Preparing your car for the winter weather

By Ryne Turke on December 5 at 6:15am


With the first snow of the year in the books, West Central Illinois drivers should start preparing their cars for the winter season. David Zink of Zink’s Auto Clinic in Read More

Representative Davidsmeyer shares thoughts on lack of state budget

By Blake Schnitker on December 3 at 10:00am


State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer of Jacksonville believes the time for Illinois to pass a budget bill is now. At the conclusion of the state’s veto session on Thursday, legislators passed Read More

Group of local Vets joining Dakota Access Pipeline protests

By Blake Schnitker on December 2 at 12:11pm


Despite the frigid weather, several local Veterans are making the trek to North Dakota this weekend in protest of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. Jacksonville natives Tyson Manker, Patrick McKinnon Read More

Lahood Backs the Defense Plan

By Gary Scott on December 2 at 11:48am

An area congressman is supporting a plan to raise pay for the military. 18th district congressman Darin Lahood voted this week for the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year Read More

State Police Ballyhooing Lower Traffic Death numbers

By Gary Scott on December 2 at 10:06am

State police say the Thanksgiving holiday weekend was one of the safest in recent Illinois history for motorists using Illinois roads. State police say there were 3 fatal crashes over Read More

Wilson selected as District 117’s newest board member

By Blake Schnitker on December 2 at 9:24am

Jacksonville School District 117 added its second new board member in the past month at last night’s special meeting. Several weeks ago, board members appointed Jan Ryan to fill the Read More

Traffic study, WCMTD donation highlight South Jacksonville meeting

By Blake Schnitker on December 2 at 8:42am

South Jax meeting

Highlighting last night’s South Jacksonville board meeting was the presentation of a traffic study conducted by the village police department. Starting in May of 2016, officers of the South Jacksonville Read More

Schuyler County Man Hurt in Rushville accident

By Gary Scott on December 1 at 1:21pm

A Schuyler County man was injured in a single vehicle accident yesterday morning in Rushville. Illinois state police say 66-year-old Jon Ackman taken to Culbertson Hospital in Rushville for treatment Read More

Shop with a Biker returns to Jacksonville in December

By Ryne Turke on December 1 at 1:00pm


A Jacksonville bar is collecting donations for its annual shop with a biker holiday tradition. Club 217 co-owner Tracy Wood says the bar’s charitable mission of providing Christmas presents to Read More

Music lovers flocking to Smashtag’s unique pop-rock shows

By Ryne Turke on November 30 at 12:20pm


A modern pop-rock cover band out of Jacksonville has been tearing up shows around Central Illinois in 2016. The band Smashtag consists of five local musicians, Randy Anderson, Matt Rigor, Read More