Jacksonville City Council adds Aaron Scott to 4th Ward

By Jim McCabe on May 24 at 6:29am


Jacksonville’s City Council now features two aldermen with the last name of Scott. In addition to Bill Scott, Mayor Andy Ezard announced Aaron Scott will replace Ben Tomhave, who resigned Read More

Life breathed back into plan to turn post office into museum

By Jim McCabe on May 24 at 6:28am


A city committee is renewing efforts to turn the old Jacksonville post office into a museum. The Jacksonville Heritage Cultural Board announced its intent to dust off a nearly decade-old Read More

Kesinger will have to apply to Supreme Court to get reinstated

By Jim McCabe on May 24 at 6:17am

The days of practicing law for an embattled Jacksonville attorney could be over, as he’ll need the Illinois Supreme Court’s blessing to be back in the courtroom. G. Ronald Kesinger’s Read More

Raises for one commissioner, circuit clerk, coroner

By Jim McCabe on May 23 at 2:36pm


Morgan County Commissioners approved a resolution setting salaries for one commissioner, the circuit clerk and coroner this morning. Chairman Bill Meier says nearly six years ago, commissioners were informed by Read More

Winchester Post Office remains open during lease negotiations

By Ryne Turke on May 23 at 12:50pm


An injunction has been filed to keep the Winchester Post Office open while the building’s lease agreement is ironed out. Winchester Mayor Rex McInytre says the injunction was submitted over Read More

Winchester approves ordinance allowing UTVs on village roads

By Ryne Turke on May 22 at 9:22am

Another municipality has approved the use of utility task vehicles on village roads. Winchester Mayor Rex McIntyre says the village has allowed street legal golf carts on roads for years. Read More

Jacksonville Superintendent sheds more light on Alternative School

By Ryne Turke on May 21 at 1:11pm


Jacksonville School District 117’s Superintendent is responding to the mixed reactions and questions from the public regarding the decision to place an alternative school on the downtown square. District 117 Read More

New owners of Lonzerotti’s excited to open doors

By Ryne Turke on May 21 at 1:00pm


The doors to Lonzerotti’s Italia Restaurant have been closed for more than four months, but a local family plans to change that. Frank, Sue, David and John Whitney recently finalized Read More

JPD officer of the month participates in “Stranger Danger” event

By Jim McCabe on May 21 at 9:00am


It was a busy month for one particular Jacksonville Police officer who was named “Officer of the Month” during a City Council meeting last week. Jim McCabe reports.  

Second springtime Cruise Nite happening in Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on May 20 at 2:05pm


If you’re a Jacksonville Cruise Nite enthusiast but don’t want to wait until September, you’re in luck- the second annual Spring Cruise Nite is on Saturday. Joel Buchanan with the Read More