Jacksonville NAACP discusses minority hiring in District 117

By Ryne Turke on August 27 at 7:48am

Discussion breaks out at Town Hall meeting regarding minority hiring in District 117

A Town Hall meeting was held yesterday at Mt. Emory Baptist Church focusing on minority hiring in District 117. Led by Jacksonville NAACP President Eric Robinson and Secretary Doris Robinson, Read More

High school sports teams make heat adjustments

By Jim McCabe on August 27 at 7:47am


It’s been hot this week, and among the groups of people well aware of that- the players and coaches involved in high school sports. Jacksonville High School football coach Mark Read More

Council agrees to have irrigation system put in as part of North main construction

By Jim McCabe on August 26 at 12:49pm


The City of Jacksonville is investing nearly $50,000 on an irrigation system for the north end of the downtown renovation project. Jim Burke of Hutchison Engineering got verbal approval from Read More

Limited tickets available for 2014 Dreams Drawing

By Ryne Turke on August 26 at 12:49pm


The official number of tickets remaining is 362, but State’s Attorney Bobby Bonjean noted on WLDS’ “AM Conversation” that 18 tickets were sold after the office closed last night. Bonjean, Read More

Local corn and soybeans crops looking strong

By Ryne Turke on August 26 at 12:49pm

corn in hand

According to the latest crop progress report from the USDA, corn in Illinois is rated 52 percent good and 30 percent excellent. Likewise, soybeans are rated 55 percent good and Read More

It’s a sure bet that aldermen aren’t done talking about gambling

By Jim McCabe on August 26 at 7:47am


Jacksonville’s status as a gambling-friendly city in the state of Illinois is proving to be a top topic for city council this year. Aldermen revisited a months-old dialogue regarding video Read More

Balanced budget among items on this morning’s commissioner agenda

By Jim McCabe on August 25 at 1:04pm


Morgan County Commissioners made a slight change to an ordinance that allows poker runs in the county this morning. The commissioners passed new rules establishing a system for licensing organizations Read More

Truck accident causes traffic hazard on Route 78

By Richard Holton on August 25 at 1:04pm


An Area Disposal dump truck reportedly lost control and crashed into a guard-rail this morning, causing Route 78 to be one-lane for multiple hours. According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Read More

West Central Illinois DHS buildings open as cooling centers

By Jim McCabe on August 25 at 12:54pm


Here’s a reminder that there are over a hundred cooling centers open across Illinois to help people without air conditioning deal with the continuing heat wave. The state lists three Read More

Discussion of city’s comprehensive plan highlights Jax committee-of-the-whole meeting

By Jim McCabe on August 25 at 7:27am


A lengthy list of discussion topics are included in a committee-of-the-whole meeting scheduled for tonight’s Jacksonville City Council get-together. The committee-of-the-whole, which begins at 5:30, includes the following topics: additional Read More