IC alumnus showcases first feature film at Illinois Theatre

By Ryne Turke on March 1 at 7:50am


An Illinois College alumnus is set to showcase a special screening this weekend for his first feature film. Leonard Brink, class of 1966, is a co-writer, producer and executive producer Read More

Officials working on developing new website for City of Jacksonville.

By Jim McCabe on February 28 at 12:31pm


The current site, jacksonvilleil.com, is almost ten years old since it was launched, and while Mayor Andy Ezard says there’s no issue with plugging in new information, he says the Read More

Monsanto hands out grants to local farmers

By Jim McCabe on February 28 at 12:30pm


Several local farmers and local organizations of their choice are big winners through a Monsanto program. Participants in Morgan, Scott, Greene and Cass Counties were one of hundreds who won Read More

West Central Illinois Friends of NRA prepare for March fundraiser

By Ryne Turke on February 28 at 12:28pm


The West Central Illinois Friends of NRA will be host a fundraising event to promote local and nationwide shooting sports. The fundraising event, in its third year, is projected to Read More

Routt seniors take aim at math competition

By Ryne Turke on February 28 at 7:05am


Three seniors at Routt High School will be putting their math knowledge to the test tomorrow in a world-wide competition. This will be the second year Routt has participated in Read More

Snow Emergency declared for Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on February 27 at 9:50pm

The City of Jacksonville has issued a Snow Emergency for expected winter weather this weekend. The emergency will be declared Saturday night at 7:00. Officials say it’s being declared in Read More

117 superintendent says class cancellations happen when necessary

By Jim McCabe on February 27 at 1:05pm


District 117 Superintendent Steve Ptacek is responding to the concern of some parents about the decision to not cancel school this week. Classes went on as scheduled this morning despite Read More

PORTA and A-C Central agree on academic/sports co-op

By Ryne Turke on February 27 at 1:03pm


A-C Central and PORTA have come to an agreement on a sports and academic co-op. The decision became final during the monthly school board meeting between the districts on February Read More

“Boss of the Year” named in Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on February 27 at 1:03pm

Boss of Year

The “Boss of the Year” in Jacksonville is a franchise owner of Home Instead Senior Care. The Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday that Jerry Best received the honor Read More

South Jacksonville Police report successful 2014

By Ryne Turke on February 27 at 7:20am

South Jacksonville squad car

South Jacksonville’s Police Chief says 2014 was a successful year for the South Jacksonville Police Department, and the statistics back that up. According to department’s annual crime report, the number Read More