GOP challenger Rauner visits Jacksonville this morning

By Ryne Turke on August 15 at 12:56pm


Republican GOP challenger Bruce Rauner kicked off his week long “Shake Up Express” bus tour this morning, meeting at Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer’s office in Downtown Jacksonville. Rauner had a simple Read More

Illinois reports lowest unemployment rate since August 2008

By Ryne Turke on August 15 at 7:07am


The Bureau of Labor and Statistics released the latest unemployment rate numbers yesterday, revealing great news for the state of Illinois. Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Director Adam Read More

Suspension handed down to South Jax Village employee

By Ryne Turke on August 15 at 4:52am

south jax

South Jacksonville board of trustee members met last night to determine if disciplinary actions should be made regarding an employee of the village. The issue was discussed for nearly 45 Read More

JHS welding teacher wins Bill Russell Award

By Jim McCabe on August 15 at 1:30am


An annual District 117 educator award yesterday was given to a welding teacher at Jacksonville High School. Jacob Sitze was presented with the Bill Russell Excellence in Education Award during Read More

Sheriff’s department still investigating who shifted squad car out of park in July incident

By Jim McCabe on August 14 at 12:53pm


Morgan County Sheriff Randy Duvendack is asking for the public’s help in trying to figure out who allegedly got into a deputy’s squad car and put it into drive during Read More

Jax Disc Golf Course to hold first tournament Sunday

By Ryne Turke on August 14 at 12:52pm

Jacksonville Disc Golf Course

A list of 44 participants, including a handful of Illinois College students, professors and alumni, will take part in the Trilogy Challenge at the course located on Old State Road Read More

Illinois emergency response teams are getting a boost

By Ryne Turke on August 14 at 9:28am


Improvements are being made for emergency response teams in West Central Illinois through two pieces of legislation signed Tuesday by Governor Pat Quinn. House Bill 4523 will allow ambulance providers Read More

Update on North Main construction project

By Ryne Turke on August 14 at 7:02am


Jacksonville residents will be pleased to hear that the North Main construction project is caught up and back on schedule. Jim Burke, with Hutchison Engineering, talked to Gary Scott yesterday Read More

Rabbit meat pen champ earns thousands at auction

By Jim McCabe on August 14 at 7:01am

Picture of Grand Champion Sarah Brown at State Fair courtesy of RFD Illinois

A Jacksonville woman’s grand champion rabbit Meat Pen earned her a pretty dime at the Illinois State Fair yesterday. Nineteen-year-old Sarah Brown received $6,000 for the meat pen during the Read More

Fanning sworn in as commissioner

By Jim McCabe on August 13 at 1:03pm


A swearing-in ceremony was held for the newest Morgan County Commissioner this morning. Ginny Fanning, the executive director of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, was sworn in as the replacement Read More