New water plant requires talks with railroads

By Jim McCabe on April 20 at 1:38pm


The latest update on the new Jacksonville water treatment plant project involves paying railroad companies a pretty penny for right-of-way. Reggie Benton of Benton and Associates told aldermen at last Read More

Jax firefighter earns Howard “Doc” Eskridge Award

By Ryne Turke on April 20 at 1:16pm


A member of the Jacksonville Fire Department graduated from the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute this weekend at the top of his class. Joseph Hosteny, who had the top Read More

One vehicle accident takes place on I-72 this morning

By Ryne Turke on April 20 at 1:13pm


A single vehicle accident in Jacksonville sent one person to the hospital this morning. According to reports from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, 20-year-old Daric Reardon was traveling westbound on Read More

McCann bill focuses on stop sign visibility

By Jim McCabe on April 20 at 7:14am


Jacksonville’s state senator is proposing legislation regarding stop sign safety. Sam McCann’s bill, already passed by the Senate, would require the Illinois Department of Transportation to erect temporary stop signs Read More

Soil conservation program doesn’t escape governor’s scalpel

By Jim McCabe on April 19 at 7:30am


There’s more fallout regarding the governor’s decision to suspend state funds for various programs. $2.8 million of Soil and Water Conservation District funding is now on hold. That’s about 37 Read More

Morgan Cyclists bike group spinning around the county

By Ryne Turke on April 18 at 12:30pm


A group of biking enthusiasts have joined together to share their love of cycling. The Morgan Cyclists group was formed less than a month ago by Harry Ford of Murrayville. Read More

New legislation proposes updating visitation rules for children of DCFS

By Ryne Turke on April 18 at 12:29pm


State Representative Norine Hammond has passed legislation in regards to visitation rights for children under the care of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Under the provisions of Read More

IC continues parternship with Ritsumeikan University

By Ryne Turke on April 18 at 12:28pm


Illinois College is continuing its collaboration with Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a $400,000 grant to support work on Asian studies and the environment, Read More

MacMurray plans to name new president in May

By Ryne Turke on April 18 at 7:03am


The search for MacMurray College’s next president has been narrowed down to an elite group of candidates. Dr. Judith Hackman, a co-chair of the MacMurray College Presidential Search Committee, spoke Read More

Reports: clemency denied for Shirley Skinner

By Jim McCabe on April 18 at 6:21am


Clemency has reportedly been denied for an 80-year-old Ashland woman convicted of murdering her granddaughter’s estranged husband. The Jacksonville Journal-Courier reports former Governor Pat Quinn denied Shirley Skinner’s request for Read More