Friends of Jim Edgar Panther Creek set date for next meeting

By Ryne Turke on August 13 at 1:02pm


The group will gather at the Depot Restaurant in Virginia on August 21 at 6 p.m. Agenda items for the night include putting a slate of officers and directors in Read More

Jax woman who purchased vacant house says city is hindering, not helping

By Jim McCabe on August 13 at 7:26am


A Jacksonville woman claims the city is not giving her enough time to fix up a house she purchased several years ago. Richelle Handling, who lives in a home in Read More

Jacksonville man who attended race weighs in on Tony Stewart controversy

By Jim McCabe on August 13 at 7:24am


The local racing community is reacting to the death of a 20-year-old driver who was hit by NASCAR star Tony Stewart at a race on Saturday. The car of Kevin Read More

Davidsmeyer named a 2014 Edgar Fellow graduate

By Ryne Turke on August 12 at 12:45pm


State Representative C.D Davidsmeyer was one of 37 young leaders from across Illinois who received a distinguished honor on Friday. Davidsmeyer was named a graduate of the 2014 Edgar Fellows Read More

Crop numbers continue to outpace historical averages

By Ryne Turke on August 12 at 12:44pm

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That news comes from the latest USDA crop progress report as numbers across the state, except for corn dented, are higher than the five-year average. For the West Southwest District, Read More

Junior high school traffic changes passed, Kentucky/Mauvaisterre action tabled

By Jim McCabe on August 12 at 7:40am


Jacksonville City Council adopted one series of traffic changes while tabling another during its Monday night meeting. Aldermen adopted with an emergency clause restrictions on parking on the west side Read More

Illinois’ Attorney General urges FDA to treat e-cigarettes like real cigarettes

By Richard Holton on August 12 at 7:40am


Attorney General Lisa Madigan is urging the Food and Drug Administration to treat e-cigarettes like real cigarettes. Madigan was joined by the Attorneys General of 28 other states on Friday Read More

Rural Jacksonville farmers honored at state fair

By Jim McCabe on August 12 at 7:40am


A Morgan County couple has been named the Illinois Department of Agriculture 2014 Sustainable Agriculture Farmers of the Year. Jim and Mary Burrus, who operate the Indian Creek Farm in Read More

Practices for high school football set to open on Monday

By Ryne Turke on August 11 at 1:11pm


With the high school football season right around the corner in West Central Illinois, teams will be getting a chance to start practices a little earlier this year. Normally the Read More

Preliminary budget now on file for Morgan County

By Jim McCabe on August 11 at 1:08pm


Commissioner Brad Zeller stated at this morning’s meeting that no requests that were made by the various elected officials and administrators were changed. Zeller says the budget requests are typically Read More