Roodhouse teenager involved in fatal crash has been identified

By Blake Schnitker on July 27 at 8:19am

The 16-year old Roodhouse girl killed in an accident Tuesday has been identified as Lesley Bricker. Bricker was involved in a two-vehicle accident on the Roodhouse Blacktop near County Line Read More

Local Resident Featured On Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon Segment

By Blake Schnitker on July 26 at 12:27pm

One lucky Jacksonville resident was lucky enough to be featured on one of the country’s biggest late night shows last night. Local viewers who tuned into to The Tonight Show Read More

Ptacek talks Boundaries and SB1

By Jack Jones on July 26 at 11:31am

The District 117 Committee on the District Wide Boundary Process is getting closer to making a decision on the new boundaries for the district. District 117 Superintendent Steve Ptacek joined Read More

Jacksonville region selected to pioneer new workforce development approach

By Blake Schnitker on July 26 at 6:54am

The Jacksonville area is one of 65 employment centers across the country chosen to pioneer a new demand-driven approach to workforce development. Two Jacksonville area economic agencies, the Jacksonville Regional Read More

Roodhouse teen killed, three other hospitalized after two-vehicle crash in Greene County

By Blake Schnitker on July 26 at 6:13am

One Roodhouse teenager is dead and three are hospitalized following a two-vehicle crash in Greene County yesterday evening. According to Illinois State Police, the multi-vehicle accident occurred on the Roodhouse Read More

Pike County Board approves multi-million dollar wind turbine project

By Blake Schnitker on July 26 at 6:00am

More than two dozen wind turbines could soon be seen stretching across the Pike County bluffs. At a meeting last night, Pike County Board members approved the plan for the Read More

New District 117 Boundary Presentation

By Jack Jones on July 25 at 2:59pm

Keene named to Missouri Valley Football Conference pre-season team

By Blake Schnitker on July 25 at 12:53pm

Jacksonville native and current Illinois State University football player Dalton Keene has been named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference pre-season team. A 2013 graduate of Jacksonville High School, Keene Read More

Johnsonville Brat Truck, Kiwanis Club serving meals at County Market today

By Blake Schnitker on July 25 at 7:24am

Local residents won’t have to worry about packing a lunch today, as the Johnsonville brat truck is heading to town. Members of the Jacksonville Kiwanis Club will be serving the Read More

City’s New Water Treatment Plant set for completion in the next few months

By Blake Schnitker on July 25 at 6:21am

The city’s new water treatment plant is entering the final stages of construction, and hopes to be completed and operational by year’s end. Jacksonville city council members received an update Read More