District 117 Board Discusses possible Pre-K grant

By Blake Schnitker on February 16 at 9:37am

A potential state grant for the Pre-K program was among several items discussed at last night’s District 117 meeting. According to Superintendent Steve Ptacek, the district is likely to receive Read More

UPDATE: No Injuries in House Fire between Chapin and Concord

By Blake Schnitker on February 15 at 9:55pm

No one is hurt following a residential fire on Arenzville-Concord Road yesterday. According to Chapin Rural Fire Chief Scott Pahlmann, his department received a call just before 11 a.m. of Read More

Durbin Meets With Supreme Court Nominee

By Zac Coffman on February 15 at 1:39pm

U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, yesterday met with President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch. Gorsuch is the 6th Read More

Rauner Delivers Budget Address

By Zac Coffman on February 15 at 1:38pm

Governor Bruce Rauner delivered his third Budget Address today. Rauner praised lawmakers for working with their partners across the aisle to work towards a balanced budget. “For the first time, Read More

BREAKING: House Fire on Arenzville-Concord Road

By Blake Schnitker on February 15 at 12:50pm

Crews are still battling a fire that broke out at a residence on Arenzville-Concord Road. Preliminary indications are that the fire started prior to 11 a.m. at a house on Read More

JREDC President to speak at League of Women Voters event

By Blake Schnitker on February 15 at 6:30am

Local citizens will hear updates on the status of Jacksonville’s economic outlook at tonight’s Morgan County League of Women Voters meeting. The topic of the evening’s event will be “The Read More

County Commissioners Approve Liquor License For Chili Cook Off

By Zac Coffman on February 14 at 11:55am

The Morgan County Commissioners meeting this morning saw the approval of a single day liquor license for Don’s Place’s 29th annual Chili Cook Off. Proceeds from this years cook off Read More

IC Students Deliver Recycling Presentation to City Council

By Zac Coffman on February 14 at 10:34am

The Jacksonville City Council workshop last night saw a preliminary presentation about Jacksonville’s recycling habits by students from Illinois College. Students collected data by driving the streets of Jacksonville and Read More

U of I Extension Begins Get into Gardening Series

By Zac Coffman on February 14 at 4:26am

The University of Illinois Extension will be hosting a class in gardening tomorrow. The Get into Gardening series kicks off tomorrow with Gardening 101. The free class will be at Read More

City Council Updates Ordinances For New Restaurants

By Zac Coffman on February 14 at 12:01am

The Jacksonville City Council meeting last night was conducted by the Honest Abe District Boy Scouts for Boy Scouts Citizenship Day. The scouts had their work cut out for them Read More