IC and Mac faculty help kick off Humanities Film Series

By Ryne Turke on September 18 at 7:47am

Scene from the movie Swing Kids

The series, entitled “Perspectives on Moral Courage”, will show a variety of films that the moderators have chosen to reveal about the human condition. Tonight’s open film, Swing Kid, will Read More

Sudden Death Syndrome showing up in local soybeans

By Jim McCabe on September 17 at 2:23pm


This year’s soybean harvest won’t have the equivalent of a baseball perfect game. Despite an expected record crop, some West Central Illinois farmers are dealing with loss of their beans Read More

Local rainfall numbers already through the roof

By Ryne Turke on September 17 at 1:08pm


State Climatologist Jim Angel joined Gary Scott yesterday on “AM Conversation” and talked about the impressive precipitation totals in the area. “Well we have a volunteer network that has two Read More

Mac art instructor displaying artwork tomorrow

By Ryne Turke on September 17 at 1:08pm

putnam springer

MacMurray art instructor Michael Prault’s exhibition “Upper-middlebrow…” will open with a gallery talk at 6:15 p.m. Prault also works as a multimedia artist. Currently residing in Normal, he received his Read More

South Jax ballot to include three trustee positions

By Ryne Turke on September 17 at 1:07pm


Residents of South Jacksonville will be electing three trustees in the Consolidated Election next year. According to a press release, the trustee positions which are set to expire include Steven Read More

With new water plant, size matters

By Jim McCabe on September 17 at 8:19am


Jacksonville aldermen got their first in-depth look at the inner workings of the city’s new water treatment plant last night. The facility, to go up at the corner of Hardin Read More

Davidsmeyer endorsed by Illinois Farm Bureau

By Ryne Turke on September 17 at 8:19am


Earlier this week, Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer received the endorsement from the grassroots organization in his bid for re-election. The Farm Bureau candidate review process consisted of local and regional meetings. Read More

District 117 board to discuss e-cigarettes

By Ryne Turke on September 17 at 8:16am


Members of the District 117 school board will meet tonight to vote on several action items, including policy adoptions for electronic cigarettes. If approved by the board, no person on Read More

Toilet paper tradition continues at Routt

By Jim McCabe on September 17 at 8:16am


In case you didn’t drive down East College Avenue this week, the tradition of Routt Catholic High School students decorating the trees on the front lawn of the school with Read More

MacMurray enrollment numbers hold steady

By Jim McCabe on September 16 at 1:12pm


MacMurray College officials are pleased with the latest enrollment numbers released for the school. Mac’s traditional, campus-based enrollment for the fall of 2014 remained steady, according to a press release, Read More