Helmich hired in south Sangamon County village

By Anthony Engle on May 20 at 3:33pm

A former police chief in Cass County has been hired as an officer in southern Sangamon County. Wesley Helmich, the 31 year old former chief of police for the city Read More

Public comment highlights County Board meeting

By Anthony Engle on May 20 at 3:19pm

The County Commissioners meeting was a sounding board for public comment today. Five people spoke at the meeting, which only had one actionable agenda item being a payment of county Read More

Farm Pond Management Seminar

By Gary Scott on May 20 at 2:39pm

The University of Illinois extension office will be ready to offer advice to farm and private pond owners tomorrow night. A farm pond management seminar will be offered by the Read More

Senator Duckworth sending reps to Beardstown, Jacksonville public libraries Tuesday

By Anthony Engle on May 20 at 1:20pm

The junior U.S. senator for the state of Illinois is sending staff to west central Illinois. The Office of U.S. Senate Democrat Tammy Duckworth is hosting two “Mobile Office Hours” Read More

Lahood Backs Federal Historic Tax Credit

By Gary Scott on May 20 at 12:06pm

An area congressman is joining the battle to provide help with the preservation of historical buildings. 18th district congressman Darin Lahood has joined with three other lawmakers in a bi Read More

Ameren Warns of Mylar Balloon Dangers

By Benjamin Cox on May 19 at 8:40pm

Thinking of releasing balloons to celebrate a wedding or a graduation? Ameren says it’s not a good idea. Ameren is asking everyone to be aware that mylar balloons are a Read More

Highway Striping & Bridge Work In the Area Announced by IDoT

By Benjamin Cox on May 19 at 8:36pm

Motorists should expect delays this summer on state highways. The Illinois Department of Transportation District 6 office has announced that striping of state highways in the District 6 service area Read More

Local Congressman Drafts Bill to Lower Drug Costs

By Benjamin Cox on May 18 at 7:14am

A local congressman is calling for bipartisanship to lower costs on prescription drug prices. Illinois 13th U.S. Representative Rodney Davis is asking for a new bill in the House to Read More

Believe In Education Drawing Tickets On Sale

By Benjamin Cox on May 18 at 7:11am

A Jacksonville non-profit is gearing up for its largest fundraising event of the year. The Jacksonville Public Schools Foundation kicked off its 8th annual Believe In Education Drawing sales this Read More

Lincoln Land Community College to Assist Displaced Robert Morris Students

By Benjamin Cox on May 17 at 2:45pm

An area college is closing its doors while another is stepping in to fill the void. Robert Morris University Illinois announced Tuesday that it will be closing its campus. Robert Read More