Gas cheaper than previously feared, and expected to hold steady

By Richard Holton on July 21 at 1:03pm


Contrary to previous fears, gas prices in Jacksonville have done nothing but drop for the last month. The current low price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Jacksonville is Read More

Crimestoppers investigating suspicious Waverly fire

By Ryne Turke on July 21 at 6:45am


Crimestoppers of Morgan and Scott Counties are requesting information to assist in an investigation of a suspicious fire. According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, firefighters were called to a Read More

Prairie Council on Aging notes several saftey tips for elder abusue awareness month

By Ryne Turke on July 20 at 8:05am

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July is elder abuse awareness month and the Prairie Council on Aging is letting West Central Illinoisans know that help is available. The goal of the Prairie Council on Aging Read More

Jax state rep. Davidsmeyer to host ‘Stand up and Be Counted’

By Ryne Turke on July 20 at 8:00am


The events, held on July 29 at Jacksonville AMVETS and July 30 at the American Legion in Jerseyville, will feature a presentation from the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs on Read More

Genesis the Musical premires August 1

By Ryne Turke on July 19 at 11:07am


Directors Ken Bradbury and Roger Wainwright, along with performers from around West Central Illinois are just two weeks away from the opening night of Genesis the Musical. Presented by the Read More

Passavant program gives local teens hands on nursing experience

By Ryne Turke on July 19 at 11:01am


Passavant Area Hospital gave sixteen local and area teens a special look at nursing as a career last week. The fourth annual Summer Nursing Camp gave campers a four day Read More

Sign-ups open for Mac youth basketball academy

By Ryne Turke on July 19 at 11:00am


Boys entering grades three through eight are welcome to attend the three day open camp, held from July 21-23. Todd Creal will be the director of the camp, bringing more Read More

Montgomery Gentry set to headline Concert in the Cornfield

By Ryne Turke on July 19 at 8:26am

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The musical performers for the 2014 South Jacksonville Concert in the Cornfield were revealed last night at On The Rox in Downtown Jacksonville. Headlining this year’s concert will be the Read More

White Hall shooting victim pronounced dead

By Ryne Turke on July 18 at 6:47pm


The man injured in this past weekends shooting in White Hall has died, according to the Sangamon County Coroner’s Office. Sixty-year old John Early was pronounced dead at 10:30 a.m. Read More

JREDC president says developers in contact about pot grow centers

By Jim McCabe on July 18 at 1:01pm


The president of the Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation says the interest is there for a medical marijuana grow center in West Central Illinois. Terry Denison said on WLDS’ “AM Read More