

By Jim McCabe on January 30 at 3:43pm


A scholarship has been set up for a former District 117 teacher and director at Western Illinois Youth Camp. The Land of Lincoln Whitetails, a chapter of the non-profit Whitetails Read More

Jacksonville Colonel awarded Legion of Merit

By Ryne Turke on January 30 at 3:43pm

A retired Colonel from Jacksonville has received a distinguished honor. Randy Scott was awarded the Legion of Merit Tuesday during a ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield. Scott, who retired Read More

Settlement reached in death of flight student

By Jim McCabe on January 30 at 3:42pm


New litigation has been filed in connection to a 2010 plane crash that killed a Jacksonville 18-year-old. Benjamin Van Hyning was a passenger in a single-engine Cessna Sierra that was Read More

Jacksonville, like the rest of the state, seeing big benefits of video gaming

By Jim McCabe on January 30 at 7:24am


Local municipalities are mirroring state trends when it comes to increases in video gaming revenue. 2014, the second full year of legal gaming in Illinois, saw revenue at a total Read More