IDOT listening session in Jax yields comments on funding, Route 67 progress, other topics

By Jim McCabe on May 19 at 8:53am


Illinois Department of Transportation officials certainly got an earful from those in attendance during a listening session in Jacksonville yesterday. The event held at Illinois College was one of the Read More

Arrest made on wanted former husband of Waverly native killed in house fire

By Jim McCabe on May 19 at 8:24am


A man with local connections has been arrested by the FBI in Damascus, Virginia. Fifty-three-year-old James Hammes was arrested on Saturday, wanted since 2009 on federal charges he embezzled nearly Read More

Jacksonville man accused of making meth in Brooklyn Ave. trailer

By Jim McCabe on May 19 at 8:21am


Thirty-three-year-old Joshua King of the 700 block of East Chambers was arrested in the 500 block of Brooklyn at around 6 p.m. for aggravated participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, possession of Read More

Merger set for Jacksonville Area Association of Realtors

By Ryne Turke on May 19 at 8:20am

Sold sign in front yard of house

The Jacksonville Area Association of Realtors is announcing a merger that aims to better serve the consumers of West Central Illinois. Both the Capital Area Realtors and Jacksonville Area Association Read More

Mac gives Rexroat Prairie a social media presence

By Ryne Turke on May 18 at 12:33pm


A MacMurray College Biology Program is bringing awareness to the Rexroat Prairie in Virginia. Liz Harney, a senior Biology major at MacMurray, created a website, Facebook page and brochure as Read More

Passvant offering summer nurse camp in July

By Ryne Turke on May 18 at 12:33pm


Passavant Area Hospital is taking applications for the annual Summer Nursing Camp Program starting in July. Karen Daum, Chief Nursing Officer at Passavant, says the free four-day camp gives local Read More

Bill would change policy on closing local highways to truck traffic

By Jim McCabe on May 18 at 12:32pm

Semi-truck driving on rural road

Cass County’s state representative is sponsoring legislation in the Illinois House that changes the way major roadways can be closed to tractor trailer traffic. Norine Hammond’s bill gives the authority Read More

Illinois College adds second nursing partnership

By Jim McCabe on May 17 at 7:30am

nursing students

As Illinois College students prepare for graduation ceremonies today, the school is celebrating a new partnership that aims to benefit potential graduate students. The school announced this past week it’s Read More

Carrollton approves police committee

By Ryne Turke on May 16 at 12:30pm


In an effort to improve communication throughout the city, Carrollton is moving forward with the creation of a police committee. The police committee, which will consist of three council members, Read More

Eight acre property tentatively approved for zoning in South Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on May 16 at 12:29pm


After months of controversial discussion, a piece of property just beyond the corporate limits of South Jacksonville has been tentatively approved to be zoned into the village. Roger and Janet Read More