United Way’s 10/10 Breakfast fundraiser a success

By Blake Schnitker on October 11 at 12:06pm

More than one hundred breakfasts were sold yesterday morning at the Prairieland United Way’s 10 for 10 Drive Thru Breakfast fundraiser. As part of their 2018 Communities United Campaign, the Read More

Crimestoppers: Food used in two criminal damage cases

By Anthony Engle on October 11 at 11:50am

Crime Stoppers of Morgan & Scott County are requesting information to assist the Jacksonville Police Department and the Morgan County Sheriffs Office in two cases of Criminal Damage. On October Read More

K9 Sniff-search at Jacksonville Middle School Wednesday

By Anthony Engle on October 10 at 5:46pm

Routine police canine procedures were conducted at Jacksonville Middle School Wednesday. The Jacksonville Police Department, in connection with School District 117, ran a drug search through the middle school as Read More

Jacksonville publisher/historian John Power passed away

By Anthony Engle on October 10 at 2:14pm

The Jacksonville community is mourning the loss of a very influential man. John Power, who served as publisher of the Jacksonville Journal Courier for almost 20 years, died yesterday. He Read More

Greene County double-murder suspect has prelim hearing

By Blake Schnitker on October 10 at 12:00pm

A Rockbridge man accused of stabbing his two uncles to death last month appeared in Greene County court this morning. Twenty-eight year old Adam Gowin, of Rockbridge, appeared in Greene Read More

Tanker-trailer rear-ended on I-72 by semi-tractor

By Anthony Engle on October 9 at 12:35pm

A Freightliner hit the back of a Mack truck on I-72 in Pike County Tuesday morning, sending one man to hospital. Local and state officials were on scene for over Read More

Morgan Co. Board not accepting wind farm applications until ordinance is updated

By Blake Schnitker on October 9 at 12:33pm

Continued discussion over potential wind farms in eastern Morgan County highlighted this morning’s County Board meeting. More than a dozen residents were in attendance as the Morgan County Board of Read More

Nevada man arrested for alleged cannabis trafficking

By Blake Schnitker on October 9 at 7:30am

One man is behind bars for alleged cannabis trafficking following his arrest yesterday afternoon by local authorities. According to police reports, Morgan County Deputies arrested 32-year old Daniel Kwon, of Read More

JREDC, Jax World Affairs Council to host speaker on Trade & Tariffs

By Blake Schnitker on October 8 at 10:26am

The Jacksonville World Affairs Council of West Central Illinois and the Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation, or JREDC, are teaming up to co-sponsor a program this Wednesday in Jacksonville. The Read More

Village secures new weather siren, clears trucker lane on Love’s Drive

By Anthony Engle on October 7 at 8:00am

A lot of good change is happening in the Village of South Jacksonville right now. Though Godfrey Park has officially been closed early and for the remainder of the season, Read More