Gill’s Defense team denied of motion to separate charges, trial date set for May

By Blake Schnitker on March 17 at 11:59am

The judge in the case of Robert Gill has denied a motion from the defense team to separate the charges of murder and arson, and Gill will be tried on Read More

Jax Residents Note Dr. Chet Bone’s Passing

By Gary Scott on March 17 at 11:23am

Jacksonville area residents are honoring the memory of a long time, beloved doctor who passed away earlier this week at his home. Dr. EC “Chet” Bone died Wednesday night at Read More

Ptacek offers thoughts on legislation regarding seat belts on school buses

By Blake Schnitker on March 17 at 7:58am

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced his support of legislation that would require seat belts on Illinois school buses. House Bill 3377, sponsored by Representative Lou Lang of Skokie, Read More

Long-time Local Physician Passes Away

By Blake Schnitker on March 17 at 7:45am

A former Illinois College administrator and well-known local physician passed away Wednesday evening. Dr. Ernst Chester Bone, better known as “Chet”, graduated from Illinois College in 1936. Shortly after his Read More

Manker asks Attorney General’s office to review alleged Open Meetings Act violations in South Jax

By Blake Schnitker on March 16 at 12:15pm

Clarification regarding the leak of a draft legal memorandum from a closed session at South Jacksonville Village Hall could come from the state’s highest legal officer. Attorney Tyson Manker has Read More

Local Colleges Co-Sponsoring a Career Fair on Wednesday

By Blake Schnitker on March 16 at 12:06pm

Three local colleges are teaming up to sponsor a career fair for students Wednesday on the campus of Illinois College. Lincoln Land Community College, MacMurray College and Illinois College are Read More

Chipman earns Assistant Principal of the Year award from Illinois Principal’s Association

By Blake Schnitker on March 16 at 8:29am

A District 117 administrator is the recipient of an award from one of the state’s most highly-recognized educational associations. Jacksonville High School Assistant Principal Tim Chipman recently learned that he’d Read More

Boundary Updates, State Funding issues highlight District 117 Board Meeting

By Blake Schnitker on March 16 at 8:02am

District 117 board members discussed a number of topics last night, from the latest boundary updates to the lack of state funding. Beginning with the Committee of the Whole meeting, Read More

Last Day to Submit Applications for Dieckamp Scholarship

By Blake Schnitker on March 15 at 2:32pm

Today is the last day to apply for the Herman Dieckamp University of Illinois scholarship offered through the Jacksonville Public School Foundation. Albers says former scholarship winners have pursued a Read More

New State Budget Won’t Save Wells Center As Is

By Gary Scott on March 15 at 10:37am

A head of a local agency that treats substance abuse says he now has a little better direction about the future of a 50-year-old Jacksonville institution. Wells Center executive director Read More