Former President Carter speaks at IC

By Jim McCabe on October 14 at 10:50pm


Former United States President Jimmy Carter was part of a panel discussion on a number of topics, including peace in the Middle East, in Jacksonville today. Carter appeared with Dr. Read More

Students provide update on CEO program

By Ryne Turke on October 14 at 12:35pm

Craig Lindvahl speaks at CEO breakfast

Business owners and investors from West Central Illinois had breakfast with several high school students this morning to discuss the progress of the Morgan-Scott Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities program. The mission Read More

Meredosia-Chambersburg considering at-large system for school board

By Jim McCabe on October 14 at 12:33pm

Meredosia High School

The Meredosia-Chambersburg School District is considering changing the way its school board members are elected. Superintendent Ron Gilbert says the district could move to an “at-large” system that would allow Read More

Commissioners issue support for new hog barn

By Jim McCabe on October 14 at 12:33pm


Morgan County Commissioners passed a resolution this morning supporting a new livestock management facility in the northwestern part of the county. Commissioners Brad Zeller, Bill Meier and Ginny Fanning unanimously Read More

City council meeting will feature sales tax presentations

By Jim McCabe on October 14 at 7:14am


Tonight’s Jacksonville City Council meeting will feature back-to-back presentations from opposing viewpoints on the one-cent sales tax referendum. Things will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with talks from Mary Fergurson, Read More

Paul Harris Fellows named

By Jim McCabe on October 14 at 7:12am


The Jacksonville Rotary Club has honored six area residents for their community service by naming them Paul Harris Fellows. The Jacksonville Rotary Club’s most recent class consists of Janet Chipman, Read More

Archive dedicated to Illinois College benefactor

By Jim McCabe on October 14 at 4:28am


Illinois College officials dedicated a new archive section of the school’s library yesterday. School president Dr. Barbara Farley cut the ribbon for the Khalaf Al Habtoor Archive at Schewe Library. Read More

Sales tax watchdog points out donations

By Jim McCabe on October 13 at 1:27pm


An education advocate is sounding the alarm about allegedly improper donations made to a group advocating for the passage of a sales tax increase in Morgan County. Spokesman for the Read More

Former Jax alderman’s husband new exec. director of Baltimore group

By Jim McCabe on October 13 at 1:23pm


The husband of a former Jacksonville alderman has been named the new executive director of a civil rights group in Maryland. Joel Tinsley-Hall was named to the position to lead Read More

Retiree Medicare enrollment opens soon

By Ryne Turke on October 13 at 1:15pm

Pam Kogler, with the Department of Central Management Services, says they can expect to see enrollment kits in the mail soon. “Most people are already enrolled in these plans from Read More