River rising in Meredosia, but ESDA director says residents are “resilient”

By Jim McCabe on June 23 at 1:06pm


Parking lots and back yards on land near the Illinois River in Meredosia are either partially or completely submerged as crews prepare to fight the flooding. Jim McCabe has this Read More

New complaint filed against Jacksonville attorney

By Jim McCabe on June 23 at 1:04pm


A Jacksonville attorney is once again possibly in trouble with the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. A complaint filed on June 9th accuses G. Ronald Kessinger of having a Read More

Former Carrollton police chief passes away

By Ryne Turke on June 23 at 12:51pm

Mike Kiger died last night at the age of 62, according to Carrollton Police Officer Mike McCartney. McCartney says Kiger was hired as Carrollton’s Police Chief in 1981 and served Read More

Rainfall limits farmers’ production again

By Ryne Turke on June 23 at 12:46pm

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It was another soggy week for farmers across the state of Illinois. The latest USDA crop report showed the average rainfall amount at 2.65 inches above normal and more than Read More

City Council recap: Big grant for water plant, art center lease details unveiled

By Jim McCabe on June 23 at 8:28am


City aldermen got details on how Jacksonville can save some big money for the soon-to-be-built new water treatment plant last night. Jamie Headen of Benton and Associates told City Council Read More

Waltrip makes immediate impact during first day as South Jax President

By Ryne Turke on June 22 at 9:21pm


A new era has begun for the village of South Jacksonville. After months of South Jacksonville residents packing Village Hall and asking for change, that day finally came on Monday. Read More

Volunteers needed for sandbagging on Illinois R.

By Jim McCabe on June 22 at 3:22pm


Emergency services officials are preparing to start sandbagging efforts along the Illinois River tomorrow. Thunderstorms and significant rainfall over the last several days have resulted in flooding along the river. Read More

Vigil planned at local church after South Carolina church shooting

By Jim McCabe on June 22 at 1:49pm


Officials at what is arguably Jacksonville’s most historic church for African-Americans are planning a vigil tomorrow night following last week’s mass shooting at a South Carolina church. A vigil will Read More

State Senator Sullivan talks about not seeking re-election

By Jim McCabe on June 22 at 1:49pm


Cass County’s State Senator is talking about his decision to not run for another term. Democrat John Sullivan of Rushville announced last week he will not seek re-election in the Read More

City Council meeting includes FY 2014 audit

By Jim McCabe on June 22 at 7:24am


The presentation of an audit highlights this week’s Jacksonville City Council meeting. The audit is for Fiscal Year 2014. It will be presented during the Finance Committee portion of tonight’s Read More