Archive dedicated to Illinois College benefactor

By Jim McCabe on October 14 at 4:28am


Illinois College officials dedicated a new archive section of the school’s library yesterday. School president Dr. Barbara Farley cut the ribbon for the Khalaf Al Habtoor Archive at Schewe Library. Read More

Sales tax watchdog points out donations

By Jim McCabe on October 13 at 1:27pm


An education advocate is sounding the alarm about allegedly improper donations made to a group advocating for the passage of a sales tax increase in Morgan County. Spokesman for the Read More

Former Jax alderman’s husband new exec. director of Baltimore group

By Jim McCabe on October 13 at 1:23pm


The husband of a former Jacksonville alderman has been named the new executive director of a civil rights group in Maryland. Joel Tinsley-Hall was named to the position to lead Read More

Retiree Medicare enrollment opens soon

By Ryne Turke on October 13 at 1:15pm

Pam Kogler, with the Department of Central Management Services, says they can expect to see enrollment kits in the mail soon. “Most people are already enrolled in these plans from Read More

Lake Jacksonville 2014 season coming to a close

By Ryne Turke on October 13 at 8:27am


According to a press release from the Jacksonville Parks and Lakes Department, October 19 will be the final day for camping and boating at Lake Jacksonville. The following day, archery Read More

Mac talks cartoons and science tomorrow

By Ryne Turke on October 12 at 8:23am


MacMurray College’s Science in the Movies film series will be comparing cartoons and the laws of sciences tomorrow. The event, “Don’t Look Down, Wile E. Coyote!” will be held at Read More

More Illinois students taking advanced placement testing

By Ryne Turke on October 12 at 8:01am


According to state officials, 23 percent of all juniors and seniors took the test this spring. Mary Ferugs, with the State Board of Education, adds that a certain race of Read More

FutureGen moving along

By Jim McCabe on October 11 at 11:05am


Ahead of a Citizens Advisory Committee later this month, officials says the FutureGen project is making progress. That’s according to Terry Dennison, the president of the Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Read More

Jacksonville to hold remembrance for hospice patients

By Ryne Turke on October 11 at 11:00am

A memorial service is being held in Jacksonville later this month to remember hospice patients. Memorial Home Services Hospice is sponsoring the service, which offers a time of reflection for Read More

Illinois prepares for eathquakes with “Great Shakeout” program

By Ryne Turke on October 11 at 8:21am


People don’t often think about earthquakes rattling in Illinois, but IEMA’s Patti Thompson says we get them more often than people know. “We actually have small earthquakes all the time,” Read More