Representative LaHood offers thoughts on Obamacare, Trump’s Federal Budget Outline

By Blake Schnitker on March 20 at 1:16pm

A U.S. Representative from central Illinois believes Obamacare is on a course heading towards collapse, and it could be up to Congress to get it back on the right track. Read More

Ezard hopes to name new Police Chief by the end of the month

By Blake Schnitker on March 20 at 7:26am

The Jacksonville Police Department hopes to have a new Chief of Police by the end of March after the retirement of long-time chief Tony Grootens earlier this month. Jacksonville Mayor Read More

Motorcycle crash in Pike County leaves one dead

By Blake Schnitker on March 20 at 7:18am

A Pike County man is dead following a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon outside of Kinderhook. According to Illinois State Police, 49-year old L. Andrew Grimsley of New Canton, Illinois, was Read More

Creviston Named next Head Football Coach at North Greene

By Blake Schnitker on March 20 at 7:16am

A name familiar within West Central Illinois coaching spheres is rejoining the WIVC. Barry Creviston was announced as the new head football coach at North Greene High School on Saturday. Read More

Wells Center Postponing Closure

By Blake Schnitker on March 18 at 10:22am

The closure of the Wells Center in Jacksonville has been postponed following last night meeting between the facility’s Board of Directors. According to a press release from Wells Center Executive Read More

Gill’s Defense team denied of motion to separate charges, trial date set for May

By Blake Schnitker on March 17 at 11:59am

The judge in the case of Robert Gill has denied a motion from the defense team to separate the charges of murder and arson, and Gill will be tried on Read More

Jax Residents Note Dr. Chet Bone’s Passing

By Gary Scott on March 17 at 11:23am

Jacksonville area residents are honoring the memory of a long time, beloved doctor who passed away earlier this week at his home. Dr. EC “Chet” Bone died Wednesday night at Read More

Ptacek offers thoughts on legislation regarding seat belts on school buses

By Blake Schnitker on March 17 at 7:58am

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced his support of legislation that would require seat belts on Illinois school buses. House Bill 3377, sponsored by Representative Lou Lang of Skokie, Read More

Long-time Local Physician Passes Away

By Blake Schnitker on March 17 at 7:45am

A former Illinois College administrator and well-known local physician passed away Wednesday evening. Dr. Ernst Chester Bone, better known as “Chet”, graduated from Illinois College in 1936. Shortly after his Read More

Manker asks Attorney General’s office to review alleged Open Meetings Act violations in South Jax

By Blake Schnitker on March 16 at 12:15pm

Clarification regarding the leak of a draft legal memorandum from a closed session at South Jacksonville Village Hall could come from the state’s highest legal officer. Attorney Tyson Manker has Read More