New data shows thousands of structurally-deficient bridges in IL

By Jim McCabe on April 22 at 1:11pm


A new study says there are over 2,200 structurally-deficient bridges in Illinois. The report from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association indicates that’s about eight percent of the total Read More

Greene County recount results in new school board member

By Jim McCabe on April 22 at 12:47pm

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A recount of the ballots in Greene County has resulted in a different set of results for the North Greene school board. Greene County Clerk Deborah Banghart says the recount, Read More

Tips for protecting plants during potential frost this week

By Ryne Turke on April 22 at 12:25pm


A horticulture and pesticide expert is sharing some tips to keep your plants safe during near freezing weather this week. Thursday’s forecast for Jacksonville shows a chance of frost in Read More

Agenda sent out, South Jax board meeting to be held

By Jim McCabe on April 22 at 7:27am


South Jacksonville officials hope the second time is the charm for holding a meeting addressing an ethics complaint that was filed earlier this month. An agenda for a special board Read More

Greene County students to experience crash reenactments

By Ryne Turke on April 22 at 7:27am


Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield will be assisting with the planning and presentation of the event for Carrollton, Greenfield and North Greene students. North Greene Principal Keppen Read More

Local farmers take advantage of dry weather

By Ryne Turke on April 21 at 12:51pm


Corn planting is under way for the majority of Illinois. The USDA crop report shows that in a matter of a week, Illinois farmers have boosted corn acreage by 15 Read More

JHS homecoming queen in state, national competition

By Jim McCabe on April 21 at 12:50pm


Jacksonville High School’s homecoming queen wants your support for a national competition. Senior Lexi Middleton is in the running for the Illinois Homecoming Queen at the Springfield Crowned Plaza next Read More

Charter school legislation passes House

By Jim McCabe on April 21 at 12:49pm


Local school boards could make the decision to deny a charter school proposal, regardless of what decision is made by the state’s Charter School Commission. That’s the ultimate goal of Read More

JHS enters $10,000 vocational video competition

By Ryne Turke on April 21 at 7:29am


Jacksonville High School is hoping to improve its technology lab by winning a $10,000 area-wide grant program. The “Learn Today, Earn Tomorrow” competition, sponsored by the MidWest Technical Institute, asks Read More

LLCC holding sign ups for “College for Kids” program

By Ryne Turke on April 21 at 7:29am

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Dates are being released for Lincoln Land Community College’s “College for Kids” program. The annual summer event is offered for students who have completed third through eighth grades as of Read More