Third arrest made in last week’s alleged robbery

By Jim McCabe on July 23 at 7:55am

Another arrest has been made in connection to an alleged armed robbery in Jacksonville last week. City police arrested 28-year-old Jeremy Jackson of the 400 block of South East last Read More

Hillview seeking volunteers to clean up flood damage

By Ryne Turke on July 23 at 7:55am


They’re still cleaning up after six to seven inches of rain fell in Greene County over the weekend, resulting in a levee  breach and subsequent evacuation in Hillview. At one Read More

McCann wants IEMA, engineers to go to Naples

By Jim McCabe on July 22 at 1:10pm


State Senator Sam McCann continued his tour of flooded areas of West Central Illinois on Tuesday. McCann was in Naples in Scott County, where an estimated eleven inches of rain Read More

Lack of state budget impacting tourism funding

By Ryne Turke on July 22 at 12:39pm


The ongoing budget crisis in Illinois could have an impact on Jacksonville tourism in the near future. State funding to the Jacksonville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau was cut off Read More

Have you barked yet?

By Tiffani Homer on July 22 at 12:39pm

Voting will close tonight for the Bark for Your Park contest. Jacksonville along with 14 other cities made the final round to vote. The winning city will receive $100,000 to Read More

Local students making a difference for Veterans Park

By Ryne Turke on July 22 at 9:52am


A group of students spent their Tuesday morning making improvements to the playground equipment of Veterans Park in Jacksonville. The community service program received support from members of the Jacksonville Read More

Woman re-sentenced on meth charges

By Jim McCabe on July 22 at 7:26am

A Jacksonville woman who avoided prison time last year for making methamphetamine in her residence last June with children present has been sentenced after having her probation revoked. Thirty-four-year-old Heather Read More

Update: Former Jacksonville alderman pleads guilty to theft, forgery charges

By Jim McCabe on July 21 at 3:16pm


A disgraced former Jacksonville alderman pleaded guilty this afternoon to theft and forgery charges. Twenty-nine-year-old Adonnis Shaw avoided additional jail time, instead getting two years of probation and getting credit Read More

Day care facilities around the state struggling with new requirements

By Jim McCabe on July 21 at 12:29pm


Illinois daycare facilities have turned away more than 2,000 families since the beginning of this month because they don’t meet the new selective requirements for state-aided childcare. Eric Feldman with Read More

Illinois corn silking at 75 percent

By Ryne Turke on July 21 at 12:25pm


There may not have been any downpours last week, but wet conditions once again limited farmers in the fields. The latest USDA crop report showed an average precipitation of nearly Read More