Mac boosts Social Work program with new hire

By Ryne Turke on July 3 at 5:32am

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MacMurray College has hired a new assistant professor in the Social Work Program. Christina Blash received her master’s degree in social work from St. Louis University, a bachelor’s degree in Read More

IC announces renovations to baseball and softball fields

By Ryne Turke on July 2 at 12:49pm

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A ceremony was held at Illinois College this morning to commemorate the groundbreaking of two facility renovations on campus. Renovation plans for Joe Brooks Baseball Field and Jessica Kamp Softball Read More

Beardstown Cargill plant sold to JBS USA

By Ryne Turke on July 2 at 9:40am

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The Cargill meat processing plant in Beardstown has been sold. The $1.45 billion agreement with JBS USA Pork was confirmed on Wednesday from a press release. Completion of the sale Read More

Illinois still without budget plan

By Ryne Turke on July 2 at 6:08am

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The ongoing budget battle between the Illinois legislature and Governor Bruce Rauner failed once again at the State Capitol yesterday. Officials attempted at creating a short term budget, despite the Read More

Little Caesars Love Kitchen visits Jacksonville

By Tiffani Homer on July 2 at 6:05am

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The Little Caesars Love Kitchen is coming to Jacksonville on Friday. The national program travels across the country to give quality meals to the hungry and anyone in need of Read More

Trustees to review retirement compensation of former South Jax Chief Evans

By Ryne Turke on July 2 at 6:00am

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The separation agreement and severance package for the former South Jacksonville Police Chief will take center stage during tonight’s village meeting. On May 28th, trustee members approved a motion to Read More

Illinois River water level breaks record high in Meredosia

By Ryne Turke on July 1 at 1:33pm

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The Illinois River water level in Meredosia has officially surpassed the record high established 72 years ago. The National Weather Service listed the Illinois River along Meredosia at 28.74 feet Read More

South Jax trustee Smith says official misconduct claims are “All a lie”

By Ryne Turke on July 1 at 1:24pm

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South Jacksonville residents are questioning the actions of a village trustee. Allegations against trustee Sonnie Smith, which include “official misconduct”, have been made during village meetings over the past month. Read More

Lawmakers unable to reach agreement on state budget

By Ryne Turke on July 1 at 6:02am

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Both the House and Senate adjourned yesterday without a budget compromise, but lawmakers appear ready to vote on a temporary solution. Governor Rauner told a group of workers at the Read More

Workshop offers tips for prospective business owners

By Ryne Turke on July 1 at 6:00am

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The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Lincoln Land Community College is offering free workshops in July for prospective business owners. The program will allow participants to learn the basics Read More