Dr. Alonzo Ward to speak on African American History before the Civil War at Jacksonville Public Library tonight

By Anthony Engle on July 19 at 12:00pm

Considered by many to be the highest prize in writing and journalism, the Pulitzer prizes celebrated their 100th anniversary last year, and the Jacksonville Public Library will partner with Illinois Read More

District 117 Board: Pre-K playground expansion approved, more admin. spots filled

By Anthony Engle on July 19 at 9:32am

The last regular Board of Education meeting before the first day of classes for District 117 students was held last night. The meeting was highlighted by a clarification of the Read More

South JAX Committee of the Whole: Trustees will hear police update, discuss Village Celebration

By Anthony Engle on July 19 at 9:08am

A Committee of the Whole meeting will be held tonight in the South Jacksonville Village Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. Three committees will be referenced during the open session of Read More

Western half of Illinois rainier than East, corn and soybeans steadily progressing

By Anthony Engle on July 17 at 10:54am

The western half of Illinois got more rain than average in the 28th week of the year, while the eastern half of the state was somewhat below par for precipitation. Read More

Congressman LaHood says Trump, administration should hold Putin, Russia “accountable”

By Blake Schnitker on July 17 at 10:22am

A number of Congressman from across the United States are voicing their disapproval of what came out of President Trump’s recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Read More

Local theater holding screening of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect,” for suicide prevention & awareness

By Blake Schnitker on July 17 at 7:24am

Suicide rates in the state of Illinois have increased by nearly 25 percent according to a report from the CDC. Not only is the state of Illinois affected by suicide, Read More

Schock trial scheduled to start in late January

By Blake Schnitker on July 16 at 7:20am

The trial of former U.S. Representative Aaron Schock won’t begin until calendars turn over to the year 2019. According to a two-page order filed in court, Schock’s trial has been Read More

Backroads Boutique Crawl – from Jacksonville to Oakford – plans to be the first of many

By Blake Schnitker on July 14 at 9:45am

Four area businesses are hosting a joint gathering today to give folks a chance to travel the back roads of West Central Illinois. Home Girls Boutique here in Jacksonville, as Read More

Scott County State’s Attorney Michael Hill speaks on Barbara Hoots case

By Blake Schnitker on July 13 at 3:15pm

The case against a Winchester city employee over a year in the making is apparently not going to be continued after the Scott County State’s Attorney filed a special legal Read More

MacMurray College Accreditation upheld, 105 consecutive years accredited by Higher Learning Commission

By Blake Schnitker on July 13 at 9:49am

According to MacMurray College Provost Beverly Rodgers, MAC is Back. MacMurray College President Mark Tierno has been informed by the Higher Learning Commission, or HLC, that MacMurray has been taken Read More