ISD and ISVI prepare for graduation

By Ryne Turke on May 22 at 7:16am

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Students in the Class of 2015 from the Illinois Schools for the Deaf and Visually Impaired are preparing for graduation ceremonies today. ISD principal Christine Good-Deal has been at the Read More

Committee picks East Vandalia acreage for dog park

By Jim McCabe on May 21 at 1:14pm


Members of the Jacksonville Parks and Lakes Committee believe they have a suitable location for a potential new dog park. The committee met this morning and decided an area of Read More

Work wrapping up on streets north of downtown

By Jim McCabe on May 21 at 1:14pm


Activity is winding down on follow-up construction work to the area of downtown Jacksonville around North Main Street. Following the opening of North Main to traffic last November, several road Read More

New majors being offered at MacMurray

By Jim McCabe on May 21 at 1:14pm


Two new majors are being offered at MacMurray College in the upcoming fall semester. The school announced today it’ll offer Marketing and Data Analytics majors to undergraduate students. Approval to Read More

District 117 down to three construction manager candidates for Turner Project

By Ryne Turke on May 21 at 7:24am


District 117 board members narrowed the list of potential Vision 117 construction managers to three candidates during Wednesday’s monthly meeting. Superintendent Steve Ptacek announced that five construction managers had applied Read More

Liens against McCann’s construction companies questioned

By Jim McCabe on May 21 at 7:23am


Jacksonville’s state senator is facing more scrutiny over tax liens filed against his businesses. The State Journal-Register reports Sam McCann’s two construction companies face liens filed by the Internal Revenue Read More

Proceeds from 2015 basketball all-star game donated

By Gary Scott on May 20 at 1:01pm

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Checks totaling $3,000 from this year’s West Central Illinois All Star Classic were handed out to three organizations yesterday. The checks represented the proceeds from the Country Financial sponsored event Read More

Law firm representing village the latest target of watchdog’s questions

By Jim McCabe on May 20 at 12:54pm


New questions are being raised about actions taken by attorneys that represent the Village of South Jacksonville during a 2014 Illinois State Police investigation. The group called Morgan County Watchdogs, Read More

ISP makes big cannabis bust on I-72 near Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on May 20 at 12:28pm


Additional information is being released on the woman arrested in Morgan County last night with more than 5,000 grams of cannabis in her possession. According to reports, the arrest of Read More

Ride of Silence comes to Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on May 20 at 7:18am


Local bicyclists take to the streets of Jacksonville tonight for a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured on public roadways. The Ride of Silence, which Read More