LaHood talks about legislation impacting Illinois River

By Jim McCabe on July 18 at 1:00pm


The Illinois River comes into focus in a new piece of legislation introduced by Jacksonville Congressman Darin LaHood. LaHood introduced a bill to bring the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Read More

Tips to battle the hot weather

By Ryne Turke on July 18 at 7:09am


Here are a few helpful tips to battle the heat as temperatures rise in West Central Illinois. Jackie Barringer from the Morgan County Health Department says you should try to Read More

Question of what to do with two stoplights at Church St. intersections remains unanswered

By Jim McCabe on July 17 at 8:00am


A plan to put stop signs at two busy Jacksonville intersections is not moving as quickly as it first appeared it might. In February, Jacksonville Street Department officials told City Read More

South Jax acquires land for new water tower

By Ryne Turke on July 16 at 9:40am

Property in South Jacksonville has been set aside to construct a new water tower. Village trustees accepted Lot 5 of Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores during last Thursday’s meeting. Read More

Pokemon Go app already causing safety concerns

By Ryne Turke on July 16 at 9:39am


A popular new smartphone app is catching the attention of local law enforcement. Pokemon Go, a location-based augmented reality game, became an instant success after its release last week. The Read More

Roodhouse man “guilty” of meth manufacturing

By Jim McCabe on July 16 at 9:38am

A Greene County man is behind bars after pleading guilty to methamphetamine manufacturing. Thirty-eight-year-old Brian Crum of Roodhouse, who was originally arrested for meth manufacturing and possession of meth manufacturing Read More

FULL STORY: Avery Berry found guilty of first-degree murder

By Jim McCabe on July 15 at 8:36pm

Avery Berry

It’s a minimum of four-and-a-half decades in prison for Avery Berry after being found guilty in Morgan County Court on Friday of murdering Marcus Jackson. Jurors took nine hours to Read More

Marshall Chevrolet reopens showroom today

By Ryne Turke on July 15 at 5:05pm

A Scott County car dealership that burned to the ground in January is set to open a new showroom today. Marshall Chevrolet in Winchester owner Jay Rueter talked about the Read More

Davidsmeyer weighs in on Mautino resignation request

By Jim McCabe on July 15 at 4:48pm


A group of state lawmakers are calling for Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino to resign. Mautino is under investigation over campaign spending.  The probe relates to more than 200-thousand dollars Read More

Jury members deliberating as we speak in the murder trial of Avery Berry

By Jim McCabe on July 15 at 12:30pm


UPDATE  AT 4:15- Jurors asked for a transcript of Avery Berry’s testimony. Judge Cavanagh responded that a full transcript isn’t currently available. UPDATE AT 1:45- A second question by the jury Read More