First reading of 2014 tax levy passes

By Jim McCabe on November 25 at 7:14am


Jacksonville aldermen passed the first reading of a five percent tax levy increase Monday night. The increase, which was recommended by city auditor John Eyth, follows a 4.25 percent raise Read More

Two races for Jax alderman seats after filing period ends

By Jim McCabe on November 25 at 7:14am


There will be two aldermanic races in the April 2015 election in Jacksonville. The filing period for the seats ended yesterday. The races will be in Ward 1, where Bill Read More

Jacksonville churches reach out to those impacted by suicide

By Ryne Turke on November 25 at 7:14am


Several churches in Jacksonville are coming together tonight to aid those who have lost loved ones to suicide. Entitled “A Rally For Healing and Caring”, fellowship from First Christian Church, Read More

North Main re-opened for traffic to square

By Jim McCabe on November 24 at 1:33pm


“You’re one of the first 500 people to come up North main Street in 40 years!” That greeting was given to drivers in downtown Jacksonville this morning as North Main Read More

Morgan County correctional officers contract approved

By Jim McCabe on November 24 at 1:33pm


Morgan County Commissioners approved a new contract this morning that will affect 24 workers in the county. The contract is for one year and is for the FOP Correctional Officers Read More

Second school resource officer considered for District 117

By Jim McCabe on November 24 at 1:07pm


Jacksonville’s Police Chief wants to see a second School Resource Officer in District 117 schools when the district moves forward with plans to expand. Voters passed a one-cent sales tax Read More

Lots on agenda for final November Jacksonville city council meeting

By Jim McCabe on November 24 at 8:29am

It’s a full agenda tonight for Jacksonville aldermen in the final city council meeting of November. The first reading of the 2015 tax levy ordinance will take place. The Finance Read More

Busy Sunday for JPD: arrests made in meth lab, sex abuse investigations

By Jim McCabe on November 24 at 8:29am


Jacksonville Police uncovered what’s believed to be a “one pot” methamphetamine lab next to MacMurray College Sunday night. Thirty-year-old Cecil Parr was arrested at his residence in the 2-hundred block Read More

Turner Speech Team successful at recent competition

By Ryne Turke on November 23 at 9:00am


Several students from Turner Jr. High received top honors at the Regional Speech Team Competition last weekend to wrap up a successful season. Turner competed in Region 16 against junior Read More

Ameren Illinois making sure customers have a safe winter

By Ryne Turke on November 22 at 12:30pm


As the heating season gets underway, Ameren Illinois is reminding customers to take immediate action if they smell natural gas. Natural gas, in its pure form, is odorless and colorless. Read More