Mac-Nation events taking place over next two months

By Blake Schnitker on May 26 at 9:42am

A local college is hosting a months-long event trying to rally their alumni. MacMurray College is hosting Mac-Nation, in which President Mark Tierno will be touring the country to visit Read More

Jacksonville Center For Arts ahead of schedule on Civic Center fundraising

By Blake Schnitker on May 25 at 9:43am

A local project has reached its initial fundraising goal. President of the Jacksonville Center for For the Arts, Dr. Susan Weller, had a press conference yesterday to announce that the Read More

Brickey waives right to preliminary hearing, enters plea of not guilty

By Blake Schnitker on May 24 at 12:23pm

A former county employee facing multiple felony charges waived her right to a preliminary hearing and entered an initial plea of not guilty yesterday. Forty-one year old Stacy Brickey appeared Read More

Davidsmeyer pleased with renegotiation between prison nurses and IDOC

By Blake Schnitker on May 24 at 7:49am

A local State Representative is glad to see negotiations continuing between prison nurses and the Department of Corrections. Back in late March, as many as 124 nurses with the Illinois Read More

Kiwanis to host fishing event for kids with developmental disabilities

By Blake Schnitker on May 24 at 7:16am

A local service club is using the sport of fishing as a way for the community to come together for a great cause next month. Jacksonville Kiwanis club member Tom Read More

Crop Progress Report

By Blake Schnitker on May 23 at 4:41pm

Fieldwork was much more productive over the past week with 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork on average across the state. The average temperature across the state was 58.5 degrees, which Read More

Macoupin County crash leaves one dead

By Blake Schnitker on May 23 at 12:18pm

There was another deadly accident involving a motorcycle yesterday…this time in Macoupin County. Illinois State Police have identified the deceased as 47-year old Robert Welsh of Mt. Olive. Reports say Read More

Enterprise Zone Expansion, alcohol ordinance highlight City Council meeting

By Blake Schnitker on May 23 at 7:41am

Talk of expanding an Enterprise Zone on East Morton highlighted most of last night’s City Council meeting. Prior to the normal workshop session, the Jacksonville City Council held a public Read More

Cause of death still uncertain, Longley autopsy provides limited info

By Blake Schnitker on May 23 at 7:17am

The autopsy of the 47-year old Tommy Longley performed yesterday did not reveal any evidence foul play. According to Morgan County Coroner Jeff Lair, the autopsy did not show any Read More


By Dawn Johnson on May 22 at 3:46pm

The Routt vs Mendon Unity @ Quincy Notre Dame boys regional baseball game that was rescheduled for tonight is now rescheduled for tomorrow night, Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:30 pm.