Shoemaker Benefit to be held Sunday at Bogarts

By Jim McCabe on January 24 at 12:30pm

There’s a big benefit coming up for a Meredosia girl tomorrow in Jacksonville. Seven-year-old Sarah Shoemaker has battled retinoblastoma, a form of cancer, since she was nine months old. She Read More

IC Basketball Coaches to take stand against Cancer

By Richard Holton on January 24 at 12:28pm


Illinois College coaches are taking a stand against cancer. Both head coaches of the basketball teams, Mike Worrell of the men’s and Lora Westling of the women’s, will be decked Read More

Jubilee Habitat for Humanity completes 21st project

By Ryne Turke on January 24 at 7:17am


The Jubilee Habitat for Humanity organization is looking for a family to move into a recently rehabilitated home in Jacksonville. For over 20 years, the local organization has been providing Read More

Big project for Rotary Club, affiliated school groups at JHS Saturday

By Jim McCabe on January 23 at 2:02pm


Volunteers from multiple service clubs in Jacksonville will descend upon Jacksonville High School tomorrow morning for a big food donation project. The city’s Rotary Club, the Illinois College Rotaract Club Read More

Davidsmeyer focusing on government and ethics reform in 2015

By Ryne Turke on January 23 at 1:36pm


Jacksonville’s State Representative believes 2015 will be an exciting year for Illinois, a state that is in desperate need of major fiscal reform. At least three items of interest are Read More

Science in Movies series at Mac focuses on spy gadgets

By Ryne Turke on January 23 at 1:23pm


The MacMurray College Science in the Movies film series is kicking off 2015 with a look at the science of spy toys and gadgets through Hollywood special effects. MacMurray Assistant Read More

McCann continues to push for bobcat hunting in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on January 23 at 1:12pm


State Senator Sam McCann has filed new legislation to create a bobcat hunting season in Illinois. Former Governor Pat Quinn vetoed a similar bill during his last days in office. Read More

Scott County celebrates traffic death-free year in 2014

By Jim McCabe on January 23 at 7:48am


Zero traffic fatalities was a reality for Scott County in 2014. Officials with the Scott and Brown Counties state’s attorney’s offices, sheriff’s departments, and Illinois State Police District 20 were Read More

Waverly man facing several serious sex crime charges

By Jim McCabe on January 23 at 7:46am


Twenty-three-year-old Michael Timmons was booked at the Morgan County Jail at around 7 p.m. last night for possession of child pornography, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and violation of sex offender Read More

MacMurray College begins search for next president

By Ryne Turke on January 22 at 10:07pm


According to a press release from MacMurray, the Presidential Search Committee will begin reviewing applications in late February and plans to submit a successful candidate by late spring. The 18-member Read More