A-C Central discussing sports co-op with several area schools

By Ryne Turke on January 22 at 1:09pm


The A-C Central school district appears to be showing some interest in finding an athletic co-op program partner. After the Porta school board recently voted to end the four-year sports Read More

Salvation Army reaches red kettle campaign goal

By Ryne Turke on January 22 at 1:07pm

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The Salvation Army red kettle campaign is winding down and Jacksonville’s captain is sharing the results. Jacksonville Captain Charles Pinkston was thrilled to reveal that the local red kettle campaign Read More

District 117 covers athletic guidelines, discipline reports and Vision 117 progress

By Ryne Turke on January 22 at 6:21am


A lengthy discussion was held regarding individual student participation in Illinois High School Association and Illinois Elementary School Association competitions. Board members brought up that multiple sports such as bowling, fishing Read More

Demuzio granddaughter recovering from hiking accident

By Jim McCabe on January 22 at 6:19am

The granddaughter of a former Jacksonville state senator is recovering after a hiking accident. Deanna Demuzio, now the mayor of Carlinville, posted a story on her Facebook page indicating her Read More

Grierson Days event saved for 2015 at least

By Jim McCabe on January 21 at 5:21pm


Fans of Civil War re-enactments in Jacksonville can relax- Grierson Days is coming back for a 20th year. The Jacksonville Convention and Visitors Bureau board unanimously agreed to take over Read More

Virginia High welcomes public to grand opening concert in new gym

By Ryne Turke on January 21 at 1:38pm


The Virginia Junior Senior High School is set to showcase a concert in the newly remodeled gymnasium tomorrow; nearly five months after a storm blew a portion of the roof Read More

District 117’s participation in IHSA discussed tonight

By Ryne Turke on January 21 at 1:37pm


Future involvement with the Illinois High School Association will be the topic of discussion at tonight’s District 117 board meeting. The board of education will vote on the approval of Read More

Update: Police investigating separate shooting incidents

By Jim McCabe on January 21 at 8:39am


UPDATE AT NOON: Jacksonville Police continue to investigate a shooting that happened late Tuesday night. Trenton Jackson remains in custody in the Morgan County Jail today for home invasion, illegal Read More

LLCC focuses on suicide prevention this week

By Jim McCabe on January 21 at 8:39am


2014 was a year that saw an unusually high number of suicides in Jacksonville, and one of the city’s colleges is taking action. This week is Suicide Prevention Week at Read More

Finance Committee clears budget

By Jim McCabe on January 21 at 8:39am


The Jacksonville Finance Committee has moved to recommend the 2015 operating budget to the full city council. The committee met last night to go over the budget once more before Read More