Jury trial in case of Greene County Jail drug-induced homicide now more likely

By Anthony Engle on January 11 at 9:20am

Cody Crum might not be accepting a plea agreement. A jury trial in the case of the drug-induced homicide of Michael Burrus at the Greene County Jail in August 2018 Read More

No one shows for elderly financial exploitation court date

By Anthony Engle on January 10 at 11:08am

Two cases of financial exploitation of an elderly citizen took a weird turn yesterday, as none of the major players in the cases showed up for court. 38 year old Read More

Local citizens hear from leadership at State of Village, City and County Address

By Blake Schnitker on January 10 at 8:29am

Leadership from across the City, Village and County all spoke last night at a meeting organized annually by the Morgan County League of Women Voters. Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard, South Read More

ETSB gets grant for separate data system for Greene County dispatch calls, data

By Anthony Engle on January 9 at 12:40pm

The West Central Joint Emergency Transportation Safety Board is taking steps to organize dispatch data regionally. There were a number of items to be discussed as the Joint ETSB met Read More

Natural gas pipeline for St. Louis region will sit mainly in Illinois

By Anthony Engle on January 9 at 4:30am

Construction of a natural gas pipeline that will partially run through Jersey, Greene, and Scott Counties will begin soon. The pipeline, nicknamed the ‘Spire STL Pipeline’, is a product of Read More

State Police arrest two for cannabis trafficking following stop on I-72

By Blake Schnitker on January 8 at 3:40pm

Two people from the Pacific Northwest are behind bars after being arrested for cannabis trafficking outside Jacksonville overnight. According to reports from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, 59-year old William Read More

Preliminary hearing continued for local man accused of criminal sexual assault, possession of child pornography

By Blake Schnitker on January 8 at 3:37pm

A Jacksonville man on trial for alleged criminal sexual assault and child pornography will have to wait another couple of weeks before his preliminary hearing. Forty-six year old Joseph Wisniewski, Read More

Beardstown man arrested for failing to register as sex offender

By Blake Schnitker on January 8 at 8:48am

A Beardstown man remains behind bars after failing to register as a sex offender and subsequently trying to flee from police. According to a press release from the Pike County Read More

Jamison, Douglas talk the state of the JREDC

By Blake Schnitker on January 7 at 3:02pm

The Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation recently welcomed on a new member to their team starting at the beginning of the year. Jacksonville-native Kristin Van Aken Jamison was named Vice Read More

Zeller provides update on revising Morgan County wind ordinance

By Blake Schnitker on January 7 at 12:02pm

The topic of wind energy continues to be a hot topic following today’s Morgan County Board meeting despite no specific agenda item pertaining to the issue. Over the past several Read More