Chief Mann says village P.D. saw one-year call volume increase of 21%

By Anthony Engle on January 6 at 12:00pm

The South Jacksonville Police Department was busy last year. At over 20,000 calls, last year was one of the busiest for the village department in recent years. Village Police Chief Read More

Oscar Meyer hot-dog-on-wheels coming to County Market

By Anthony Engle on January 6 at 9:00am

This Saturday, a classic vehicle will make its way to Jacksonville for a quick visit. The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile is scheduled to arrive at 11 a.m. within the parking lot Read More

JACIL offering beginner and intermediate sign language courses

By Anthony Engle on January 5 at 8:15pm

A local organization is offering sign language classes, but registration closes Monday. The Jacksonville Area Center for Independent Living serves the Morgan, Cass, Mason, and Scott County region. JACIL will Read More

No one hurt, house a total loss in Waverly fire

By Blake Schnitker on January 4 at 2:53pm

No one is injured, though a family suffered the total loss of their home after a fire in Waverly earlier this week. According to Waverly Fire Chief Glen Brown, the Read More

Greene County Detention Facility drug-induced homicide case reportedly close to plea

By Anthony Engle on January 4 at 1:32pm

The case of drug-induced homicide involving the death of Michael Burrus may be close to finished, as special appellate prosecutor Matt Goetten says a plea settlement is imminent. 28 year Read More

Trustee shows disapproval of fire official appointment process

By Anthony Engle on January 4 at 9:12am

There is now a new South Jacksonville fire chief, but he does not have any officers. Village Fire and Rescue Chief is Richard Evans, Jr. Appointment of officers was tabled. Read More

Two Missouri men arrested for meth offenses after traffic stop

By Anthony Engle on January 4 at 8:50am

Scott County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two men from Missouri Wednesday evening for meth-related charges after a traffic stop on Interstate 72. According to the Morgan County Jail press release from Read More

1st 2019 Passavant baby is 1st girl for Greenfield family

By Anthony Engle on January 3 at 4:23pm

Marin Lea Coffey is the first newborn at Passavant Area Hospital in 2019. The official birth weight for Marin is 7 pounds and 8 ounces, and she was born at Read More

North Carolina man arrested before Christmas for cannabis trafficking

By Anthony Engle on January 3 at 12:06pm

A North Carolina man presumably spent Christmas in jail after being arrested two days earlier for cannabis trafficking. According to an Illinois State Police District 20 press release, 56 year Read More

Murrayville/Woodson P.D. Chief retracts Woodson hit and run report, citing lack of evidence

By Anthony Engle on January 3 at 11:07am

A very minor mix-up in local law enforcement communication has resulted in a posted Crimestoppers Crime of the Week that may or may not have happened. According to Murrayville/Woodson Police Read More