Documentary about Paul Findley to be shown at Illinois College

By Ryne Turke on September 29 at 7:25am


On Monday, Illinois College will present a documentary on the life and career of former Illinois Congressman, and Jacksonville native, Paul Findley. “Courage to Speak Out”, produced by Stewart Nestor, Read More

Pool fix costly, federal mandates questioned by Parks and Lakes chief

By Jim McCabe on September 28 at 4:49am

Nichols park Pool

If you ask the superintendent of Jacksonville’s Parks and Lakes Department, the fixing of the Nichols Park Pool this summer was another case of unnecessary government intervention. Bruce Surratt informed Read More

Wheat and barley producers are running out of time to buy insurance

By Ryne Turke on September 28 at 4:46am


The USDA’s Risk Management Agency is reminding Illinois producers of wheat and winter barley that they have until September 30 to buy crop insurance, or change their crop insurance coverage. Read More

Child welfare conference held at MacMurray College

By Ryne Turke on September 27 at 12:08pm


MacMurray College’s Social Work program partnered with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services yesterday for a Child Welfare Conference. Judges, doctors, attorneys, students and many others met on Read More

Construction complete on hog barn in Waverly

By Ryne Turke on September 27 at 12:06pm

pig pic

Our reporting partners at ABC NewsChannel 20 spoke with the Duewers, a fifth generation farming family in Morgan County. According to the hog farmer Gavin Duewer, the farm building is Read More

Sweet Potatoes set to perform at MacMurray

By Ryne Turke on September 27 at 12:05pm

The Sweet Potatoes cd cover

The Sweet Potatoes, a band which describes their unique genre as a blend of country, folk and homespun Americana, are led by Laura and Rick Hall. Laura is best known Read More

Davis introduces legislation impacting student loan debts

By Ryne Turke on September 27 at 11:01am


Congressman Rodney Davis introduced a bill on Tuesday which will allow employers to assist their employees with student loan debts. The Employer Participation in Refinancing Act would provide a new Read More

Springfield Man sentenced in death of New Berlin resident.

By Richard Holton on September 27 at 8:24am


A Springfield man has been sentenced to nine years in prison in the drug-realted death of a New Berlin man. Our reporting partners at WICS ABC Newschannel 20 report 28-year-old Read More

Waverly-Franklin select mascot name for co-op

By Ryne Turke on September 27 at 8:23am


Beginning next school year, the boys’ basketball team and cheerleading program will be known as the Southeast County Vipers. To determine the mascot name, students at both Franklin and Waverly Read More

Moro man arrested on burglary charges in Greene County

By Richard Holton on September 27 at 8:23am


Twenty-one-year-old Nathan Coonrod was booked at the Greene County Jail on Friday by Carrollton Police on a Greene County warrant for residential burglary, five counts of burglary, and six theft Read More