State’s attorney’s office gives update on abandoned baby case

By Jim McCabe on October 31 at 2:03pm


Morgan County Assistant State’s Attorney Chad Turner says a settlement has been reached in the custody dispute over a baby found in a Jacksonville dumpster in August. A hearing was Read More

BREAKING: One dead in possible Beardstown murder

By Jim McCabe on October 31 at 1:52pm

BREAKING: One person is dead as law enforcement are investigating a possible homicide case in Beardstown. Police Chief Roy Hurst says Illinois State Police has taken control of the scene. Read More

Johns holding book signing at Our Town Books

By Ryne Turke on October 31 at 1:07pm


A local author will be signing copies of her latest book in downtown Jacksonville tomorrow. Bev Johns says Secrets of the Teachers’ Lounge is a murder-mystery story that takes place Read More

Congregational United Church of Christ seeking donation to stay in operation

By Ryne Turke on October 31 at 1:03pm


The oldest operating church in Jacksonville is reaching out to the community to help keep their doors open. The Congregational United Church of Christ was established by Illinois College in Read More

Man freed from Jax Correctional Center

By Jim McCabe on October 31 at 7:29am


The Jacksonville Correctional Center was the site yesterday of a man being released from prison after being sentenced for murdering two people over 30 years ago. A Cook County Judge Read More

Local police focused on safety over Halloween weekend

By Ryne Turke on October 31 at 7:28am


From 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, children and their chaperones are encouraged to participate in trick-or-treating activities. Jacksonville Deputy Police Chief Tim Shea says drivers need to be aware of Read More

District 117 officials present plan to increase minority hiring

By Ryne Turke on October 30 at 1:29pm

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Common ground was reached at a meeting yesterday between District 117 school officials and local minority leaders on the issue of minority hiring. Jacksonville NAACP secretary Doris Robinson says the Read More

Little appears in court after Saturday’s accident that killed two

By Ryne Turke on October 30 at 1:23pm


The woman accused of driving drunk and killing two people in a car crash in Pleasant Plains appeared in court yesterday. According to state police, 16-year-old Danielle Allen of Pleasant Read More

Police getting help in trying to find homicide suspect

By Jim McCabe on October 30 at 5:35am


The U.S. Marshal service is joining the search for a Jacksonville murder suspect. Our reporting partners at WICS ABC Newschannel 20 say the Marshals are helping the Jacksonville Police Department Read More

Illinois Policy Institute answers Ptacek allegations

By Jim McCabe on October 30 at 5:35am


Officials with the Illinois Policy Institute are responding to claims made by the District 117 superintendent regarding their opposition to a one-cent sales tax increase. Superintendent Steve Ptacek made comments Read More