Morgan County commissioner Dick Rawlings has died

By Jim McCabe on July 15 at 1:38pm

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Richard “Dick” Rawlings was 73 years old. He died Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield after battling an illness for several weeks. Fellow commissioners Brad Zeller and Bill Meier Read More

Woman arrested on meth charges in June denied bond reduction

By Jim McCabe on July 15 at 1:36pm

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A Jacksonville woman’s request to reduce her bond on multiple felony methamphetamine charges was denied this morning. Heather Fanning requested to have her bond reduced from $100,000 to $2,500 on Read More

Budget hearings continue in Morgan County

By Jim McCabe on July 15 at 1:35pm

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The budget process continued this morning in Morgan County with appearances from the Animal Control department and the Regional Superintendent. Animal Control requested a budget of about $152,000, which is Read More

Rainfall limits farmers this week but future of crops looks bright

By Ryne Turke on July 15 at 1:07pm

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The West Southwest district received more rainfall than any other district last week, limiting farmers from getting much work done in the fields. According to the USDA crop progress report, Read More

Tree falls at Illinois College

By Richard Holton on July 15 at 8:17am

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The sound of the Sturtevant Oak being cut down Monday in front of Illinois College’s Sturtevant Hall were heard by alumni and college officials. The tree was planted less than Read More

Aldermen given update on watershed project

By Jim McCabe on July 14 at 9:19pm

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  Jacksonville aldermen received an update on the city’s participation in the Lake Mauvaisterre Watershed Project tonight. City council received a draft resolution from city attorney Dan Beard that authorizes Read More

Housing authority executive director arrested for battery

By Jim McCabe on July 14 at 4:30pm

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The executive director of the Morgan County Housing Authority could be in some hot water after an incident earlier this month. Jacksonville Police arrested 60-year-old Fred Clinton of Alexander around Read More

Authorities investigating weekend shooting in Greene County

By Jim McCabe on July 14 at 1:05pm

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According to a press release by Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen, deputies investigated a report of a man shot with a firearm around 3 p-m on Sunday at a house Read More

Bridge collapses after having been closed for several years

By Jim McCabe on July 14 at 1:02pm

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A bridge in Morgan County apparently collapsed earlier this month. The bridge that goes over the section of Clark Road that intersects with Indian Creek has been closed for over Read More

Nationally recognized local horse trainer honored at Illinois State Fairgrounds

By Richard Holton on July 14 at 1:01pm

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Sunday, the Illinois State Fair honored a horse trainer who performed for decades. Wilbur ‘Webb’ Parlier of Arenzville died in May at 76 years old, and was known for wearing Read More