Does JHS need a mascot or symbol to go along with the Crimson name?

By Ryne Turke on April 22 at 12:33pm


The Jacksonville Mascot Review Committee, consisting of District 117 teachers, coaches, board members, principals and athletic directors, spent the past few months examining that very question. Chairman Craig Albers notes Read More

Passavant EMS respond to accident near Chapin

By Ryne Turke on April 22 at 12:08pm

Details are being provided on the one vehicle accident that took place near Chapin this morning. Reports from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department state 50 year old Arnie Guillermo of Read More

Over $40K in damage caused to Winchester house by fire

By Jim McCabe on April 22 at 8:16am


A house in rural Winchester suffered major damage due to a fire on Thursday afternoon. The Winchester Fire Department was called out to a home on Woodson-Winchester Road at around Read More

Morgan County Advocacy Center hosting “Koins for Kids” fundraiser

By Ryne Turke on April 22 at 7:45am


A fundraiser in Jacksonville is hoping to raise community awareness on child abuse and neglect. The Morgan County Children’s Advocacy Center is hosting its first “Koins for Kids” event on Read More

Your next Ameren electric bill may look a little different

By Jim McCabe on April 22 at 7:43am


Most notable is improved use of color and graphics to help customers track the amount of energy they are using, with tips and strategies to help them use less and Read More

Jevon Walton sentenced to nine years IDOC for pot trafficking

By Jim McCabe on April 21 at 1:04pm


A Jacksonville man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for trafficking marijuana. Twenty-nine-year-old Jevon Walton was sentenced in Morgan County Court on Tuesday to nine years in the Read More

LLCC presents check to Make A Wish

By Jim McCabe on April 21 at 1:03pm


A representative of Illinois chapter of the Make A Wish Foundation was on hand to receive a check from students at Lincoln Land Community College in Jacksonville yesterday afternoon. The Read More

All-Star game passes important milestone for fundraising

By Jim McCabe on April 21 at 1:03pm


Checks totaling $3,000 were given out yesterday afternoon from this year’s annual Country Financial All Star Basketball Classic. The check presentation ceremony was conducted in front of the Farm Bureau Read More

Happy birthday, Roodhouse! Greene Co. municipality celebrates 150 years

By Jim McCabe on April 21 at 7:11am


A great crowd was on hand for the 150th birthday party for the City of Roodhouse last night. The event was originally scheduled for downtown, but was moved to Garner’s Read More

Franklin native assumes command of state National Guard post

By Jim McCabe on April 21 at 7:09am


A Morgan County man has assumed command of an important Illinois National Guard post. According to the National Guard, Major Kevin Little of Franklin assumed command of the Recruiting and Read More