Dress Code a Topic of Discussion for District 117 Board

By Blake Schnitker on February 17 at 10:35am

District 117 is looking at possibly modifications to dress codes at the high school, junior high and elementary schools. A rather lengthy discussion took place at District 117’s Board meeting Read More

West Central Mass Transit to Receive Funds from Chili Cook Off

By Blake Schnitker on February 17 at 9:43am

West Central Mass Transit has been offering limited services to the community during weekdays and daytime-only hours for the past several months. By teaming with Don’s Place for their annual Read More

2016 Prairieland United Way reaches 95 Percent of It’s Goal

By Zac Coffman on February 17 at 3:00am

The Prairieland United Way is coming to the end of it’s 2016 Chip In campaign. The United Way has reached 95 percent of its goal of 530,000. Karen Walker, Executive Read More

Deaf UFC Fighter to Speak at MacMurray College Tonight

By Blake Schnitker on February 16 at 1:03pm

A professional athlete is coming to Jacksonville tonight to speak at a local college. Matt “The Hammer” Hammill, a hearing-impaired UFC fighter, will be speaking at MacMurray College’s Annie Merner Read More

Davidsmeyer Reacts to Rauner’s Budget Address

By Zac Coffman on February 16 at 11:20am

Governor Bruce Rauner delivered his third Budget address yesterday. Illinois has not had a state budget since July of 2015. Local Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer says that Governor Rauner was trying Read More

District 117 Board Discusses possible Pre-K grant

By Blake Schnitker on February 16 at 9:37am

A potential state grant for the Pre-K program was among several items discussed at last night’s District 117 meeting. According to Superintendent Steve Ptacek, the district is likely to receive Read More

UPDATE: No Injuries in House Fire between Chapin and Concord

By Blake Schnitker on February 15 at 9:55pm

No one is hurt following a residential fire on Arenzville-Concord Road yesterday. According to Chapin Rural Fire Chief Scott Pahlmann, his department received a call just before 11 a.m. of Read More

Durbin Meets With Supreme Court Nominee

By Zac Coffman on February 15 at 1:39pm

U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, yesterday met with President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch. Gorsuch is the 6th Read More

Rauner Delivers Budget Address

By Zac Coffman on February 15 at 1:38pm

Governor Bruce Rauner delivered his third Budget Address today. Rauner praised lawmakers for working with their partners across the aisle to work towards a balanced budget. “For the first time, Read More

BREAKING: House Fire on Arenzville-Concord Road

By Blake Schnitker on February 15 at 12:50pm

Crews are still battling a fire that broke out at a residence on Arenzville-Concord Road. Preliminary indications are that the fire started prior to 11 a.m. at a house on Read More