Northridge Hills put up for sale

By Ryne Turke on July 17 at 1:15pm


The announcement came earlier this week that Northridge Hills, located at 1265 Sandusky, was seeking a change of ownership. The course, owned by the Northridge Golf Company L.L.C., is asking Read More

Jax among municipalities that will see less cash because of refund

By Jim McCabe on July 17 at 7:17am


A legal settlement requiring AT&T to issue a billion-dollar refund to mobile customers across the country is affecting Illinois municipalities, including Jacksonville. A recent federal ruling on a class action Read More

One-cent sales tax resolution approved by District 117

By Ryne Turke on July 16 at 9:27pm


Morgan County voters will be casting their vote on a one-cent sales tax on the November ballot after District 117 board members approved the resolution last night. The resolution passed Read More

Waverly School board backs Franklin sports co-op

By Gary Scott on July 16 at 9:07pm


The Waverly school board tonight unanimously backed a plan to co-op sports with Franklin. The board voted 7-0 to fully co-op all sports with Franklin starting with the 2015-16 sports Read More

Railroad crossing at Clay and Lafayette repaired

By Ryne Turke on July 16 at 1:19pm


A bumpy railroad crossing in Jacksonville has been repaired, resulting in a smoother ride for drivers and their vehicles. The railroad crossing at Clay and Lafayette has been a problem Read More

Officials working to fill commissioner vacancy

By Jim McCabe on July 16 at 1:07pm


A notice to fill the vacancy for former Morgan County Commissioner Dick Rawlings will be taking place over the next several days. According to Illinois state statute, the seat of Read More

Clerk, state’s attorney, sheriff budget requests heard

By Jim McCabe on July 16 at 1:06pm


Three more departments presented numbers this morning as the Morgan County budget process continued. The county clerk requested a budget of $533,000. Last year’s budget was $577,000. The state’s attorney’s Read More

Changes announced to concealed carry law

By Jim McCabe on July 16 at 1:05pm


Illinois State Police officials have announced amendments to the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. The emergency rules, announced last week, include a provision on the consideration of objections and the decisions Read More

District 117 board to vote on sales tax question

By Ryne Turke on July 16 at 7:23am

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Jacksonville District 117 board members will vote on placing a one-cent sales tax on the November ballot at tonight’s meeting. The resolution would direct the Regional Superintendent to certify to Read More

Greene County shooting victim name released

By Jim McCabe on July 15 at 1:55pm


The Greene County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim in this weekend’s shooting incident as 60-year-old John Early of White Hall. Early is listed in critical condition at Memorial Medical Read More