Ebola not impacting local blood donations

By Ryne Turke on October 17 at 12:30pm


The Central Illinois Community Blood Center is trying to ease the state’s worries about the Ebola virus. Tara Matheson, donor relations manager at the blood center in Springfield, says you Read More

Mac’s Koffel art work displayed at Peoria Art Guild

By Ryne Turke on October 17 at 12:29pm

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The associate professor of art at MacMurray College has three pieces of artwork on display at the Peoria Art Guild. Khara Koffel will feature sculptural installation pieces for the exhibit, Read More

Mac students working to fight world hunger

By Ryne Turke on October 17 at 7:29am


Students at MacMurray College brought awareness towards World Hunger Day yesterday by chalking the sidewalks of the campus. This is the third consecutive year MacMurray has partnered with the Central Read More

ISD getting state funding for sprinkler system

By Jim McCabe on October 17 at 7:29am


Governor Pat Quinn has announced a six-figure fire safety project for the Illinois School for the Deaf. In a Thursday press release, Quinn announced a $157,000 investment to improve safety Read More

Custody case continued to end of October

By Jim McCabe on October 16 at 9:12pm


A motion filed by Morgan County Assistant State’s Attorney Chad Turner to modify temporary custody of a Jacksonville baby found abandoned in a garbage dumpster in August has been continued. Read More

Ptacek defends District 117’s academic performance

By Ryne Turke on October 16 at 1:09pm


After recent claims regarding District 117’s academic performance, Steve Ptacek took the time to commend the district’s teachers, staff and students and defended the hard work they have done. “There Read More

South Jax residents reminded of collection procedures

By Ryne Turke on October 16 at 1:09pm


Residents who are new to South Jacksonville should be getting a letter in the mail from the Public Works Department. According to Village President Gordon Jumper, there has been an Read More

District 117 reviews ISAT numbers

By Ryne Turke on October 16 at 7:41am

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Board members talked about the 2013-2014 ISAT reading and math results for District 117 students at last night’s meeting. The district’s overall reading numbers for students in third through eighth Read More

Jacksonville Fire Chief Kluge set to retire

By Ryne Turke on October 15 at 1:21pm


After dedicating 30 years of service to the Jacksonville Fire Department, Chief Rick Kluge is stepping down at the end of the month. Kluge, a Jacksonville native, says when he Read More

Sales tax debate takes place at Jax city council meeting

By Jim McCabe on October 15 at 1:16pm


It’s the penny everyone’s talking about. A good portion of last night’s Jacksonville City Council meeting involved presentations by different positions on the one-cent sales tax referendum scheduled to be Read More