Amazon VP Thomson announced as keynote speaker at Mac Commencement ceremony

By Blake Schnitker on May 11 at 12:48pm

As local college seniors prepare their caps and gowns for graduation, one local college is welcoming a successful business woman as their keynote Commencement speaker. Jacksonville native Kathryn Thomson, who Read More


By Dawn Johnson on May 11 at 10:51am

The West Central softball game scheduled for today, May 11th is postponed. The Calhoun @ Routt baseball game scheduled for tonight, Thursday, May 11th is postponed. The game will be Read More

Downed power lines, trees cause hours-long closure of Arenzville-Concord Road

By Blake Schnitker on May 11 at 8:46am

Arenzville-Concord Road was shut down for several hours last night as several power lines went down as a result of the thunderstorm. Crews with the Arenzville Fire Department were called Read More

Downtown Farmer’s Market starts next Wednesday, runs through October

By Blake Schnitker on May 11 at 7:26am

Fresh produce and various homemade products will be available for purchase in downtown Jacksonville next week. Jacksonville Main Street has announced the re-opening of the Downtown Farmer’s Market next Wednesday. Read More

State Senator Sam McCann Introduces Legislation For Election of Illinois Ag. Director

By Jack Jones on May 10 at 11:26am

State Senator Sam McCann has filed legislation that would give citizens the opportunity to make the Illinois Director of Agriculture an elected position. The legislation, officially titled Senate Joint Resolution Read More

Schuyler County Residents Get Hearing About Hog Facility

By Jack Jones on May 10 at 11:20am

Schuyler County residents are having their voice heard in local politics. After securing more than the 75 necessary petition signatures, it looks like opponents of a 3,600 hundred unit hog Read More

Winchester Elementary to undergo renovation project this summer

By Blake Schnitker on May 10 at 8:42am

There are just a few weeks left in the school year, and when students at Winchester Elementary come back in the fall, they’ll be returning to almost an entirely different Read More

Springfield man arrested on an FBI warrant in Morgan County

By Blake Schnitker on May 10 at 7:14am

A Springfield man was arrested in Morgan County Monday on a federal warrant in connection to a 2015 robbery of a Springfield bank. Authorities confirmed that 43-year old Michael Kemp Read More

Jax Public Schools Foundation accepting nominations for Distinguished Alumni Award

By Blake Schnitker on May 9 at 9:37am

Jacksonville School District 117 will be celebrating its 150th anniversary next year. As such, the Jacksonville Public Schools Foundation is playing a large part in organizing a number of events Read More

City Council hears report on city-wide recycling survey

By Blake Schnitker on May 9 at 5:59am

Jacksonville aldermen heard the results of a community-wide recycling survey at last night’s meeting. Towards the end of the workshop, a presentation was given by three Illinois College students in Read More