Fire destroys vehicle in northeast Jax apartment parking lot

By Jim McCabe on May 6 at 2:01pm

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A van caught fire in the parking lot of a Jacksonville apartment complex this afternoon. It happened at the Eastlawn Apartments in the 800 block of Illinois at around 12:15 Read More

LaHood meets with Passavant, IC representatives on Friday

By Ryne Turke on May 6 at 1:08pm

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Congressman Darin LaHood made a pit stop in Jacksonville Friday during his week-long tour of the 18th District. LaHood spoke with WLDS-WEAI News this morning about his busy week, which Read More

United Way promoting Diaper Drive starting on Mother’s Day

By Ryne Turke on May 6 at 1:07pm

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Prairieland United Way is sponsoring an upcoming diaper drive and baby shower in Jacksonville. No Wet Behinds begins on Mother’s Day and encourages the community to donate supplies to help Read More

SEIU protests in Jacksonville over Rauner overtime cuts

By Jim McCabe on May 6 at 9:30am

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At Jacksonville’s Community Park yesterday, several people who indicated they belong to a Service Employees International Union local criticized recent action by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. The SEIU members said Read More

Two arrested in Roodhouse for cannabis trafficking

By Jim McCabe on May 6 at 7:24am

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Two people from Greene County are in jail this morning after being arrested for marijuana distribution. Fifty-year-old Beverly Murrow and 56-year-old Jimmy Crain, both of Roodhouse, were booked at the Read More

FY 17 budget process under way in South Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on May 6 at 7:22am

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South Jacksonville trustees got the ball rolling on the Fiscal Year 2017 budget last night. Acting village mayor Steve Waltrip called to attention some of the issues he identified as Read More

Expanded downtown Jax farmer’s market begins tomorrow

By Jim McCabe on May 5 at 12:56pm

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Tomorrow marks the first day for an expanded downtown farmer’s market in Jacksonville. Jacksonville Main Street received a two-year grant from the USDA to expand the existing farmer’s market, which Read More

Congressman LaHood to have Democratic challenger in November

By Jim McCabe on May 5 at 12:55pm

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Jacksonville Congressman Darin LaHood is set to face a Democratic challenger come November. Junius Rodriguez, a history professor at Eureka College, was nominated over the weekend by a Democratic committee, Read More

Jax fire chief wants more staff for substation

By Jim McCabe on May 5 at 7:21am

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Jacksonville aldermen are going to need at least two committee meetings to decide on approving a request for more firefighters in the city. During a Public Protection Committee meeting Tuesday Read More

Welcome sign, Village Celebration on South Jacksonville agenda

By Ryne Turke on May 5 at 7:15am

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The proposed South Jacksonville Welcome Sign has made its way to the monthly village meeting. Trustees introduced the groundwork for the sign during a committee meeting last week. A vote Read More