No one injured following tractor fire south of Jacksonville Sunday

By Blake Schnitker on October 3 at 1:12pm

A combine is lost but no one is injured following a fire south of Jacksonville on Sunday. According to Assistant Chief Brian Glascock with the South Jacksonville Fire Department, fire Read More

Mayor Ezard discusses dry conditions, effects on city water supply

By Blake Schnitker on October 3 at 12:13pm

The lack of precipitation in the area has forced city officials to keep a close eye on Jacksonville’s water supply over the past few months. Over the weekend, the city’s Read More

Fall trout fishing season quickly approaching

By Blake Schnitker on October 3 at 7:52am

The city of Jacksonville is announcing that it’s stocking a local lake with fish again this year. According to the city, the Parks and Lakes Department is announcing that the Read More

Local manufacturing company to hire dozens of employees in coming months

By Blake Schnitker on October 2 at 11:05am

One local manufacturing company is looking at anywhere between a thirty-to-fifty percent business increase by next year. Westermeyer Industries was started in 2001 and manufactures products used in commercial air Read More

Missouri woman hospitalized after bike accident in Pike County

By Blake Schnitker on October 2 at 7:58am

One Missouri resident is hospitalized after a bicycle crash in Pike County over the weekend. According to Illinois State Police, 45-year old Joanne Knickerbocker, of Hannibal, Missouri, was traveling eastbound Read More

Jacksonville Rotary hosting annual Oktoberfest on Saturday

By Jack Jones on September 30 at 9:54am

People from all backgrounds will celebrate German heritage at the seventh annual Oktoberfest on Saturday at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. The Jacksonville Rotary Club is putting on the fundraising event Read More

Morgan County sheriff weighs in on Conor’s Law

By Jack Jones on September 30 at 9:42am

Morgan County Sheriff Randy Duvendack believes the recently signed “Conor’s Law” is a good concept. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed the new legislation earlier this week at Blackburn College in Read More

Next court date set for teens allegedly involved in Sunday’s car theft

By Blake Schnitker on September 27 at 12:44pm

A pair of juveniles arrested Sunday evening regarding a reportedly stolen vehicle out of Springfield made their first appearances in Morgan County court yesterday. Shortly after 4 p.m. on Sunday, Read More

Judge in Gill Murder Trial orders County to pay for defendant’s mental evaluation

By Blake Schnitker on September 27 at 10:01am

Part of the tax dollars paid by citizens of Morgan County will go towards paying for a mental examination of 63-year old Robert Gill, currently on trial for murder. Originally Read More

District 117 to vote on architectural contract for South School project

By Blake Schnitker on September 27 at 7:09am

A vote on a potential contract with an architectural group could be voted on tonight by Jacksonville School District 117’s Board of Education regarding a renovation project at South Elementary. Read More