New details released in football coach’s arrest

By Jim McCabe on July 29 at 7:18am


A new police report released this week alleges the football coach of New Berlin High School was passed out in a drive-through before being arrested for drunk driving. The State Read More

New camping rules introduced by city

By Jim McCabe on July 28 at 1:49pm


Jacksonville aldermen will have new guidelines for campers to ponder at a future city council meeting. Director of Community Development and Recreational Facilities Kelly Hall told City Council on Monday Read More

July 28th Morgan County Court summary: “not guilty” pleas in armed robbery, shots fired cases

By Jim McCabe on July 28 at 1:15pm


Half of the four people arrested for an alleged armed robbery from earlier this month have pleaded not guilty to the charges. Eighteen-year-old Juanlangeno Jackson, 25-year-old Don Starks and 28-year-old Read More

Reduced rain leads to improvements for soybeans and corn

By Jim McCabe on July 28 at 12:48pm


Below average rainfall totals gave Illinois farmers the opportunity to spend the majority of the week in the fields. The latest USDA crop report showed Illinois farmers spent an average Read More

Jax aldermen supporting combined police dispatch center in city

By Jim McCabe on July 28 at 7:24am


An unofficial vote of confidence was given to the idea at last night’s City Council meeting. The plan, which would combine the city/village police call center with the dispatch sites Read More

Citizens call for firing of South Jacksonville attorney

By Jim McCabe on July 28 at 7:24am


With no action items on the agenda of a special South Jacksonville board of trustees meeting on Monday, all of the noise came from public comments. Trustees listened to a Read More

County budget process continues

By Jim McCabe on July 27 at 12:32pm


Updates were given this morning at the Morgan County Commissioners’ meeting on the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget. Commissioner chairman Brad Zeller says all administrators and elected officials of county departments Read More

Jax Rotary Club adds new members

By Jim McCabe on July 27 at 12:32pm

Jose's last Rotary meeting (and Melissa Pantier's) Friday 26 June 2015
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New officers and directors were recently sworn in for the Jacksonville Rotary Club. Those officers are president Todd Evans, president-elect Nancy Thorsen, and secretary-treasurer Steve Hardin. The new board members Read More

Jacksonville City Council July 27th meeting preview

By Jim McCabe on July 27 at 7:27am


There’s plenty to discuss at tonight’s Jacksonville City Council meeting, from a new performing arts center to combined dispatch. Things get underway with a workshop session at 5:30 at the Read More

Charges filed against president of New Berlin school board

By Jim McCabe on July 27 at 7:26am

The Springfield Journal-Register reports 42-year-old Christopher Gordon has been charged by the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office with unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated assault after being arrested in Read More