Fire damages home on North East

By Jim McCabe on May 27 at 7:14am

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Fire caused significant damage to the basement of a Jacksonville home Thursday night. Jacksonville and South Jacksonville firefighters responded to 706 North East at around 6:15 p.m. The fire was Read More

There will be a delay in 2016 opening of Jacksonville public pool

By Jim McCabe on May 26 at 1:57pm

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City officials say the Nichols Park Pool won’t be opening this weekend. Jacksonville Parks Supervisor Adam Fletcher says the filters in the pool filtration system are nearly 30 years old, Read More

Davidsmeyer blasts newest Democrat budget

By Jim McCabe on May 26 at 1:55pm


Jacksonville State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer is reacting to the 40-billion-dollar budget plan pushed in the House by Democrats yesterday. Davidsmeyer says the budget is $7-billion out of balance. He says Read More

ISD, ISVI prepare for graduation on Friday

By Ryne Turke on May 26 at 1:48pm


Graduation is tomorrow for a handful of students at Illinois School for the Deaf and Illinois School for the Visually Impaired. ISD principal Christine Good-Deal has been at the high Read More

Update on Godfrey Park gazebo in South Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on May 26 at 8:05am


Progress has been slow for the gazebo being constructed in South Jacksonville’s Godfrey Park. Since the original gazebo was torn down in October, trustee Stacey Pinkerton estimates volunteers are working Read More

Jury makes ruling in years-old hog facility lawsuit in Scott County

By Jim McCabe on May 26 at 7:47am


A lawsuit filed in 2010 in Scott County Court against a number of pork industry giants has concluded. The Jacksonville Journal-Courier reports a Scott County jury rejected a seven-point-five-million-dollar damage Read More

Human Relations Commission declines to move forward on complaint

By Jim McCabe on May 25 at 1:01pm

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A Jacksonville committee has responded to a complaint filed against the Jacksonville Police Department. Anthony Stephens of rural Ashland filed a complaint in March with the Jacksonville Human Relations Commission Read More

Springfield Diocese bishop will be in Jacksonville this weekend

By Jim McCabe on May 25 at 1:00pm


Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Springfield Roman Catholic Diocese will celebrate Mass in Jacksonville this weekend. According to church bulletin information, Paprocki will be at Our Saviour Parish for the Read More

South Jax village board will vote on a budget next Thursday

By Jim McCabe on May 25 at 7:04am

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The village’s finance committee spent over two hours going over the proposed budget during a Monday night meeting. Mayor pro-tem Steve Waltrip says he wants to budget for IT infrastructure Read More

JPD says tax-related scams are persisting

By Jim McCabe on May 25 at 7:00am

More phone scams are going around in Jacksonville, according to the city police department. Lieutenant Adam Mefford tells our reporting partners at WICS ABC Newschannel 20 that most have to Read More