Sales tax, watershed project to be discussed at city council

By Jim McCabe on July 28 at 8:25am

Two presentations are scheduled for tonight’s Jacksonville city council meeting. Leading off will be District 117 Superintendent Steve Ptacek to discuss the recent school board vote to put a sales Read More

Jax woman arrested for trying to hit someone with vehicle

By Jim McCabe on July 28 at 8:24am


Jacksonville Police say a woman used a personal vehicle to cause damage to another vehicle and strike a person during a Sunday morning incident. Eighteen-year-old Mahyura Walton of the 1-hundred Read More

Fire dept. responds to parking lot camper fire

By Jim McCabe on July 28 at 8:24am

Jacksonville Fire Department car

Jacksonville firefighters extinguished a motor home fire in the Wal-Mart parking lot Sunday morning. It happened at around 10:15 a.m., according to reports. Jacksonville Fire Lieutenant Matt Summers says when Read More

STD clinic to return to Morgan County

By Jim McCabe on July 27 at 8:02am


A Jacksonville clinic for people with sexually transmitted diseases and infections that closed several years ago is re-opening. The Morgan County Health Department STD Clinic is slated to return in Read More

Crimestoppers seeking info on two Jacksonville vandalisms

By Ryne Turke on July 27 at 8:01am


Crimestoppers of Morgan and Scott Counties are requesting information to assist in two cases of vandalism in the northeast side of Jacksonville. According to the Jacksonville Police Department, the first Read More

Jacksonville workshop to provide tips on preventing fraud and identity theft

By Ryne Turke on July 26 at 1:04pm


Morgan County State’s Attorney Bobby Bonjean will be leading a workshop on Tuesday for businesses owners on steps to take for checking for fraud and identification theft. Bonjean was a Read More

State Rep. Davidsmeyer to open satellite office

By Ryne Turke on July 26 at 1:02pm

REP Davidsmeyer Scott Co HR Presentation

The office will be located in Jerseyville at 100 South State Street and is the same office used for many years by former State Representatives Jim Watson and Tom Ryder. Read More

Freshman orientation announced for incoming JHS students

By Richard Holton on July 26 at 1:00pm


Jacksonville High School has announced the dates for their freshman orientation. Incoming 9th grade students should check-in at the lobby through the main entrance between 7:45 and 8:00 a-m on Read More

Man being booked at jail goes to hospital after resisting JPD arrest

By Jim McCabe on July 26 at 7:21am


A Mount Sterling man was hospitalized after being arrested by a Jacksonville police officer last night. Twenty-six-year-old Blake Stewart had been picked up at around 7 p.m. in the 10000 Read More

Study shows Illinois has been losing students to out of state colleges

By Ryne Turke on July 26 at 7:17am


Illinois has been losing some of its best students to colleges in other states and once they leave, they aren’t likely to return. That’s according to a study from the Read More