Concert in the Cornfield welcomes some of Country music’s biggest names

By Blake Schnitker on August 26 at 1:08pm

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Some of Country music’s biggest stars are will take the stage in South Jacksonville this weekend. The 7th annual Concert in the Cornfield takes place this Saturday. Event CO-Chair Kevin Read More

Gill added to November ballot

By Ryne Turke on August 26 at 10:26am


A third candidate has officially entered the 13th U.S. House District race. David Gill will remain on the ballot after a challenge to his candidacy that he took to court. Read More

Lone Oak Golf Course earns Best Steak honors

By Ryne Turke on August 26 at 9:54am


If you’re looking for a great meal this weekend, why not head Lone Oak Golf Course in Greene County for the best steak in the state. The Carrollton restaurant received Read More

Little receives 20 year sentence for 2014 aggravated DIU

By Ryne Turke on August 26 at 6:18am


A Springfield woman, who pleaded guilty in May to driving under the influence in a 2014 car crash that killed a Jacksonville man and Pleasant Plains woman, has been sentenced. Read More

Big plans in place for Jacksonville fine arts in 2017

By Ryne Turke on August 26 at 5:28am


Yesterday’s press conference makes a good argument that Jacksonville is the hub of fine arts in West Central Illinois. Future plans for almost a dozen Jacksonville organizations were highlighted during Read More

Lincoln Land offering non-credit classes this fall

By Ryne Turke on August 25 at 12:41pm

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Non-credit classes are being offered this fall at Lincoln Land Community College in Jacksonville. Classes are open to adults and youth looking for personal enrichment opportunities. Basic Photography will be Read More

Roodhouse man pleaded “guilty” to assaulting an officer in 2015

By Ryne Turke on August 25 at 12:34pm

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A Roodhouse man, arrested last year for allegedly assaulting a police officer with a weapon, is no longer behind bars. Thirty-five-year-old David Lawson Jr. pleaded guilty to the 2015 charge Read More

Exeter residents behind bars again for meth related offenses

By Ryne Turke on August 25 at 7:07am


For the second time this year, a pair of individuals from Exeter are behind bars for methamphetamine related offenses. Back in April, Scott County Deputies arrested 35-year-old Dereka Eyrse and Read More

Jacksonville Main Street ends Downtown Celebration

By Ryne Turke on August 25 at 7:06am


Jacksonville’s Downtown Celebration has come to an end. Main Street Executive Director Judy Tighe confirmed on Wednesday that the annual summer event, which originated in 2012, will be replaced with Read More

What should be done about solicitation at Main and College?

By Ryne Turke on August 24 at 1:08pm


Jacksonville aldermen continue to toss around ideas on what to do with the ongoing solicitation at a specific high traffic intersection in the city. Service clubs and Jacksonville groups are Read More