JHS graduation set for Friday at The Bowl

By Ryne Turke on May 29 at 8:26am


Graduation ceremonies for the Jacksonville High School Class of 2015 will take place at The Bowl tonight. JHS Principal Mike McGiles says around 220 graduates will be receiving diplomas, a Read More

South Jax board votes to rescind retirement agreement of outgoing police chief

By Jim McCabe on May 29 at 12:01am


South Jacksonville village trustees voted to rescind a separation agreement for the village’s long-time police chief during a special meeting last night. The retirement of Richard Evans was announced in Read More

Local public TV station could raise nearly half a million through challenge grant

By Jim McCabe on May 28 at 1:01pm


Jacksonville’s public broadcasting television station is looking for help to cash in on a unique fundraising opportunity. Dr. Jerold Gruebel, the CEO of WSEC-TV, talked to Gary Scott on this Read More

North Greene to get $63k in grants

By Ryne Turke on May 28 at 1:00pm

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It appears North Greene School District will be receiving the $63,000 in grants they were originally promised. Since the beginning of the school year, the North Greene School Board has Read More

Nichols Pavilion rental rates going up

By Jim McCabe on May 28 at 8:39am


Jacksonville aldermen approved rate increases for renting out the Nichols Parks Pavilion during Tuesday’s meeting. Community Development and Recreational and Facility Director Kelly Hall requested that the current $150 fee Read More

Carrollton police chief reportedly placed on leave

By Jim McCabe on May 28 at 8:39am

Carrollton Police Chief Kenny Kallal  has reportedly been placed on administrative leave. The Greene Prairie Press reports Kallal was placed on leave by the Carrollton City Council after Tuesday night’s Read More

Shots fired in 1100 block of North Clay

By Jim McCabe on May 28 at 8:37am


Jacksonville Police say the 2015 edition of the Berry-Jackson violent family feud has resumed. According to a press release, at around 11:00 last night, the police department received several reports Read More

Jax Center for the Arts board prez pitches latest plan for centralized art center

By Jim McCabe on May 27 at 1:13pm


Organizers of a proposed downtown Jacksonville arts center made a pitch for the plan to City Council on Tuesday. Dr. Susan Weller, the president of the board for the Jacksonville Read More

Soybean planting receives big boost in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on May 27 at 12:48pm

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Illinois farmers made significant progress planting soybeans over the past week. The USDA crop report shows farmers received four days of suitable fieldwork around the state, in addition to cooler Read More

City Council recap: new JPD deputy chief, construction co. picked for water plant

By Jim McCabe on May 27 at 8:46am


Jacksonville’s mayor was the tie-breaker for an apparently-controversial hire for a high-ranking Jacksonville Police Department position last night. Aldermen deadlocked 4-4 on a vote to promote Lieutenant Rodney Cox to Read More