IDOC releases statement regarding May incident at WICC & FBI investigation

By Blake Schnitker on July 6 at 10:24am

A few additional details regarding the FBI’s investigation into a May incident at the Western Illinois Correctional Center in Mt. Sterling have come to light. It was announced last week Read More

South Jax Update: Godfrey Park still open, fireman resigns, new tornado siren purchased

By Anthony Engle on July 6 at 9:01am

South Jacksonville Trustees approved the installation of a new tornado siren, and went over the 2018-2019 appropriations budget at last night’s meetings. Prior to the standard monthly board of trustees Read More

McCann looks to be on November ballot, no objections filed against petitions for IL gubernatorial race

By Blake Schnitker on July 6 at 7:18am

It appears as though the race for Illinois Governor will include at least four names, one of which being a local State Senator. Monday marked the last day to file Read More

Morning crash leaves Rushville man hospitalized with serious injuries

By Blake Schnitker on July 5 at 10:15am

A Schuyler County man remains hospitalized with serious injuries following a single-vehicle accident in Rushville this morning. According to reports from Illinois State Police District 20, a 55-year old Rushville Read More

South Jax Village Board of Trustees meeting: Appropriations, purchase of new tornado siren, among others

By Anthony Engle on July 5 at 8:29am

The legally required public appropriations meeting for the Village of South Jacksonville. The meeting is held to offer village residents a chance to ask their trustees any questions regarding the Read More

UPDATE: Missing Winchester man found dead

By Blake Schnitker on July 5 at 7:51am

A Winchester man who went missing over a week ago was found dead earlier this week. While very little information is being released at this time, it’s been confirmed that Read More

South Jax murder trial continued pending mental fitness exam of defendant

By Blake Schnitker on July 3 at 12:18pm

The local man on trial for the murder of his own mother last month will undergo an examination of his mental fitness prior to any further proceedings. Twenty-four year old Read More

Corn silking and soybean blooming ahead of schedule, 2017 AG Census deadline at end of month

By Anthony Engle on July 3 at 10:55am

Above average temperatures and scattered showers continued throughout the state of Illinois last week, offering approximately 60 percent of the week as suitable for fieldwork. The state of Illinois’s climate Read More

Local man, local boy arrested for alleged burglary over the weekend

By Blake Schnitker on July 3 at 6:54am

One local man, as well as a juvenile, were arrested in connection to an alleged burglary to a local gas station over the weekend. According to reports from the Jacksonville Read More

Truck crashes on I-72 between Ashland and New Berlin, little info available

By Blake Schnitker on July 2 at 7:27am

Injuries remain unknown in what appeared to be a single vehicle accident last night on Interstate 72 near the Morgan County and Sangamon County borders. Shortly after 7 p.m. last Read More