IC students conduct “extreme science” project on Rocky Mountains

By Ryne Turke on April 30 at 1:02pm


A handful of students and staff from Illinois College traveled to the Colorado Rocky Mountains over spring break to conduct some “extreme science” experiments. Illinois College Professor of Environmental Studies Read More

Sister Connelly selected as MacMurray Baccalaureate speaker

By Ryne Turke on April 30 at 1:01pm

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MacMurray College is announcing its keynote speaker for the 165th Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremony. Sister Rosemary Connelly, a member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy, will lead the May 7th Read More

LaHood promoting forums to battle opioid, heroin epidemic

By Ryne Turke on April 30 at 1:00pm


Representative Darin LaHood is planning several forums to address the growing number of drug related issues in Illinois. Heroin and opioid overdose deaths have spiked in Illinois, with an 8.3 Read More

South Jax using tourism funds to construct welcome sign

By Ryne Turke on April 30 at 9:00am


The groundwork has been laid for a South Jacksonville welcome sign at the corner of South Main and Michigan Avenue. The potential welcome sign was discussed in detail during a Read More

Sheriff reminds motorists of tinted window rules

By Jim McCabe on April 29 at 1:41pm


Morgan County Deputies have been stepping up communication with drivers this week regarding having obstructed views into their vehicles. Based on our count, deputies issued one citation for tinted front Read More

The only grocery store in Scott County is closing

By Jim McCabe on April 29 at 1:36pm


Winchester-based S&L Foods, owned by Steve and Linda Wilson, is expected to shut its doors sometime next month, according to Winchester Mayor Rex McIntyre. He says it’s been open for Read More

Lack of state funding forcing PBS Jacksonville to reduce broadcast hours

By Ryne Turke on April 29 at 12:47pm


Starting May 6th, WSEC/PBS Jacksonville will be making some cost cutting measures. According to a press release, the loss of state funding is forcing the station to sign on later Read More

North Greene Food Pantry extending helping hand

By Jim McCabe on April 29 at 7:03am


A Greene County food assistance center is expanding its service area. The North Greene Food Pantry is now offering help to anyone in the county, as opposed to just people Read More

Golf carts, Hardin Ave addressed by South Jax trustees

By Ryne Turke on April 29 at 6:43am

Fees and regulations for golf carts in South Jacksonville could end up mirroring the ones recently approved by the City of Jacksonville. Under a proposal from village trustees shared during Read More

Attorneys for college want Title IX suit thrown out

By Jim McCabe on April 28 at 1:03pm


A Morgan County judge is deciding whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed against MacMurray College stemming from the handling of an alleged sexual assault of a student. The suit, filed Read More