ISP issues additional meth charges from JPD arrests on Tuesday

By Ryne Turke on December 17 at 2:43pm


Multiple methamphetamine charges have been assessed to two individuals arrested in Jacksonville Tuesday night. Forty-three-year old Michael Emerson of the 700 block of South Kosciusko and 39-year-old Tarus Johnson of Read More

IDES head has reminder for unemployment insurance collectors

By Jim McCabe on December 17 at 1:13pm

The Illinois Department of Employment Security is out with a reminder. IDES Director Jay Rowell says anyone who collected unemployment insurance still needs to pay taxes on those benefits. “It Read More

Operation Christmas Hope giving local families a happy holidays

By Ryne Turke on December 17 at 1:03pm


A Jacksonville organization is emphasizing the importance of giving, rather than receiving, over the holiday season. In 2008, James and Amanda Lomelino of Jacksonville started the Operation Christmas Hope organization Read More

Former Roodhouse probation officer sentenced on theft charges

By Jim McCabe on December 17 at 7:11am

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Candice Osborne pleaded guilty Monday to an amended Class 4 Felony of theft under $500. She’ll serve 24 months of probation, was fined $1,000 , and ordered to pay $13,300 Read More

School improvement updates to be discussed at District 117 meeting

By Ryne Turke on December 17 at 7:11am

District 117 board members will meet an hour early tonight to discuss several school improvements updates. The final meeting of 2014 will list details on the latest projects going on Read More

New executive director for Chamber of Commerce named

By Jim McCabe on December 16 at 3:09pm

Lisa Musch

Jacksonville has a new Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. Lisa Musch takes over from Ginny Fanning, who held the position for 13 years and recently was elected Morgan County Commissioner. Read More

Update: Court details released after Berry arrest

By Ryne Turke on December 16 at 1:17pm


The first court date for the individual arrested in connection with the murder of Marcus Jackson is tomorrow morning. Nineteen-year-old Avery Berry of Jacksonville, who is being charged with three Read More

Jackson pleads not guilty to drug charges

By Jim McCabe on December 16 at 1:07pm

Gerald Jackson

The brother of a slain Jacksonville man has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from an incident last month. Twenty-two-year-old Gerald Jackson of the 700 block of North Diamond was Read More

Kids pick gifts for adults in Imagine Foundation event

By Jim McCabe on December 16 at 1:04pm


Officials from the Imagine Foundation made their final stop today on a three-school gift-giving tour in Jacksonville. The organization’s fifth annual gift market was held at Lincoln Elementary. Previously, volunteers Read More

Eclectic Art Gallery will be new home of soap and coffee store

By Jim McCabe on December 16 at 7:24am


A Jacksonville art gallery is closing, and will house a relocating business. The Soap Company Coffee House, which has operated for the last year out of the old Gustine’s building, Read More