Update: Woodson man jailed on sexual assault charges

By Jim McCabe on November 19 at 9:56am


A Woodson man faces charges stemming from alleged sexual assaults in 2012. Fifty-one-year-old Robert Schwalb was booked at the Morgan County Jail at around 7:30 last night on Morgan County Read More

District 117 shows support for education funding referendum

By Ryne Turke on November 18 at 11:09pm


Last night’s District 117 school board meeting stretched into the late evening hours with lengthy discussions on several topics, including Senate Bill 16. Board members unanimously approved the education reform, Read More

Tuesday, November 18th court wrap-up

By Jim McCabe on November 18 at 3:07pm

Several notable “not guilty” pleas were entered in Morgan County Court this morning. Twenty-four-year-old Aurora Dixon of the 300 block of Clay Court entered the plea to charges of unlawful Read More

Police update shots fired shooting details

By Ryne Turke on November 18 at 1:11pm


Jacksonville Police believe last night’s shots fired incident is connected to the murder that took place in the city a few weeks ago. According to a press release from the Read More

Harvest progressing through cold weather

By Ryne Turke on November 18 at 12:33pm


Farmers in West Central Illinois dealt with dry and cold conditions this week, but have nearly completed the corn and soybean harvest. USDA crop statistician Todd Ballard has the numbers Read More

Investigation into bullets fired into Jax house

By Jim McCabe on November 18 at 7:18am


Jacksonville Police are investigating yet another incident of shots fired, and this time, shots were apparently fired into a residence. According to a press release, officers responded to a report Read More

Salt a little pricier for Jacksonville Street Department

By Jim McCabe on November 18 at 7:18am


Despite concerns earlier this year that some Illinois municipalities may not have salt this winter to battle snow-covered roads, Jacksonville’s street superintendent says the stuff’s in the shed. Les Ballinger Read More

Hearings coming up in Scott, Greene Counties for power line

By Jim McCabe on November 18 at 7:18am


Hearings are planned in West Central Illinois for a proposed power line. The meetings are planned to provide information for landowners on the Grain Belt Express Clean Line, a 750-mile Read More

Senate Bill 16 on District 117 agenda tonight

By Ryne Turke on November 18 at 7:17am

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A resolution to support education funding reform will be the hot topic tonight during the District 117 school board meeting. Also known as Senate Bill 16, the purpose of the Read More

Police Chief Grootens comments on recent gun violence

By Jim McCabe on November 17 at 1:27pm


Add another incident to the recent spate of gun violence in Jacksonville. Police are investigating a shots fired call from Saturday afternoon in the 7-hundred block of North Diamond. Shell Read More