Passavant Hospital CEO stepping down after three years of service

By Ryne Turke on October 12 at 12:15pm


The CEO of Passavant Area Hospital plans on stepping down from his role at the end of the year. Fifty-five-year-old Doug Rahn will complete his three year term before retiring Read More

Jacksonville man pleads “guilty” to unlawful possession of weapon by felon

By Ryne Turke on October 12 at 7:46am


A Jacksonville man involved in a serious fight in 2015 changed his plea to “guilty” in Morgan County Court on Tuesday. Twenty-four-year-old Shakil Berry waived his rights to a jury Read More

H.E.L.P.S. Ministry asks City Council for funding assistance

By Ryne Turke on October 12 at 7:45am


A Jacksonville not-for-profit organization in dire need of funding is in jeopardy of shutting down. That’s the message that H.E.L.P.S. Ministry Outreach Coordinator Kathleen Finkle extended to aldermen during Tuesday’s Read More

Downtown Square offering free wi-fi internet

By Ryne Turke on October 12 at 7:42am


Downtown Jacksonville is now the biggest internet hot-spot in the city. Free wi-fi is now available across Central Park, thanks to Jacksonville Main Street and the organization’s locally-funded mission to Read More

District 117 to hold emergency meeting later this week

By Blake Schnitker on October 11 at 2:48pm


Jacksonville School District 117 will hold an emergency meeting to consider the resignation of a board member later this week. According to the office of school district 117, the only Read More

Technology at Passavant providing early breast cancer detection

By Ryne Turke on October 11 at 1:04pm


On average, one in eight women in West Central Illinois will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Passavant Area Hospital is committed to reducing that number. In June of 2015, Passavant Read More

Marshall Chevrolet set for grand reopening nine months after fire

By Ryne Turke on October 11 at 12:29pm


Marshall Chevrolet in Winchester is thanking the public on Thursday during the celebration of the dealerships grand reopening. On January 3rd, Marshall Chevrolet co-owner Jay Rueter got a phone call Read More

Durbin, Manker promote veteran support system in Morgan County

By Ryne Turke on October 11 at 7:10am


A Morgan County State’s Attorney candidate is doing his part to serve the veterans of West Central Illinois. Tyson Manker was joined by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and a dozen Read More

Prevailing wage rates highlight City Council meeting

By Ryne Turke on October 11 at 6:59am


Aldermen will continue discussion on the prevailing wage rates for members of Jacksonville’s City Council tonight. The item will be reviewed in the committee session starting at 6 p.m. and Read More

Mobile Food Pantry back in Morgan County this week

By Ryne Turke on October 10 at 12:35pm


Last month’s mobile food pantry was a big hit, so the Central Illinois Foodbank is offering another free event on Wednesday. Central Illinois Foodbank Public Relations Manager Krista Lisser says Read More