Illinois optometrist has participated in ISVI vision clinics for over 40 years

By Jim McCabe on April 26 at 1:00pm

An upstate Illinois optometrist recently completed four decades of service for low-vision children studying at Illinois School for the Visually Impaired. Forty years ago, Dr. Derrald Taylor of Mokena says Read More

Corn, soybeans showing progress in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on April 26 at 12:47pm

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Significant corn planting progress is being made by Illinois producers. The latest USDA crop report shows an average of four and a half days suitable for fieldwork this past week. Read More

City Council recap: race track fined, two Public Works items move forward

By Jim McCabe on April 26 at 7:21am

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Another fine is being levied against the organizers of the Jacksonville Raceway for violating a noise ordinance. Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard announced during last night’s City Council meeting the $200 Read More

Benton disciplined for wearing police uni in campaign literature

By Jim McCabe on April 26 at 7:20am

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There’s more bad news for the candidate who lost last month’s Republican primary in the local state senate race. State Trooper Bryce Benton not only lost his fight against incumbent Read More

Scott County could be next to join Morgan County ETSB

By Ryne Turke on April 25 at 12:49pm

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Could Scott County be the latest county to join the Morgan County Emergency Telephone Systems Board? Scott County Commissioner Bob Schafter tells WLDS-WEAI News “the idea is being explored.” Morgan Read More

Morgan County Commissioners recap, 4-25-2016

By Jim McCabe on April 25 at 12:48pm

Morgan County Commissioners took care of a few items during a meeting this morning. Bills in the amount of about $58,300 were paid. Ruell Wright was appointed to replace Phil Read More

“Seed Libraries” bill passes Illinois Senate

By Ryne Turke on April 25 at 12:47pm

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The Illinois Senate has passed legislation to protect gardeners from what is being called government overreach. Sponsored by Senator Sam McCann, Senate Bill 3130 would exempt free-to-use seed libraries from Read More

Two arrested after alleged attack with knife, broken bottle

By Jim McCabe on April 25 at 9:39am

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Two Jacksonville residents are behind bars after reportedly causing serious harm to another person during a Sunday night scuffle. Twenty-four-year-old Brittany Wilkins of the 600 block of South Diamond and Read More

Personal Needs Pantry providing cleaning items for those in need

By Ryne Turke on April 24 at 8:50am

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First Baptist Church is introducing a new program to assist low income families in Jacksonville on a daily basis. For the past four years, the Personal Needs Pantry has helped Read More

Founder of several West Central Illinois newspapers dies

By Jim McCabe on April 24 at 8:30am

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James Bruce Campbell, of Hillsboro, was 72 when he passed away last Monday. He was the president of Campbell Publications, which includes the Greene Prairie Press, Scott County times and Read More