Jacksonville man receives four years in IDOC for aggravated criminal sexual abuse

By Ryne Turke on March 4 at 1:02pm


A Jacksonville man was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to an aggravated criminal sexual abuse charge. 34-year old Kevin Williams entered his Read More

Ameren warns customers of potential scam artists

By Ryne Turke on March 4 at 1:01pm


Ameren Illinois is warning customers to be aware of scam artists who are using Ameren’s name illegally. Last year an estimated 1,400 Ameren customers were affected by phone scams totaling Read More

Illinois College will be well-represented at Clinton event this weekend

By Jim McCabe on March 4 at 1:00pm


Illinois College will send eight students to Florida as part of a global initiative spearheaded by Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. Three of the students will have a project featured Read More

Jacksonville attempting to create an improved dog park

By Ryne Turke on March 4 at 7:07am


The city of Jacksonville is welcoming ideas from the public to build a new and improved dog park. During Monday’s Parks and Lakes committee meeting, council members discussed several options Read More

Jax man sentenced to six months in jail for meth crime

By Jim McCabe on March 3 at 5:04pm


A Jacksonville man was sentenced to 180 days in jail on methamphetamine-related crimes today. Thirty-year-old Cecil Parr of the 200 block of Hardin was sentenced in Morgan County court after Read More

Rauner meets with economic development leaders

By Jim McCabe on March 3 at 1:41pm

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Economic leaders from across the state, including officials from the Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation, met with Governor Bruce Rauner yesterday. Rauner emphasized his commitment to improving the state of Read More

Gas prices expected to increase over the next month

By Ryne Turke on March 3 at 12:29pm


West Central Illinoisans can expect gas prices to continue to rise over the next few months. Today in Jacksonville, vehicle owners can purchase a gallon of gas for as low Read More

Delivery van catches fire in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on March 3 at 11:59am


A Heinl Florist delivery van caught fire this morning in Jacksonville. Jacksonville firefighters responded to the business, located in the 1000 block of West Walnut, at around 10:45 a.m. Firefighters Read More

Tornado warning test siren to take place at 10 a.m.

By Jim McCabe on March 3 at 9:01am


Despite all the snow and ice on the ground, don’t think you’re being deceived by your ears, as Jacksonville will hear a tornado siren this morning. It’s part of Severe Read More

Jacksonville Parks and Lakes focused on developing “master plan”

By Ryne Turke on March 3 at 8:55am


Jacksonville’s Parks and Lakes Committee took the first steps towards developing a master plan last night. The master plan would allow the Parks and Lakes Department to create a unified Read More