Update: Former Jacksonville alderman pleads guilty to theft, forgery charges

By Jim McCabe on July 21 at 3:16pm


A disgraced former Jacksonville alderman pleaded guilty this afternoon to theft and forgery charges. Twenty-nine-year-old Adonnis Shaw avoided additional jail time, instead getting two years of probation and getting credit Read More

Day care facilities around the state struggling with new requirements

By Jim McCabe on July 21 at 12:29pm


Illinois daycare facilities have turned away more than 2,000 families since the beginning of this month because they don’t meet the new selective requirements for state-aided childcare. Eric Feldman with Read More

Illinois corn silking at 75 percent

By Ryne Turke on July 21 at 12:25pm


There may not have been any downpours last week, but wet conditions once again limited farmers in the fields. The latest USDA crop report showed an average precipitation of nearly Read More

Jacksonville man representing Team USA in Special Olympics World Games

By Ryne Turke on July 21 at 10:10am

Photo by Jeremy Davidson

A Jacksonville man has been selected to compete in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. Fifty-two year old Kevin Bush, who resides at Pathway Services, is one of 11 athletes Read More

Two arrested after armed robbery last week

By Jim McCabe on July 21 at 8:52am

Two people are under arrest in connection to an alleged armed robbery that happened last week. Jacksonville Police arrested 18-year-old Jaunlangeno Jackson of the 4-hundred block of South East and Read More

State senator tours Hillview

By Jim McCabe on July 21 at 8:51am


State Senator Sam McCann was in Hillview on Monday to take a look at the damage caused by flooding. The levee on Hurricane Creek broke early Sunday morning after severe Read More

Civil lawsuit filed against Robert Heitbrink

By Jim McCabe on July 20 at 8:00pm


A trial for a Jacksonville man accused of killing his step-father-in-law hasn’t even taken place, but already, there’s a civil suit that’s been filed in connection to the case. A Read More

Update provided by ESDA director on Hillview flooding

By Jim McCabe on July 20 at 1:09pm


Officials say floodwaters have receded “somewhat” in the Greene County town of Hillview. The majority of residents in the Illinois River town were evacuated Sunday morning following a levee breach Read More

Local officials react to death of Decatur mayor

By Jim McCabe on July 20 at 1:09pm


The impact of the death of the mayor of Decatur is being felt locally. Mayor Mike McElroy died Friday from a medical condition while he was driving Friday morning. Jacksonville Read More

Burger-King wedding has come and gone

By Jim McCabe on July 20 at 1:08pm

JACKSONVILLE, IL - JULY 17:  General atmosphere at the wedding of Ashley King and Joel Burger on July 17, 2015 in Jacksonville, Illinois.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Burger King)

The tastiest-sounding wedding of all time is now in the past. New Berlin couple Joel Burger and Ashley King got married in Jacksonville on Friday, putting the “Burger-King” wedding in Read More