Inner Harmony celebrating 10 year anniversary

By Ryne Turke on August 31 at 1:07pm

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A Jacksonville business is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a special charity event. Cheryl Kearns opened Inner Harmony, located at 227 South Main, as a full service hair and nail Read More

Inaugural Jacksonville Promise scholarships to be awarded to local graduates

By Blake Schnitker on August 31 at 9:38am

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Seventeen local high school graduates of the class of 2016 will receive the first annual Jacksonville Promise scholarships on Thursday. Eligible students were those who have attended a Jacksonville school Read More

Final DREAMS ticket sold

By Ryne Turke on August 31 at 9:34am

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Tickets to the 2016 Routt/Our Saviour DREAMS Drawing are officially sold out. DREAMS Chairman Courtney Bonjean confirmed the final ticket was purchased yesterday at 9:05 a.m., around a day quicker Read More

Berry’s fitness to stand trial motion denied

By Ryne Turke on August 31 at 6:50am

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Avery Berry, the Jacksonville man found guilty in July for the murder of Marcus Jackson, was back in court on Tuesday. The 20 year old, who must serve four-and-a-half decades Read More

Fall harvest right around the corner for local farmers

By Blake Schnitker on August 30 at 1:07pm

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As summer begins to wind down, West Central Illinois farmers are gearing up for the fast-approaching fall harvest. In the local district, 98-percent of corn acres are in the dough Read More

Vehicle vs pedestrian accident leaves Winchester man dead

By Ryne Turke on August 30 at 8:56am

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A Winchester man is dead following injuries sustained in a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on Monday. An Illinois State Police preliminary investigation indicates 43-year-old Troy Dolen was standing in front Read More

Parks and Lakes Director pushing for action on Nichols Park Bandstand

By Ryne Turke on August 30 at 7:18am

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Jacksonville aldermen need to make a decision on what to do with the aging Nichols Park Bandstand. Parks and Lakes Director Kelly Hall says the structure is in “pretty bad Read More

Bike trail plans tied to Lake Jacksonville bridge

By Ryne Turke on August 30 at 7:15am

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The Jacksonville Parks and Lake Committee spent a good portion of last night’s meeting tossing around opinions for a bridge at the city’s lake. This isn’t the first time committee Read More

Lightning strike leads to tree fire in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on August 29 at 12:08pm

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WLDS/WEAI News has obtained more details on one of the fires that started in Jacksonville Saturday morning. Jacksonville Fire Captain Mike Griffits says a single engine was dispatched to 26 Read More

Washington explores new leadership program for students and faculty

By Ryne Turke on August 29 at 6:48am

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A local elementary school is adopting a new outlook on leadership, and the results are showing. Faculty members at Washington Elementary attended a three-day course over the summer where they Read More