Turner police problems, North Main accident issues addressed

By Jim McCabe on October 1 at 12:34pm


Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard renewed a push for City Council to approve a second School Resource Officer for District 117. Ezard told aldermen during Wednesday morning’s Public Protection Committee he Read More

Bond hearing postponed for Robert Gill

By Ryne Turke on October 1 at 12:34pm


A bond hearing for the Jacksonville man behind bars on murder charges from September has been postponed. According to a docket entry by Assistant Judge Jeffery Tobin on Tuesday, a Read More

JHS/Routt celebrating homecoming weekend

By Ryne Turke on October 1 at 11:47am


A pair of high schools in Jacksonville are celebrating homecoming this week. Jacksonville High School will kick off homecoming week Friday with a parade at 4 p.m. The parade route Read More

Hartz stepping down as United Way Executive Director

By Ryne Turke on October 1 at 6:16am


The Executive Director of Prairieland United Way will be stepping down from her position after accepting a marketing job at Passavant Area Hospital. Lori Hartz made that announcement to WLDS/WEAI Read More

Police chase goes from Roodhouse to Hillview-Eldred blacktop

By Jim McCabe on September 30 at 4:26pm

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A Roodhouse man is facing a laundry list of charges following an alleged high-speed chase in Greene County. Thirty-five-year-old Aaron Link was booked at the Greene County Jail Wednesday morning Read More

County 911 board makes offer on combined dispatch

By Jim McCabe on September 30 at 1:53pm


Members of the Jacksonville Public Protection Committee got an update on talks about a combined dispatch center this morning. An unofficial vote of confidence was given by aldermen in June Read More

Police training sessions being affected by budget

By Jim McCabe on September 30 at 1:53pm

One consequence of the continuing state budget crisis is that local police departments have had to cut back or eliminate in-service training sessions for officers. The cancelled classes cover topics Read More

Mac enrollment numbers up three percent

By Ryne Turke on September 30 at 1:26pm


MacMurray College’s enrollment numbers for the fall semester are showing a three percent improvement from last year. are on par with the 2013 school year. A press release from MacMurray Read More

Thursday’s National Manufacturing Day means tours of local manufacturers

By Jim McCabe on September 30 at 7:21am


With tomorrow being National Manufacturing Day in the United States, three facilities in Morgan County will be offering tours to the public. Those three businesses are ILMO Products and CCK Read More

Local crops showing progress as harvest continues

By Ryne Turke on September 29 at 1:13pm

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Illinois farmers reported strong progress in the fields after a warm and dry week. The West Southwest District received zero precipitation for the week, down 0.75 inches from normal. Temperatures Read More