Jacksonville remembers 9/11, 13 years later

By Ryne Turke on September 12 at 7:15am

Kluge during his speech for the September 11 remembrence

Spirits were lifted on a chilly evening last night in Jacksonville as the memory of the 9/11 victims was honored with a night of remembrance at the Downtown Square. Local Read More

Virginia junior-senior high school gym floor will have to be replaced

By Jim McCabe on September 12 at 7:14am


There’s more bad news for Virginia School District officials: the floor of the junior-senior high school gym will have to be replaced. 80-mile-per-hour winds tore off the gym roof last Read More

Local electric co-op getting loan from USDA

By Jim McCabe on September 12 at 7:14am


The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a $17-million investment for improvements to be made in an electric co-op that extends into Cass County. The department this week said the Read More

Roodhouse teen killed in logging accident

By Jim McCabe on September 11 at 1:15pm


A nineteen-year-old Roodhouse man was killed in an apparent logging accident on his family’s farm last night. According to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Nicholas Alexander was killed when a Read More

District 117, Jax NAACP officials meet

By Jim McCabe on September 11 at 1:15pm


Officials from Jacksonville’s school district and the city’s NAACP chapter sat down yesterday to focus on the topic of the district’s low minority teacher population. The meeting took place yesterday Read More

Separate accidents in Arenzville send drivers to the hospital

By Ryne Turke on September 11 at 12:54pm


According to Morgan County deputies, 20-year old Brooke Hipkins of the 600 block of South Main was driving southbound on Concord Arenzville Road, north of Baseline Road, at around 7:45 Read More

Congressmen Shock and Davis comment on Obama’s latest speech

By Ryne Turke on September 11 at 12:52pm


A pair of West Central Illinois Congressmen shared their opinions on last night’s speech from President Barack Obama regarding the terrorist group ISIL. Congressmen Rodney Davis and Aaron Schock both Read More

Jacksonville mayor wants body cameras for police officers

By Jim McCabe on September 11 at 8:53am


Following Springfield’s lead, Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard says he plans on taking a proposal to have police officers wear body cameras to city council. Ezard made those comments on yesterday’s Read More

Light a candle tonight for National Suicide Prevention Week

By Jim McCabe on September 11 at 8:47am


Losing a loved one to suicide can be an excruciating loss for a family. Organizers of National Suicide Prevention Week are reminding people to watch for the signs so less Read More

IDOT purchases ‘Dosh park as part of new bridge plans

By Jim McCabe on September 10 at 1:16pm

dosh bridge

Officials in Meredosia are getting ready for a new bridge to be constructed across the Illinois River. At a board meeting earlier this week, village trustees talked about the Illinois Read More