Community walks for MLK Day

By Ryne Turke on January 19 at 1:21pm


Jacksonville community members joined together this morning to march for civil rights and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nearly 75 people gathered at Mount Emory Baptist Read More

JACIL to host identity-theft protection presentation

By Richard Holton on January 19 at 1:19pm

Identity theft is the subject of an upcoming presentation in Jacksonville. Loren Hamilton, the coordinator for Crimestoppers of Morgan and Scott Counties, will be presenting information on how to protect Read More

Man arrested in Greene County after high-speed chase

By Jim McCabe on January 19 at 9:35am

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A White Hall man remains in custody after an incident Friday afternoon that involved a high-speed chase. Twenty-one-year-old Paul Holly was arrested at around 4:15p-m Friday after the alleged pursuit. Read More

Winchester Superintendent discusses Scott County sales tax

By Ryne Turke on January 18 at 8:00am


A pair of Scott County School Districts are adding separate tax referendums to the April ballot. With decreasing financial aid from the state putting school districts in a tough situation, Read More

Breaking: General Grierson Days ending

By Jim McCabe on January 17 at 4:46pm

There will be no more Grierson Days events in Jacksonville. The Grierson Society announced on its website yesterday that the organization made the decision at its Tuesday meeting that last Read More

Bridal Expo to feature top local vendors

By Ryne Turke on January 17 at 12:30pm


The 11th Annual Bridal Expo will be taking place in Jacksonville tomorrow afternoon. The Jacksonville Main Street event will include a bridal fashion show, highlighting the latest styles, tuxedoes, floral Read More

Waverly grad making strides as a top designer

By Ryne Turke on January 17 at 12:29pm

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A Waverly High School graduate has been selected to join some of the top designers in the world at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas. Krista Benton Read More

USDA reports Illinois produced record yields

By Richard Holton on January 17 at 7:17am

It’s not a surprise, but a recent report from the USDA says Illinois corn and soybean farmers got big bushels in 2014. Illinois was the leading producer of soybeans in Read More

Gun numbers below expectations

By Jim McCabe on January 16 at 1:13pm


The 2014 numbers are in for concealed carry permits in West Central Illinois. State police released a report today that indicates there were 104,654 applications received last year. In the Read More

2015 Lake Jacksonville camping season to open in April

By Ryne Turke on January 16 at 12:44pm


The Parks and Lakes Department is announcing several important dates for the 2015 camping and boating season at Lake Jacksonville. In an effort to allow private camping club members to Read More