Another member of trio arrested at Fernwood residence for making dangerous drug reaches plea deal

By Ryne Turke on March 25 at 7:25am


A Jacksonville man involved in an alleged methamphetamine-making operation from September pleaded guilty to charges in Morgan County Court this afternoon. Forty-one-year-old Lance Looker was arrested by Morgan County Deputies, Read More

Two alleged to have attacked man in Community Park deny charges

By Jim McCabe on March 25 at 7:24am


Two individuals accused of attacking a Jacksonville man in Community Park pleaded “not guilty” to aggravated battery charges yesterday morning. Michael Smith and Mondre White, both city residents, were arrested Read More

City resident alleged to have downloaded child porn involving toddlers

By Jim McCabe on March 24 at 4:42pm


A Jacksonville man remains in the custody of U.S. Marshals after being arrested for possession of child pornography earlier this month. Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Read More

Multiple “not guilty” pleas entered in latest alleged Jax meth lab case

By Jim McCabe on March 24 at 1:02pm


Four of the seven people arrested in Jacksonville two weeks ago in connection to an alleged meth lab at a home in northeast Jacksonville were in court this morning. Ronald Read More

Ezard: No replacement yet for resigned alderman Shaw

By Jim McCabe on March 24 at 1:02pm


Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard says he’ll wait until after the April 6th election to determine who will replace resigned Ward 1 Alderman Adonnis Shaw. Ezard made those comments after last Read More

Mac VP among candidates for Philips Community College chancellor

By Ryne Turke on March 24 at 12:17pm

James Maxwell

MacMurray College’s vice president has applied to be the next chancellor of Arkansas based Phillips Community College. According to Arkansas Online, James Maxwell is one of eighteen potential candidates from Read More

Shredding blogger arrested in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on March 24 at 11:52am


Two Springfield residents were arrested in Jacksonville Sunday night for using fake credit cards. Jacksonville Police say 24-year-old blogger Calvin Christian and 18-year-old Bianca Brown were allegedly using another person’s Read More

South Jax police chief to prepare follow-up report to ISP investigation

By Jim McCabe on March 24 at 8:28am


South Jacksonville Police Chief Richard Evans has requested and reviewed a copy of the Illinois State Police investigation into alleged wrongdoings at Village Hall. That’s according to a letter that Read More

New aldermen sworn in; water treatment plant items approved

By Jim McCabe on March 24 at 8:28am


Jacksonville aldermen approved a number of engineering and architectural agreements for the new water treatment plant Monday night. One of the engineering agreements is for Benton and Associates Engineering Firm Read More

Ameren Illinois shares gas safety tips with South Jax first responders

By Ryne Turke on March 24 at 8:28am


South Jacksonville first responders were on hand for a special workshop about natural gas safety last night. Ameren Illinois Public Awareness Specialist Mark Martin conducted the event in front of Read More