Ameren Illinois saving customers over $48 million with infrastructure plan

By Ryne Turke on July 25 at 7:11am


Ameren Illinois’ Grid Modernization is resulting in fewer and shorter outages for customers. Ameren Illinois is in the process of a multi-year plan to improve the infrastructure around the Midwest, Read More

Unemployment improves in West Central Illinois

By Tiffani Homer on July 25 at 7:10am


Local over-the-year unemployment rates were down in July. The Illinois Department of Employment Security released the statistics earlier this week. “Morgan County went from 6.1 percent last year in June, Read More

Police issue warning on meeting online sellers in person

By Jim McCabe on July 24 at 1:03pm


Jacksonville Police are warning residents to be careful about who they make deals with for items purchased online. Four people have been arrested this week in connection to an alleged Read More

South Jax accepts resignation of trustee Smith

By Ryne Turke on July 23 at 10:12pm


A special South Jacksonville meeting was held on Thursday to accept the resignation of former trustee Sonnie Smith. Over the summer, village residents began to question the legality of Smith’s Read More

Turpin admitted to Bar of Supreme Court

By Ryne Turke on July 23 at 12:55pm

Alex and I at Supreme Court Building

A local attorney with 25 years of law practicing experience has been admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. Elliot Turpin received the distinguished honor Read More

Mac earns accreditation for Social Work program

By Jim McCabe on July 23 at 12:53pm


MacMurray College’s social work program has received accreditation through 2023. The Council on Social Work Education granted the undergraduate program re-accreditation with no requirements for further follow-up reports. According to Read More

Projected payments announced for landowners within Grain Belt Line

By Ryne Turke on July 23 at 8:20am


Officials with the Grain Belt Express Clean Line have announced the projected payments to landowners within the nine-county projected area, including Scott and Greene. According to a press release from Read More

Third arrest made in last week’s alleged robbery

By Jim McCabe on July 23 at 7:55am

Another arrest has been made in connection to an alleged armed robbery in Jacksonville last week. City police arrested 28-year-old Jeremy Jackson of the 400 block of South East last Read More

Hillview seeking volunteers to clean up flood damage

By Ryne Turke on July 23 at 7:55am


They’re still cleaning up after six to seven inches of rain fell in Greene County over the weekend, resulting in a levee  breach and subsequent evacuation in Hillview. At one Read More

McCann wants IEMA, engineers to go to Naples

By Jim McCabe on July 22 at 1:10pm


State Senator Sam McCann continued his tour of flooded areas of West Central Illinois on Tuesday. McCann was in Naples in Scott County, where an estimated eleven inches of rain Read More