Denison: Mystery biz revealed, picks MO

By Jim McCabe on April 19 at 7:53am


There’s good news and bad news from the president of the Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation. The bad news is: the previously-unnamed business that JREDC officials had been hoping would Read More

Jax girl needs votes to win wheelchair-accessible van

By Jim McCabe on April 18 at 12:56pm


The Jacksonville community looks to go 2-for-2 in helping a young person win a contest this year. Eleven-year-old Lizzie Chamberlain suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic nerve disorder that Read More

Beef prices on the rise

By Ryne Turke on April 18 at 12:56pm

People in West Central Illinois better start preparing for higher beef prices. Reid Blossom of the Illinois Beef Association says the prices are rising due to high demand. Problems began Read More

Scott County man receives DOC sentence for child porn

By Jim McCabe on April 18 at 12:17pm


A Scott County man will spend nearly a decade in prison for possession of child pornography. Twenty-three-year-old Jacob Carriger of Winchester pleaded guilty in Scott County Court on Thursday to Read More

Mumps numbers keep going up

By Jim McCabe on April 18 at 10:03am


More mumps cases are being reported locally. Health officials say Morgan County has reported 40 cases of the viral infection, which is more than the 26 cases in all of Read More

Senate Dems say local school districts will feel it if income tax disappears

By Jim McCabe on April 18 at 7:28am


Democrats in the Illinois Senate say if the state income tax is rolled back, it could mean big changes in the bottom lines of West Central Illinois school districts. Senate Read More

Governor announces funds for North Main project in Jax

By Jim McCabe on April 18 at 7:25am

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Another investment by the state in local road construction projects has been announced by the Governor’s office. Pat Quinn yesterday announced $11.9 million will go towards projects in Cass, Greene, Read More

Jacksonville organizations donate helmets to local fourth graders

By Ryne Turke on April 18 at 5:36am

Dr. Turner explaining brain injuires

The Jacksonville Park Foundation and Passavant Area Hospital partnered with Illinois College Professor Dr. Jeremy Turner to give a helmet to every fourth grader in Jacksonville on Thursday. The helmets Read More

Sheriff candidate appears in court

By Jim McCabe on April 17 at 12:37pm

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A Greene County commissioner running for sheriff in that county made his first court appearance on felony charges last week. Luke Lamb was formally charged with Unlawful Communication with a Read More

Jacksonville mayor talks pot dispensaries, FutureGen model

By Jim McCabe on April 17 at 12:36pm

Mayor Andy Ezard

Jacksonville officials have been approached about having a medical marijuana facility set up locally. Mayor Andy Ezard appeared on this morning’s edition of AM Conversation on WLDS to talk about Read More