Drama building in South Jacksonville hours before special meeting

By Ryne Turke on June 15 at 1:10pm


A pair of South Jacksonville trustees are frustrated with the way business is being conducted “behind the scenes” at Village Hall. This news comes nearly two weeks after an hour Read More

Sign for Dick Rawlings Memorial Highway unveiled

By Jim McCabe on June 15 at 1:00pm


Honoring the memory of a former Morgan County commissioner instrumental in expanding high-speed travel through West Central Illinois is what people gathered to do this morning west of Jacksonville. People Read More

Major injuries avoided after five-car wreck on Beardstown bridge approach

By Jim McCabe on June 15 at 10:48am


A five-vehicle accident sent multiple people to the hospital with what Illinois State Police say are minor injuries yesterday afternoon. It happened at around 1:15 p.m. on U.S. Route 67, Read More

Event planned in Jacksonville for Florida shooting victims

By Jim McCabe on June 15 at 7:22am

A memorial is being planned for this weekend in Jacksonville to honor the victims of the weekend shooting in Orlando, Florida. Organizer Vicki Prillmayer tells the Jacksonville Journal-Courier she wants Read More

Alternative school name, logo on District 117 agenda

By Ryne Turke on June 15 at 7:22am


Twenty-two action items will be voted on during tonight’s Jacksonville District 117 meeting. Details regarding the alternative school, such as the name and logo, will be reviewed. Other action items Read More

West Douglas residents not opposed to having city help with brick road

By Jim McCabe on June 15 at 7:21am


The results of a second questionnaire focusing on how to address the last brick street in Jacksonville in desperate need of maintenance were shared last night. Residents of West Douglas Read More

Planting activity continues in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on June 14 at 12:48pm


Warm and dry weather led to plenty of planting activity for Illinois farmers this past week. With six days suitable for fieldwork, crop statistician Mark Schleusener breaks down the state’s Read More

JPD talks active shooter situations, how officers are preparing

By Jim McCabe on June 14 at 12:40pm


There’s a shift of focus for the Jacksonville Police Department when it comes to fighting terror attacks. Instructors for active shooter training scenarios say the best way to battle instances Read More

Audit- pension liabilities going up in Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on June 14 at 7:18am


Cautious positivity may be the best two words to describe the attitudes of Jacksonville city leaders regarding new audit numbers shared last night. In light of Illinois cities with serious Read More

Multiple animals caught in Cass County house fire

By Ryne Turke on June 13 at 3:59pm


A Cass County house roughly ten miles east of Arenzville appears to be a total loss after going up in flames Monday afternoon. Nineteen-year-old Alexis Henson, who resides at the Read More