Virginia holds grand opening for new Jr. and Sr. High School

By Ryne Turke on August 29 at 7:26am


A special ribbon cutting ceremony was held yesterday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of the new junior and senior Virginia High School. Mayor Steve Sudbrink, members of the school Read More

Winchester man arrested for illegally tattooing minor

By Jim McCabe on August 28 at 1:28pm


A 21-year-old Winchester man is facing charges after allegedly giving a 13-year-old girl a tattoo. Brennan Motley was arrested Tuesday night for tattooing the body of a minor. Jacksonville Police Read More

IC community service project aids locations around Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on August 28 at 12:46pm


Illinois College’s Service Blitz is helping to aid at least 16 locations in Jacksonville this weekend. The annual tradition of sharing and caring through service will be on display this Read More

New Berlin residents talk about the origins of their mascot

By Ryne Turke on August 28 at 12:45pm


As high school football inches closer to the start of week one, questions regarding the history of a West Central Illinois school’s mascot have been raised. Our reporting partners at Read More

Fire damages Greene Co. structure

By Jim McCabe on August 28 at 7:24am


A former Roodhouse-area schoolhouse was heavily damaged by fire yesterday. The Jacksonville Journal-Courier reports it happened at a residence on Greene County Roads 2475 North and 1575 East around 8:45 Read More

Parking overnight now legal in downtown Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on August 28 at 7:20am


Monday’s City Council meeting led to several traffic changes in Jacksonville, several of which involve the downtown area. Planning and Public Works Committee Chairman Bill Scott says safety concerns were Read More

Aldermen asking for comprehensive plan update

By Jim McCabe on August 27 at 1:17pm


A Jacksonville alderman is continuing to push for an update to the city’s comprehensive plan. During the Committee of the Whole meeting that preceded the regular city council meeting on Read More

Prairieland Chautauqua kicks off on Friday in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on August 27 at 12:52pm


With just a few days left for preparation, the 16th annual Prairieland Chautauqua is announcing a list of performers as well as a few changes for this year’s event. Prairieland Read More

Memorial Home Services Hospice to hold community event

By Ryne Turke on August 27 at 12:50pm


Memorial Home Services Hospice wants you to know that end-of-life wishes don’t need to be an uncomfortable topic. Ronda Dudley will host a community event on Thursday September 4 featuring Read More

Jacksonville NAACP discusses minority hiring in District 117

By Ryne Turke on August 27 at 7:48am

Discussion breaks out at Town Hall meeting regarding minority hiring in District 117

A Town Hall meeting was held yesterday at Mt. Emory Baptist Church focusing on minority hiring in District 117. Led by Jacksonville NAACP President Eric Robinson and Secretary Doris Robinson, Read More