‘Dosh bridge replacement among governor’s announced projects

By Jim McCabe on April 10 at 1:22pm

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Tens of millions of dollars are being sunk into highway improvements in the Jacksonville area. Governor Pat Quinn on Wednesday unveiled a six-year, $8.6 billion construction program that aims to Read More

Students get a reminder of the consequences of drinking and driving

By Ryne Turke on April 10 at 1:08pm


If students aren’t careful this weekend, instead of music at the prom, they could be hearing the sound of the jaws of life. Firefighters, EMTs, ambulances, police officers and even Read More

Rachel’s Challenge coming to Greenfield High School

By Jim McCabe on April 10 at 7:49am

Greenfield High

Representatives of a foundation created in memory of the first victim at Columbine will be coming to speak to the Greenfield School District next school year. Beth Bettis, principal of Read More

JHS employee arrested for disorderly conduct

By Jim McCabe on April 9 at 8:46pm


A Jacksonville High School teacher has been arrested for allegedly making inappropriate remarks to a female student. Forty-three-year-old John Lawless, who is a science teacher at the high school, was Read More

Multiple fire departments called to modular home blaze

By Jim McCabe on April 9 at 7:29pm


Fire caused heavy damage to a modular home in northeastern Morgan County this afternoon. It happened at 2023 Farmer Road at the home of Jared Culbertson, who lived there with Read More

Legislation passed to increase propane supplies during emergencies

By Jim McCabe on April 9 at 1:19pm


The Illinois Senate has passed a local lawmaker’s legislation that could help critical propane supplies reach consumers during times of dire emergency. Senate Bill 3129 passed yesterday. According to a Read More

Jacksonville’s Downtown Celebration is drawing near

By Jim McCabe on April 9 at 1:14pm


Believe it or not, we’re almost month and a week away from this year’s Downtown Celebration in Jacksonville. This year’s festivities are on Saturday, May 17th. It’s the fourth year Read More

Prairieland United Way celebrates reaching their fundraising goal

By Ryne Turke on April 9 at 1:01pm


Outgoing Prairieland United Way President Barb Lindsey spoke to nearly 150 donating members of the community at Hamilton’s, congratulating them on all their work as well as presenting an award Read More

Crop progress report impacted by heavy rains

By Ryne Turke on April 9 at 7:40am


Even though spring weather brought severe storms and heavy rainfall to most of the state last week, local farmers were able to get in two days of fieldwork as planting Read More

8 Points principal rallies against “anti-charter” legislation

By Jim McCabe on April 8 at 1:03pm


A Jacksonville principal was one of thousands at a rally today in Springfield in support of charter schools. Josh Slaughterback, the head of 8 Points Charter School, joined about 15-hundred Read More