Long-time Local Physician Passes Away

By Blake Schnitker on March 17 at 7:45am

A former Illinois College administrator and well-known local physician passed away Wednesday evening. Dr. Ernst Chester Bone, better known as “Chet”, graduated from Illinois College in 1936. Shortly after his Read More

Manker asks Attorney General’s office to review alleged Open Meetings Act violations in South Jax

By Blake Schnitker on March 16 at 12:15pm

Clarification regarding the leak of a draft legal memorandum from a closed session at South Jacksonville Village Hall could come from the state’s highest legal officer. Attorney Tyson Manker has Read More

Local Colleges Co-Sponsoring a Career Fair on Wednesday

By Blake Schnitker on March 16 at 12:06pm

Three local colleges are teaming up to sponsor a career fair for students Wednesday on the campus of Illinois College. Lincoln Land Community College, MacMurray College and Illinois College are Read More

Chipman earns Assistant Principal of the Year award from Illinois Principal’s Association

By Blake Schnitker on March 16 at 8:29am

A District 117 administrator is the recipient of an award from one of the state’s most highly-recognized educational associations. Jacksonville High School Assistant Principal Tim Chipman recently learned that he’d Read More

Boundary Updates, State Funding issues highlight District 117 Board Meeting

By Blake Schnitker on March 16 at 8:02am

District 117 board members discussed a number of topics last night, from the latest boundary updates to the lack of state funding. Beginning with the Committee of the Whole meeting, Read More

Last Day to Submit Applications for Dieckamp Scholarship

By Blake Schnitker on March 15 at 2:32pm

Today is the last day to apply for the Herman Dieckamp University of Illinois scholarship offered through the Jacksonville Public School Foundation. Albers says former scholarship winners have pursued a Read More

New State Budget Won’t Save Wells Center As Is

By Gary Scott on March 15 at 10:37am

A head of a local agency that treats substance abuse says he now has a little better direction about the future of a 50-year-old Jacksonville institution. Wells Center executive director Read More

Scott County Man Hurt in Bluffs accident

By Gary Scott on March 15 at 9:41am

A Scott County man was injured in a single vehicle accident in Bluffs yesterday morning. Illinois State police say 34-year-old Bud Sleek of Bluffs was treated for minor injuries at Read More

City Council gives subsidy for Safe Ride program, introduces Emergency Mobile App

By Blake Schnitker on March 15 at 5:24am

West Central Mass Transit’s Safe Ride program is getting a boost from Jacksonville aldermen following last night’s City Council meeting. Among the resolutions approved by the City Council last night Read More

Wells Center Eventually Under New Management?

By Gary Scott on March 14 at 5:55pm

It’s becoming apparent that the future of the Wells Center in Jacksonville may be in the hands of an unidentified third party. That was a fact agreed upon by executive Read More