South Jax meetings cover topics from sewer contract to adding school to TIF

By Jim McCabe on February 26 at 7:27am


South Jacksonville is seeking to add South Elementary School into its Tax Increment Financing District. It was one of over a dozen topics discussed during three meetings Wednesday night, including Read More

State funding for LIHEAP program in governor’s budget crosshairs

By Jim McCabe on February 25 at 1:02pm


It’s taken a while to break down all the budget cuts Governor Rauner is proposing, but one of the targets appears to be a program that helps keeps some West Read More

Study says fluoride in water may lead to problems

By Jim McCabe on February 25 at 1:01pm


The appropriateness of fluoride in drinking water is back in the news. A report from the “Telegraph” newspaper in the United Kingdom says the chemical could be causing depression and Read More

Jacksonville in a national contest sponsored by Frontier

By Jim McCabe on February 25 at 1:00pm


It’s less than a month to go until Jacksonville finds out if it’s a winner in the “America’s Best Communities” prize competition. The contest is being sponsored by Frontier Communications. Read More

City council talks about residency requirements

By Jim McCabe on February 25 at 8:21am


Jacksonville aldermen will continue to hear about any non-union city employee who wishes to live outside the city limits. The topic was brought up during Monday night’s city council meeting Read More

Marx honored by JREDC with annual award

By Jim McCabe on February 25 at 7:47am

The Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation has announced its Harold Cox Award winner for Industry of the Year for 2014. During its annual board meeting last Thursday, JREDC officials recognized Read More

Bonjean pleads guilty to starting fire in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on February 24 at 3:43pm


A Quincy man entered a plea of “guilty” this afternoon on charges of starting a fire in a Jacksonville garage. After originally pleading “not guilty” in September to criminal damage Read More

Stevens stepping down as North Greene superintendent

By Ryne Turke on February 24 at 12:27pm


North Greene’s Superintendent is stepping down after seven years of service. Les Stevens, who made the announcement on Monday, feels he has made an impact during his time at North Read More

Fire hits Roodhouse home overnight

By Ryne Turke on February 24 at 12:24pm

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American Red Cross volunteers responded to a home fire in Greene County last night. The fire occurred in the 100 block of South State in Roodhouse. American Red Cross volunteers Read More

National Register of Historic Places adds Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on February 24 at 7:17am


Jacksonville’s historic district has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register announced Monday it’s adding a total of 13 buildings, eight historic districts and two Read More