Local college student involved in human rights initiative

By Jim McCabe on November 22 at 8:18am

Allie McNamara

An Illinois College sophomore is hoping to raise awareness about usage of natural resources purchased from war zones. International studies and political science major Allie McNamara is the campus organizer Read More

Program officials say winter heating assistance is available

By Jim McCabe on November 21 at 8:16am


Here’s a reminder that financial assistance for the heating bill this winter is available through a local agency. Morgan-Cass-Scott Community Services administers the LIHEAP program, which stands for Low Income Read More

Passavant releases Auxiliary Bazzar raffle winners

By Ryne Turke on November 21 at 8:11am


The raffle winners have been announced for the 2015 Passavant Area Hosptial Auxiliary Bazzar. A total of 16 packages were up for grabs, which included golf clubs, jewelry, gift cards, Read More

Lifestar providing a free lift for seniors over the holidays

By Ryne Turke on November 21 at 8:10am


The Lifestar Ambulance Service of Jacksonville is reuniting seniors with their family members over the holiday once again. The “Home for the Holidays” program takes place over Thanksgiving and Christmas. Read More

Construction underway for Routt/Our Saviour softball field

By Ryne Turke on November 21 at 6:04am


A pair of Jacksonville schools are teaming up with the Bob Freesen YMCA to construct a new softball field. For the last several years, Routt High School and Our Saviour Read More

Ray LaHood releases new book “Seeking Bipartisanship”

By Ryne Turke on November 20 at 1:02pm


Former Jacksonville Congressman Ray LaHood discusses his time in Washington and the direction of national politics in his new book “Seeking Bipartisanship”. LaHood nearly became Speaker of the House, but Read More

Trivia Night set to benefit P.A.W.S.

By Ryne Turke on November 20 at 1:00pm


A trivia night fundraiser is being held this weekend in Jacksonville to benefit local pets. The Bogart’s Banquet will host the event on Saturday, with proceeds going towards the Protecting Read More

Local boy’s family dealing with rare illness, looking for help

By Jim McCabe on November 20 at 7:05am


The family of a Morgan County boy with a rare illness is facing financial struggles, and is looking for help. Brett Baldeck with our reporting partners at WICS ABC Newschannel Read More

BJ’s borrowed by Bogie’s/Bogart’s bigwigs

By Jim McCabe on November 19 at 2:16pm


With new owners, renovation of a popular West Morton restaurant is underway. BJ’s Restaurant recently closed and has been picked up on a lease by Brad and Kim Fellhauer, the Read More

Public invited to chime in on 8 Points Charter renewal

By Ryne Turke on November 19 at 11:43am


West Central Illinoisans are invited to share their thoughts on the ongoing charter renewal situation between 8 Points Charter and District 117. Representatives will be presenting their case for renewal Read More