Accident in Alexander sends one to hospital

By Ryne Turke on December 19 at 1:11pm


A two vehicle accident in Alexander this morning sent one person to the hospital. According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, 38-year-old Philip Hayes of Springfield and 44 year old Read More

Schock dislikes idea of America getting friendly with Cuba again

By Jim McCabe on December 19 at 1:08pm


Jacksonville’s U.S. Congressman says “not so fast” when it comes to re-opening diplomatic relations between America and Cuba. President Obama announced the initiative to do just that earlier this week, Read More

District 117 board member applications being accepted

By Ryne Turke on December 19 at 1:07pm

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There’s only a couple days left to turn in an application to run for a spot on the District 117 school board. Morgan County Clerk Jill Waggener says only one Read More

Jax woman allegedly kicks officer in face during arrest

By Jim McCabe on December 19 at 7:24am


Two Jacksonville residents are in custody after an overnight incident that saw two officers kicked while trying to make an arrest. Thirty-two-year-old Greg Smith of the 200 block of West Read More

Fire destroys house in Alsey

By Jim McCabe on December 18 at 6:57pm

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A couple that has lived in an Alsey home for decades will have to find a new place to live after fire tore their house apart this afternoon. The blaze Read More

Fire displaces several from Jax apartment

By Jim McCabe on December 18 at 4:09pm


Five people are homeless after fire broke out in an apartment complex just off East Morton. The blaze happened at 815 Hardin at the R&D Apartment building. Jacksonville firefighters were Read More

UPDATE: ISVI instructor arrested

By Ryne Turke on December 18 at 1:45pm

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An instructor for the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired is behind bars after being arrested for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse. Twenty-eight-year-old James Strader of Stevenson Drive has been employed Read More

Snowfall results in over 20 accidents in four-county area

By Ryne Turke on December 18 at 1:44pm


Snowfall this morning caused some headaches for West Central Illinois drivers. About an inch of the white stuff has fallen since it began snowing shortly after 7 a.m. Morgan, Cass Read More

Illinois Theater pulls “The Interview”

By Ryne Turke on December 18 at 1:36pm


A movie depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is being pulled from not only a Jacksonville theater, but nationwide. The Illinois Theater made the announcement via their Read More

Community speaks out on relationship between U.S. and Cuba

By Jim McCabe on December 18 at 1:23pm


There’s local reaction today after President Obama’s announcement of his desire to normalize relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Obama made the announcement after an American contractor who had been Read More