Stevens stepping down as North Greene superintendent

By Ryne Turke on February 24 at 12:27pm


North Greene’s Superintendent is stepping down after seven years of service. Les Stevens, who made the announcement on Monday, feels he has made an impact during his time at North Read More

Fire hits Roodhouse home overnight

By Ryne Turke on February 24 at 12:24pm

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American Red Cross volunteers responded to a home fire in Greene County last night. The fire occurred in the 100 block of South State in Roodhouse. American Red Cross volunteers Read More

National Register of Historic Places adds Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on February 24 at 7:17am


Jacksonville’s historic district has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register announced Monday it’s adding a total of 13 buildings, eight historic districts and two Read More

Alcohol requests from baseball field owner, grocery store rejected

By Jim McCabe on February 24 at 1:24am


It was a little bit of a “boozy” agenda at the city council meeting in Jacksonville last night. Aldermen turned down a request to draft an ordinance allowing supermarkets to Read More

Morgan County has a new treasurer

By Jim McCabe on February 23 at 1:03pm


County commissioners approved Jacksonville alderwoman Jenny Geirnaeirt as the replacement for Gayla Hornbeek, who announced her retirement earlier this month. Geirnaeirt has served as an alderwoman for six years and Read More

Officials say IC book decision approved by board

By Jim McCabe on February 23 at 1:02pm


The Illinois College Board of Trustees has affirmed its support for the school president’s decision to implement a new textbook policy. That’s according to IC provost and dean Elizabeth Tobin, Read More

JACC plans roof construction over summer

By Ryne Turke on February 23 at 1:02pm


Progress on the FutureGen 2.0 project has stopped, but repairs to the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce building are still moving forward. In addition to the Department of Energy’s $1 billion Read More

Liquor licenses on the agenda tonight at Jax city council meeting

By Jim McCabe on February 23 at 7:20am

Some interesting discussion regarding liquor licenses could take place during the workshop portion of tonight’s city council meeting. On the agenda is a discussion on County Market possibly selling hard Read More

JHS Megan Heitbrink selected to perform National Anthem on big stage

By Ryne Turke on February 22 at 7:30am


A Jacksonville High School student is scheduled to perform the National Anthem during the IHSA girls’ basketball 3A and 4A finals next month. Junior Megan Heitbrink says the process started Read More

Jacksonville exhibitors flock to 2015 Business Expo

By Ryne Turke on February 21 at 12:30pm


The Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce will feature over 30 local businesses in this year’s Business Expo. The event will take place at Hamilton’s on Thursday from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Jacksonville Read More