Ceremony to be held at JHS Bowl tonight

By Jim McCabe on December 12 at 1:21pm


A ceremony recognizing the efforts to preserve the JHS Bowl will take place tonight prior to the start of the varsity boys’ basketball game against Lanphier. Specifically, the efforts over Read More

Lifestar offers rides to those in need over holidays

By Ryne Turke on December 12 at 1:10pm


Lifestar Ambulance Service of Jacksonville will once again be participating in the annual “Home for the Holidays” event. This will be the ninth year that the local ambulance service transports Read More

South Jacksonville toy gun incident officially in the past

By Ryne Turke on December 12 at 1:07pm


The South Jacksonville Elementary student who allegedly brought a toy gun to school last month has received disciplinary action. The only details we know come from District 117 Superintendent Steve Read More

Jacksonville woman arrested damaging property at JHS

By Ryne Turke on December 12 at 12:29pm


A Jacksonville woman is in custody after an incident that took place this morning at Jacksonville High School. Officers from the Jacksonville Police Department responded to the school at around Read More

Meet-and-greet for outgoing Chamber of Commerce head held in Jax

By Jim McCabe on December 12 at 8:27am


It was a “goodbye” of sorts for the long-time executive director of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce last night. Members of the community spent several hours in the company of Read More

District 117 approves audit

By Ryne Turke on December 12 at 8:27am


A special meeting was held last night at Jacksonville High School as board members reviewed and unanimously approved the audit report for District 117. The four year comparison shows that Read More

Crews deal with separate Thursday fires in Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on December 11 at 6:31pm


Fire officials are treating a northeast Jacksonville house fire as suspicious. It happened at 709 Sheridan at around 1 p.m. Fire crews arrived to find smoke and flames showing from Read More

Inner Harmony holds raffle to benefit local families

By Ryne Turke on December 11 at 12:31pm


A local business is making sure several Jacksonville families have a very merry Christmas. Right around Thanksgiving, Inner Harmony announced their mission to help less fortunate families over the holiday Read More

Firearm deer harvest totals down in four-county area

By Jim McCabe on December 11 at 12:31pm


The numbers are down for deer harvested in the firearm season in West Central Illinois. Hunters nabbed a total of 2,747 deer in Morgan, Scott, Cass and Greene Counties in Read More

JHS/Turner music programs achieve all-district honors

By Ryne Turke on December 11 at 12:30pm


A successful group of performances has resulted in several students from music departments in District 117 earning all-district honors. A total of 14 students from Turner Jr. High and 17 Read More