2014 edition of Jax Oktoberfest just days away

By Jim McCabe on October 1 at 1:32pm


Officials with the Jacksonville Rotary Club hope they’ll be able to say “Wilkommen” to more people than ever at this year’s Oktoberfest celebration. The fourth annual event it taking place Read More

Mac to hold “Part-time and Holiday Career Fair”

By Ryne Turke on October 1 at 1:11pm


The event, which is being sponsored by MacMurray’s Career Services Office, reaches out to business and agency recruiters. Those who have positions open or expect to have positions available in Read More

Mac professor publishes encyclopedia entry

By Ryne Turke on October 1 at 1:10pm


A history professor at MacMurray College has published two entries into the Encyclopedia of Populism in America: A Historical Encyclopedia. Chris Strangeman, who began teaching history at MacMurray in the Read More

Evelyn Sanguinetti, Rauner’s running mate, makes local stop

By Jim McCabe on October 1 at 7:45am


The Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor stopped in Jacksonville last night. Evelyn Sanguinetti, who is running on the ticket with gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner, was at Hamilton’s for a meet-and-greet. Read More

South Jax mayor talks about code enforcement officer resignation

By Jim McCabe on October 1 at 7:45am


South Jacksonville’s mayor made his first public comments about the recent resignation of the village’s building inspector Monday night. Dick Samples, the former village trustee who was hired as a Read More

Local farmers see a full week of work in the fields

By Ryne Turke on September 30 at 1:15pm


According to the latest crop report from the USDA, corn in the West Southwest district is maturing at 86 percent. That’s higher than the state average of 80 percent and Read More

Pleas entered by Jax trio arrested in alleged meth operation

By Jim McCabe on September 30 at 1:14pm


Three Jacksonville residents accused of being involved in a methamphetamine-making operation all pleaded “not guilty” in Morgan County Court this morning. The pleas were entered by Robert Russell, Heather Cox Read More

IDC names Terry Denison as Chairman of the Board

By Ryne Turke on September 30 at 1:14pm


Terry Denison, President of the Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation, was elected to the position last week during the Illinois Development Center’s annual fall conference. Denison will lead the state’s Read More

Litigation being threatened by local NAACP chapter over minority hiring dispute

By Jim McCabe on September 30 at 8:38am


The Jacksonville NAACP is threatening to sue District 117 if there is no diversity plan for hiring teachers by October 29th. Members of the NAACP met with the superintendent at Read More

Several South Jax residents want something done about drainage problem

By Jim McCabe on September 30 at 8:35am


Who should pay for the drainage issues of property owners in South Jacksonville was up for debate Monday night. About a dozen property owners voiced their concerns at a village Read More