Mumps numbers keep going up

By Jim McCabe on April 18 at 10:03am


More mumps cases are being reported locally. Health officials say Morgan County has reported 40 cases of the viral infection, which is more than the 26 cases in all of Read More

Senate Dems say local school districts will feel it if income tax disappears

By Jim McCabe on April 18 at 7:28am


Democrats in the Illinois Senate say if the state income tax is rolled back, it could mean big changes in the bottom lines of West Central Illinois school districts. Senate Read More

Governor announces funds for North Main project in Jax

By Jim McCabe on April 18 at 7:25am

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Another investment by the state in local road construction projects has been announced by the Governor’s office. Pat Quinn yesterday announced $11.9 million will go towards projects in Cass, Greene, Read More

Jacksonville organizations donate helmets to local fourth graders

By Ryne Turke on April 18 at 5:36am

Dr. Turner explaining brain injuires

The Jacksonville Park Foundation and Passavant Area Hospital partnered with Illinois College Professor Dr. Jeremy Turner to give a helmet to every fourth grader in Jacksonville on Thursday. The helmets Read More

Sheriff candidate appears in court

By Jim McCabe on April 17 at 12:37pm

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A Greene County commissioner running for sheriff in that county made his first court appearance on felony charges last week. Luke Lamb was formally charged with Unlawful Communication with a Read More

Jacksonville mayor talks pot dispensaries, FutureGen model

By Jim McCabe on April 17 at 12:36pm

Mayor Andy Ezard

Jacksonville officials have been approached about having a medical marijuana facility set up locally. Mayor Andy Ezard appeared on this morning’s edition of AM Conversation on WLDS to talk about Read More

Routt graduate up for Missouri Teacher of the Year Award

By Ryne Turke on April 17 at 12:35pm


Eleanor Koening Kindred, who graduated from Routt in 2002, was selected by Ritenour School District as the district’s 2014 Diamond Circle Teacher of the Year. She began teaching at Ritenour Read More

Bond denied for ‘Dosh man accused of aggravated battery of a child

By Jim McCabe on April 17 at 7:27am


A Meredosia man accused of causing a severe injury to a nine-month-old girl last November has had a request to reduce his bond denied. Twenty-seven-year-old Darin Morrell appeared in Morgan Read More

Changes in 117 administration announced

By Ryne Turke on April 17 at 7:23am


District 117 has hired a new assistant superintendent. Dana Kinley, the current director of Human Resources and Public Relations, was named to the position at last night’s monthly school board Read More

Historic district may expand in Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on April 16 at 1:46pm


Officials with the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission hope aldermen will vote to expand the city’s historic district later this month. Two hearings were held last week regarding a proposal to Read More