Jax Superintendent reviews agenda for school boundary meetings

By Ryne Turke on November 30 at 12:19pm

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Jacksonville School District 117’s superintendent gave a detailed explanation on what’s in store for the elementary school boundary meetings starting next week. Questions have been raised about creating a neighborhood Read More

Jacksonville deletes city cannabis ordinance

By Ryne Turke on November 30 at 7:43am


Say goodbye to the cannabis ordinance Jacksonville aldermen put in place roughly three years ago. Earlier this month, Police Chief Tony Grootens, Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard and Morgan County State’s Read More

Jacksonville aldermen approve liquor licenses, debate tax levy

By Ryne Turke on November 30 at 7:38am


Discussion on the 2016 City Tax Levy took up a bulk of Monday night’s Jacksonville Council meeting. Based on numbers from the Morgan County Assessor’s Office, Jacksonville’s Equalized Assessed Valuation Read More

Kickstarter campaign raising cash for musically-talented family

By Ryne Turke on November 29 at 1:02pm


A musically talented family with Jacksonville roots has aspirations of bringing their concert experience to the living rooms of their fans. Last week, the Ferraro family provided a live concert Read More

Fewer days in the field for local farmers as winter sets in

By Blake Schnitker on November 29 at 12:28pm


As temperatures continue to drop, West Central Illinois farmers see fewer days suitable for field work. The average temperature in the West Southwest District last week was just below 40 Read More

Jax City Council Preview

By Ryne Turke on November 29 at 5:56am


The City of Jacksonville’s cannabis ordinance takes center stage at tonight’s council meeting. Aldermen will meet in the workshop session at 6 p.m. to review what should be done with Read More

Tips to keep your Christmas Tree looking festive

By Ryne Turke on November 29 at 5:55am


We’re just days removed from Thanksgiving, but West Central Illinoisans already have their minds on the next big holiday. With Santa set on coming to town in less than 30 Read More

South Jax updates clerk’s office, board room

By Ryne Turke on November 28 at 12:07pm


Transparency and accountability aren’t the only improvements taking place in South Jacksonville in 2016. Updates to Village Hall started earlier this year with the addition of new chairs and a Read More

Jacksonville Municipal Election Candidates

By Ryne Turke on November 28 at 12:04pm


Candidates for Jacksonville’s upcoming municipal election are set, barring a last minute entry. The week-long filing period closes today at 4:30 p.m., and as it stands, two wards will be Read More

Jacksonville added to ESSA listening tour

By Ryne Turke on November 28 at 6:24am


Jacksonville School District 117 is being included in the third statewide listening tour aimed at gathering feedback on educational results in the classroom. The Illinois State Board of Education will Read More