Behavioral Health Unit and Partial Hospitalization to Close Temporarily at Passavant

By Gary Scott on February 19 at 11:59am

The administration at Jacksonville’s lone hospital has made the difficult decision to close the recently opened behavioral health unit. Passavant Area Hospital CEO Harry Schmidt says this affects only the Read More

GMO Program at Illinois College

By Gary Scott on February 18 at 1:43pm

GMO crops and the impact on society will be the focus of a World Affairs Council of West Central Illinois session Tuesday night on the Illinois College campus. The Council Read More

Morgan County Primary next week

By Gary Scott on February 18 at 11:42am

It may come as a surprise to some that Morgan County will have a primary election next week. The election will involve two wards, and eight precincts. And, the primary Read More

Celebrated MacMurray College educator Dr. Richard Freiburg has died

By Anthony Engle on February 16 at 8:32am

A prominent member of the MacMurray College Highlander community has died. Richard Freiburg, known to many as Dick Freiburg, was a scientist and educator who spent more than 30 years Read More

Illinois College receives $646,000 grant from National Science Foundation

By Blake Schnitker on February 15 at 7:30pm

A local college is the latest recipient of National Science Foundation grant for over half a million dollars. It was announced earlier this week that Illinois College was awarded a Read More

Franklin Pre-K Screening Dates, Times & Locations

By Blake Schnitker on February 15 at 5:42pm

More Pre-K screening dates are being announced for schools in the four-county area. Potential pre-kindergarten students in the Franklin School District will need to have their screenings done on March Read More

Jacob McGlasson declared a sexually violent person

By Anthony Engle on February 15 at 4:23pm

A Murrayville man has been declared a sexually violent person in the Morgan County court system. 26 year old Jacob McGlasson pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a Read More

Rep. Davidsmeyer says concerns of downstate IL neglected with approval of $15 minimum wage

By Blake Schnitker on February 15 at 1:22pm

A signature from Governor J.B. Pritzker is the only remaining step to be taken before the state of Illinois will begin phasing-in a new $15 dollar an hour minimum wage. Read More

Friends discusses potential impact of melting snow, additional precipitation on soil conditions

By Blake Schnitker on February 15 at 8:45am

Heavy precipitation and freezing cold temperatures have created some unique conditions for farmers and producers in west central Illinois this winter. With the substantial snowfall received back in mid-January, and Read More

Crime of the Week: Hit-and-run of empty parked vehicle

By Anthony Engle on February 15 at 8:34am

Crime Stoppers of Morgan & Scott County are requesting information to assist the Jacksonville Police Department in their Investigation of a recent vehicle Hit & Run. Sometime on February 13, Read More