Jacksonville man arrested after allegedly stealing vehicle and crashing in a field

By Blake Schnitker on September 24 at 3:45pm

A Jacksonville man remains behind bars after his arrest for allegedly stealing a car and crashing into a field east of the city. According to reports from the Jacksonville Police, Read More

Liquor ordinance, items for water treatment plant on city council agenda

By Blake Schnitker on September 24 at 9:37am

Several ordinances pertaining to liquor sales and the water treatment plant are on the agenda for the Jacksonville city council tonight. During the workshop session starting at 6 o’clock prior Read More

MCS Community Services low-income energy assistance program

By Anthony Engle on September 22 at 9:37pm

A service agency in Jacksonville wants to help keep people warm and safe this winter. MCS Community services provides programs to residents in Morgan, Cass, and Scott Counties. One of Read More

Car fire stops I-72 off Exit 68 Friday night

By Anthony Engle on September 22 at 11:59am

A car that caught on fire was the cause of a blockage of southbound highway 72 traffic Friday night. At approximately 10:30 p.m., a Lifestar Ambulance and Jacksonville Fire Department Read More

Statewide property tax exemption of non-for-profit hospitals upheld

By Anthony Engle on September 21 at 4:27pm

The affiliated institutions of the Memorial Health System, including Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, remain property tax exempt. The Supreme Court of Illinois yesterday upheld a 2012 state law that Read More

Former Jacksonville man named as Wisconsin office shooter

By Anthony Engle on September 21 at 12:25pm

A former Jacksonville resident has been identified as the Wednesday shooter at a software company in Middleton, Wisconsin. Several local and national news outlets are reporting that 43 year old Read More

Illinois College receives nearly $300,000 STEM grant

By Blake Schnitker on September 21 at 12:16pm

A local liberal arts college recently received a grant designed to improve courses in science, technology, engineering and math. Illinois College received news recently that it was the recipient of Read More

Crime of the Week: suspicious mattress fire in mobile home

By Anthony Engle on September 21 at 9:01am

Crime stoppers of Morgan & Scott County are requesting information to assist the Jacksonville Police Department in their investigation a Fire of Suspicious nature. At 1 a.m. on Tues., September Read More

Third annual Bookstock to take place at Jax Public Library

By Blake Schnitker on September 21 at 7:54am

A number of activities for people of all ages can be found at the Jacksonville Public Library’s third annual Bookstock concert this weekend. Aside from the yearly Bookstock concert, also Read More

Tree falls into power lines on East Morton, moderate loss of power

By Anthony Engle on September 20 at 6:51pm

Heavy winds during a brief storm Thursday evening brought a tree down eastbound on Morton Avenue. Power was lost at the WLDS/WEAI studios at approximately 4:40 p.m. and remained shut Read More