Rotary Helps Overseas Soldiers During Holidays

By Gary Scott on December 7 at 10:07am


A local service club has joined with two other groups to send holiday care packages to military personnel in the Middle East. The Jacksonville Rotary Club worked with the Franklin Read More

Ameren Rates to Drop Slightly

By Gary Scott on December 7 at 10:07am


Ameren electric rates are going down. The Illinois Commerce Commission yesterday authorized lower electric distribution rates for Ameren next year. The new rates will generate about a percent and a Read More

Bainter says Flu Vaccinate NOW

By Gary Scott on December 7 at 10:05am


Tis the season to…vaccinate. The thought is not as popular as the Christmas urge to celebrate. But, Morgan County health department administrator Dale Bainter says this thought is every bit Read More

Superintendent Ptacek gives first presentation on redefining school boundaries

By Blake Schnitker on December 7 at 8:38am


Jacksonville School District 117 got its first community feedback regarding the elementary school re-districting process last night. Around 40 community members gathered in Washington’s gymnasium to hear Superintendent Steve Ptacek Read More

Red Kettle Campaign optimistic about reaching $100,000 goal

By Blake Schnitker on December 7 at 6:16am


The Salvation Army’s local Red Kettle Campaign is ahead of last year’s pace just weeks away from Christmas. Major Charles Pinkston told WLDS-WEAI News several weeks ago that the local Read More

Turner Teachers Wowed by Visit

By Gary Scott on December 6 at 1:04pm


There was a bit of a WOW factor this past week as teachers and staff got a first-hand look at the newest part of Turner Junior high. The building is Read More

Jacksonville man still missing three months later

By Blake Schnitker on December 6 at 12:32pm


The whereabouts of a Jacksonville man remain unknown months after he was first reported missing. Reports says Ronald Turner was last seen in Jacksonville on August 20th, a little more Read More

Long Time Political Observer Doubting Any Long Term Budget Under Rauner

By Gary Scott on December 6 at 9:52am

A long-time political reporter doubts the state will get a new budget before next summer. In fact, Chicago Tribune’s Ray Long says there may be no budget until democrats try Read More

Series of Grade School Boundary Mtgs Start in Jax Tonight

By Gary Scott on December 6 at 6:00am

Jacksonville school district 117 administration officials begin a series of meetings tonight vital to the future enrollment of neighborhood schools in the city. The meetings are designed to examine the Read More

Jerseyville residents arrested for suspected arson in Greene County

By Ryne Turke on December 6 at 5:55am

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A pair of Jerseyville residents spent time behind bars last week after their alleged involvement in a suspected case of arson in Greene County. According to Greene County Sheriff Rob Read More