Greene Co. man arrested for illegally spending $13K on credit card

By Jim McCabe on February 9 at 8:39am

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A Roodhouse man is facing charges following allegations he used an 83-year-old woman’s credit card to go on a shopping spree. Twenty-nine-year-old Franklin Castleberry was booked at the Greene County Read More

McCann says lack of support for Senate GOP leader cost him

By Jim McCabe on February 8 at 3:14pm


Jacksonville’s state senator took some time on WLDS on Friday to answer questions about how things are going between him and leading Illinois Republicans these days. Sam McCann, representing the Read More

Commissioners hear results of 2014-2015 audit

By Jim McCabe on February 8 at 3:09pm


Morgan County Commissioners were presented with audit for the 2014-2015 fiscal year this morning. Commissioner chairman Bill Meier says it was a good audit. He says the county received some Read More

Hohmann family makes donation to Passavant

By Ryne Turke on February 8 at 12:33pm

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A donation from the family of a long-time nursing director has been made to Passavant Area Hospital. According to a press release, a contribution of $2,200 was made in honor Read More

City Council preview: 2016 budget, dog park presentation

By Jim McCabe on February 8 at 6:27am

There are some “prequels” scheduled before tonight’s Jacksonville City Council meeting. The first is a presentation by the University of Illinois at 4 p.m. regarding the Jacksonville Dog Park. That Read More

Mac holding 1st Nearly Naked Mile

By Ryne Turke on February 6 at 9:08am


MacMurray College will hold its first Nearly Naked Mile on Monday to benefit the Jacksonville Salvation Army. Participants will wear clothing to the event they wish to donate, strip down Read More

South Jax Village Hall gets new look

By Ryne Turke on February 6 at 9:07am


Changes have been made at South Jacksonville’s Village Hall, but not the kind you might be expecting. Village Clerk Dani Glascock says the trustees and employees in the office have Read More

New COGFA report suggests lower contributions in teacher retirement

By Jim McCabe on February 6 at 9:07am


Jacksonville State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer is weighing in on a new report focusing on teacher retirement contributions. According to the Commission on Government Forecasting And Accountability, the recommended percentage of Read More

Morgan Co. sheriff crime report out for 2015

By Jim McCabe on February 6 at 9:06am


The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office has released crime statistics for 2015.      There was a slight increase in criminal offenses reported from 2014, up to 459. The clearance rate was Read More

LaHood honors National Catholic Schools week

By Ryne Turke on February 5 at 12:58pm


Representative Darin LaHood cosponsored a resolution this week honoring National Catholic Schools week. The 18th district of Illinois is home to 28 Catholic Schools. LaHood, a graduate of a Catholic Read More