Distracted Driving Awareness Week Created in Illinois

By Jack Jones on April 25 at 12:03pm

Illinois now has a “Distracted Driving Awareness Week.” AAA, The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, the Illinois State Police and several other police agencies around the state have come Read More

Beaux Arts Ball Auctioning Chairs Used in Coronation

By Jack Jones on April 25 at 11:57am

The Beaux Arts Ball is this weekend, and the Pop Art Revolution is already starting in Jacksonville with the creation of the set for the coronation at the ball. One Read More

Corn planting progresses throughout West Central Illinois

By Blake Schnitker on April 25 at 10:40am

Local farmers spent more days in the field last week than they have all season. The West Southwest District experienced six days suitable for fieldwork, the highest number for any Read More

City Council approves liquor license for Illinois Theater

By Blake Schnitker on April 25 at 7:09am

Jacksonville alderman approved a liquor license for a downtown movie theater at last night’s city council meeting. City Council members passed an ordinance by a vote of six-to-four amending the Read More

District 117 eyeing District-Wide Re-Boundary Process

By Blake Schnitker on April 24 at 1:04pm

After months of discussions and public meetings, Jacksonville School District 117 is looking at a district-wide re-boundary process. Superintendent Steve Ptacek originally presented the two choices of a limited-impact process Read More

Construction on Morton continues next week

By Blake Schnitker on April 24 at 7:08am

More construction on Morton Avenue is starting up the first day of May. Crews from the Illinois Department of Transportation completed their patching work over the course of two-to-three days Read More

Liquor ordinance, property rezoning among items for City Council meeting

By Blake Schnitker on April 24 at 6:55am

A number of Jacksonville alderman will be sworn-in as part of tonight’s City Council meeting. Tonight’s action begins at 6 with a workshop, where council members will discuss the animal Read More

Wells Center officially announces closure

By Blake Schnitker on April 21 at 3:05pm

A local drug abuse treatment facility is announcing that it will officially close the first week of May. In a statement released today, Wells Center Executive Director Bruce Carter announced Read More

Sports Postponement

By Dawn Johnson on April 21 at 2:49pm

*Update on Jacksonville Athletics 4/22* Boys (Varsity) Baseball: The Jacksonville vs. Triopia (Varsity)  baseball contest at St. Louis, Busch Stadium scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, April 22 has been postponed.

LaHood discusses Town Hall meeting earlier this week

By Jack Jones on April 21 at 11:59am

A local Congressman held a town hall meeting earlier this week to gauge the thoughts of how his constituents. Congressman Darin LaHood held a town hall meeting in Washington, Illinois Read More