New hiking and biking trails open around Lake Jacksonville

By Blake Schnitker on August 15 at 12:33pm

Jacksonville City officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning at Lake Jacksonville. Over the past several months, The Parks and Lakes Department of Jacksonville has been working on designing walking Read More

Area Superintendents discuss school funding crisis at town hall in Carrollton

By Blake Schnitker on August 15 at 9:01am

A sizeable crowd gathered at Carrollton Grade School last night for a town hall to discuss Illinois’s ongoing school funding issues. Last night’s meeting was organized by Superintendents Dr. Kerry Read More

Work near Diamond-Walnut intersection, Motor Fuel Tax highlight city council meeting

By Blake Schnitker on August 15 at 5:59am

Jacksonville aldermen discussed a number of items from motor fuel tax projects to reparations at Lake Jacksonville at last night’s meeting. Starting off the night, however, Mayor Andy Ezard mentioned Read More

State Historical Society gives Abraham Lincoln portrait to Morgan Co. courthouse

By Blake Schnitker on August 14 at 12:30pm

The Morgan County Courthouse is adding another piece of history from the Illinois State Historical Society. A dedication ceremony this morning revealed the piece of historical art in the form Read More

Aldermen to hear IDNR study of Town Brook, discuss other projects

By Blake Schnitker on August 14 at 7:09am

Jacksonville aldermen have a number of wide-ranging topics to discuss at tonight’s city council meeting. Starting with the workshop session, aldermen will here reports from several different departments, including Parks Read More

Carrollton to host town hall meeting on Senate Bill 1

By Blake Schnitker on August 12 at 10:46am

Several school districts are coming together for a town hall Monday night to discuss Illinois’ current school funding crisis. Superintendents Dr. Kerry L. Cox of Carrollton, Dr. Kevin Bowman from Read More

Morgan’s chief prosecutor seeking to streamline trial processes

By Jack Jones on August 12 at 10:07am

Morgan County State’s Attorney Gray Noll has been in office for over a year now, and his efforts include moving cases through the process faster. Noll discussed his time in Read More

Local authorities asking for help in theft investigation

By Jack Jones on August 12 at 9:16am

Crimestoppers of Morgan and Scott Counties is requesting information to assist the Jacksonville Police Department in an investigation into a recent theft from a local business. Police say sometime between Read More

State Rep. Davidsmeyer shares thoughts on Senate Bill 1

By Blake Schnitker on August 11 at 12:06pm

School districts around the state continue to feel the effects of Illinois’ school funding crisis. At the center of the issue is Senate Bill 1, which state legislators have been Read More

Dr. Marshall Hale to step in as Passavant’s new CMO next month

By Blake Schnitker on August 11 at 8:56am

Passavant Area Hospital is getting a new Chief Medical Officer. According to Passavant, Dr. Marshall Hale, a family medicine physician affiliated with Memorial Physical Services in Jacksonville will take over Read More