Two arrested for robbery after alleged attack

By Jim McCabe on May 20 at 7:17am


Two Jacksonville residents were arrested for robbery overnight. Twenty-four-year-old Justin Rawlings and 22-year-old Kirston Ambrose, both of the 3-hundred block of South East, were booked at the Morgan County Jail Read More

District 117 board votes on approval of revised sales tax projections

By Ryne Turke on May 20 at 7:16am


The approval of District 117’s revised sales tax projections will be voted on during the monthly board meeting tonight. Earlier this month, calculations for the amount of revenue sold from Read More

Passavant gift consists of money, farmland from Million estate

By Jim McCabe on May 19 at 1:24pm


Passavant Area Hospital is receiving over $4.5 million gifts from an estate. The hospital foundation announced at a press conference this morning two gifts from the estate of Howard and Read More

MacMurray names new president

By Jim McCabe on May 19 at 1:11pm

Mark Tierno

MacMurray College has named its new president. The college announced this morning Dr. Mark Tierno, the current president of Cazenovia College in Cazenovia, New York, will take over for Colleen Read More

Bond reduced for father of baby found abandoned in Jacksonville dumpster

By Ryne Turke on May 19 at 1:07pm


The father of the baby found abandoned in a Jacksonville dumpster last August appeared in court this morning for a bond hearing. Twenty-eight-year-old Quincy Stone, of the 500 block of Read More

Crops thriving in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on May 19 at 1:03pm

corn crop

Illinois farmers are nearly finished planting corn in the state. Reports from the weekly USDA crop report showed continued warm weather in the state, giving emerging crops the opportunity to Read More

IDOT listening session in Jax yields comments on funding, Route 67 progress, other topics

By Jim McCabe on May 19 at 8:53am


Illinois Department of Transportation officials certainly got an earful from those in attendance during a listening session in Jacksonville yesterday. The event held at Illinois College was one of the Read More

Arrest made on wanted former husband of Waverly native killed in house fire

By Jim McCabe on May 19 at 8:24am


A man with local connections has been arrested by the FBI in Damascus, Virginia. Fifty-three-year-old James Hammes was arrested on Saturday, wanted since 2009 on federal charges he embezzled nearly Read More

Jacksonville man accused of making meth in Brooklyn Ave. trailer

By Jim McCabe on May 19 at 8:21am


Thirty-three-year-old Joshua King of the 700 block of East Chambers was arrested in the 500 block of Brooklyn at around 6 p.m. for aggravated participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, possession of Read More

Merger set for Jacksonville Area Association of Realtors

By Ryne Turke on May 19 at 8:20am

Sold sign in front yard of house

The Jacksonville Area Association of Realtors is announcing a merger that aims to better serve the consumers of West Central Illinois. Both the Capital Area Realtors and Jacksonville Area Association Read More