New motion filed in case against Meredosia man allegedly connected to murder of Rushville man

By Blake Schnitker on July 11 at 7:17am

The 18-year old Meredosia man arrested in connection to the death of a Rushville man in May appeared in briefly in court yesterday. Dustin Finlaw appeared for what was originally Read More

Long crowned 2018 Miss Morgan County at 60th annual pageant

By Blake Schnitker on July 11 at 7:15am

There’s officially a new Miss Morgan County for the year 2018 following last night’s 60th annual fair pageant. Hundreds of local residents filled the grandstand at the Morgan County Fairgrounds Read More

Corn and soybeans ahead of schedule, dry week causes slight downturn in field quality

By Blake Schnitker on July 10 at 2:45pm

A generally dry week for the state of Illinois kept producers busy last week, with over 70 percent of the week deemed suitable for fieldwork, at 5 full days. Only Read More

Tim Chipman to be named new Principal at South Elementary School

By Anthony Engle on July 10 at 8:48am

The Illinois Principal Association’s reigning Vice Principal of the Year is no longer a vice principal. Former Jacksonville High School Assistant Principal Tim Chipman will lead the administrative team at Read More

City Council hears from dozens of residents regarding rising rent prices at Prairie Knolls

By Blake Schnitker on July 10 at 7:53am

Dozens of residents from Prairie Knolls showed up to voice their concerns about increasing living rates at last night’s city council meeting. While a handful spoke during the workshop session Read More

Area residents raise concerns over Morgan County’s wind energy ordinance

By Blake Schnitker on July 9 at 1:19pm

Several area residents addressed the Morgan County Board of Commissioners regarding the county’s Wind Energy Conservation System ordinance at this morning’s bi-monthly meeting. Mike and Charlotte Woodyard, as well as Read More

New Berlin resident takes gold at Special Olympics

By Blake Schnitker on July 9 at 1:07pm

Jonathan Mies was welcomed back to his hometown of New Berlin yesterday to crowds of cheering fans after winning a gold medal in last week’s national Special Olympics competition. Local Read More

City Council to hear from Prairie Knolls residents, vote on resolutions for fire department

By Blake Schnitker on July 9 at 6:51am

Jacksonville aldermen will hear a presentation regarding the ongoing situation at Prairie Knolls Mobile Home Park prior to tonight’s city council meeting. During the Mayor’s report during the workshop session Read More

Victim of single-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Schuyler County dies from sustained injuries

By Blake Schnitker on July 6 at 4:11pm

The Rushville man involved in a single-vehicle crash yesterday morning in Schuyler County has passed away. It was originally reported by Illinois State Police that a 55-year old Rushville man Read More

Two dogs survive local fire reportedly caused by fireworks residuals in a trash can

By Anthony Engle on July 6 at 1:38pm

A local resident was surprised by a small garage fire the evening of the Fourth. Individual private Independence Day fireworks displays, though mostly illegal in our state, happened without any Read More