Commissioners approve dissolution of Morgan Co. 911 board

By Jim McCabe on June 27 at 2:27pm


Official steps were taken today to eliminate the Morgan County 911 board in favor of the West Central Emergency Telephone Systems Board. Morgan County Commissioners approved the resolution this morning. Read More

Second rash of car break-ins reported in city

By Jim McCabe on June 27 at 1:51pm

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Jacksonville Police are investigating yet another round of vehicle break-ins. The incidents were reported this morning from residents on West Lafayette Avenue, Gladstone, North Church and North Prairie Streets and Read More

Arrest made after weekend report of man with hammer at Jax Wal-Mart

By Jim McCabe on June 27 at 1:50pm

A man faces misdemeanor charges for smashing a cash register with a hammer at the Jacksonville Wal-Mart. Thirty-eight-year-old Casey Quinnan, who is listed as homeless, was booked at the Morgan Read More

Battle being fought over Andy Maul life insurance policy

By Jim McCabe on June 27 at 1:49pm


A disagreement over the proceeds of the life insurance policy for a murdered Jacksonville man is being taken to the federal court system. Andrew Maul was shot to death in Read More

Disc golf continues to grow in popularity in Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on June 27 at 1:45pm


An unusual sport is drawing a lot of attention in Jacksonville. Over two dozen people made it out to the second MVP Disc Golf Circuit Tournament on Saturday. The Disc Read More

New police chief hired in Morgan County

By Jim McCabe on June 27 at 7:17am


The City of Waverly has hired a new police chief. James Bettis has been hired to replace John Burtle, who was on the job for a little over a year. Read More

Jacksonville aldermen could be expanding city’s enterprise zone tonight

By Jim McCabe on June 27 at 7:16am

The City Council agenda includes a public hearing at 6:15 for expansion of the zone at 1500 and 1521 West Walnut. The addition would be for Fitness World and the Read More

Suits and Sneakers Campaign attracting local businesses

By Ryne Turke on June 26 at 7:13am


Local businesses are being encouraged to dress casually for the rest of the month in support of Girls on the Run of Central Illinois. The Suits and Sneakers Campaign has Read More

Virginia school board pushes through new track

By Jim McCabe on June 25 at 11:10am


Virginia’s school board approved the construction of an athletic running track for the school district Monday night. The 350-meter, four-lane rubberized asphalt track will cost around $320,000, according to Superintendent Read More

Town and Country Bank prez named IBA chair

By Jim McCabe on June 25 at 9:11am

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The president and CEO of Town and Country Bank has been named the chairman of the Illinois Bankers Association. Micah Bartlett will fill the position for the 2016 fiscal year Read More