Update: Police investigating separate shooting incidents

By Jim McCabe on January 21 at 8:39am


UPDATE AT NOON: Jacksonville Police continue to investigate a shooting that happened late Tuesday night. Trenton Jackson remains in custody in the Morgan County Jail today for home invasion, illegal Read More

LLCC focuses on suicide prevention this week

By Jim McCabe on January 21 at 8:39am


2014 was a year that saw an unusually high number of suicides in Jacksonville, and one of the city’s colleges is taking action. This week is Suicide Prevention Week at Read More

Finance Committee clears budget

By Jim McCabe on January 21 at 8:39am


The Jacksonville Finance Committee has moved to recommend the 2015 operating budget to the full city council. The committee met last night to go over the budget once more before Read More

Energy project holds business meetings in Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on January 20 at 1:05pm


Local contractors had a chance to make their case about why they should get the business of a proposed major electricity line this morning in Jacksonville. The Grain Belt Express Read More

Daycare operators hope funding issue is addressed

By Jim McCabe on January 20 at 1:01pm


A funding shortfall at the state level could have a damaging effect on regular and in-home daycare services in Jacksonville. Daycares have been getting notices regarding the shortfall that could Read More

McDonald’s promotes “Give a Little Love” locally

By Ryne Turke on January 20 at 12:54pm


McDonald’s Restaurants of Central Illinois and its local owner-operators will be providing support to Ronald McDonald House Charities through the annual Give a Little Love promotion. The Ronald McDonald House Read More

Grierson Days chairman says FutureGen not a factor in ending event

By Jim McCabe on January 20 at 7:50am


The organizer of Grierson Days says the proposed FutureGen visitors’ center in Jacksonville’s Community Park was not a factor in the decision to cancel the event. Ron Gray, the chairman Read More

Local woman named to Rauner cabinet position

By Jim McCabe on January 20 at 7:49am


A Jacksonville woman has been named Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue. Fifty-nine-year-old Connie Beard was named to the position as announced by Governor Bruce Rauner on Friday. Beard Read More

Klein earns 1st runner up at Illinois Queen Pageant

By Ryne Turke on January 20 at 7:49am


The reigning Miss Morgan County Fair Queen earned one of the top honors at the 2015 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant. Brianna Elizabeth Klein was named first runner up Read More

‘Dosh school board moves ahead with school closure plan

By Jim McCabe on January 20 at 7:48am

Meredosia High School

The Meredosia-Chambersburg board of education has voted to close the school district’s elementary building. The Jacksonville Journal-Courier reports the board adopted a resolution at its meeting last week to close Read More