New legislation proposes updating visitation rules for children of DCFS

By Ryne Turke on April 18 at 12:29pm


State Representative Norine Hammond has passed legislation in regards to visitation rights for children under the care of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Under the provisions of Read More

IC continues parternship with Ritsumeikan University

By Ryne Turke on April 18 at 12:28pm


Illinois College is continuing its collaboration with Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a $400,000 grant to support work on Asian studies and the environment, Read More

MacMurray plans to name new president in May

By Ryne Turke on April 18 at 7:03am


The search for MacMurray College’s next president has been narrowed down to an elite group of candidates. Dr. Judith Hackman, a co-chair of the MacMurray College Presidential Search Committee, spoke Read More

Reports: clemency denied for Shirley Skinner

By Jim McCabe on April 18 at 6:21am


Clemency has reportedly been denied for an 80-year-old Ashland woman convicted of murdering her granddaughter’s estranged husband. The Jacksonville Journal-Courier reports former Governor Pat Quinn denied Shirley Skinner’s request for Read More

District 117 proposing two-hour late start during severe weather

By Ryne Turke on April 17 at 12:56pm


A new bell schedule is being proposed for District 117 when severe weather puts officials in a tough decision to cancel classes. The item has been a popular topic during Read More

Local radio personality arrested

By Jim McCabe on April 17 at 12:52pm


A Jacksonville radio personality has been arrested for aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Fifty-year-old Perry Brown of Carlinville was also booked at the Sangamon County Jail at around 3:30 yesterday afternoon Read More

Terry stepping down as executive director of LLCC

By Ryne Turke on April 17 at 12:49pm

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The executive director of Lincoln Land Community College is stepping down next month. Jan Terry told WLDS-WEAI News that she will be ending a 19 year partnership with Lincoln Land Read More

South Jax ethics meeting reportedly canceled by village president

By Ryne Turke on April 17 at 7:28am

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A special meeting for South Jacksonville board members to discuss a recent ethics complaint was canceled last night. Earlier this week, Village Attorney Allen Yow told WLDS-WEAI News that the Read More

Passavant hosting free kidney and health screening

By Ryne Turke on April 17 at 7:27am


The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is teaming with Passavant Area Hospital to provide free kidney and health screenings today. The screenings will be provided by the KidneyMobile at the Read More

Democrat Adam Lopez running for 18th Congressional District

By Ryne Turke on April 16 at 1:12pm


A Democratic candidate has stepped forward to run for the 18th Congressional District seat, formerly held by Aaron Schock. Adam Lopez, who was re-elected to the Springfield School Board this Read More