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

Morgan County commissioner Dick Rawlings has died

By Jim McCabe on July 15 at 1:38pm


Richard “Dick” Rawlings was 73 years old. He died Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield after battling an illness for several weeks. Fellow commissioners Brad Zeller and Bill Meier Read More

Woman arrested on meth charges in June denied bond reduction

By Jim McCabe on July 15 at 1:36pm

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A Jacksonville woman’s request to reduce her bond on multiple felony methamphetamine charges was denied this morning. Heather Fanning requested to have her bond reduced from $100,000 to $2,500 on Read More

Budget hearings continue in Morgan County

By Jim McCabe on July 15 at 1:35pm


The budget process continued this morning in Morgan County with appearances from the Animal Control department and the Regional Superintendent. Animal Control requested a budget of about $152,000, which is Read More

Rainfall limits farmers this week but future of crops looks bright

By Ryne Turke on July 15 at 1:07pm


The West Southwest district received more rainfall than any other district last week, limiting farmers from getting much work done in the fields. According to the USDA crop progress report, Read More

Tree falls at Illinois College

By Richard Holton on July 15 at 8:17am


The sound of the Sturtevant Oak being cut down Monday in front of Illinois College’s Sturtevant Hall were heard by alumni and college officials. The tree was planted less than Read More

Aldermen given update on watershed project

By Jim McCabe on July 14 at 9:19pm


  Jacksonville aldermen received an update on the city’s participation in the Lake Mauvaisterre Watershed Project tonight. City council received a draft resolution from city attorney Dan Beard that authorizes Read More