Winchester Post Office remains open during lease negotiations

By Ryne Turke on May 23 at 12:50pm


An injunction has been filed to keep the Winchester Post Office open while the building’s lease agreement is ironed out. Winchester Mayor Rex McInytre says the injunction was submitted over Read More

Winchester approves ordinance allowing UTVs on village roads

By Ryne Turke on May 22 at 9:22am

Another municipality has approved the use of utility task vehicles on village roads. Winchester Mayor Rex McIntyre says the village has allowed street legal golf carts on roads for years. Read More

Jacksonville Superintendent sheds more light on Alternative School

By Ryne Turke on May 21 at 1:11pm


Jacksonville School District 117’s Superintendent is responding to the mixed reactions and questions from the public regarding the decision to place an alternative school on the downtown square. District 117 Read More

New owners of Lonzerotti’s excited to open doors

By Ryne Turke on May 21 at 1:00pm


The doors to Lonzerotti’s Italia Restaurant have been closed for more than four months, but a local family plans to change that. Frank, Sue, David and John Whitney recently finalized Read More

JPD officer of the month participates in “Stranger Danger” event

By Jim McCabe on May 21 at 9:00am


It was a busy month for one particular Jacksonville Police officer who was named “Officer of the Month” during a City Council meeting last week. Jim McCabe reports.  

Second springtime Cruise Nite happening in Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on May 20 at 2:05pm


If you’re a Jacksonville Cruise Nite enthusiast but don’t want to wait until September, you’re in luck- the second annual Spring Cruise Nite is on Saturday. Joel Buchanan with the Read More

Davidsmeyer introduces resolution to name highway after Scot Fitzgerald

By Jim McCabe on May 20 at 1:38pm


Jacksonville State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer took time on Thursday to honor fallen South Jacksonville police officer Scot Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald, who also served as a volunteer firefighter, was killed in March Read More

District 117 addresses President Obama’s transgender school bathroom guidelines

By Ryne Turke on May 20 at 7:25am

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Obama said he regrets that political divisiveness in the U.S. grew during his seven years in the White House and he plans to use his final State of the Union address Tuesday night to call for the nation to unite. Photographer: Evan Vucci/Pool via Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Barack Obama

Jacksonville School District 117’s Superintendent is addressing the Obama administration’s announcement, which directs public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity. Under the guidelines, schools Read More

Scott County man dies after last Friday’s motorcycle accident

By Jim McCabe on May 19 at 2:21pm


A Winchester man involved in a motorcycle accident last week in Morgan County has died from his injuries. Sixty-nine-year-old Wayne Stice was pronounced dead by the Sangamon County Coroner at Read More

District 117 in favor of Crimsons mascot for JMS

By Ryne Turke on May 19 at 12:29pm


Say goodbye to the Jonathan Turner Titans and hello to the Jacksonville Middle School Crimsons. District 117 board members held a special committee session on Wednesday to review suggestions from Read More