Free Child Seat Checks promote saftey in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on September 19 at 1:19pm


The South Jacksonville Police Department is teaming up with other organizations in the area to promote National Child Passenger Safety Week. According to a press release, motor vehicle crashes are Read More

Winchester Library hoping to fund expansion project

By Ryne Turke on September 19 at 1:17pm

According to Library Director Darlene Smith, the Winchester Library was close to getting a grant in 2011, but just missed the cut. After reapplying in 2013, the library is now Read More

CROP Walk brings in donations for world hunger

By Ryne Turke on September 19 at 1:16pm


West Central Illinoisans will be making a difference in the lives of others this weekend, just by walking. The Morgan County CROP WALK will be taking place Sunday afternoon, with Read More

Carbon monoxide detector bill filed by local legislator

By Jim McCabe on September 19 at 8:28am


Jacksonville’s state senator has filed legislation that would require all schools to have approved carbon monoxide detectors in all buildings where students are present. Sam McCann filed the bill this Read More

City fire department is this year’s Badges For Life competition winner

By Ryne Turke on September 19 at 8:28am


The Jacksonville Fire Department reigned supreme this year over the local law enforcement in the Badges for Life Blood Drive. The seventh annual competition, which kicked off earlier this summer, Read More

Jax man hospitalized after reportedly being hit by vehicle overnight

By Jim McCabe on September 19 at 8:24am

Jacksonville Police reports indicate it happened in the 200 block of East State at around 1:30 a.m. Police say a vehicle being driven by 26-year-old Michael Armstrong of the 500 Read More

Asbestos reportedly discovered in Virginia school gym floor

By Jim McCabe on September 19 at 8:24am


Virginia School District officials have discovered asbestos in the gym floor that was damaged during severe weather earlier this month. The Springfield Journal-Register reports asbestos was found in the vapor Read More

Trailer destroyed by fire in Virginia on Wednesday

By Jim McCabe on September 18 at 1:58pm


Virginia Fire Chief Donnie Reynolds says it happened at South Cass and Adams at around 3 p-m. The man living, at the home, Kenny Jenkins, was not home at the Read More

Girl facing attempted murder charge for leaving baby in dumpster denies charges

By Jim McCabe on September 18 at 1:25pm


The seventeen-year-old Jacksonville girl accused of leaving her newborn child in a garbage dumpster last month was back in court this morning. The girl was charged with attempted first degree Read More

Central Illinois Foodbank competing for $60,000 grant

By Ryne Turke on September 18 at 1:25pm

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The Central Illinois Foodbank is teaming up with Walmart and Feeding America through an online voting campaign to fight hunger. Central Illinois Foodbank Public Relations Manager Krista Lisser sat down Read More