Ptacek Delivers Survey Results on Elementary School Boundaries

By Zac Coffman on January 18 at 9:59pm

District 117 Superintendent Steve Ptacek presented the results of the school boundary surveys to the board of education last night. 220 surveys, gauging the communities thoughts on where to draw Read More

Turner Holds Ceremony for Brand New Gym

By Blake Schnitker on January 18 at 5:41pm

Starting off a busy night for Jacksonville School District 117 was a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new gym at Turner Junior High. Superintendent Steve Ptacek was joined by members of Read More

Jacksonville Firefighters Perform Training on Abandoned House

By Blake Schnitker on January 18 at 1:04pm

The Jacksonville Fire Department conducted search-and-rescue training scenarios yesterday afternoon on East College Avenue. Many area residents witnessed what appeared to be a house fire near the Casey’s gas station Read More

Schock Trial Delayed

By Zac Coffman on January 18 at 11:31am

The trial for former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock has been delayed until this summer. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins has set the date for July 11th. Schock is facing federal charges Read More

Ribbon-Cutting, Boundary Survey Results Highlight Busy Night for District 117

By Blake Schnitker on January 18 at 9:29am

There’s a busy night scheduled for administrators and board members of School District 117. Starting the night off at 5 p.m. there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening Read More

Cold and Flu Season Hitting West Central Illinois

By Blake Schnitker on January 18 at 9:23am

It’s officially flu season in West Central Illinois as a large number of people throughout the area are calling in sick. It’s typical at this time of year that a Read More

IC to host inaugural True Blue Institute

By Blake Schnitker on January 17 at 12:22pm

A local college is offering area high school students the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills at the end of the month. In hopes of preparing young men and women Read More

Virginia Superintendent Leaving District

By Zac Coffman on January 17 at 11:51am

Virginia CUSD 64 Superintendent Brent O’Daniell is announcing he will be leaving the District. O’Daniell has accepted the Superintendent position at Genoa Kingston School District 424 in Northern Illinois. A Read More

State Senate Leaders Negotiating Budget

By Zac Coffman on January 17 at 10:03am

There may be hope on the horizon for Illinois’ Budget woes. The mood is optimistic in the State Senate where Senate President John Cullerton and Minority Leader Christine Radogno have Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. March

By Zac Coffman on January 17 at 7:51am

Community members celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. yesterday with a march from Mount Emory Baptist Church to the King Monument in Community Park. Mount Emory also Read More