Scott Co. Courthouse renovations get boost from family of deceased judge

By Jim McCabe on April 28 at 1:02pm


The family of a former Scott County judge who recently died is helping raise money for a project at the county courthouse. Richard Evans “Dick” Mann passed away last month. Read More

JPD hosting Take Back initiative on Saturday

By Ryne Turke on April 28 at 1:01pm

The Jacksonville Police Department is taking back unwanted prescription drugs this weekend. In an effort to prevent pill abuse and theft, the JPD and Drug Enforcement Administration is allowing the Read More

Illinois Manufacturing Coalition pushing for extension of critical tax incentives

By Ryne Turke on April 28 at 1:00pm


An Illinois coalition comprised of more than a dozen manufacturing associations is attempting to extend four critical tax incentives. House Bill 5715 has been “tied up” during the state budget Read More

Report: Roodhouse man hit car driven by sheriff during chase

By Jim McCabe on April 28 at 7:13am

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No injuries were reported after an alleged impaired driver led several Greene County police departments on a high-speed chase yesterday afternoon Thirty-seven-year-old Jeremy Ralph of Roodhouse was booked at the Read More

South Jax trustees to address golf cart ordinance tonight

By Ryne Turke on April 28 at 7:11am

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South Jacksonville residents could be a few months away from cruising the village in personal golf carts. The golf cart ordinance is one of many topics that will be reviewed Read More

‘Dosh bridge project moving along

By Jim McCabe on April 27 at 1:56pm


Construction on the new Route 104 bridge in Meredosia is about one-fifth complete. That’s according to Ron Archambeau, District 6 Construction Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He says Read More

Health department: keep “laundry pods” away from kids

By Jim McCabe on April 27 at 1:55pm


New data suggests West Central Illinois parents should be more vigilant to ensure their children aren’t ingesting a certain product used to wash clothes. The Illinois Poison Center is reminding Read More

Interest growing for farmers’ and artisans’ market in Winchester

By Ryne Turke on April 27 at 12:43pm


A Winchester group is determining if there is interest in starting a farmers’ and artisans’ market this summer. An informational meeting to discuss the idea takes place on Thursday at Read More

Ameren ready for more nasty weather

By Jim McCabe on April 27 at 7:48am


Ameren Illinois officials say they’re ready for any more stormy weather that may come our way today. A line of nasty storms rolled through Jacksonville yesterday afternoon. While it didn’t Read More

Jax School District Sesquicentennial Bash planned for 2017

By Ryne Turke on April 27 at 7:40am

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An epic celebration is being planned for Jacksonville School District 117’s 150th anniversary. Alumni Association Executive Director Amy Albers presented the groundwork for the idea Wednesday night to District 117 Read More