Non-profit agencies fret over lack of budget

By Jim McCabe on June 26 at 8:55am


Representatives of several local non-profit agencies in Jacksonville shared their concerns Thursday about the impact of no state budget. Lawmakers have until July 1st to pass a budget for the Read More

Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on first home in nearly two years

By Jim McCabe on June 26 at 8:53am


For one Jacksonville woman, Christmastime could mean moving into a new house. A groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday by officials with Jubilee Habitat for Humanity for Deanna Seymour, the newest Read More

South Jacksonville trustees address safety during committee meetings

By Ryne Turke on June 25 at 8:31pm

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South Jacksonville trustees tackled several safety and maintenance issues during tonight’s set of committee meetings. During the Public and Protection meeting, trustees approved two members of the South Jacksonville Police Read More

Local veterans react to witnessing Wall That Heals

By Ryne Turke on June 25 at 1:10pm


After a morning of heavy rainfall, the skies cleared in Downtown Jacksonville for the ribbon cutting ceremonies of The Wall The Heals. Over 100 people, including Senators Darin Lahood and Read More

Attorneys argue key statement made by girl accused of abandoning baby shouldn’t count

By Jim McCabe on June 25 at 1:07pm


After several months of inactivity, the court case involving a 17-year-old Jacksonville girl accused of leaving her newborn child in a dumpster picked up again this morning. The case resumed Read More

Davis pushing for increased local highway funding control

By Ryne Turke on June 25 at 12:48pm


Congressman Rodney Davis is continuing to advocate for increased local control of highway funding. Davis addressed those comments during the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transits meeting Read More

Franklin Fire Dept. to get rescue tube

By Jim McCabe on June 25 at 7:25am

Another West Central Illinois fire department gets an important piece of equipment used in rescue operations. The Jacksonville Journal-Courier reports the Franklin Fire Department will receive a grain tube, used Read More

Gov. Rauner pays tribute to Wall That Heals memorial in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on June 24 at 7:17pm


Governor Bruce Rauner took a break from budget problems and politics on Wednesday to attend the opening ceremonies for The Wall That Heals in Downtown Jacksonville. The 250-foot traveling replica Read More

Arenzville man reportedly killed in motorcycle-deer crash

By Jim McCabe on June 24 at 1:01pm


An Arenzville man has reportedly died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. According to reports from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, 56-year-old Richard Hendricker was riding a motorcycle on Read More

Stewart, Eckhoff named new chairs of Concert in the Cornfield

By Ryne Turke on June 24 at 12:46pm


A new staff of volunteers is set to take over the duties for the 2015 Concert in the Cornfield Celebration. The future of the annual event had been in limbo Read More