South Jax responds to suspended employee FOIA request

By Jim McCabe on August 29 at 1:09pm


South Jacksonville officials are revealing the name of the employee who was suspended earlier this month. Responding to a Freedom of Information Act request by WLDS-WEAI News, officials indicate building Read More

Several aldermanic seats up for grabs in Jax

By Jim McCabe on August 29 at 1:09pm


Information is now available for Jacksonville citizens interested in running for an aldermanic position in the 2015 consolidated elections. City Clerk Skip Bradshaw says you can obtain documents at his Read More

Medical marijuana cultivation center hopefuls meet in Jax today

By Jim McCabe on August 29 at 7:28am


Jacksonville officials are listening to four presentations today from developers who want to build cultivation centers for medical marijuana in the city. Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation President Terry Denison Read More

Fire damages South Clay home

By Jim McCabe on August 29 at 7:28am

Jacksonville Fire Department car

A fire caused about $16,000 worth of damage to a home on South Clay last night. Jacksonville Fire Department reports indicate it happened at 817 South Clay. Fire crews were Read More

Virginia holds grand opening for new Jr. and Sr. High School

By Ryne Turke on August 29 at 7:26am


A special ribbon cutting ceremony was held yesterday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of the new junior and senior Virginia High School. Mayor Steve Sudbrink, members of the school Read More

Winchester man arrested for illegally tattooing minor

By Jim McCabe on August 28 at 1:28pm


A 21-year-old Winchester man is facing charges after allegedly giving a 13-year-old girl a tattoo. Brennan Motley was arrested Tuesday night for tattooing the body of a minor. Jacksonville Police Read More

IC community service project aids locations around Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on August 28 at 12:46pm


Illinois College’s Service Blitz is helping to aid at least 16 locations in Jacksonville this weekend. The annual tradition of sharing and caring through service will be on display this Read More

New Berlin residents talk about the origins of their mascot

By Ryne Turke on August 28 at 12:45pm


As high school football inches closer to the start of week one, questions regarding the history of a West Central Illinois school’s mascot have been raised. Our reporting partners at Read More

Fire damages Greene Co. structure

By Jim McCabe on August 28 at 7:24am


A former Roodhouse-area schoolhouse was heavily damaged by fire yesterday. The Jacksonville Journal-Courier reports it happened at a residence on Greene County Roads 2475 North and 1575 East around 8:45 Read More

Parking overnight now legal in downtown Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on August 28 at 7:20am


Monday’s City Council meeting led to several traffic changes in Jacksonville, several of which involve the downtown area. Planning and Public Works Committee Chairman Bill Scott says safety concerns were Read More