Man facing charges in Beardstown baby death now in custody in Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on November 17 at 7:27am


A Beardstown man is in custody facing charges of endangering the life or health of a child. Twenty-eight-year-old Jose Nieto-Roman remains in custody in the Morgan County Jail, where he Read More

House destroyed in rural Franklin by fire

By Jim McCabe on November 17 at 7:25am


A rural Franklin house was destroyed in a fire on Sunday. Franklin firefighters got the call to 346 Smith Road at around noon. Fire Chief Gerald Wilson says crews arrived Read More

Waverly student’s third brain surgery showing successful results

By Ryne Turke on November 16 at 9:30am


A Waverly first grade student has just completed his third surgery for a condition most don’t even know he suffers from. Chase Amos was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation at 15 Read More

Bev Johns to speak during workshop on Monday

By Ryne Turke on November 16 at 9:29am

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Educators and parents are invited to attend the next Council for Exceptional Children Chapter 99 workshop on Monday. The event, “The Top 15 Behavior Interventions that Increase Academic Success,” will Read More

Car-deer accidents on the decline in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on November 15 at 12:30pm

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Officials are reporting that totals from 2013 compared to 2012 show the number of accidents are down one percent. Chris Young, a spokesman for the Illinois Department for Natural Resources, Read More

French horn soloists featured at Jax Symphony Orchestra

By Ryne Turke on November 15 at 12:29pm


The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will be presenting the second concert of the season tonight at Illinois College’s Rammelkamp Chapel. The collaboration will feature two very prestigious French horn soloists, Tricia Read More

Staff Sgt. from Jacksonville honored with federal recognition

By Ryne Turke on November 15 at 12:28pm


A Jacksonville soldier has received the federal recognition of being the first to complete a new warrant officer process. ReadMedia reports that Staff Sgt. Courtney McCormick was honored at Camp Read More

Jax Fire Chief Sills shares space heater safety tips

By Ryne Turke on November 15 at 8:18am


As temperatures continue to dip, Jacksonville’s new fire chief is expressing the importance of space heater safety. Last year, statistics from the Product Safety Commission reported that space heaters were Read More

Semitrailer accident puts sends man to hospital

By Ryne Turke on November 14 at 1:05pm


A two vehicle accident this morning involving a semitrailer sent a Jacksonville man to the hospital. According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, 86-year-old Albert Schramm of the 1800 block Read More

Bird watchers flocking to Murrayville this weekend

By Ryne Turke on November 14 at 1:05pm


Bird watchers in West Central Illinois are getting an opportunity to take an up close look at several different bird species this weekend. Pat Ward from the Morgan County Audubon Read More