Man freed from Jax Correctional Center

By Jim McCabe on October 31 at 7:29am


The Jacksonville Correctional Center was the site yesterday of a man being released from prison after being sentenced for murdering two people over 30 years ago. A Cook County Judge Read More

Local police focused on safety over Halloween weekend

By Ryne Turke on October 31 at 7:28am


From 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, children and their chaperones are encouraged to participate in trick-or-treating activities. Jacksonville Deputy Police Chief Tim Shea says drivers need to be aware of Read More

District 117 officials present plan to increase minority hiring

By Ryne Turke on October 30 at 1:29pm

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Common ground was reached at a meeting yesterday between District 117 school officials and local minority leaders on the issue of minority hiring. Jacksonville NAACP secretary Doris Robinson says the Read More

Little appears in court after Saturday’s accident that killed two

By Ryne Turke on October 30 at 1:23pm


The woman accused of driving drunk and killing two people in a car crash in Pleasant Plains appeared in court yesterday. According to state police, 16-year-old Danielle Allen of Pleasant Read More

Police getting help in trying to find homicide suspect

By Jim McCabe on October 30 at 5:35am


The U.S. Marshal service is joining the search for a Jacksonville murder suspect. Our reporting partners at WICS ABC Newschannel 20 say the Marshals are helping the Jacksonville Police Department Read More

Illinois Policy Institute answers Ptacek allegations

By Jim McCabe on October 30 at 5:35am


Officials with the Illinois Policy Institute are responding to claims made by the District 117 superintendent regarding their opposition to a one-cent sales tax increase. Superintendent Steve Ptacek made comments Read More

Mac plans to phase out several academic programs

By Ryne Turke on October 30 at 5:33am


MacMurray College is preparing to re-focus several of its academic programs. According to a press release from MacMurray, ten programs of study are set to be phased out and new, Read More

Property owner wants city to fix water issue near shopping center

By Jim McCabe on October 29 at 1:48pm


An improperly-functioning water retention area within a subdivision of Jacksonville’s business corridor was the focus of discussion during a workshop session of Jacksonville’s Monday city council meeting. Planning and Public Read More

Waggener talks voting in Morgan County

By Ryne Turke on October 29 at 1:39pm


Morgan County Clerk Jill Waggener is letting the public know all the essential information to make sure they cast their vote in this year’s election. Waggener says Morgan County is Read More

Mac and IC targeting Benedictine undergraduates

By Ryne Turke on October 29 at 1:18pm


MacMurray and Illinois College are creating action plans to assist students who attend to transfer from Benedictine University at Springfield. Last week, Benedictine announced that it will end its undergraduate Read More