Sentence reduced for individual responsible in the death of White Hall child

By Ryne Turke on August 24 at 1:06pm


A convicted killer, responsible for the death of an 18-month-old girl from White Hall, was resentenced this week. Thirty-two-year-old Lee K. Ponshe was initially sentenced to life in prison for Read More

Community Park selected as Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial site

By Ryne Turke on August 24 at 7:39am


A section of land in Jacksonville has been dedicated as the future site of the Morgan County Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial. Tyson Manker, Secretary of the Morgan County Iraq Afghanistan Memorial Group, Read More

Bark for Your Park set to host Dog Pack series for the rest of 2016

By Blake Schnitker on August 24 at 7:37am

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Jacksonville Bark for Your Park is hosting the first of a series of Dog Packs tonight at Veteran’s Park. Event organizer Steve Warmowski says the Dog Pack is a preview Read More

Crop conditions unchanged as local district sees less rainfall than most of the state

By Ryne Turke on August 23 at 1:08pm


While most of the state received above average rainfall last week, precipitation in West Central Illinois remained closer to normal. The local district received 1.53 inches, a full inch above Read More

New medical, dental clinic in Jacksonville assisting low income families

By Ryne Turke on August 23 at 1:07pm


A new medical and dental clinic in Jacksonville is offering services to low income families. Central Counties Health Center, based out of Springfield, opened its first outpatient clinic site at Read More

Jacksonville shooting suspect arrested by U.S. Marshals

By Ryne Turke on August 23 at 7:04am


A Springfield man is behind bars for his alleged involvement in the Jacksonville shooting over the weekend. Jacksonville Police Detectives, with assistance from Morgan County State’s Attorney Gray Noll, obtained Read More

Jacksonville Mayor feels West Douglas brick renovation unlikely

By Ryne Turke on August 23 at 6:58am


Jacksonville aldermen have three choices on what to do with the only brick street in the city. West Douglas Avenue, originally constructed in 1906, has retained its existing condition for Read More

JPD investigating overnight shooting

By Ryne Turke on August 22 at 1:14pm

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A shooting in Jacksonville remains under investigation by local law enforcement. Reports from the Jacksonville Police Department claim the incident occurred in the 300 block of South Church. A caller Read More

Antiques Roadshow expert offering appraisals in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on August 22 at 1:12pm


An expert from PBS’ Antiques Roadshow is returning to Jacksonville to offer his appraising services at no charge. Mark Moran will host a program similar to the popular show from Read More

Attorney General determines Carrollton City Council violated Open Meetings Act

By Ryne Turke on August 22 at 7:10am


The Attorney General’s Office has determined Carrollton City Council violated the Open Meetings Act. The issue centers around the council’s refusal to allow anyone other than city residents to speak Read More