Morgan County passes FY 15-16 budget

By Jim McCabe on September 1 at 8:18am

Morgan County Commissioners approved the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget on Monday. Chairman Brad Zeller says the balanced budget includes $8.9 million in spending, which is up by about $300,000 from Read More

South Jax makes adjustment on water main policy

By Jim McCabe on September 1 at 8:17am


A South Jacksonville Planning and Public Facilities Committee meeting on Monday focused on the topic of plumbing permits and water main taps. Recent construction of a home on Vandalia Road Read More

Former restaurant employee remembered by co-workers

By Jim McCabe on August 31 at 1:39pm


Co-workers of a former Jacksonville employee who recently died showed how much they cared by setting up a roadside memorial over the weekend. Twenty-eight-year-old Amanda Hopkins passed away last Tuesday Read More

Durbin renewing push for Cuba-U.S. trade

By Jim McCabe on August 31 at 1:18pm


West Central Illinois farmers could soon have more buyers for their products if U.S. Senator Dick Durbin gets his way. Durbin is talking to farmers about possibilities of selling to Read More

Franklin man listed in serious condition after weekend ATV accident

By Jim McCabe on August 31 at 11:55am

The accident happened on property at 749 McNeely Road in Franklin, according to reports from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. Fifty-nine-year-old Gary Cline, who lived at the residence, was found Read More

Durbin discusses plans for Route 67

By Ryne Turke on August 30 at 8:02am


New hope is being given to make Route 67 four-lanes from the Quad Cities to Alton. This would include the two-lane areas near Jacksonville and Beardstown. Our reporting partners at Read More

Headwest makes grand opening in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on August 29 at 8:10am


The Headwest Sub Shop made a big splash in Jacksonville on Friday during the locations grand opening. Located just off the Downtown Square at 401 South Main, the restaurant offers Read More

Illinois College holding community service blitz on Sunday

By Ryne Turke on August 29 at 8:10am


Illinois College is hosting the 22nd Annual Community Service Blitz in Jacksonville tomorrow afternoon. Starting at 1:30 p.m., teams of students, faculty and staff will participate in a variety of Read More

Corridor 67 meeting contains Motor Fuel Tax update, talk on future of highway

By Jim McCabe on August 29 at 7:04am


County governments relying on revenue generated from gas taxes may soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief. As part of the ongoing budget impasse in the capital, Motor Read More

American Hauntings hosts 4th summer festival at Eldred House

By Ryne Turke on August 28 at 11:57am


American Hauntings is holding the fourth annual Festival of Haunts this weekend at the James Eldred House. The free event, located west of Carrollton and south of Winchester, invites the Read More