Jury members deliberating as we speak in the murder trial of Avery Berry

By Jim McCabe on July 15 at 12:30pm

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UPDATE  AT 4:15- Jurors asked for a transcript of Avery Berry’s testimony. Judge Cavanagh responded that a full transcript isn’t currently available. UPDATE AT 1:45- A second question by the jury Read More

Grain Belt Express 0-for-2 in getting Missouri approval

By Jim McCabe on July 15 at 7:07am

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Missouri regulators have rejected a second application from a company hoping to construct a multi-state power line. The Missouri Public Service Commission voted on Tuesday to reject that state’s portion Read More

JHS hires third assistant principal

By Ryne Turke on July 14 at 6:35pm

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Jacksonville School District 117 announced the hiring of a third assistant principal at Thursday’s special meeting. Barbie Davidsmeyer has been the Director of Special Education in Rushville at Schuyler Industry Read More

Concert in the Cornfield headliner receives tragic news

By Ryne Turke on July 14 at 4:55pm

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Despite a tragedy involving a family member of the headliner of the Concert in the Cornfield, the show will go on. A press release from concert co-chairs Paula Stewart and Read More

Afternoon update for second day of Berry murder trial: closing arguments sched

By Jim McCabe on July 14 at 3:29pm

Both sides have rested their cases in Morgan County Court in the first-degree murder trial of Avery Berry. Berry is accused of shooting Marcus Jackson at the house of Avery’s Read More

Avery Berry murder trial, second day: morning recap

By Jim McCabe on July 14 at 12:12pm

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The state has rested its case in the first-degree murder trial of Jacksonville native Avery Berry. Berry is accused of shooting Marcus Jackson at the house of Avery’s half-brother, Shakil Read More

Land of Lincoln Health shutting down in coming months

By Ryne Turke on July 14 at 7:27am

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A health insurance provider in Illinois, designed to give consumers an alternative option to big insurance companies, is going out of business. Over the next 60 days, the state of Read More

Home sales report for area including Morgan County

By Jim McCabe on July 14 at 7:26am

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Home sales are down but prices are up in the latest stats from the Capital Area Realtors. Home sales in that association’s district, which includes Morgan County, fell 10 percent Read More

Avery Berry murder trial Day 1 recap

By Jim McCabe on July 13 at 7:14pm

The first day of the Avery Berry murder trial has wrapped up. Berry, 20 years old, is accused of shooting Marcus Jackson at the house of Avery’s half-brother, Shakil Berry, Read More

Hazardous weather leads to fire in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on July 13 at 1:08pm

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The City of Jacksonville, specifically East College Avenue, was hit hard by hazardous weather this morning. Reports from the National Weather Service indicate a brief period of half to three-quarter Read More