Toilet paper tradition continues at Routt

By Jim McCabe on September 17 at 8:16am


In case you didn’t drive down East College Avenue this week, the tradition of Routt Catholic High School students decorating the trees on the front lawn of the school with Read More

MacMurray enrollment numbers hold steady

By Jim McCabe on September 16 at 1:12pm


MacMurray College officials are pleased with the latest enrollment numbers released for the school. Mac’s traditional, campus-based enrollment for the fall of 2014 remained steady, according to a press release, Read More

Jacksonville lawyer faces upcoming suspension

By Jim McCabe on September 16 at 1:11pm


The Supreme Court of Illinois has announced the filing of lawyer disciplinary orders during the September Term of Court, and it includes a Jacksonville lawyer. According to a monthly letter Read More

Local harvests impacted by heavy rains

By Ryne Turke on September 16 at 12:47pm

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West Central Illinois has received a heavy amount of rainfall recently, which limited farmers to just three days of suitable fieldwork for the week. According to the latest numbers from Read More

Open for business: New Kiwanis toy ribbon-cutting held

By Jim McCabe on September 16 at 8:20am


Kids wasted no time having fun on a newly-dedicated playground in Community Park that was officially opened for business Monday night. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the Kiwanis Club Read More

Rodney Davis announces support of the Second Chance Reauthorization Act

By Richard Holton on September 16 at 8:19am


According to a press release, the act is focused on providing resources to state and local governments, as well as community based programs. The goal of the act is to Read More

Wellness fair right around the corner

By Jim McCabe on September 15 at 1:35pm


Officials are preparing for this year’s Be Aware Wellness Fair in Community Park on Saturday. The fair takes place from 10 a-m to 1 p-m. The Jacksonville Area Chamber of Read More

Honor Flight for veterans heading to Washington tomorrow

By Richard Holton on September 15 at 1:28pm


The Land of Lincoln Honor Flight of Springfield will take to the air tomorrow and head for the nation’s capital. The flight is a chartered 737 jet, and will carry Read More

Senator Durbin announces over $11 million in funding for Health Centers

By Richard Holton on September 15 at 1:23pm


U.S. Senator Dick Durbin announced over $11-million in funding for community health centers in Illinois last Friday, including for one in Virginia. According to a press release, the funding was Read More

Registrations open for P.E. workshop at MacMurray

By Ryne Turke on September 15 at 7:45am

The Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance will be hosting an educator workshop on the state goals and standards for P.E. instruction this month at MacMurray College. Read More