People in Cass County could soon have another option for affordable housing

By Jim McCabe on November 28 at 8:52am


Organizers with the Cass Affordable Housing Initiative recently made a presentation to the Virginia City Council regarding a four-million-dollar, 20-home housing project in that city. The housing initiative’s chairman, Laymon Read More

Shoppers pack stores in Jacksonville for Black Friday savings

By Ryne Turke on November 27 at 12:26pm


Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, is once again drawing customers to the stores with can’t miss savings. Statistics show that Black Friday shoppers spend an average Read More

Homeless numbers on the rise in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on November 26 at 9:47am


Homeless numbers are on the rise in Illinois, while the rest of the country is showing improvement. According to new data released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Read More

LaHood selected as conferee for highway bill committee

By Ryne Turke on November 26 at 8:27am


A recommendation has been made for 18th District Representative Darin LaHood to serve as a conferee to the House-Senate Highway Bill Conference Committee. As a conferee, LaHood will engage in Read More

It’s been a while since gas has been this cheap locally

By Jim McCabe on November 25 at 1:04pm


Motorists in Jacksonville are partying like it’s 2009 with the current slide in gas prices. As of Wednesday morning, the low price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is Read More

Primary races few and far between locally right now

By Jim McCabe on November 25 at 12:42pm


So far, it’s looking like there won’t be a ton of primary races to watch out for in local elections in March. In Morgan County, there will be a race Read More

IHSA considering multiple changes for football in 2016

By Ryne Turke on November 25 at 12:16pm


A proposal to the IHSA is aiming to make some changes to high school football in 2016. One item from the proposal would reduce the number of summer contact days Read More

For second time in nearly a year, Jax aldermen raise alarm about downtown solicitors

By Jim McCabe on November 25 at 8:36am


Towards the end of Monday’s City Council meeting, alderwoman Lori Large Oldenettel asked for a refresher on the rules of signage requirement for groups that operate fundraisers, always at the Read More

IC students work to deliver thousands of food items as part of campus initiative

By Jim McCabe on November 24 at 12:57pm


Illinois College students took time to deliver boxes of food collected in a campus food drive to the Jacksonville Food Bank on Monday. IC collected nearly 1,800 items and $120 Read More

North Greene, Virginia on “Bottom 25” of state teacher salaries

By Jim McCabe on November 24 at 12:49pm

Two West Central Illinois school districts are on a new list being released by the website Reboot Illinois focusing on teacher salaries. Virginia School District is ranked as the 25th-worst Read More