BJ’s borrowed by Bogie’s/Bogart’s bigwigs

By Jim McCabe on November 19 at 2:16pm


With new owners, renovation of a popular West Morton restaurant is underway. BJ’s Restaurant recently closed and has been picked up on a lease by Brad and Kim Fellhauer, the Read More

Public invited to chime in on 8 Points Charter renewal

By Ryne Turke on November 19 at 11:43am


West Central Illinoisans are invited to share their thoughts on the ongoing charter renewal situation between 8 Points Charter and District 117. Representatives will be presenting their case for renewal Read More

District 117 fund balance going in positive direction

By Ryne Turke on November 19 at 11:33am


With two major school renovation projects on the horizon, District 117’s annual audit revealed funds remaining stable and financially sound. Valerie Flynn of Zumbahlen, Eyth, Surratt, Foote and Flynn presented Read More

Mobile food pantry in Jacksonville tonight with lots of pork

By Jim McCabe on November 19 at 7:00am


A mobile food pantry stopping through Jacksonville today will feature lots of ground pork courtesy of several state groups. Fifty-five-thousand tons of the food product is headed to eight regional Read More

Two local men arrested for alleged meth trafficking

By Jim McCabe on November 18 at 7:50pm

Two Jacksonville men have been arrested for allegedly trafficking methamphetamine in Western Illinois. KHQA-TV in Quincy reports 25-year-old Kouri Woods and 25-year-old Justin Rawlings were arrested due to a large Read More

Additional details released on reported Tuesday night shooting

By Ryne Turke on November 18 at 3:04pm


Police Lieutenant Sean Walker says there was a report of shots fired in the area of West College near the Strawn Art Gallery at around 3:30 yesterday afternoon. Walker says Read More

Former New Berlin man behind bars for allegedly trying to sell sex with girl

By Ryne Turke on November 18 at 2:58pm


A former New Berlin man is facing charges for allegedly trying to sell sex with a four-year-old. KTRK-TV in Houston reports 28-year-old Andrew Turley is accused of trafficking a child and Read More

Ptacek comments on discipline guideline bill

By Ryne Turke on November 18 at 12:31pm


A new law signed by Governor Rauner would require Illinois schools to develop more measured discipline policies. According to the bill, schools would be forced to end zero-tolerance policies, limit Read More

Local Congressmen send letter to President regarding refugees

By Jim McCabe on November 18 at 7:19am


The chorus against allowing Syrian refugees into Illinois is growing a little louder after West Central Illinois’ political delegation chimed in. Governor Rauner announced on Monday he was checking out Read More

District 117 allowing 8 Points Charter to present case for contract renewal

By Ryne Turke on November 17 at 10:01pm


The future of 8 Points Charter School will be decided next month. The original plan was for District 117 board members to vote on whether or not to renew the Read More