Senator Manar pushes measure to raise minimum salaries for teachers

By Blake Schnitker on April 11 at 7:12am

An area Senator is pushing a measure to raise the minimum salaries for teachers for the first time in nearly four decades. Senator Andy Manar of Bunker Hill said yesteday Read More

City Council approves $125,000 loan for K’s Creek Golf Club & Wine Bar

By Blake Schnitker on April 10 at 7:57am

Jacksonville aldermen approved a loan to help with the project to revamp the former Northridge HIlls Golf Course after a series of somewhat confusions motions, and finally, a vote. The Read More

LaHood shares thoughts on poison gas attacks in Syria, U.S. response

By Blake Schnitker on April 9 at 1:41pm

Illinois Congressman Darin LaHood is sharing his thoughts on the suspected poisonous gas attack in Syria as well as President Trump’s response yesterday regarding the attack. National news outlets are Read More

Scott-Morgan-Green Water Cooperative among topics to be discussed at city council meeting

By Blake Schnitker on April 9 at 7:45am

An easement for a three-county water co-op and a loan from the city’s Revolving Loan Fund for renovating the former Northridge Golf Course look to be the main topics of Read More

Greene Co. authorities looking for man reported for alleged suspicious behavior

By Blake Schnitker on April 7 at 10:27am

Multiple reports of suspicious behavior in Greenfield and Rockbridge have Greene County law enforcement on the lookout for a potential suspect. According to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, authorities received Read More

Gateway Foundation joins with the IDPH to condemn the use of synthetic cannabinoids

By Anthony Engle on April 7 at 7:00am

A new report from the Illinois Department of Public Health yesterday revealed an increase in the number of people treated for severe bleeding from the eyes and nose after smoking Read More

IDPH issues urgent message to refrain from using synthetic cannabinoids

By Blake Schnitker on April 6 at 1:16pm

The Illinois Department of Public Health is releasing an urgent warning not to use fake pot, K2, Spice, fake marijuana, Black Mamba, and other synthetic cannabinoids, especially if they were Read More

Trustees approve stop sign at Orlando & Greenwood, new furnace for Village Hall

By Anthony Engle on April 6 at 6:01am

A number of items, as well as the future of the Concert in the Cornfield were discussed at last night’s South Jacksonville Board meeting. Village President Harry Jennings informed the Read More

Evidence-based funding formula finalized by State Board of Education

By Blake Schnitker on April 5 at 12:47pm

The Illinois State Board of Education has finalized the new evidence-based funding for fiscal year 2018, and the figures reveal confounding inequities for school districts across the state. Vouchers have Read More

Morgan County EMA wants citizens to be prepared for upcoming tornado season

By Anthony Engle on April 5 at 10:41am

The National Weather Service is currently investigating reports of tornadoes in three Southern Illinois counties. West-Central Illinois remains susceptible to twisters. Phil McCarty is the Morgan County Emergency Management Coordinator. Read More