Retired South Jax police chief’s retirement agreement under scrutiny

By Jim McCabe on May 26 at 1:29pm

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South Jacksonville village trustees could be taking new action on the retirement-severance package for former South Jacksonville Police Chief Richard Evans that was approved earlier this month. A special meeting Read More

Commissioners approve jury pay resolution

By Jim McCabe on May 26 at 1:28pm


Morgan County Commissioners approved a resolution this morning that will increase the amount of pay for jurors. Fees will increase from $15 to $25 for the first day of a Read More

Tuesday meeting for Jacksonville City Council

By Jim McCabe on May 26 at 7:26am

Jacksonville aldermen meet on a Tuesday night following Memorial Day on Monday. City council will vote on accepting bids for a contractor for the new water treatment plant, as well Read More

Memory of Memorial Day honored in West Central Illinois

By Tiffani Homer on May 25 at 6:16am


The memory of Memorial Day will be honored throughout the day with a full list of events for the community to attend. Things get started with a 9 a.m. mass Read More

Ptacek discusses “Turnaround Agenda” with Governor Rauner

By Ryne Turke on May 25 at 6:15am


Governor Bruce Rauner was in Springfield earlier this month to discuss his “Turnaround Agenda” with several superintendents, including District 117 Superintendent Steve Ptacek. Ptacek says around 15 superintendents were active Read More

Greene Co. student at LLCC goes to national event

By Jim McCabe on May 25 at 6:14am

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A Lincoln Land Community College student from Greene County made his way to Boise, Idaho as part of a national agriculture conference this past spring. Derek Longmeyer of Rockbridge was Read More

Loren Hamilton elected President of Illinois Crimestopper Board

By Ryne Turke on May 25 at 6:14am


Local Crimestoppers Coordinator Loren Hamilton has been elected to serve as President of the State of Illinois Crimestoppers Board of Directors. The announcement was made at the 28th Annual Illinois Read More

Promising outlook on bee population

By Tiffani Homer on May 24 at 9:15am

While the Colony Collapse Disorder is a problem nationwide, locally the population looks promising. “Well, the latest information we’ve received, just got it this week as a matter of fact, Read More

Sheriff reacts to Obama announcement on military surplus equipment

By Jim McCabe on May 23 at 1:02pm


Local law enforcement officials are reacting to the President’s decision this week to end federal transfers of some combat-style gear to their departments. Reports from the Associated Press say Barack Read More

Next Mac President visiting college next month

By Tiffani Homer on May 23 at 1:01pm


A special presentation is being held next month to welcome MacMurray College’s new president, Mark Tierno. Dr. Tierno was the president of Cazenovia College for the past 15 years. He Read More