French horn soloists featured at Jax Symphony Orchestra

By Ryne Turke on November 15 at 12:29pm


The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will be presenting the second concert of the season tonight at Illinois College’s Rammelkamp Chapel. The collaboration will feature two very prestigious French horn soloists, Tricia Read More

Staff Sgt. from Jacksonville honored with federal recognition

By Ryne Turke on November 15 at 12:28pm


A Jacksonville soldier has received the federal recognition of being the first to complete a new warrant officer process. ReadMedia reports that Staff Sgt. Courtney McCormick was honored at Camp Read More

Jax Fire Chief Sills shares space heater safety tips

By Ryne Turke on November 15 at 8:18am


As temperatures continue to dip, Jacksonville’s new fire chief is expressing the importance of space heater safety. Last year, statistics from the Product Safety Commission reported that space heaters were Read More

Semitrailer accident puts sends man to hospital

By Ryne Turke on November 14 at 1:05pm


A two vehicle accident this morning involving a semitrailer sent a Jacksonville man to the hospital. According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, 86-year-old Albert Schramm of the 1800 block Read More

Bird watchers flocking to Murrayville this weekend

By Ryne Turke on November 14 at 1:05pm


Bird watchers in West Central Illinois are getting an opportunity to take an up close look at several different bird species this weekend. Pat Ward from the Morgan County Audubon Read More

South Jacksonville school put on “soft lockdown”

By Jim McCabe on November 14 at 11:29am


District 117 Superintendent Steve Ptacek says South Jacksonville Elementary was placed on a “soft lockdown” this morning after a child allegedly brought a toy gun to school. Ptacek says another Read More

UPDATE: Jacksonville man in custody after shots fired late Thursday night

By Jim McCabe on November 14 at 8:40am


A Jacksonville man is in custody this morning after police responded to a shots fired call last night. Jacksonville Police arrested 29-year-old Mario Jackson of the 8-hundred block of North Read More

Discussion on state’s transportation needs held in Jax

By Jim McCabe on November 14 at 8:39am


Are West Central Illinoisans supporting infrastructure that supports them? That question, slightly modified in wording, was asked by officials with the Transportation for Illinois Coalition during a Thursday night meeting Read More

New Chief Judge in local circuit

By Jim McCabe on November 14 at 8:39am

Judge Deihl photo

The judicial circuit that includes Morgan County has a new Chief Judge. Circuit Judge Ken Deihl of Macoupin County has been appointed to the position in the Seventh Judicial Circuit Read More

Abandoned baby’s mother will be tried in extended juvenile jurisdiction scenario

By Jim McCabe on November 13 at 1:23pm


A judge has decided to allow a Jacksonville girl to be tried as both an adult and a juvenile in an attempted murder case. Circuit Judge Jeffery Tobin sided with Read More