Request of more money from Area Disposal shot down 6-3 by Jax council

By Jim McCabe on July 26 at 12:38pm


Jacksonville aldermen said “no” to a request by the city’s recycling service for a two-percent increase in cost of the contract on Monday night. Officials with Area Disposal Services said Read More

Push is on for taxpayer dollars to help fund dog park

By Jim McCabe on July 25 at 10:26pm

Jacksonville aldermen spent a portion of Monday night’s City Council meeting discussing usage of taxpayer money for the city’s new dog park. The agenda called for a vote on a bid Read More

Morgan commissioner recap: East Morton development, budget update

By Jim McCabe on July 25 at 12:35pm


Morgan County Commissioners approved a purchase agreement with a developer for several mobile homes at this morning’s meeting. The homes are at Pleasant View at 1033 East Morton. Mike Hayes Read More

E-Bolt Supply coming to East Morton soon

By Ryne Turke on July 25 at 12:31pm

A Springfield-based construction supply company is in the process of expanding to Jacksonville. E-Bolt Supply co-owner Cori Blair says the six-year-old businesses is opening a second location on East Morton Read More

Jax City Council preview for 7/25/16

By Jim McCabe on July 25 at 7:26am

How much to pay for recycling services and improving water mains are among the topics at tonight’s Jacksonville City Council meeting. Aldermen will discuss accepting a proposal for the purchase Read More

Jacksonville store offering rare spices and teas

By Ryne Turke on July 24 at 8:00am


A new store near Jacksonville’s Downtown Square will feature a new twist of food, spices and supernatural experiences. Troy Taylor, owner of The Taylor Mercantile Company, ran a similar store Read More

CROP Walk meeting scheduled for August

By Ryne Turke on July 23 at 9:54am


A planning meeting for the Morgan County CROP Walk is coming up next month. Area churches and civic organizations are invited to Central Christian Church on August 19th at 5:30 Read More

Chapin Cylinder Head and Block suffers serious fire damage

By Ryne Turke on July 23 at 9:53am


The Chapin Fire Department responded to a pair of serious blazes this week. On Tuesday morning at 3:30 a.m., fire crews responded to a residential fire at 413 French Street. Read More

Robert Gill trial date drawing close

By Ryne Turke on July 23 at 9:52am


Sixty-one-year-old Robert Gill of Jacksonville, who remains in the Morgan County Jail on three charges of first-degree murder, made a brief 15 minute appearance in Morgan County Court on Friday. Read More

19th-century Jacksonville Theatre Guild Office set for auction

By Ryne Turke on July 22 at 2:11pm


A 19th-century building which has served as a home for numerous Jacksonville businesses and organizations will go to the highest bidder on Saturday. The Queen Anne Style building at 210 Read More