Bike ride honoring fallen law enforcement celebrates 10th year

By Jim McCabe on July 17 at 10:06pm


Twenty years after a Morgan County sheriff’s deputy died while doing his job, a group of law enforcement officials riding across the state paid their respects. The Illinois Concerns of Read More

County clerk says commissioner race will happen in November

By Jim McCabe on July 17 at 4:40pm


There will be a vote for commissioner in Morgan County during the November general election. That announcement was made by Morgan County Clerk Jill Waggener Thursday in a press release Read More

Morton Avenue, Old Route 36 named in honor of fallen Jax soldier

By Jim McCabe on July 17 at 1:17pm

Weikert Highway

“Turn left on Weikert Highway.” That’s something many people in Jacksonville can now say after a ceremony this morning that dedicated Morton Avenue as the SSG Mathew W. Weikert, U.S. Read More

Local American Legion group looking for revenue ideas

By Jim McCabe on July 17 at 1:17pm


Officials at the American Legion in Jacksonville are looking for ideas to raise funds to renovate their building. A meeting was held at the West Superior location by American Legion Read More

Northridge Hills put up for sale

By Ryne Turke on July 17 at 1:15pm


The announcement came earlier this week that Northridge Hills, located at 1265 Sandusky, was seeking a change of ownership. The course, owned by the Northridge Golf Company L.L.C., is asking Read More

Jax among municipalities that will see less cash because of refund

By Jim McCabe on July 17 at 7:17am


A legal settlement requiring AT&T to issue a billion-dollar refund to mobile customers across the country is affecting Illinois municipalities, including Jacksonville. A recent federal ruling on a class action Read More

One-cent sales tax resolution approved by District 117

By Ryne Turke on July 16 at 9:27pm


Morgan County voters will be casting their vote on a one-cent sales tax on the November ballot after District 117 board members approved the resolution last night. The resolution passed Read More

Waverly School board backs Franklin sports co-op

By Gary Scott on July 16 at 9:07pm


The Waverly school board tonight unanimously backed a plan to co-op sports with Franklin. The board voted 7-0 to fully co-op all sports with Franklin starting with the 2015-16 sports Read More

Railroad crossing at Clay and Lafayette repaired

By Ryne Turke on July 16 at 1:19pm


A bumpy railroad crossing in Jacksonville has been repaired, resulting in a smoother ride for drivers and their vehicles. The railroad crossing at Clay and Lafayette has been a problem Read More

Officials working to fill commissioner vacancy

By Jim McCabe on July 16 at 1:07pm


A notice to fill the vacancy for former Morgan County Commissioner Dick Rawlings will be taking place over the next several days. According to Illinois state statute, the seat of Read More