4th of July Cake and Pie Contest and Auction presented by Jacksonville Sunrise Rotary Club

By Anthony Engle on June 20 at 5:47pm

If you want to show off your baking skills, get prepared for a special Independence Day contest at Nichols Park. The Jacksonville Sunrise Rotary Club will be holding a long-celebrated Read More

District 117 Board: First summer meeting will address amendments to FY2017-2018 Budget, new HVAC at Eisenhower

By Anthony Engle on June 20 at 5:07am

School’s out for summer, but that does not mean the Board of education stops working. This month’s routinely scheduled District 117 Board of Education meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Read More

New Illinois 104 Morgan-Pike County border bridge in Meredosia open to traffic

By Anthony Engle on June 19 at 10:02pm

A major necessity on the border of Morgan and Pike Counties is now finished. The new Meredosia Highway 104 bridge opened for traffic service yesterday. Before it opened a large Read More

Soybeans emerging well, field conditions across Illinois worsened slightly for 24th week of the year

By Anthony Engle on June 19 at 2:32pm

Last week was a bit hard on producers, as field conditions worsened slightly almost across the board, and only about 65% of the working week was deemed suitable for fieldwork, Read More

Van Avery charged with Three counts of First Degree Murder, One Count of Attempted Murder

By Blake Schnitker on June 19 at 1:06pm

New charges are being alleged against a local man who was apprehended following the alleged murder in South Jacksonville last week. Twenty-four year old Glenn Van Avery, of the 13-hundred Read More

Man accused of attempted murder in South Jacksonville last week to make first court appearance today

By Blake Schnitker on June 19 at 7:23am

The man accused of attempted murder in the death of South Jacksonville woman last week is set to make his first appearance in Morgan County court today. Twenty-four year old Read More

Green Dies in Auto Racing Accident in Canada

By Gary Scott on June 18 at 2:29pm

The son of a former Jacksonville couple was killed last weekend in a car racing accident in Canada. Authorities have identified the deceased as 61-year-old Jeff Green. Green was president Read More

Passavant’s Dr. Hale offers tips for staying safe in extreme heat

By Blake Schnitker on June 18 at 1:15pm

Area residents are encouraged to stay cool as The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the entire state of Illinois until 7 p.m. this evening. Now that Read More

Red Cross offering safety tips as prominent heat advisory is announced

By Anthony Engle on June 16 at 2:33am

The National Weather Service has officially announced a heat advisory until Monday night at 7 p.m. As heat indexes move above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, a national organization wants people to Read More

Formal charges in South Jacksonville homicide expected Monday, bond set for Glenn VanAvery

By Blake Schnitker on June 15 at 5:56pm

The name of the male victim injured in Wednesday night’s homicide in South Jacksonville has not yet been released. According to South Jacksonville Police Chief Tim Mann, the male victim Read More