UPDATE: South Jacksonville Police on scene of apparent homicide

By Anthony Engle on June 13 at 9:03pm

  The South Jacksonville Police Department is currently investigating an apparent homicide on South East Street in South Jacksonville. They are being assisted by other law enforcement officials, including members Read More

South Jacksonville Board: 2018-2019 Fiscal Year Budget officially passed

By Anthony Engle on June 13 at 12:23pm

Last night, a committee of the whole meeting and a special Board of Trustees meeting were held at South Jacksonville Village Hall to finalize a few aspects of the Fiscal Read More

LaHood discusses $10 million funding for LeGrange Lock

By Blake Schnitker on June 13 at 12:09pm

Two Illinois Congressmen are announcing funding for a major rehabilitation project to a lock and dam in Cass County. U.S Representative Darin LaHood of Illinois’ 18th District and Taylorville-based Rodney Read More

Godfrey Park renovations postponed, potential new tornado siren and other topics to be discussed on June 21st

By Anthony Engle on June 13 at 9:19am

A special board of Trustees meeting for the village of South Jacksonville was held last night concerning financing to clarify and approve the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. Trustee Stacy Pinkerton Read More

Davidsmeyer discusses new state budget, effects on ISD and ISVI

By Blake Schnitker on June 13 at 7:57am

A local state representative is fighting to keep the doors open at two local schools in wake of the state budget being passed earlier this month. The Illinois General Assembly Read More

Winter wheat harvest begins, corn and soybeans on pace, West Southwest District driest in the state last week

By Anthony Engle on June 12 at 12:01pm

The winter wheat harvest has officially begun, and the local West Southwest District ended up being the driest district in the state last week. According to the USDA, roughly 75% Read More

Suspect connected to death of Rushville man waives right to preliminary hearing

By Blake Schnitker on June 12 at 10:05am

The 18-year old suspect believed to be connected to the death of a Rushville man discovered in Meredosia in May waived his right to a preliminary hearing this morning. Appearing Read More

MacMurray exceeds fundraising goals for 2017-18 school year

By Blake Schnitker on June 12 at 6:46am

MacMurray College nearly doubled its fundraising goals for the 2017-2018 school year. According to a press release from the school, MacMurray College finished the 2017-18 school year in record fashion, Read More

Demolition projects, water main replacement on agenda for Jacksonville aldermen

By Blake Schnitker on June 11 at 7:14am

Several demolition projects, as well as an engineering agreement for a water main replacement project highlight discussions at tonight’s Jacksonville city council meeting. Tonight’s action will start at around 6 Read More

22nd Annual Heart of Jacksonville Plaza Auto Show and Third Annual Spring Cruise night

By Anthony Engle on June 9 at 12:38pm

Car lovers will be gathering in the downtown square today and at Hardee’s on Morton this afternoon and evening for a couple of vehicle appreciation events. The twenty-second annual Heart Read More